Heritage Ambassador (Banff & Lake Louise)
- Mar 6, 2015
- Feb 18, 2015
- Banff Heritage Tourism
Heritage Ambassadors will run an outdoor visitor experience program called the "Alpine Discovery Hub" in central Banff, along with a series of guided historical walking tours in Lake Louise. Heritage Ambassadors will also assist with coordinating weekly traditional First Nations performances and various other duties.
Key tasks and responsibilities include:
- Facilitation (including setup and take down) of an interactive program that will allow participants to learn about classic alpine activities in Banff National Park
- Assisting participants with trying on costumes and props, posing for photos in front of a backdrop, educating visitors about hiking trails in the surrounding area, and various other parts of the program.
- Must wear a uniform provided by Banff Heritage Tourism
- Educating visitors of relevant activities and sites within the Park
- Develop and provide outdoor historical walking tours in Lake Louise
- Heritage Ambassadors will be required to monitor the programs by keeping attendance figures, completing evaluations and providing feedback on the program
- Outgoing and interactive, comfortable in front of an audience
- Passion for the outdoors, history and heritage
- Experience in performing arts and/or public speaking
- Enjoy working outdoors through the summer
- Must be physically fit and able to stand/walk for long periods of time and set up program equipment on a daily basis
- Excellent communication skills
- Must be able to work well with a team-mate and under minimal supervision
- Second language is an asset but not a prerequisite
- Must be between 15-30 years of age
- Must have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
- Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident or have official refugee protection status under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (foreign students are not eligible)
- Must be legally entitled to work in Canada, according to relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.
- Must pass the Interpretive Guides Association "Apprentice Interpreter" course as part of training (provided by BHT)
$16.50 per hour.
Accommodation in staff residence is available for $15.10 per person per day in Banff.
June 10 - August 30, 5 days per week, 35 hours per week.
Submit your resume and cover letter clearly explaining your interest and how you meet the qualifications by Friday, March 6th, 2015 to: firstname.lastname@example.org Attn: John Bowden, Executive Director, Banff Heritage Tourism