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Seasonal Historic Interpreter - Historic Dunvegan Provincial Park

Feb 21, 2014
Jan 27, 2014
Historic Dunvegan Provincial Park

SEASONAL: May 1 - September 1, 2014

Do you enjoy working with people of all ages? Would you like to share the heritage of the province with visitors to Alberta? As a seasonal Historical Interpreter at Historic Dunvegan Provincial Park, you will do this and much more.


Historic Dunvegan is located 26 km south of Fairview on Highway 2. It was the home of two rival fur trade companies and the gateway to the westward expansion of the fur trade. Later it became a centre of missionary activity.


Dressed in period costume, you will assist with the planning, development and presentation of educational, special event and public interpretive programs. The successful candidates will work in a small team environment. Other duties will include: the collection of admission fees and visitor statistics; event promotion and marketing; assisting with site sales; day-to-day administration; and regular routine cleaning. Weekend work is required.


A successful candidate for this position will be able to confidently speak to small and large groups of people and be able to assimilate and communicate large amounts of information quickly. He/she will have the ability to work effectively with a range of audiences, from young children to seniors, and to work effectively as a member of the small workplace team. The position requires a basic understanding of the history of Alberta, an interest in historical interpretation, as well as planning and organizational skills.


Post-secondary education and/or experience in the following fields are desirable: Historical Interpretation, Education, Drama, Canadian History, Business, Aboriginal Studies or Recreation Administration. Other assets could include: Service Best training; knowledge of Alberta’s Metis and missionary history; and heritage skills (native beadwork, finger weaving, spinning, etc.).


Successful applicants must be able to provide a current Standard First Aid Certificate and at least a Class 5 driver’s license. Successful candidates will be required to provide a Drivers Abstract and to undergo security screening. As there is no public transportation system, personal transportation is required.


Wage: $18.62 per hour (under review)


To apply indicate Historic Dunvegan on a Letter of Application with resume and submit to:


Stephanie McLachlan, Program Coordinator            
Alberta Culture - Historic Sites and Museums Branch                          
Phone: 780-835-7206 Fax: 780-835-5525

P.O. Box 2269



Deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m. Friday February 21, 2014.