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Historical Interpreter - Victoria Settlement Provincial Historic Site

Mar 23, 2012
Feb 22, 2012
Victoria Settlement Provincial historic site

Seasonal Historical Interpreters - May 1 – September 3, 2012

Victoria Settlement Provincial Historic Site is located 10 km south of Smoky Lake, on Secondary Highway 855 and 6 km east along the historic Victoria Trail. The site depicts the history of the area from the 1862 arrival of the missionaries, through the arrival of the Hudson’s Bay Company fur trading post and pioneer settlement, to the demise of the town of Pakan in 1922.

Dressed in period costume, you will plan, develop and present educational programs, special events and interpretive activities as part of a team. Other duties will include the collection of admission fees and visitor statistics, administering site surveys, events promotion and marketing, day-to-day administration, gardening, concession sales, and maintaining the general cleanliness and order of visitor facilities. This position requires weekend work and may require you on occasion to work alone.

A successful candidate for this position will be able to confidently speak to small and large groups of people and be able to assimilate large amounts of information quickly. He/she will have the ability to work effectively with a range of audiences and to work effectively as a member of the small workplace team. He/she must also be able to walk and stand for extended periods and be able to lift and carry moderate loads. The position requires a basic understanding of the history of Alberta, an interest in history, as well as planning and organizational skills. May 3 -13 intensive training provided.

Successful applicants must have 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.

Post–secondary education and or/experience in the following fields is desirable: Historical Interpretation, Education, Canadian History, Aboriginal Studies, or Marketing. Other useful skills: Service Best training; fluency in French or Cree; knowledge of Alberta’s Métis history; and heritage crafts.

Wage rate: Interpreter $18.47/hr. (under review)

Closest town for rental accommodations is Smoky Lake. On-site shared accommodations are available but are very limited and somewhat isolated. Personal transportation required. Some conditions apply.

To apply please submit by March 23, 2012 a resume and a letter indicating that you are applying for an Historical Interpreter position at Victoria Settlement to:

Ross Stromberg, Program Coordinator
Alberta Culture & Community Services
Historic Sites and Museums Branch
#318, 5025 –49 Avenue
St. Paul, AB T0A 3A4 
Phone: (780) 645-6256
Fax: (780) 645-4760