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Military Interpreter (student)

Company: FORT HENRY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE OF CANADA
Wage: $11.10
Date Posted: January 31, 2014
Closing Date: February 28, 2014
Position is: FT
Hours Per Week: variable hrs. up to a max. of 36.25 per week
How To Apply:
SUBMIT ONE APPLICATION/RÉSUMÉ PER JOB ADVERTISEMENT (SPECIFYING THE FILE NO.) IN PERSON (IF POSSIBLE) to KEYS Job Centre d’emploi, 182 Sydenham Street, KINGSTON, Ontario, K7K 3M2 or ON-LINE at forthenryjobs@keys.ca.
DUE TO SCREENING DEADLINES, PRIORITY CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO APPLICATIONS/RÉSUMÉS RECEIVED BY FEBRUARY 28, 2014. ALL OTHER APPLICATIONS FOR THESE POSITIONS WILL BE RETAINED IN OUR INVENTORY UNTIL LABOUR DAY, 2014.
Job Description: Please indicate specifically how your experience, skills and knowledge relate to the duties and qualifications as listed below, quoting file no. SLPC-FH-3/2014(6). DUTIES: To interpret the role of a British soldier, gunner or other character in 1867 Canada. In period costume, to interpret the history of Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada - part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site of Canada - part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site to the public by executing military drills and manoeuvres, taking visitors on guided tours, participating in historical dramatizations, events, parades and performances. To perform before the public and to attend internal and external special events. To make each visitor’s experience at Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada interesting and enjoyable by providing excellent customer service.
Work Site Location:
Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada 1 Fort Henry Drive Kingston ON
Minimum Requirements / Work Experience:
QUALIFICATIONS:
A high degree of physical fitness to perform 19th century British army foot and arms drill (both infantry and artillery) and to meet other essential physical demands; ability to learn historical information within limited timeframe and interpret it to the public (in both individual and group settings), particularly Canadian and/or British military and social history (circa 1867); ability to portray an historical character and perform the role in public; good communication and interpersonal skills to provide excellent program delivery, customer service and effective information service to both the public and the staff; willingness to work a variable work schedule which includes weekends, evenings and holidays as required; possess personal commitment to Customer Service, Health and Safety, Employment Equity, Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Prevention and Revenue Generation and Cost Reduction; awareness of tourism and its economic impact. A vulnerable service sector check may be required for this position.

Applicants please register for the Summer Job Service program at the KEYS website.
To be eligible for the Summer Jobs Service Program, a student must be 15-29 years old; returning to school full-time in September AND be registered with the program through KEYS. The Summer Jobs Service is a program protected by section 14 of the Ontario Human Rights Code. The eligibility requirements for the program are defined by the Ontario Government and can be viewed at: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/document/brochure/summerjobs.html



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Transportation Required
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