The Friends of Fort Steele Society is a not-for-profit society dedicated to conserving, presenting and teaching the history of Fort Steele and the Kootenays on behalf of the Province of British Columbia, the Kootenay Community and the members of the society. The Friends will strive to develop mutually rewarding relationships with its employees, members, partners, suppliers and visitors. High standards for safety and ethical conduct are components of all of our activities.
A fantastic work environment, the opportunity to work in a world renowned heritage attraction, a chance to step back in time as well as meet people from all over the world are just a few of the reasons to join us at Fort Steele.
Currently we are now recruiting for a variety of seasonal, part time, and full time positions in the following areas;
• Dress Shop
• Education and Interpretation Officers
• Food Services
• Heritage Trades
• Visitor Reception Centre
Applicants can send a cover letter and resume outlining their area of interest and their skills to the Manager of Human Resources & Volunteer Services via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We sincerely appreciate all applicants however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Please note, selected candidates will be required to submit to a criminal record check.
Education and Interpretation Officer
The Education and Interpretation Officer is responsible for assisting with the development and delivery of educational programming to children at Fort Steele Heritage Town. Additionally, the Education and Interpretation Officer will act in a variety of first person roles to deliver interpretive content to thousands of tourists.
Duties and Responsibilities
The following is a summary of main duties for some occupations in this unit group:
• As an Ambassador for Fort Steele ensures that the education/interpretation program provides visitors with a positive experience
• Maintains a positive atmosphere when representing the Friends of Fort Steele
• Assists the Education Coordinator in preparing, organizing and delivering programs for the spring and summer season. Duties may also include assisting with administrative tasks
• Delivers educational programming to various groups on a class by class basis as coordinated by the Education Coordinator
• Must enjoy working with children in educational hands on activities
• Delivers and supports educational interpretation for children and tourists for a range of venues at Fort Steele including the North West Mounted Police, 1890s Schoolhouse, Railway, Gold Panning, Tinsmith, Blacksmith, Map Making, Historical Domestic and Gossip Tours
• Collaborates with other departments on projects/activities, special events, tour groups and is responsible for communicating with all departments under direction of the Education Coordinator
• Assists with other duties as requested during school overnight stays
• Reports any issues immediately to management
• Uses good problem solving abilities to identify and resolve daily issues
• The person in this position needs to be able to work as a team player, be able to take instruction, as well as work independently
• Other duties as assigned
• Post-secondary certification/education in the education field or in the performing arts sector as well as relevant work experience working with children in a leadership role and or as an Actor is an asset
• At least 2 years’ experience working with children in a teaching role
• Excellent communication, organizational and creative thinking skills
• Ability to work well independently on several projects concurrently
• Must have an understanding of the social, economic and political environment of the 1890s and a keen interest in history
• Background in a MS Windows environment (word, excel, PowerPoint, publisher) is an asset
• Experience with customer service in a non-profit environment
• Requires strong public speaking, presentation, and performance skills
• Requires collaborative and team focused work style
• Work environment is a combination of indoor and outdoor work in all weather conditions
• Flexibility with scheduling is required
• Evening and weekend work required. Non-standard hours and or non-standard work weeks
• Wearing of a period costume is required
• Working in a large tourist attraction with children and the general public
• Overtime hours may be required occasionally and will be at the managers discretion
• Must be physically fit and able to lift between 50 to 75 pounds as the job requires basic physical labour duties in keeping with the historical time period
• Manual dexterity is required to work in a variety of historical trade environments which may include woodworking, leathersmithing, tinsmithing and blacksmithing
• Ability to perform historical/domestic tasks which may include cooking, baking laundry and cleaning
• May be required to stand for long periods of time
Reports to the General Manager
The start date for this position is April 22, 2014. To apply applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to Tracy Pound, Manager of Human Resources and Volunteer Services at email@example.com
Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to a criminal record check.
Closing date: March 7, 2014 by 4:00 p.m.