Education & Interpretation Officer

Education & Interpretation Officer

JOB TITLE:  Educator and Interpretation Officer
TERM: Seasonal, Full Time
REPORTS TO:  Education Coordinator
START DATE:  May 2018
END DATE: September 2018

Job Purpose:
Educators and Interpretation Officers will work under the Education Coordinator during the summer season, engaged in a variety of educational and first-person interpretive roles.

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Assist with preparations for programming to be hosted on site. Deliver educational programming on a class-by-class basis as directed by the Education Coordinator.
• Work in a variety of educational and first person interpretive roles.
• Dress in period costume.
• Assist with other duties as requested during overnight programming.
• Assist with other duties with regard to special events, tour groups, and other programming as requested.
• Study and learn the historical, political, economic and social information related to life in Western Canada in the 1890s.

Qualifications, experience, and personal skills:
• Must be physically fit as you will be on your feet the majority of the time.
• Must be able to safely lift 50 pounds.
• Preference will be given to those enrolled in post-secondary studies. The following related fields are considered an asset: education, history, theatre, law or museum studies. However applicants from other fields are also encouraged to apply.

OR

University degree or post-secondary training in teaching or performance arts, or a combination of training and experience.

• Must be flexible with scheduling.
• Like to work with the general public of all ages.
• Manual dexterity.
• Experience in teaching and/or giving tours, talks and presentations.
• Enthusiasm and confidence with excellent interpersonal skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Exceptional customer service skills.
• Flexibility in your approach to working in a team, and excellent time management skills.
• Ability to manage a number of tasks concurrently and be able to show initiative with or without supervision.
• Ability to adapt to changing circumstances and/or schedules.
• Valid driver's licence and own transportation.
• This post requires a Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening.

Conditions of Service:
Hours of work can be up to 35-40 hours per week. Weekend, holiday and occasional evening work will be required. A cover letter and resume must be submitted by:

email:                 Info@FortSteele.bc.ca
mail:                   Fort Steele Heritage Town, 9851 Hwy 93/95, Fort Steele, BC V0B 1N0
or fax:                 250-489-2624

Fort Steele Heritage Town would like to thank all who apply, but only the candidates who are being considered will be contacted.