Historical Interpreter [Edmonton]


Historical Interpreter





Government of Alberta, Historic Sites and Museums, Rutherford House


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Edmonton, Alberta


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About Us
Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site was the home of the first Premier of Alberta, Alexander Cameron Rutherford. In 1911, A.C. Rutherford, his wife Mattie and their family moved into this beautiful brick mansion near the university campus. The family entertained friends, relatives and influential Edmontonians for more than a generation. Today, this restored and furnished Edwardian-era home maintains the Rutherford tradition of hospitality and offers visitors a glimpse into the past with costumed interpreters, guided tours and special events.

Are you looking for a fun and challenging summer job where you can develop your skills, work in a team and meet people from all over Canada and the World?

Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site is looking for a dynamic individual to fill a short term position, May 1 to September 3, 2018 with flexible hours up to 36.25 hours per week. You must be available weekends (evening availability is an asset).

This is a unique job that will combine learning about the Rutherford family, Edmonton and Alberta history, front line customer service and interpretive programming.

As a Historical Interpreter you will provide front line visitor services, as well as public interpretive programming for visitors from all age groups, from children to families to seniors.

Working in a team environment, you will have an opportunity to learn about and share with our visitors a fascinating part of our province’s history, and to engage them in building an appreciation of, and connection with, those stories.

This job will allow you to develop a wide variety of skills including public speaking, customer service, program development, interpretation techniques, as well as historical crafts and skills.

Post–secondary education and or/experience in the following fields is desirable: Historical Interpretation, Education, Canadian History, Language Arts, Marketing and/or Recreation Administration. The successful applicant will have a current Standard First Aid Certificate as well as ProServe certificate. Successful candidate must provide proof of first aid training, ProServe and undergo security screening before hiring.