Heritage Interpreter [Manotick]

Heritage Interpreter



Job Title:


Heritage Interpreter




Watson's Mill


Job Type:

Summer Student


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Manotick, ON


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Job Description:


Watson’s Mill Manotick Inc. (WMMI) is a unique 19th century grist and flour mill that has been in operation since 1860. Located at the heart of Manotick, on the shores of the Rideau River, it is the only working industrial heritage site in the Ottawa region.

Position: Heritage Interpreter
Location: Watson’s Mill, 5525 Dickinson Street, Manotick, Ontario
Salary: $14.00/hour
Duration: Up to 16 weeks; anticipated start date 14 May 2019
Hours of Work: 9:00am to 5:00pm; 35 hours per week; including weekends and frequent evenings
Languages of Work: English; oral ability in French an asset
Open to: Youth/Young Adults (15 – 30 years old).

-Police record check is required
-First Aid Certification an asset

Duties include:
-Interacting extensively with the visiting public
-Providing visitors with guided tours
-Responding to questions, engaging in dialogues and directing visitors
-Interpreting various aspects of 19th century Manotick & rural Eastern Ontario history through performing and explaining period related activities at Watson’s Mill and the surrounding grounds
-Providing excellent customer service; assisting with visitor reception, and gift shop sales
-Assisting with the set-up, delivery, and tear down of special events
-Assisting in basic housekeeping and maintenance of site
This position is required to wear a period costume provided by WMMI.

Potential candidates will have excellent interpersonal skills; will be enthusiastic & creative, have excellent communication & organizational skills, have experience working with the general public, be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, be capable of working in a team (including co-workers & volunteers) with minimal supervision, and have a great sense of humour!

Interest in regional history, historic buildings, traditional machinery, and/or community development is an asset.

Complementary fields of study are History, Museum Studies, Political Science, Performing Arts, Education, Tourism, or Recreation.

Interested parties should send their cover letter and resume by 5:00pm on 7 April 2019 to:
Ms. Elaine Eagen
Programming and Visitor Experience Manager
Watson’s Mill Manotick Inc.

Call backs for interviews will be conducted 8 April 2018.

WMMI thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All positions are subject to funding availability. WMMI is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages men and women, including those of visible minorities or disabilities, to apply. Please be aware that Watson’s Mill is not fully wheelchair accessible and is not easily accessible by public transit.