Primary Function/Job Purpose:
-To interpret the role of a 19th-century British soldier, gunner or other character by executing military drills and manoeuvres, taking visitors on guided tours, participating in historical dramatizations, events, parades and performances in period costume.
*Participates in daily training routines of the 78th Highlanders and 3rd Brigade living history units including: foot and arms drill, formation drills, firearms demonstrations, duty training, artillery gun drills, sentry duties, signaling, military etiquette and historical knowledge lectures and interpretation.
*Maintains personal uniforms, weapons, and accoutrements by regular shining and cleaning.
*Participates in routine and special ceremonial parade functions in and outside of the Citadel. Scheduled hours for events may vary and can be set by administrators based on event requirements.
*Performs security functions during black powder demonstrations.
*Participates in the daily fatigue program including work areas, locker room and lunch area facility clean up.
*Presents guided and specialty tours.
*Performs other duties as required.
Currently enrolled in high school, university or community college.
No previous experience required.
7. Other Competencies/Characteristics:
*Ability to safely operate 19th century firearms and artillery under supervision.
*Excellent physical ability 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 time frame and interpret it to the public (in both individual and group settings), particularly Canadian and/or British military and social history;
*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;
*Completion of Recruit Phase Training course.
*Applicants must be willing and able to obtain an Government of Canada Security Clearance and Criminal Records Check.
8. Working Conditions:
*Works outdoors on a rough, uneven surface in all types of weather and indoors in historical exhibits. Periodically also works in other environments (eg., classrooms, outdoors outside of site.)
*Works a variable work schedule which includes weekends, evenings and holidays as required.
Applicants can apply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org