Lead Historical Interpreter [Markerville]


Lead Historical Interpreter





Government of Alberta, Historic Sites and Museums, Stephansson House


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Markerville, Alberta


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About Us
Stephansson House Provincial Historic Site is located 7 km north of Markerville, off Secondary Highway 592 west of Hwy 781, approximately 30 minutes west of Red Deer and 20 minutes south of Sylvan Lake. The site depicts the history of Stephansson and his family. Restored to its 1927 appearance, Stephansson’s historic home offers a glimpse into the life of this pioneer poet and of Alberta’s Icelandic heritage.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with at least two years post-secondary education, who has a passion for learning, excellent leadership and organizational skills, and experience in historical interpretation.

As Lead Historical Interpreter you will provide leadership to a small workplace team responsible for the planning, development and presentation of school programs, special events, practical demonstrations and interpretive tours. You will work under the supervision of the Program Coordinator and Facility Supervisor, taking direction for the team, and providing monthly reports A successful candidate for this position will be a self-starter who is able to speak confidently to audiences of various sizes with a variety of ages, and who is able to assimilate large amounts of information quickly. Job specific training is provided April 30 to May 14, 2018. The duties of all site staff will include the collection of admission fees and visitor statistics, administering site surveys, events promotion and marketing, day-to-day administration, concession sales, and maintaining the general cleanliness and order of visitor facilities. This position requires weekend work and may require you to work or travel alone on occasion.

At least 2 years post–secondary education and one season of experience in historical interpretation is required for this position. The successful applicant will have a current Standard First Aid Certificate and a Class 5 driver’s license. Successful candidate must provide proof of first aid training, a driver’s abstract and undergo security screening before hiring. The following education is desirable: Historical Interpretation, Education, Canadian History (with a focus on settlement), Marketing and/or Recreation.

Wage rate: Lead Historical Interpreter $21.19/hr
Current Standard First Aid and CPR C training and a Class 5 driver’s license are required. Proof of first aid training and acceptable driver’s abstract must be provided before hiring. Hiring is dependent on a satisfactory security screening. This position runs from April 30 to September 7, 2018.

How to Apply
Please submit your resume and a cover letter to Edward.vanVliet@gov.ab.ca in PDF format only. Indicate that you are applying for the Lead Historical Interpreter position at Stephansson House.

Closing Statement
We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates’ education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.