Wednesday, April 11, 2012

One Job Available at Fort Normandeau

Open Competition:
 Living History Staff

The Waskasoo Environmental Education Society, a non-profit charitable society which operates the Waskasoo Park Interpretive Program on contract for The City of Red Deer, has three positions available for the coming summer as a Living History/Information Attendant.

Based at Red Deer's Historic Fort Normandeau, the successful applicant will provide living, cultural history and tourist information to the general public. The position also entails a small amount of retail sales work, light clerical duties (word processing, poster-making etc.), assisting the Park Interpreters with their programming, and related duties such as planning, program preparation/cleanup, research and dressing in period costume to deliver living history programs and special events.

Essential Qualifications:
·         excellent public communication/drama skills and experience with/love for working with the public (including seniors, adults and children);
·         post-secondary education in western Canadian history, education or interpretation
·         an excellent knowledge of the sights, attractions, major events, roads and parks of Red Deer, including the bike trails of Waskasoo Park;
·         current first aid/C.P.R. certificates;
·         a valid driver's permit and reliable transportation;
·         a neat appearance and the willingness to wear the Park uniform and period costumes properly, and to abide by the WEES smoking and other policies;
·         the ability to work cooperatively with other staff and volunteers;
·         willingness and ability to stay the entire term of this position;
·         willingness and ability to work most or all weekends and evenings;
·         good health: some lifting is required;
·         good organizational skills and the ability to plan your schedule and workload;
·         basic knowledge of the human history of central Alberta.

Desirable Qualities:
·         experience and training in drama;
·         experience in art, traditional crafts (e.g. poultry or other livestock husbandry, baking, quilting, candle-, ice cream-,  rope- or soap-making, sewing, spinning/weaving, animal husbandry, fence building, carpentry, wheel- or barrel-making, gardening, etc.)
·         experience with computers (Windows environment): word processing, spreadsheets, database, desktop publishing;
·         ability to cook on and bake in a wood-fired stove;
·         knowledge of the natural history of central Alberta.
·         retail sales experience;

Wages, Term and Conditions of Employment:
·         May  to September 2012, inclusive.
·         This is a full-time summer position (37.5 hours/week, for 17 weeks)
·         Accommodation is not provided.
·         Regular evening and weekend work is required.

To Apply:
Apply in writing asap to:

Waskasoo Environmental Education Society
6300-45th Avenue
Red Deer, AB
T4N 3M4
Fax: 403 347-2550

Include a résumé outlining related experience and references, and
a brief letter explaining why the position is of interest to you. No phone calls, please. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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