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Historic Site Guide, Historic Site Attendant, Special Events Assistant

Application Deadline: 
Monday, May 1, 2017
Job Description: 

Reference number: CAP17J-014889-000047
Selection process number: 2017-CAP-MNS-S-RM-STD-02

Parks Canada - Mainland Nova Scotia Field Unit 
Annapolis (Nova Scotia) 
SU-01 - Historic Site Guide, SU-02 - Historic Site Attendant, SU-03 - Special Events Assistant 
Salary to be determined at the time of the hire and is based on the current academic level of the student. (

For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

Closing date: 1 May 2017 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: To be eligible, you must be:
-a full-time secondary or post-secondary student in an accredited institution 
-currently recognized as having full-time student status by the academic institution in which you are presently enrolled 
-returning to full-time studies in the next academic term 
-the minimum age to work in the province where the job exists

All eligible students who have legal status to work in Canada. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.

Important messages

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

To submit an application on-line, please select the button "Apply Online" below.

Students who are in their final year of academic study and who are not intending to return to full-time studies are eligible to work part-time up until the time they graduate.


SU1: Historic Site Guide
Under the supervision of the Site Supervisor at Fort Anne National Historic Site or Port-Royal National Historic Site; provide the public with information pertaining to the site. Welcome, orient and inform visitors of the historic significance and themes of the site as well as its' facilities. May conduct interpretive talks to visitors and provide programs to school groups and commercial groups (in both English and French). Provide custodial duties and security services. Collect entrance fees and perform other miscellaneous duties. Maintain effective public relations at all times.

SU2: Historic Site Attendant
Under the supervision of the site supervisor at Port-Royal National Historic Site; welcome, orient and inform visitors of the site's facilities and activities (in both English and French). Collect entrance fees. Deal with visitor comments and concerns. Respond to telephone inquiries. Perform end of day procedures with regards to revenue collection and deposit. Perform custodial duties and security duties with regards to kiosk. Perform other related duties. Maintain effective public relations at all times.

SU3: Special Events Assistant 
Assist with planning of special events, liaise with site staff and community group involved in special events, prepare and distribute local promotional materials, respond to enquiries from the public, provide support for event implementation (set-up and takedown), provide support for the Visitor Experience programme at Fort Anne and Port-Royal.

Work environment

Canada is celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Confederation in 2017 and, this year, Parks Canada will be welcoming more visitors to our parks and sites than ever before. Working at Parks Canada in 2017 is an opportunity for you to experience this celebration along with your fellow Canadians and visitors from around the world.

Intent of the process

Clearly identify in your application the position(s) for which you are applying.

First screening of applications will take place on March 1, 2017

Positions to be filled: 3

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter in 800 words (maximum) 

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Bilingual - Imperative (CCC/CCC)

Information on language requirements

SU-01 - Historic Site Guide 
Experience in working with the public.
Experience in public speaking
Experience in handling cash

SU-02 - Historic Site Attendant
Experience in working with the public.
Experience in handling cash.

SU-03 - Special Events Assistant
Experience in working with the public
Experience in public speaking

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Parks Canada prohibits smoking in the workplace.
Willingness to work weekends, holidays and evenings as required.
Must wear a Parks Canada uniform or a period costume.
Be able to find own housing in area. Accommodation is not provided.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Possession of a valid class 5 driver’s license

Other information

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

You will have to submit a proof of enrollment.

Persons are entitled to be assessed in the official language of their choice.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Laura Martin, Human Resource AdvisorWayne Melanson, Interpretation Officer/ Coordinator

Employer Address: 
Parks Canada
Mainland Nova Scotia Field Unit
Annapolis, NS .
Employer Phone: 
+1 604 555 1212
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