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Indigenous Interpreter/ Demonstrator (Seasonal Jobs)

Posted July 25, 2022

Heritage Park is looking for Indigenous applicants interested in interpreting the history and culture of Treaty 7 First Nations or of Metis Culture for our many park visitors for the 2022 summer and fall season.  If you love talking to people, telling stories and sharing your cultural heritage, this job is for you.    

This is a seasonal opportunity from May 2022 to October 2022

 

Duties & Responsibilities: 
Informs and engages the public in the history, cultural traditions, and lifestyles of the various First Nations of Treaty 7, or the Metis during the late 1800s using storytelling and other interpretive techniques
Works as part of a team of First Nation Interpreters in period appropriate clothing at our tipi village portraying daily life in the pre-railway era 
OR works as a Metis Interpreter in period appropriate clothing in our HBC Fort, Livingston House or Mission exhibits portraying daily life during the pre-railway era
Demonstrates traditional activities, tools, games, and cooking
Leads guests in hands-on activities
Sets up and puts away artifacts and activity materials daily
 

Job Requirements: 
Comfortable sharing knowledge of First Nations or Metis culture and speaking with visitors of all ages and backgrounds
Experience speaking in front of groups; interpretive experience is a definite asset
Demonstrated knowledge of Treaty 7 First Nations OR Metis history, culture, language, traditional activities and/or skills 
Physically capable of lifting and moving artifacts daily (up to 20lbs)
 

Special Working Conditions:
The employee may be required to stand for long periods of time
Exposure to extremes in temperature, depending on the weather
Exposure to wood smoke for extended periods of time
The appropriate costume will be provided by the Costuming Department

 

Hours of Work
Schedule varies and will include weekdays, weekends, day time, evenings, statutory holidays, and fluctuating hours as required;

 

To Apply:

Download the application form and submit it with your application.

Application Form     

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted directly. 

NO PHONE INQUIRIES PLEASE.
 


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Send by email to [email protected]  or mail to 1900 Heritage Drive SW, Calgary, AB  T2V 2X3 or fax (403) 268-8554.


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Heritage Park has implemented the Restrictions Exemption Program. For more information visit our COVID-19 Information page