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Trades Interpreter (Seasonal)

Posted March 18, 2019

Heritage Park is looking for mechanically-inclined individuals to interpret and learn to operate historic equipment in the following trade sites: Strathmore Standard Newspaper, Shonts Grain Elevator, Atlas Lumber Company, Dingman Oil Well and Flett’s Blacksmith Shop.     

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Interprets the history of the exhibit while demonstrating the working machinery and/or techniques
  • Ensure the proper care and handling of artifacts, equipment and tools

For each site specifically, the following tasks are involved:

Strathmore Standard

  • operates linotype, platen press, and Wharfedale press

Flett’s Blacksmith Shop

  • demonstrates historic blacksmithing techniques on a historic forge

Shonts Grain Elevator

  • operates a wooden grain elevator

Dingman Oil Well

  • operates a replica cable tool oil rig which simulates drilling

Atlas Lumber Company

  • provides hands-on carpentry opportunities for guests, demonstrates historic carpentry skills and tools, and interprets the building history of Calgary

Job Requirements: 

  • High School diploma required; some post-secondary experience preferred
  • Experience with historic printing equipment, historic engines, blacksmithing, working or delivering grain to elevators, working in geology or the oil industry, or hand carpentry preferred
  • Previous experience with interpretation, teaching or public speaking is preferred

Hours of Work:

  • Full-time hours available May to Labour Day, with weekend work during September and October (until Thanksgiving)
  • Part-time hours also available throughout the season



Submit your Cover Letter and Resume

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Send by email to hr@heritagepark.ca 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. 

Gasoline Alley

Gasoline Alley

Open Tuesday - Sunday
​10am to 4pm


Historical Village

Historical Village

Closed for the winter


Haskayne Mercantile Block

Gift Shops

Open Daily
11:00am - 5:00pm

Railway Cafe

Railway Cafe

Open Daily
10:00am - 4:00pm

Selkirk Grille

Selkirk Grille

Open Tuesday - Saturday
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Heritage Park Historical Village

Heritage Park Historical Village

1900 Heritage Dr. S.W.
Calgary, Alberta
T2V 2X3

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