Employment

Become a seasonal Historical Interpreter at Historic Dunvegan Provincial Park.

Do you enjoy interacting with people? Would you like to share our province’s heritage? As a seasonal Historical Interpreter, you will learn and share history, develop your creativity, meet people from all walks of life, and more.

Seasonal positions are generally available May 1 through Labour Day each year.

  • Historic Dunvegan is located 26 km south of Fairview on Highway 2. It served as a gathering place for local Indigenous peoples for thousands of years before becoming the home of 2 important fur trade companies and 2 Christian missions.
  • Dressed in period costume, you will assist with the planning and presentation of educational, special event, and public interpretive programs.
  • The successful candidates will work in a small team environment.
  • Other duties include: the collection of fees and visitor statistics, promotion and marketing, assisting with the gift shop, day-to-day administration, and routine cleaning.
  • Weekend work is required.
  • A successful candidate for this position will be able to learn large amounts of information quickly and be able to confidently speak and work with a range of audiences with varying backgrounds, from young children to seniors, in groups both large and small. He/she will work collaboratively as a member of a small workplace team. The position requires a basic understanding of the history of Alberta, an interest in historical interpretation, as well as communication, creativity, and organizational skills.
  • Post-secondary education and/or experience in the following fields are desirable: Historical Interpretation, Education, Drama, Canadian History, Aboriginal Studies, and Recreation Administration. Other assets could include: Previous experience in customer service, working with children and seniors, and heritage skills (beadwork, finger weaving, spinning, etc.).
  • Successful candidates must be able to provide a current Standard First Aid Certificate (including CPR-C) and at least a Class 5 driver’s licence.
  • Successful candidates will be required to provide a Driver’s Abstract and to undergo a criminal record check.
  • Successful candidates will be required to have their own personal vehicle for getting to and from work.

Wage: $19.91 per hour (under review)

To apply please submit your resume and cover letter, preferably by email, to Stephanie McLachlan.

Please indicate Historic Dunvegan on your cover letter.

Contact
Stephanie McLachlan
Program Coordinator
  780-835-7206