Seasonal Historic Interpreter - May 3, 2023 to September 6, 2023

Application Deadline: April 9, 2023


Historic Dunvegan is looking for dynamic individuals to work with a small team to learn about Alberta’s history and develop skills in presenting this information to schoolchildren and drop-in visitors of all ages and backgrounds, while assisting the Program Coordinator with the daily operations of the site. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Interpreting the site themes of Indigenous, Fur Trade, and Mission history through guided tours of historic buildings to visitors
  • Planning and presenting activities such as crafts and games to visitors
  • Providing front-line customer service and information to visitors
  • Planning and presenting special events
  • Completing transactions and sales of admissions and gift shop items within a point-of-sale system
  • Completing day-to-day administration, including accurately maintaining daily cash and transaction reports
  • Assisting with gift shop management, including maintaining displays and inventory
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of the Visitor Centre and historic buildings, including sweeping, light dusting, rodent removal, etc.

Job specific training is provided prior to site opening.


Successful candidates for the position will:

  • Provide proof of Standard First Aid certification that is current through the season (paid for by candidate and obtained on candidate’s own time)
  • Provide a current criminal record check
  • Be able to get themselves to and from the site each day they work
  • A Class 5 Driver’s License is an asset, and a Driver’s Abstract may be requested
  • Abide by and be directed by Alberta Government policies, procedures, and directives including the Code of Conduct and Ethics for the Public Service of Alberta and Respectful Workplace policy
  • Be able to learn large amounts of information quickly and be able to confidently speak and work with a range of audiences from varying backgrounds and ages
  • Work collaboratively as a member of a small workplace team
  • Have proficient communication, organizational, and creativity skills
  • Be able to stand and walk for extended periods, as well as lift and carry moderate loads (fire wood, plastic totes, chairs, etc.)
  • Have a basic understanding of the history of Alberta
  • Some post-secondary education and/or experience in Historic Interpretation, Education, Drama, Canadian History, or Aboriginal Studies is an asset
  • Previous experience in customer service, working with children and/or seniors, fluency in French or any second language, and heritage skills (ie., beadwork, finger weaving, playing an instrument,  etc.) are also assets

Salary & Compensation
Wage rate: Interpreter $19.51/hr - $23.56/hr (under review)

This is a full time (36.25 hours per week), seasonal position. Interpreters generally work Wednesdays though Sundays, with Mondays and Tuesdays as days of rest. Work hours are 9:15am-5:30pm, with a one-hour unpaid lunch break. Weekend work is required.

This is a Bargaining Unit position covered under the Collective Agreement between the Government of Alberta and the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees representing Subsidiary #001.  


How to Apply

Candidates are required to apply for a job online. Please visit  https://www.alberta.ca/navigating-online-jobs-application.aspx to learn more about creating a candidate profile and other tips for the Government of Alberta’s online application system.

If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system, click here to access the main log in page where you are able to ‘Create an account’, reset your password (‘Forgot your password’) or ‘Sign In’ should you already have an account.

Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant.

Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-public-service-jobs.aspx. Search "Historic Interpreter" Job Requisition ID 39078. When applying, please be sure to indicate that you wish to work at Historic Dunvegan.

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.

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It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) https://www.alberta.ca/iqas-overview.aspx. Applicants are encouraged to include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.


Closing Statement
Thank you to all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates’ education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.



Stephanie McLachlan
Program Coordinator