Heritage Presenter I | Fort Walsh National Historic Site

Heritage Presenter I | Fort Walsh National Historic Site

Location: Cypress Hills, Saskatchewan

Fort Walsh National Historic SiteHeritage Presenter I

Parks Canada
Batoche National Historic Site of Canada (Saskatchewan), Fort Battleford National Historic Site (Saskatchewan), Fort Walsh National Historic Site (Saskatchewan), Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site (Saskatchewan)
Anticipatory. Indeterminate Seasonal and/or Term. Various lengths of season. May–August 2019.
$43,420 to $48,879 (under review; based on full time year-round employment)For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

Closing date: 7 January 2019 – 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons employed or residing within a 800 km radius of the City of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan who are entitled 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

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

The client organization will accept applications on-line only.

All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System. Following are some of the benefits associated with applying on-line.

– Applicants can create a profile and a resume that can be used when applying for other processes without having to recreate a new application each time.
– Applicants can modify their application/resume at any time BEFORE the closing date indicated on the job advertisement.
– Applicants can verify the status of their applications, at any time.
– Applicants can be notified electronically of tests or interviews and results.
– For some jobs, applicants will find important information, namely the job questionnaire and a complete statement of merit criteria that are only available when applying on-line.

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

Persons who are unable to apply on-line must contact the person listed below prior to the closing date.


Become part of the team at Parks Canada, an internationally renowned agency dedicated to protecting Canada’s natural, historical and cultural treasures and presenting them for the world to appreciate and enjoy. Seize this opportunity by submitting your application to join Parks Canada!

Delivers interpretive presentations, programs and activities to provide visitors of the park, historic site or marine conservation area with opportunities to discover, appreciate, learn about and enjoy the place and its natural and/or cultural resources and understand their significance to Canada.

Work environment

Parks Canada is a federal government agency responsible for the protection and presentation of Canada’s outstanding natural and cultural resources through a system of national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites in all regions of Canada.

Intent of the process

From the work locations currently listed on the poster, please clearly identify in your application the work location(s) in which you are prepared to work. Housing is not provided.

A list of qualified candidates may be established through this process to staff identical or similar positions within Parks Canada Agency, whose tenure could vary depending on the position being staffed (i.e. determinate period or indeterminate) and whose language requirements, linguistic profiles and security requirements could also vary.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

A secondary school diploma or PSC approved alternatives or acceptable combination of education, training, experience or traditional knowledge relevant to position.

You will be asked to provide proof that you meet these requirements.

Degree equivalency

• Experience delivering information to the public in face to face situations.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

• Experience in theatre/performing arts, heritage interpretation, adult education, museum education, musical performances and/or story telling
• Experience delivering presentations/programming to diverse groups (children, school groups, new Canadians)
• Experience handling cash/working with a Point of Sale (POS)
• Experience in cooking/baking and/or Certification in safe food handing
• Experience working with computer programs in an office environment with administrative tasks
• Possession of driver’s licence with school bus endorsement

The above qualifications are not essential to the job, but would be an asset in carrying out the duties of the position. They may be used in screening, assessment or determining right fit for this competition.

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

Various language requirements
– English Essential
– Bilingual Imperative

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of Parks Canada’s objectives as related to the visitor experience.

• Client Focus – Responds to client needs in a professional, helpful, and courteous manner.
• Teamwork – Dependable and Reliable team member. Contributes to positive team spirit and deals with conflict in a constructive manner.
• Communication through Interpretation – Delivers presentations using effective communication techniques. Actively engages and entertains an audience while communicating heritage values and messages.

• Sound Judgment
• Demonstrates Integrity
• Strives for Excellence

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

• Knowledge of the Park or Site area (natural and cultural history, visitor activities, services and facilities)
• Knowledge of local indigenous language, history, traditions and culture

• Ability to work safely with horses

The above qualifications that “may be applied / assessed at a later date” are not essential to the job, but would be an asset in carrying out the duties of the position. They may be used in screening, assessment or determining right fit for this competition.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

• Possession of a valid class 5 driver’s licence.

You will be asked to provide proof that you meet these requirements.

The position requires the incumbent to:
• Work shift-work, and/or weekends, and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays
• Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation
• Wear a Parks Canada uniform as per the uniform policy and/or dress in period costume, and prescribed protective equipment; as per Parks Canada requirements
• Handle historic weapons or other types of materials
• Handle of livestock or wild life
• Stand/walk/hike for prolonged periods

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Parks Canada is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity under the Employment Equity Act, and strives to ensure that our workforce reflects the diverse nature of Canadian society. We encourage women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a visible minority group to self-identify in their application.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection and appointment processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to this process, please advise the Parks Canada representative 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.

Please submit your completed application. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.

The Parks Canada Agency is established as a separate employer in the Federal Public Service under the Financial Administration Act. Persons appointed to the Agency continue to be part of the Public Service. The Parks Canada Agency operates under its own human resources framework outside of the Public Service Employment Act and in line with values of fairness, competence and respect, and its operating principles.

In accordance with paragraph 8(2)(a) of the Privacy Act, information or material, whether provided directly by the candidate or otherwise obtained by the selection board, used during the selection process for the purpose of assessing a candidate may be used as part of the selection review and recourse processes. Such relevant information may be provided to third parties, such as other candidates or their representatives, who have a legitimate reason to be aware of that information.

Persons who have a priority entitlement as defined by the Parks Canada Agency Priority Policy and Guidelines will be considered first.

Tips for applicants:
• Please provide complete and thorough details of your education and experience.
• Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history. You must be specific and provide concrete examples/details for each Experience element, as applications will be screened only on the information provided.
• Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the competition.

Persons who have received pay in lieu of unfulfilled surplus period, a Transition Support Measure (TSM) or an Educational Allowance and are re-appointed to the Parks Canada Agency are required to reimburse an amount corresponding to the period from the effective date of such reappointment or hiring, to the end of the original period for which the TSM and education allowance was paid. Please contact Raeanne Kurtz, Human Resources Manager if you are one of these individuals to find out how this applies to your particular situation.

Persons who are in receipt of a Canadian Government Public Service pension and are considering this employment opportunity with the Parks Canada Agency, should contact the PWGSC Public Service Pension Centre (1-800-561-7930) in order to determine the impact of an appointment on their pension benefit entitlements.

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

Contact information

Melissa Horsman