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JOB ID #:
Historical Interpreter - Battlefield
Planning & Economic Development
Tourism & Culture
Battlefield House Museum & Park
NUMBER OF VACANCIES:
CUPE Local 5167 Inside
HOURS Of WORK:
0 - 24 hrs per week
$26.238 - $28.520 per hour
- Note: See appropriate Collective Agreement or the Non Union Salary Range for details.
Job Description ID #:
SUMMARY OF DUTIES
Reports to the Curatorial Assistant, Program & Visitor Services (Battlefield House Museum). In accordance with Museum Standards, provides visitor orientation and interpretation. Researches, plans and co-ordinates programs and special events; performs clerical and security functions.
Receive visitors, give tours and provide historical interpretation of the site.
Sell tickets and merchandise, balance cash and maintain associated records.
Responsible for all aspects of tours, programs and special events, such as demonstrations, timing, group control, visitor and artifact safety, planning, promotion and implementation.
Receive and answer visitor inquiries.
Represent the Museum at off-site functions.
Research information relating to Battlefield House Museum & Park in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries.
Assist with the planning and development of tours, programs and special events on and off site, including those for schools, special interest groups and those with disabilities.
Prepare flyers and program material.
Assist with collections management such as artifact registration, records and inventory.
Maintain security for irreplaceable building and artifacts.
Operate audio visual equipment.
Wear period clothing and demonstrate early 19th century domestic and military skills.
Assist with the evaluation of programs and special events.
Assist with the setting up and dismantling of displays, programs and special events.
Work in accordance with the provisions of applicable Health and Safety legislation and all City of Hamilton corporate and departmental policies and procedures related to Occupational Health and Safety.
Perform other duties as assigned which are directly related to the major responsibilities of the job.
Previous and recent historical interpretation or heritage experience related to duties listed above normally acquired through a combination of education and relevant work experience in museum studies, museum management, travel and tourism, education (adult and child), history, social sciences.
Good communication and organizational skills.
Experience in a computerized environment. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Windows 10 (Word, Excel and Microsoft Outlook).
Demonstrated ability to provide visitor orientation and interpretation, research pertinent facts and assist in the development, planning and co-ordination of special events and programs.
Experience with artefact handling an asset.
Due to operational requirements, the incumbent must be available to work days, evenings and weekends.
- NOTE: As a condition of employment, the successful applicant(s) will be required to obtain a Criminal Reference Check (Vulnerable Sector Screening), at their own expense, prior to beginning work in this position.
this position may be required to work nights and weekends, as well as staggered work hours to meet operational needs.
Be advised that Human Resources frequently audits resumes of internal/external applicants to ensure/validate information provided is consistent and trustworthy. Falsification of information provided at any time throughout the recruitment process may be grounds for disqualification, and for internal applicants, subject to discipline up to and including termination.
The City is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. Consistent with our Values and Corporate Culture Pillars, the City of Hamilton is committed to providing equitable treatment to all with respect to barrier-free employment and accommodation without discrimination. The City will provide accommodation for applicants in all aspects of the hiring process, up to the point of undue hardship. If you have an accommodation need, please contact Human Resources as soon as possible to make appropriate arrangements.
We invite you to visit the departmental webpage to obtain further information on the culture and business of this department.
The incumbent shall comply with all Health and Safety Policies and Practices for this position and the workplace.
It is the responsibility of the applicants to ensure that their application reaches Human Resources by the closing date or they may not be considered. It is also the responsibility of applicants to supply qualifications, licences and related experience relevant to the qualifications outlined above for this competition as directed. On the basis of the criteria set out above, this posting is open to all applicants
The statements made by me are true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any falsification of statements, misrepresentations, deliberate omission or concealment of information may be considered just cause for discipline, up to and including termination for internal applicants and disqualification for external applicants.