Historical Interpreter

Posting Date: Apr 1, 2023

Location: Multiple Locations, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Historical Interpreter - Seasonal

Job Requisition ID: 39078

Ministry: Culture

Location: Multiple locations: 

Father Lacombe Chapel: www.fatherlacombechapel.ca 

Fort George and Buckingham House: www.fortgeorgebuckinghamhouse.ca 

Historic Dunvegan: www.historicdunvegan.ca  

Rutherford House: www.rutherfordhouse.ca

Stephansson House: www.stephanssonhouse.ca  

Turner Valley Gas Plant: www.turnervalleygasplant.ca

Victoria Settlement: www.victoriasettlement.ca

Full or Part-Time: Full-Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Wage

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: April 9, 2023

Classification: Subsidiary 01B 3625 Administrative Support 2

About Us

The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/diversity-inclusion-policy.aspx


The Ministry of Culture works to improve Albertans’ quality of life through support of cultural development, historical preservation and increased gender equality. The ministry consists of the Department of Culture, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and Alberta Advisory Council on the Francophonie. It is committed to building a vibrant cultural sector by supporting the development and sustainability of Alberta’s creative and cultural industries, artists and the arts community, heritage sites, government services in French, physical activity and recreation, and the non-profit and voluntary sector. It is also committed to increasing gender equality and supporting women’s participation in the economy.


To find out more about our work visit: https://www.alberta.ca/culture.aspx


Are you looking for a fun and challenging summer job where you can develop your skills, work in a team, and meet people from all over Canada and the world?


Alberta’s Provincial Historic Sites are seeking dynamic individuals for summer positions as Historical Interpreters.


The job:

  • As a Historical Interpreter you will provide front line visitor services, as well as educational and public interpretative programming for visitors from all age groups, with an emphasis on children’s programming. 
  • Other related duties may include, but are not limited to, promotions and marketing of programs; collection and administration of fees and statistics; and daily program clean up.



  • Working in a small team environment, you will have an opportunity to learn about and share with our visitors a fascinating part of our province’s history. 
  • This job will allow you to develop a wide variety of skills including leadership, public speaking, customer service, marketing, event development and implementation, teaching techniques, and historical crafts and skills.


High School Diploma. Equivalency of directly related experience on the basis of one year of experience for one year of education.


  • You must be a team player and have an interest in historical interpretation.
  • You must be creative, flexible, a quick learner, self-motivated, and have the ability to undertake physical activities.
  • You will need to hold a valid driver’s license and a standard first aid certificate

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.


The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:  https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/psc-alberta-public-service-competency-model.pdf


To be successful, you will bring and build on the following key competencies in this role.


Drive for Results: This position is responsible to set the tone for welcoming visitors to the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village through quick, efficient and friendly processing of admissions.


Agility: The position is required to work in a fast-paced environment and will be required to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities to support customer service excellence.


$19.76 to $23.86/hour


Hours of work are up to 36.25 hours weekly.


In your resume, please include dates (including months and years) associated with all education and work experience. Also, please indicate whether your work experience is casual, part time or full time.


Your cover letter and resume will be used as a screening tool to assess your written communication. An additional written assignment may be used as part of the screening process.


Final candidates will be required to undergo a security screening.


What we offer:

How To Apply

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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


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.


Resources for applicants:





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

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.


We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.


If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Saren Frias at Saren.Frias@gov.ab.ca.


If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check http://www.jobs.alberta.ca for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.