Posting Date: Mar 3, 2023

Location: Mundare, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Teamster 

Job Requisition ID: 39742

Ministry: Culture

Location: Mundare, AB (Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village)

Full or Part-Time: Full-Time

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Wage

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: March 31, 2023

Classification: Subsidiary 12B 4000 Equipment Operations 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:


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.


The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village (UCHV) is an outdoor living history museum that that provides an interactive exploration of early Alberta settlement history by delivering true-to-life visitor experiences and educational programs based on the Ukrainian settlement experience. More than 35 historic buildings have been relocated from east central Alberta to the site to illustrate the 1892-1930 period. Costumed interpreters portray real people who once lived in the region, allowing visitor to travel back in time to learn about the region’s history, people and culture.


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The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village is a provincially operated outdoor living history museum which presents the history of east central Alberta from a predominantly Ukrainian perspective.  More than 35 historic buildings from the surrounding community have been relocated to the site presenting the time frame of 1892 – 1930.  Costumed role players portray real people who once lived in the region, allowing visitors to travel back in time to learn about the area’s history, people and culture.


As the Teamster, you will carry out a supporting role at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, focusing on horse drawn wagon rides and historic farm program activities specified by the Farm Program Coordinator.


Reporting to the Farm Program Coordinator, you will provide support services by providing daily horse drawn wagon rides to the general public and horse drawn agricultural demonstrations as required and during scheduled events.  You will  ensure horse drawn wagon rides and historic demonstrations are conducted in a safe and courteous manner and follow the site’s animal handling/harnessing procedures and occupational health and safety policies and procedures.


Teamster duties will also include knowledge and delivery of historical facts relating to the history of east central Alberta; maintenance and repair of tack and farm equipment; feeding and care of site livestock; administering of animal related first aid or notification of veterinarian in emergencies; complying with the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village’s costume requirements and performing other related duties when necessary.


A physical demonstration of safe horse handling and correct harnessing and driving procedures may be requested at time of interview.


Some high school education, plus 1 year experience in the operation, preventative maintenance and routine servicing of medium industrial/agricultural equipment related to the position assignment and/or in driving medium transport vehicles.  Equivalency of directly related experience may be considered in lieu of education on a 1:1 basis.


Completion of a recognized training program and a valid Alberta Operator’s License as related to the equipment being operated for the position assignment.


  • Knowledge of and practical experience driving a team of draft horses.  
  • Familiarity and a level of comfort around working with farm livestock including draft horses, cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry.  
  • Knowledge in the use of horse tack, farm animals, farm equipment and agricultural implements.  
  • Good communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills

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.


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


Drive for Results: This position executes key front-line service delivery, time-sensitive agricultural tasks, and essential animal care. An ability to achieve all set goals and tasks ensures safe and effective UCHV operations and visitor experiences.


Develop Self and Others: This position requires openness to learning new information, tasks, and skills, and executing them in the daily program operations.  Sharing knowledge and skills with others on the team and program volunteers is also required.


Agility: The position is required to work in a fast-paced environment in front-line service delivery and will be required to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities to ensure achievement of work area goals and positive visitor experiences.


$30.04 - $31.06/hour


Hours of work are approximately 40 hours weekly.  Weekend and statutory holiday work is required - the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village is open Wednesday through Sunday, plus holiday Mondays.


The position is for the summer season, with anticipated start date in April 2023, and continuing until September 2023.


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.


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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


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