- Program stream: Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations
- Job title: Interpreter/Programmer
- Organization name: Old Stone Mill National Historic Site
- Job location: Delta, Ontario
- Length of assignment: 2017-05-22 to 2017-08-14 (12 weeks)
- Hourly wage: $11.40
The Delta Mill Society operates the Old Stone Mill National Historic Site, a two hundred year old operating gristmill, in the village of Delta, Ontario.
We require four students to work as museum interpreters/programmers on site from May 15th to September 4th, 2017.
The workweek is 37.5 hours and includes weekends, at a rate of $11.40 per hour. Work includes providing interpretive tours of the Mill, delivering children's educational programs, assisting with milling demonstrations, providing tourist information to visitors, performing gift shop sales, assisting with special event programming, and, depending upon skills and interests, undertaking resource and conservation of the museum’s collections.
Candidates should be comfortable with, or willing to learn to be, dealing with the public and have an interest in history, museology, public relations, and/or tourism. Candidates must be responsible and reliable. Conversational French will be considered an asset, although not required. Preference will be given to candidates with a secondary school graduation diploma and some post-secondary experience. All candidates must meet Young Canada Works Program eligibility criteria. These positions are conditional on funding approval.
The application deadline is April 7th; applications should be sent to:
The Delta Mill Society
PO Box 172, Delta, ON K0E 1G0, or via email to email@example.com.
When applications with accompanying resumes are received, applicants will be screened, short listed and contacted for interview dates. Between April 17th and 21st, a three-person panel made up of DMS Directors will conduct interviews using a standard questionnaire relating to the requirements of the job and the skills and suitability of the candidate. Eligibility of the candidates will be determined on their provision of proof of age and intent to resume their studies. The successful candidates will then be advised as quickly as possible. Starting date will be May 15th, 2017.
Delta is a rural village of 300 residents in the Rideau Lakes/Thousand Islands tourist district and is part of the Rideau Canal Heritage Route and the UNESCO-designated Frontenac Arch Biosphere. The population of the area swells during the summer season due to the extensive cottage and tourist capacity of the region. Delta is located 30 minutes to Brockville, 45 minutes to Kingston, 60 minutes to Alexandria Bay, New York, and 120 minutes to Ottawa.
For further information check the DMS web site at www.deltamill.org.
Additional information is available at www.rideau-info.com.
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