Bilingual Interpreter

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les deux langues officielles
  • Titre de l'emploi : Bilingual Interpreter
  • Nom de l’organisme : FortWhyte Alive
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-05-01 à 2017-08-18 (16 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 15,00 $

Job Title: Bilingual Summer Interpreter

(Summer Employment Opportunity from May 1 – August 18, 2017 (with possibility of an extension)

Supervisor: Director of Education

Hours of Work: Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm with a rotation of some evenings and weekends

Job Summary:

As a member of the Education Team, the Bilingual Summer Interpreter will participate in school, youth, and public program delivery with a special emphasis on French programming. This Interpreter will play a unique role in the building of FortWhyte Alive's French Services infrastructure. The position entails the utilization of leadership, public relations and communication skills and the acquisition and application of specific environmental-related knowledge in a public education role.

Principal Tasks:

1.Program Delivery (75%)

-Shadow different interpreters to learn delivery techniques, styles and program


-Interpret for school/youth, eco-tourism and public groups in both official languages

-Coordinate school programs, including assembling program supplies, preparing

schedules, and assisting volunteer interpreters

-Participate in seasonal training programs for volunteer and staff interpreters

-Mentor volunteer interpreters

2.Research and Writing (25%)

-Assist with special projects related to extending French services

-Revise and evaluate all French school programs in conjunction with the French

Coordinator (meeting Manitoba curriculum standards)

-Revise French school program evaluation forms as needed

-Work with French Coordinator to develop public programs to be delivered in


3. Other duties as assigned

Selection Criteria:

University/college student working towards a degree/diploma in education,

recreation, science or tourism

Ability to speak English and French fluently

Proficiency using MS Office

Proven experience working with children/youth (a child abuse registry check and criminal records check are required before position begins)

Knowledge of emerging environmental issues and ecosystems

Knowledge of Manitoba history, flora, and fauna would be considered an asset

Translation experience an asset

Certification in First Aid and CPR an asset

Class 4 licence an asset

Private transportation to FWA required(no bus service available)

Applicants are encouraged to include in their application if they are a member of any of the following Government of Canada's job equity groups: persons with disabilities; visible minorities; or Aboriginal peoples.

Please submit resume by March 13, 2017 to:

Human Resources

FortWhyte Alive

1961 McCreary Rd.

Winnipeg, MB R3P 2K9

Fax: 895-4700 Email:

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