- Program stream: Young Canada Works in Both Official Languages
- Job title: Bilingual Interpreter
- Organization name: FortWhyte Alive
- Job location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
- Length of assignment: 2017-05-01 to 2017-08-18 (16 weeks)
- Hourly wage: $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
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.
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
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:
1961 McCreary Rd.
Winnipeg, MB R3P 2K9
Fax: 895-4700 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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