Bilingual Outreach and Special Projects Docent

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les deux langues officielles
  • Titre de l'emploi : Bilingual Outreach and Special Projects Docent
  • Nom de l’organisme : Diefenbaker Canada Centre
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-05-08 à 2017-08-28 (16 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 12,30 $

The Diefenbaker Canada Centre (DCC) seeks to employ a current full-time, bilingual student who has completed at least one year of university education preferably from the fields of History, English, Political or International Studies or Education, as a Bilingual Outreach and Special Projects Docent (BOSPD). This is a term position running from May 8th to August 28th, 2017. The salary offered is $12.30/hour.

The Bilingual Outreach and Special Projects Docent (BOSPD) will enhance the DCC’s outreach capacity by providing bilingual interpretation both within and outside of the DCC, including youth centered programming, outdoor historical guided tours, at the Little Stone Schoolhouse, and general public interpretation in the gallery and at offsite community events. To accomplish this, the BOSPD will work to facilitate partnerships with fransaskois organizations to increase participation in offered French programming and interpretation. The BOSPD will also be an important part of a team of docents traveling to community outreach events throughout Saskatchewan as part of the DCC’s History Travels 2017 project.

Requirements and Qualifications:

This position requires schedule flexibility as weekend and evening shifts and travel to off-site events within Saskatchewan are required. The ideal candidate will have some general familiarity with, or with the willingness to learn, the following skill set:

• Fluent in both French and English (written and oral)

• Culturally sensitive and eager to work with people, particularly children and groups

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Strong interpersonal and networking skills

• Flexible and able to adapt to change in a fast-paced setting

• Organizational and administrative skills

• Understanding and knowledge of Canadian history, governance, and politics

• Ability to show initiative and set and meet deadlines while working on multiple projects

• Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team in both a leadership and support capacity

• A commitment to creating an exceptional visitor experience, including a tactful, responsive, pleasant and effective manner in person, phone, and email communication with diverse patrons

• Ability to utilize the knowledge and skill set of peers and seek guidance when needed

• Ability to problem solve effectively in an independent manner

• Basic computer skills, including familiarity with MS Office

Previous experience in interpretation or working with children or the public would be considered an asset.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Terresa Ann DeMong, DCC Manager via email at The application deadline is April 15, 2017. We thank all who apply; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The UofS is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community.

Additional Information:

The Diefenbaker Canada Centre’s (DCC) mandate is to build on the legacy of the Right Honourable John G. Diefenbaker by celebrating citizenship, leadership, human rights and Canada’s role in the international community. In addition to preserving and interpreting the core collection of personal artifacts bequeathed to the UofS, the DCC proudly hosts exhibits that interpret the Canadian experience, with a particular emphasis on the culture and heritage of the nation’s many peoples.

The only Prime Ministerial Centre in Canada, the DCC enriches the community’s civic and cultural knowledge through:

a gallery featuring in-house researched and produced displays, as well as nationally acclaimed travelling exhibits that bring the university and wider public together to explore topics that speak to the heart of our mandate;

quality educational programs that encourage youth to investigate the significance of history, rights, freedoms and Canadian governance, while challenging them to be aware of their vital role as active citizens;

creating engagement opportunities with the larger community in a cultural space where discussion and debate are encouraged;

and attendance at local cultural and community events, providing increased access to Canadian heritage and history.

Saskatoon, a name derived from the Cree misâskwatômina, is Saskatchewan's largest city with a growing estimated population of 265,300 (2016). Situated along the South Saskatchewan River, Saskatoon features riverbank parklands along with the Meewasin Valley trails. This dynamic city celebrates many festivals and special events annually, including Folkfest, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, and the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival.

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