Student Interpreter

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les établissements du patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Student Interpreter
  • Nom de l’organisme : Kootenay Lake Historical Society
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Kaslo, Colombie-Britannique
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2018-05-14 à 2018-08-03 (12 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 15,00 $

University Student Summer employment (May to August) at the S.S. Moyie Visitor Centre is taking applications for a Historical Interpreter. The applicant must be friendly, outgoing, able to work weekends and 40 hrs/week. The University Student Interpreter will be proficient in all aspects of local heritage and tourism within the Upper Kootenay Lake area. He/she will also be a competent and capable advocate for our local Visitor Centre, some of their daily duties will include:

Lead guided tours on the S.S. Moyie

Developing Interpretive Programs

Daily opening and closing routines

General Administrative duties

Recording Destination BC stats,

The Kootenay Lake Historical Society wants to hire a returning University Student whose major focus over their sixteen week term will be to act as a Historical Interpreter to the SS Moyie and educate and foster involvement to all visitors to the SS Moyie & Visitor Center. Emphasising the importance that these steamship sternwheelers were to an emerging mining and resource extraction in the early development of the Kootenay Lake economic history would be essential. This new Interpretive Program would be a huge benefit to the Kootenay Lake Historical Society, as it would focus the attention on Historical Aspects of the SS Moyie, as well as providing visitors with a hands-on approach to engaging them.

Kaslo is a small Village of approximately 1000 people, located on the west shore of the pristine Kootenay Lake in the West Kootenay of British Columbia. Kaslo is surrounded by majestic mountains, the Purcell Mtns to the East and the Selkirk Mtns to the West. Kaslo has a history of mining and logging and is rich in cultural history, since the late 1800’s. The S.S. Moyie is one of the last fully intact Steam Paddlewheelers that plied the Kootenay Lake waters from 1898 to 1957.

Kaslo and Upper Kootenay Lake is a Natural Playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Hiking, Biking, Fishing, Boating (of all kinds) , Swimming, exploring of Historic mining sites and Ghost towns, all and every type of Recreational Activities and experiences. Two major festivals happen within Kaslo through the summer months, May Days (on the Victoria Day weekend) and Jazzfest on August Long weekend. KLHS also has two events during the summer, including Canada Day (July 1st) and Pirate Day (August 19th). Checkout two fantastic websites: 1) Kaslo and Area Chamber of Commerce ( and Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism ( and of course Kootenay Lake Historical Society ( for more information about Kaslo and Area.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to or by mail to SS Moyie Visitor Center, Box 537, Kaslo, BC V0G1M0 or call the Visitor Center at 250-353-2525. Applications accepted until May 1st, 2018.

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