Student, Historical Teacher/Interpreter

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les établissements du patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Student, Historical Teacher/Interpreter
  • Nom de l’organisme : Schneider Haus National Historic Site
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Kitchener , Ontario
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2018-06-18 à 2018-08-31 (10,57 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 14,00 $

RST047 Student, Historical Teacher/Interpreter

Temporary Full Time (40 hours/week)

Union: Student

$13.15 - $14.78 per hour (under review)

Start date – June 18, 2018 – August 31, 2018


Schneider Haus Museum is looking for an enthusiastic, outgoing individual to join its staff for the summer as a Student Historical Teacher/Interpreter. This position is responsible for being part of the costumed staff at the Schneider Haus Museum and will help facilitate visitors’ experience and enjoyment of the site while delivering special programs and interpreting the lifestyle of this early Kitchener family. There is opportunity to work with summer day camps and summer youth groups, as well as the daily themes and historic gardening. S/he must be available for regular weekday work.

The Region of Waterloo owns and operates the Region of Waterloo Museums, including: Schneider Haus National Historic Site; the Waterloo Region Museum and Doon Heritage Village; and McDougall Cottage Heritage Site. Schneider Haus is open year round. Learn more about our museums by visiting our website: http://www.waterlooregionmuseum.ca/en/index.aspx.


Key Responsibilities:

• Facilitate visitors’ experience and enjoyment by interpreting an 1856 Mennonite household, artifacts and outbuilding

• Answering visitors’ inquiries

• Performing a variety of 19th century skills

• Assist with summer programming, such as summer day camps, as required;

• Assist with the preparation of materials for programs

• Wears historical costume


Required Qualifications:

• Enrolled in a post secondary university or college program with a focus in History, Museum Studies, Education or related subject areas

• Communication and presentation skills

• Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential

• Positive teamwork experience, self-motivation, and organizational ability


Desired qualifications

• Experience in delivering public programs, educational programs and demonstrations

• Experience dealing with a wide range of age groups and interests

• Knowledge and/or experience with 19th century craft/domestic skills

• Familiarity with the Region of Waterloo and its many heritage sites and resources is desirable


Employment Conditions

This is a temporary full-time student position starting June 18, 2018, reporting to the Historic Sites Supervisor. The Regional Municipality of Waterloo and Schneider Haus Museum provide orientation training and professional development opportunities. Interviews will be conducted in May.

Applicants wishing to be considered for this job must be registered in the YCW in Heritage Organizations candidate inventory databank. YCW criteria state that candidates are full-time students between the ages of 15 and 30 who are intending to return to full-time studies in the next academic semester; must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or have refugee status in Canada; and be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Schneider Haus actively promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified Canadian students, including Indigenous peoples and members of visible minorities.



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