Archaeology Programming Intern

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  • Titre de l'emploi : Archaeology Programming Intern
  • Nom de l’organisme : Wanuskewin Heritage Park Authority
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2018-09-04 à 2019-01-18 (19,43 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 16,00 $

Archaeology Programming Intern



Nature and Scope

Wanuskewin Heritage Park is a National Historic Site that brings to life the history and culture of the Northern and Plains First Nations peoples. The 760 acre Park located north of the city of Saskatoon stands as a living memorial to the people who gathered here for over 6,000 years. The stewardship of the Park and its resources rests with the Wanuskewin Heritage Park Authority established under the Wanuskewin Heritage Park Act of Saskatchewan.


The Archaeology Programming Intern is accountable for welcoming visitors to the Park and providing a range of interpretive presentations to educate and inform the public of the Park history and the Plains Culture. The incumbent will provide leadership and coaching to improve performance of the Interpretive Guide team. In addition, the incumbent will assist in program development; coordination and research for indoor and outdoor programming and ensuring coordination of special events at the park are handled appropriately and in a timely manner.


Primary Purpose


The Archaeology Programming Intern is located onsite at the Wanuskewin Heritage Park and reports to the Visitor Services Manager. In addition this position will be consulting with Dr. Ernie Walker (University of Saskatchewan). The incumbent researches and delivers interpretive presentations based on Canada’s longest running archaeological excavation sites. In addition the Senior Interpretive Guide will provide leadership in the following areas:


 Research and develop 2 archaeological research project to be completed by the end of term (Additional topics may be added to research project as time permits)

 Must be able to provide excellent youth behavioral management skills and compassionate redirection.

 Maintain & update education program supplies and curriculum.

 Conduct daily scheduled public archaeological site tours

 Complete special projects as assigned by the Visitor Services Manager.

 Work effectively and cooperatively with other departments and Wanuskewin Heritage Park staff.

 Must be somewhat flexible with work schedule to accommodate special events throughout the summer if required


Required Qualifications and Experience


Post-secondary education in Education, Archaeology, Anthropology or equivalent classes.

Demonstrated knowledge of Aboriginal cultures and traditions as well as previous experience conducting presentations is required. Successful candidate(s) will be required to produce a CPIC and have reliable transportation prior to commencement of work. People with Aboriginal Ancestry will be given preference (HRC-E-91-09) (HRC-E-91-17)


• Experience leading/teaching large groups of youth in the outdoors.

• Must have a positive attitude, willingness to learn, and a commitment to achieving the goals and mission of


Wanuskewin Heritage Park.

• Ability to communicate effectively with the public (esp. youth and adults)

• Demonstrated experience with youth behavioral management and solid outdoor interpretation skills.

• Familiar with Saskatchewan Education K-12 curriculum is an asset.

• Possess excellent writing skills.

• Able to work in adverse conditions such as heat, rain and wind performing strenuous manual labor.

• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team.

• Creativity and high energy are a must. Self-starter and self-directed with initiative.

• Proficient with Microsoft Office expected.

• Able to stand for long periods of time and walk over rough terrain.

• Able to lift 50 pounds.


Please submit your resume with a minimum of three references and cover letter describing how your experience and knowledge of sustainability and Indigenous Peoples makes you the right fit to join the Wanuskewin Heritage Park team. Successful candidate(s) will be required to produce a CPIC and have reliable transportation prior to commencement of work. People with Aboriginal Ancestry will be given preference (HRC-E-91-09) (HRC-E-91-17


Teena Nelson

Director of Programming

Wanuskewin Heritage Park

P1/ 306.649.1704

P2/ 306.931.6767 ext. 227

F/ 306.931.4522

E/ teena.nelson@wanuskewin.com

www.wanuskewin.com




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