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Company NameVillage of Merrickville-Wolford
Job PositionMerrickville Blockhouse Interpreter
Job Location
  • Other
Please specify the locationMerrickville
Job Type
  • Student
Anticipated Start Date06/25/2024
Posting End Date04/17/2024
CompensationHourly
Compensation Amount$16.55
Job Requirements
  • Customer Service Experience
  • Good Communications Skills
Job Description

Please note:
2 positions are from July-to end of August
2 positions are from mid-June to end of August

This exciting position as a Merrickville Blockhouse Interpreter will give you the
opportunity to explain our heritage to the over 10,000 visitors from across Canada and
around the world who visit Merrickville-Wolford each summer. During summer 2024,
there are several special events planned in Merrickville-Wolford which interpreters will be expected to attend.

The Merrickville Blockhouse Museum is a unique heritage structure, built as part of the
Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The museum contains a large collection of local artefacts and specially constructed displays which feature the history of Merrickville-Wolford and the history of the Rideau Canal. Interpreters work as a team to learn the history and culture of the area and make it "come alive" as a rich experience for visitors. You will also help manage the museum and gain experience in assessing and delivering museum programs.

If you are looking for a job to use your interpersonal skills, enthusiasm and judgement to help "bring history alive," this might be the position for you.

Candidates should be competent in both official languages and meet the Young Canada
Works program student eligibility criteria. Preference may be given to candidates who self identify as LGBTQ2S, Indigenous, visible minority or new Canadian youth. Candidates should have strong communication skills, enthusiasm for working with the general public and a background or special interest in history, heritage, museum or curatorial studies or hospitality and tourism.

Applications are to be emailed to Darlene Plumley, CAO, Village of Merrickville-Wolford at [email protected] by April 17, 2024.
For further information, contact CAO Plumley at 613-269-4791 ext. 229
We thank all those who apply but only those invited for an interview will be contacted. Information is collected in confidence under the Freedom of Information Act. The Village of Merrickville-Wolford is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in all employment activities, in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code. Please let us know if you require any accommodations to ensure you can participate fully and equally during the recruitment and selection process.

How Applicants Should ApplyE-mail
Apply to:[email protected]