Heritage Presenter I
Government of Canada
Annapolis, NS
Parks Canada - Mainland Nova Scotia Field Unit
Annapolis (Nova Scotia)
$43,420 to $48,879 (salary under review)
For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

Closing date: 27 May 2019 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing or employed in Annapolis (NS) and within a 75 kilometer radius of Annapolis (NS), extending to, amongst others, Weymouth (NS), Centreville (Digby) (NS), Weston (NS), Liverpool (NS).
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Important messages
We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

Please apply online with a resume and cover letter showing how you meet the position requirements for education and experience. The onus is on the candidate to submit an application that addresses directly the skills and requirements we are looking for. Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or (possibly) missing information. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected. Only successful candidates will be invited to move on to the next stage in the selection process.

Following are some of the benefits associated with applying on-line.

  • Applicants can create a profile and a resume that can be used when applying for other processes without having to recreate a new application each time.
  • Applicants can modify their application/resume at any time BEFORE the closing date indicated on the job advertisement.
  • Applicants can verify the status of their applications, at any time.
  • Applicants can be notified electronically of tests or interviews and results.
  • For some jobs, applicants will find important information, namely the job questionnaire and a complete statement of merit criteria that are only available when applying on-line.
To submit an application on-line, please select the button "Apply Online" below.

Persons who are unable to apply on-line must contact the person listed below prior to the closing date.

Work environment
Parks Canada is a federal government agency responsible for the protection and presentation of Canada’s outstanding natural and cultural resources through a system of national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites in all regions of Canada.

Forbes has ranked Parks Canada one of the top three employers among federal departments and agencies. Again this year, Parks Canada made the Top 100 list of Canada's best employers!

We invite you to watch this video to learn more about Parks Canada:
Memories await you – Parks Canada: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYJ1LtTvofU

Intent of the process
Term position of 5 months.

A qualifying list will be established, and may be used to fill similar positions of various tenures, language requirements or work locations.
Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

A covering letter in 1,100 words (maximum) "in which applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Education and Experience criteria listed in the Qualifications (see below). Applicants must list both of these factors in their cover letter, and then write one or two paragraphs for each demonstrating how they meet these factors by providing concrete examples. Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that these factors are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Resumes will be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in the cover letter. Failure to clearly demonstrate in your cover letter how you meet the Education and Experience factors found in the State of Qualifications (see below), may result in the rejection of your application. Normally, applicants will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information."

Contact information for 3 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
A secondary school diploma or PSC approved alternatives or acceptable combination of education, training, experience or traditional knowledge relevant to position.

Note: Acceptable combination of education, training and experience:

Two years of secondary school or PSC approved alternatives; AND
  • Successful completion of a minimum of one (1) course relevant to the duties of the position (e.g., courses taken through continuing education facilities, colleges, universities, professional or governmental organizations or employers including training provided by Aboriginal elders or group that may include but are not limited to courses in heritage interpretation, communications, public speaking, performing arts); AND
  • A minimum of three (3) months experience working in the fields of education, interpretation, and/or outreach-communications.
Degree equivalency

  • Experience in paid or volunteer work that entailed direct contact and communication with the public
  • Experience in delivering messages/information to groups in face-to-face situations with the purpose of education, engagement, entertainment and/or motivation
  • Experience in handling cash and working with a point of sale system
  • Experience in theatre/performing arts, heritage interpretation, adult education museum education or story telling
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Bilingual - Imperative (-B/-B)

Information on language requirements

  • Knowledge of Parks Canada and its mandate
  • Knowledge of communication, presentation and interpretive techniques such as storytelling, demonstration, theatre programs or guided walks
  • General knowledge of Canada’s cultural heritage as it relates to Fort Anne NHS
  • Basic knowledge of services, activities and facilities specific to Fort Anne NHS and the region
  • Knowledge of the history of Fort Anne National Historic Site, and its connections to the other Parks Canada places in the area (e.g. Port-Royal and Melanson Settlement NHS)
  • Adaptability - Adapting in order to work effectively in ambiguous or changing situations, and with diverse individuals and groups
  • Analytical Thinking - Analyzing and synthesizing information to understand issues, identify options, and support sound decision making
  • Client Focus - Providing service excellence to internal and/or external client
  • Continuous Learning - Identifying and addressing learning and developmental needs to enhance own performance
  • Creativity and Innovation - Generating viable, new approaches and solutions Initiative - Dealing with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise
  • Teamwork - Working collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals
  • Communication through Interpretation - Listening to others and communicating articulately to inform, influence and involve
  • Exercises sound judgment
  • Personally connects with others
  • Makes things happen
  • Demonstrates Integrity
  • Strives for excellence
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
  • Work weekends, and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays
  • Wear a Parks Canada uniform as per Parks Canada’s uniform policy, or wear a period costume based on Agency requirements.
  • Perform certain physical tasks as per job requirements
  • Handle historic artefacts or other types of materials
Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance

  • Possession of a valid class 5 driver’s licence
Other information
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Please submit your completed application, including all of the above-mentioned documentation. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

Travel cost for individuals who are not Federal Public Servants will not be covered.

Tips for applicants:
  • Please provide complete and thorough details of your education and experience;
  • Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history. You must be specific and provide concrete examples/details for each Experience element, as applications will be screened only on the information provided;
  • Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the competition.
The Parks Canada Agency is established as a separate employer in the Federal Public Service under the Financial Administration Act. Persons appointed to the Agency continue to be part of the Public Service. The Parks Canada Agency operates under its own human resources framework outside of the Public Service Employment Act and in line with values of fairness, competence and respect, and its operating principles.

In accordance with paragraph 8(2)(a) of the Privacy Act, information or material, whether provided directly by the candidate or otherwise obtained by the selection board, used during the selection process for the purpose of assessing a candidate may be used as part of the selection review and recourse processes. Such relevant information may be provided to third parties, such as other candidates or their representatives, who have a legitimate reason to be aware of that information.

Persons who have a priority entitlement as defined by the Parks Canada Agency Priority Policy and Guidelines will be considered first.

Persons who have received pay in lieu of unfulfilled surplus period, a Transition Support Measure (TSM) or an Educational Allowance and are re-appointed to the Parks Canada Agency are required to reimburse an amount corresponding to the period from the effective date of such reappointment or hiring, to the end of the original period for which the TSM and education allowance was paid. Please contact Tracey Smith-Fitzgerald, Human Resources Manager (tracey.smithfitzgerald@canada.ca, 902-426-1550) if you are one of these individuals to find out how this applies to your particular situation.

Persons who are in receipt of a Canadian Government Public Service pension and are considering this employment opportunity with the Parks Canada Agency, should contact the PWGSC Public Service Pension Centre (1-800-561-7930) in order to determine the impact of an appointment on their pension benefit entitlements.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.