Contract Duration: April 23, 2019 - December 23, 2019 (variable hours)
Educate and inform visitors about the social history of 19th century Ontario. Deliver educational programs and tours for schools and public groups. Interact with visitors of all ages and teach history through museum programs, hands on activities, and demonstrations. Provide excellent customer and client service. Occupational health and safety is a major responsibility of this position. Weekend work required.
Perform the following tasks under general supervision.
- Interpret the goals of Black Creek Pioneer Village and the mandate of Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) to the public in an interesting and professional manner.
- Welcome, inform and entertain the visiting public by presenting information and program activities with enthusiasm and imagination.
- Instruct / educate the public, who range in age from preschool to seniors, in all the public and education programs available, employing a number of learning concepts and teaching strategies.
- Initiate visitor interaction with direct involvement, where possible, in demonstrations and activities.
- Educate and inform visitors about the social history of 19th century Ontario, the role and mandate of TRCA, and the links between the site and the Ontario Education Curricula.
- Learn information and organize all items required for the successful delivery of programs.
- Safeguard the collection of artifacts, and care for the interiors of buildings on a regular basis to maintain order and cleanliness.
- Learn and interpret information about the 19th century on an ongoing basis.
- Attend enrichment sessions which are scheduled as part of the work day including the annual orientation and training days.
- Wear and care for the assigned costume articles and accessories according to the guidelines set out by the Costume Department.
- Work in a safe manner and follow the safety procedures outlined in the safety manuals.
- Other duties as required.
- Post secondary education in a related field.
- Experience teaching groups in a non-school setting.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Excellent customer service skills.
- Excellent communication and presentation skills.
- Knowledge of, or willingness to learn about, 19th century Canadian Social History.
- Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks in a demanding customer-based environment.
- Knowledge and skills related to 19th century trades and/or domestic arts would be considered an asset.
- French language skills would be considered an asset.
To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting job posting # TRCA-080-19 prior to midnight on March 24, 2019.
While TRCA thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised successful incumbent(s) who are not presently permanent TRCA employees may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector and/or drivers abstract check.
TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA’s Accommodation Policy, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the Authority. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.