Skip to content

Job (Elk Island National Park): Heritage Interpreter – Parks Canada Agency

The Virgin Trial – Alberta Theatre Projects
Photo Credits

Job (Elk Island National Park): Heritage Interpreter – Parks Canada Agency

Elk Island NP_BIL_EN_StackedParks Canada Employment Opportunity
Anticipatory: This process is intended to fill anticipated vacancy(ies).

Position Information
Position Title Interpretation Officer Co-ordinator II
Classification PM-02
Salary $54,543 to $ 58,764 Per annum.
In addition to challenging and meaningful employment, Parks Canada offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and pension benefits as well as group life insurance and disability insurance.
Tenure Indeterminate Seasonal
Location Elk Island National Park, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
Selection Process Number 2013-PKS-SASEI-OC-064
Linguistic Profile English Essential
Closing Date Applications must be received on or before December 5, 2013

Summary of Duties:
Plans, adapts, develops and delivers interpretive presentations, programs and activities to provide visitors of the park, historic site or marine conservation area with opportunities to discover, appreciate, learn about and enjoy the place and its natural and/or cultural resources and understand their significance to Canada.

Open to:
Open to residents within a 1,500 km radius of Elk Island National Park, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta who are entitled to work in Canada.

Parks Canada Agency considers applications from all individuals who have a legal status to work in Canada. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.

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 Bill Domanko, Human Resources Manager 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.

Submit your completed application to Applications must be received on or before December 5th, 2013.

Your application should clearly demonstrate that you meet all the requirements for the position and must include:

• your résumé;
• your cover letter demonstrating clearly how you meet the requirements of the position;
• indicating your preferred official language for correspondence and assessment;
• your personal record identifier (PRI), if applicable.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Education and Experience factors listed in the Statement of Qualifications (see below). Failure to do so may result in the rejection of your application. Normally, applicants will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.

We thank all applicants; however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

General Enquiries: Contact Stephen Flemming @ (780) 992-2973 or

Parks Canada is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity under the Employment Equity Act, and strives to ensure that our workforce reflects the diverse nature of Canadian society. We encourage women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a visible minority group to self-identify in their cover letter.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection and appointment processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to this process, please advise the organization’s representative of your need for accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

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.

Vous pouvez obtenir ces renseignements en français.


A minimum of 2 years post-secondary education or acceptable combination of education, training, experience or traditional knowledge relevant to position

Note: Acceptable combination of education, training and experience:

A secondary school diploma or PSC approved alternatives; AND

▪ Successful completion of a minimum of three (3) courses 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 12 months experience working in the fields of education, interpretation, and/or outreach-communications.

Language Proficiency:
English Essential


• Experience in the development of interpretive programs to a wide range of audiences using a variety of presentation techniques;
• Experience in the delivery of cultural and/or natural heritage programs;
• Experience managing projects;
• Experience in supervision, coaching and/or mentoring;
• Experience in creative writing and editing;
• Experience with computer equipment and software;
• Experience in singing and/or songwriting and/or theatre performance and/or improvisation and/or playing musical instruments and/or puppetry.



• Knowledge of Parks Canada and its mandate, policies and strategic direction;
• Knowledge of interpretive theory and techniques such as storytelling, demonstration, theatre programs or guided walks;
• Knowledge of the role of interpretation relevant to delivering Parks Canada’s mandate;
• Knowledge of public safety issues and prevention as it relates to Elk Island National Park;
• Knowledge of services, activities and facilities of Elk Island National Park;
• Knowledge of natural and cultural management issues and initiatives relevant to Elk Island National Park;
• Knowledge of natural and cultural heritage of Elk Island National Park;
• Knowledge of singing and/or songwriting and/or theatre performance and/or improvisation and/or playing musical instruments and/or puppetry.


• Client Focus – Providing service excellence to internal and/or external client;
• Creativity and Innovation – Generating viable, new approaches and solutions;
• Initiative – Dealing with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise;
• Managing Resources – Manages resources (time, financial, human, physical and information resources) to achieve planned goals;
• Teamwork – Working collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals.

Personal Suitability / Leadership Attributes

• Exercise sound judgment;
• Communicates effectively;
• Takes responsibility;
• Demonstrate integrity;
• Strives for excellence.

Conditions of Employment / Operational Requirements
Conditions of Employment

• Enhanced reliability check.
• Possession of a valid class 5 driver’s licence.
• Certified basic First Aid training.

Optional: for Indeterminate hiring only
Specific certification in Heritage Interpretation as recognized by the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council.

Operational Requirements
The position requires the incumbent to:

• Work shift-work, and/or weekends, and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays.
• Wear a Parks Canada uniform/costume as per the uniform policy and Parks Canada requirements.
• Work and/or travel in varied terrains, weather conditions, and by various means of transportation.
• Stand/walk/hike for prolonged periods Walk/hike up to 3 km, stand for up to 90 minutes at a time, continuous crouching/bending during 1 hour program.
• Perform certain physical tasks as per job requirements – Lift/carry equipment up 10 kg.

Disponible aussi en français

Theatre Alberta does not necessarily endorse the organizations and/or individuals submitting Classified listings on our site. It is the responsibility of each patron using the Theatre Alberta Classifieds to research the integrity of the organizations who submit listings to which they are applying/responding and to verify specific information, especially pertaining to the job/audition listings and youth listings.

Skip to content