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September 1, 2013
Program Services 2
The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village is an award-winning, open-air museum that depicts the history of east central Alberta by telling the story of Ukrainian immigrants who settled in this region to 1930 (1892-1930). We currently have an exciting opportunity for two Senior Interpreters to join our team.
Reporting to the Head of Education & Interpretation at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, and working as part of the Education & Interpretation team, the Senior Interpreter supports the delivery and development of interpretive and education programs to museum visitors. Through extensively researched narrative, material and structural history reports, interpreters are responsible for the knowledge and delivery of programs about early pioneer life in east central Alberta. Public programming initiatives play a key role in the success of the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village.
In addition to regular program delivery, the Senior Interpreter works in collaboration with the team to assist with the planning and development of new public programs and revision and maintenance of existing programs. Development and delivery of all programs must be in keeping with the site mandate. In addition, the successful candidate plays a key role in training, supervision, and evaluation of seasonal interpretive staff.
As the successful candidate, you have will have demonstrated experience in interpretive program delivery, strong communication and leadership skills, and proven supervisory experience. The ability to work both independently and within a collaborative team environment is essential. You will possess strong problem solving skills, being creative and adaptable to find appropriate solutions to any challenges that may arise. Excellent interpersonal and comfort speaking in front of audiences is also a requirement.
Well-developed organizational skills, knowledge of Ukrainian-Canadian history and culture, and a commitment to delivering exceptional customer service, make you our ideal candidate.
A post-secondary degree in a related field such as education, museum studies, history, recreation, public administration, is required. Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience in public programming and interpretation. Experience in supervision and training is preferred. Knowledge and understanding of Ukrainian language and Ukrainian-Canadian history and customs is an asset. Equivalencies will be considered.
$2,113.48 - $2,772.38 bi-weekly ($55,161 - $72,359 annually).
This position requires the successful candidate to work regular weekends and to be available to work evenings. Successful candidates are required to undergo security screening, including a vulnerable sector check.
How to Apply
Online applications are preferred. To apply online, please visit
Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Mechelle Silveira, 7th floor Standard Life Centre 10405 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T5J 4R7. Fax: (780) 422-3142. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of their application.
If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
Please see the attached position description for a detailed list of the job responsibilities:
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