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Indigenous Peoples Interpreter

Mar 17, 2022

Indigenous Peoples Interpreter - Indigenous Peoples Summer Student Opportunity
Job Number: 43067
Up to 10 temporary, part-time positions for approximately 5 months (May to September)
The City of Edmonton is committed to hiring a diverse workforce that is reflective of the community we serve. The Indigenous Peoples Summer Student Opportunity program falls within the Indigenous Peoples recruitment strategy, which outlines the City’s commitment to recruit Indigenous
Peoples to our workforce.
Take your place as a storyteller, teacher, and ambassador to Canadians and visitors from all over the world. Share what you cherish about Indigenous histories and cultures in order to create new understandings and lifelong memories that honour the past and the present. Use your humour, grace, and traditional skills in a dynamic outdoor work environment that puts you front and centre in Edmonton’s history.
In your role as an Indigenous Peoples Interpreter, you will:
● Engage visitors with Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) histories and cultures as it relates to Edmonton within the Indigenous Peoples Experience or one of our four historical eras: 1846 Fort & Cree Encampment, 1885 Street & Métis Camp, 1905 Street, or 1920 Street
● Interpret a period of Edmonton's history to the visiting public using a variety of methods such as: story telling,demonstrations of traditional skills, engaging visitors in one-on-one conversations, tours, and costumed role play
● Participate in and lead large-scale interpretive programs such as historical talks, dramatic vignettes, and special event activities, as well as research and implement new programs
● Assist with high-volume special events
● Assist in the maintenance of artifacts and program supplies
● Collect statistical information
● Lead programs for pre-registered school groups and other groups as required
● Participate in media engagements, public events, and other functions as required
Wondering what it's like to be an Indigenous Peoples Interpreter? Watch this video to find out!
● Completion of the 12th school grade
● Skills or Experience working with the general public and children
● Strong skills in traditional crafts and skills
● Knowledge of Cree, Métis or other Indigenous cultures and histories
● Ability to speak the Cree, Michif, or other Indigenous languages, and/ or knowledge of Cree syllabics is an asset
● Experience working in a museum, cultural centre, or historic site is an asset but not required
● Current Standard First Aid and CPR is required prior to commencing employment
● An original Police Information Check, including Vulnerable Sector Check issued within the past 6 months that is satisfactory to the employer will be
required before starting in the position. The new hire will be required to obtain this check from Edmonton Police Service. Please note: this may take up to 3 weeks to process
● This position is open to all interested applicants that meet the qualifications listed above
● This position may be eligible for funding through one of our partner organizations; i.e. Rupertsland, Oteenow
○ If funded through Rupertsland Institute, the new hire must be Métis
○ If funded through Oteenow Employment and Training Society or other First Nation partners the new hire must be First Nation or Inuit
○ The candidates hired will require the approval of our funding partners
The City of Edmonton's Cultural Commitments highlight where we are going as a corporation and define how we do our best work. Find out more here:
The City of Edmonton is committed to inclusive, respectful and equitable workplaces that represent the communities we serve. We continuously improve our systems, policies and practices to remove barriers and ensure our employees, in all their diversity, can succeed. We value applicants with
a diverse range of skills, experiences and competencies, and encourage you to apply. To learn more, see the Art of Inclusion: Our Diversity and Inclusion Framework here:
The City of Edmonton strives to provide reasonable access and accommodations throughout the application and selection process. If you would like to request an accommodation at any stage of the process, please contact
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Please note that this policy applies to all employees, including new hires, and volunteers. If your application is successful, you will be asked to provide proof of vaccination or request an exemption.
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These opportunities are also posted via the Canada Summer Jobs Posting #43037 (for which eligibility is age-dependent.) This posting has no age requirements.
Applicants may apply on both.
Hours of Work: Up to 39 hours over the course of the Summer, Sunday - Saturday with some, holidays, evenings, as required
The weekly hours of work for this position are currently under review and may change at a future time. Any changes will be made in accordance with the City of
Edmonton/Civic Service Union 52 collective agreement and the incumbent will be notified in advance.
Salary: $18.067 - $22.361 (Hourly)
Talent Acquisition Consultant: FK/LU
Classification Title: Recreation Technician I - 8hrs
Posting Date: Mar 11, 2022
Closing Date: Mar 25, 2022 11:59:00 PM (MDT)
Number of Openings (up to): 10 - Temporary Part-time
Union : CSU 52
Department: Community and Recreation Facilities
Work Location(s): Fort Edmonton Park, 7000 - 143 St (Fox Dr & Whitemud Dr) Edmonton T5J 2R7
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