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Indigenous Peoples Interpreter-Summer Student

Mar 14, 2022

Indigenous Peoples Interpreter - Indigenous Peoples Summer Student - Canada Summer Jobs
Job Number: 43037
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
Candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements to be considered:
● be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
● be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the
employment; and
● have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and
● Priority will be given to applications from candidates who self-identify as being part of underrepresented groups or as having additional barriers to entering or staying in the
labour market as outlined below:
● New immigrant / refugee youth (new is defined as having arrived in Canada in the past 5 years)
● Indigenous youth
● Youth who have not completed high school
● Visible minorities / racialized youth
● LGBTQ2 youth
● Women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
● Youth who have not previously been employed and for whom this would be their first job experience
● Youth with disabilities

● 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
COVID-19 Notice: The City of Edmonton has implemented a COVID 19-Vaccination Policy. Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination.
Employees who cannot be fully vaccinated on the basis of a protected legal ground (e.g. medical, religious) may request an exemption. 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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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
Closing Date: Mar 25, 2022 11:59:00 PM (MST)
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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