Apply By: Thursday, May 19, 2022 11:59 pm EDT
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Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism, and Culture Industries
Huronia Historical Parks
Midland, Penetanguishene
Job Term:
2 Temporary recurring seasonal contracts up to 10 months with possibility of extension
Job Code:
U0111 - Merchandiser 1
$15.48 - $16.44 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Do you have strong communication skills and excel at customer service? if so, consider this unique opportunity with Huronia Historical Parks!

Huronia Historical Parks (HHP) offer interactive interpretive cultural, heritage, entertainment, and educational experiences through two tourist attraction sites - Sainte-Marie among the Hurons and Discovery Harbour.

Through the stewardship of its historical sites, heritage assets, and natural spaces, HHP makes history come to life. HHP promotes a strong tourism sector and prosperity in the region by welcoming visitors from around the world at the historic sites and through digital platforms, and by building partnerships that strengthen its cultural, social, and economic impact.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:
• provide front-line customer service by processing the sale of entry tickets in a retail environment
• collect and process payments, gather visitor information as required, and reconcile payments and transactions
• handle pre-booked reservations and provide general information to visitors
• handle rental equipment for visitors who need wheelchairs, scooters, snowshoes, skates, etc.
• perform clerical support by preparing bulk mailings, data entry and answer incoming calls
• notify manager of health and safety issues
• deal with customer service issues

NOTE: You will be required to work evenings and weekends.

How do I qualify?

Technical Knowledge

• You possess or have the ability to obtain knowledge of park programs, services, and operating regulations/policies/procedures.
• You possess knowledge of customer service techniques, clerical processes and the ability to operate POS systems to enter and process sales

Interpersonal, Organizational and Communication Skills:

• You possess strong interpersonal skills to interact with the public and provide customer service
• You are a clear, concise oral communicator and can respond to general inquiries while providing information and advice to visitors
• You have demonstrated organizational, mathematical and cash handling skills.

Problem Solving and Analytical Skills:

• You have demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills to probe for information, assess situations and determine appropriate course of action
• You have the ability to understand and apply operational policies to provide information to visitors

Computer Skills:

• You possess the ability to use computers, software applications, databases, POS systems and can perform data entry.

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti- racism:We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.
We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.
Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and theOPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.
We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario'sHuman Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Additional Information:

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Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Customer and Client Services
Posted on:
Thursday, April 28, 2022
  • Effective, January 1, 2022, the updated salary range for this position is $15.48 to $16.44 per hour/week in alignment with the recently ratified OPSEU Unified 2022-2024 collective agreement.
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, May 19, 2022 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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