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Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
Fort William Historical Park
Thunder Bay
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
94024 - Artisan 3
$24.95 - $27.12 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Do you have hands-on Coopering skills and techniques? If so then consider this opportunity with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, where you will interpret the role and significance of Coopering within the context of Fort William Historical Park's living history, education, events and exhibits program.

Please note: Fort William Historical Park is a 7-day a week, 24-hour operation. Position may be required to attend overnight functions, travel to out of town events and off-hour programs, work holidays and weekends.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• Develop and implement period Coopering interpretive, education and event programming using living history techniques and applications
• Serve as a resource in the implementation of living history Cooper activities
• Participate in historical dramatizations, pageants, festivals, special events, daily activities, education and outreach programs
• Demonstrate the skills of the Cooper to make or repair casks, pails, buckets or barrels used to hold flour, gunpowder, or other commodities, stored liquids or shipping containers
• Serve as a maintenance resource to all aspects of Heritage Trades Operations.

How do I qualify?


• Class G Ontario Driver's Licence is required to perform outreach education programs

Specialized Skills:

• You have Heritage and current Coopering skills, techniques, construction and tools
• You have skills in fabricating from raw material sources, a wide variety of wet and dry vessels
• You have Coopering skills such as wood and metal hooping, stave fabrication and fitting, firing of cask, hard and soft wood species identification and preparation

Other Skills:

• You have interpretive applications and applied living history techniques to dramatize and portray historical characters and events, and present educational workshops to staff and the public

Planning and Organizational Skills:

• You can plan and organize Coopering duties performed
• You can coordinate activities of seasonal staff

Communication and Reasoning Skills:

• You can interact with visitors and participate in interpretive demonstrations
• You have reasoning skills to fabricate items using fire, water, oak and steel, and to utilize both hand and power tools in this process
• You have precision and attention to detail to assemble staves split from the centre of a tree, fitting the staves one to another and binding them with iron to make casks

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 1350 King Rd, Thunder Bay, North Region, Enhanced - Vulnerable Services Sector Screening Requirement
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Posted on:
Monday, October 30, 2017
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service Employment Screening Checks Policy, the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Please refer to the Additional Information / Address section above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), HR Service Delivery Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional screening checks as indicated in the Additional Information / Address section above that were not obtained directly by you. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening/Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service.)

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
  • N-TM-113072/17
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.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, November 27, 2017 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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