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Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
Fort William Historical Park
Thunder Bay
Job Term:
1 Temporary - seasonally recurring up to 10 months
Job Code:
02924 - Museum Assistant 2
$971.76 - $1,131.59 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Consider this exciting opportunity with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport to make an impact on the tourism industry development in Ontario!

As a Family Life and Volunteer Team Leader at the Fort William Historical Park, you will provide planning and coordination for educational family programs, as well as volunteer and food programs and services.

PLEASE NOTE: This position may require you to attend overnight functions, travel to out of town events and off-hour programs, and work on holidays and weekends

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• Oversee the development and implementation of Family Life Living History programs, monitor program quality and ensure compliance with established education curriculum;
• Conduct research to deliver new and innovative educational and interpretive programs;
• Establish partnerships with Aboriginal groups, community cultural groups and educators;
• Coordinate the portrayal of domestic cultural activities in support of living history and educational programs;
• Participate in historical dramatizations, festivals and special events;
• Coordinate heritage food service for educational interpretive programs and special events, and ensure compliance with health regulations;
• Recruit volunteers, and coordinate volunteer services for the Park's programs, events and interpretive program delivery.

How do I qualify?


• You must have a valid class G driver's licence

Volunteer Coordination, Training and Leadership Skills:

• You have knowledge of volunteer planning, recruitment, training, deployment and retention strategies
• You can plan, develop and implement educational historical programs that are in compliance with established education curriculum
• You can lead, train and educate staff and volunteers in the portrayal and depiction of period and contemporary activities
• You can guide and support staff in the execution of educational programs and events, and resolve operational and program related issues

Communication, Customer Service and Interpersonal Skills:

• You can work effectively with staff, volunteers, internal and external stakeholders
• You can develop program objectives, plans and proposals, and conduct program assessments and evaluations
• You can present recommendation to managers, and represent the ministry with community partners and groups

Historical and Dramatization Knowledge:

• You have knowledge of Canadian Fur Trade history throughout the early 1800's
• You have knowledge of period techniques, period fare (agriculture and wilderness), indigenous and European fare, cooking techniques, and 19th century horticulture
• You have knowledge of progressive living history methodologies, application and teaching for all ages
• You have knowledge of curatorial and interpretive fields

Culinary and Crafting Skills:

• You have culinary skills in open hearth cooking and bread making, using heritage and modern equipment, and meal preparation of historic and present day fare for large groups
• You have knowledge of health and safety practices for food preparation and handling
• You have crafting skills (e.g., sewing, leather, bead work) to teach staff and produce items for the interpretive program and revenue generating opportunities

Analytical, Research and Evaluative Skills:

• You can develop authentic, new and innovative programs, creative learning activities and food services that incorporate culture from the 1800's for all ages
• You can evaluate and assess program effectiveness, identify opportunities and recommend areas for improvement
• You can conduct historical research on Family Life practices and activities

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary - Seasonal, duration up to 10 months, 1350 King Rd, Thunder Bay, North Region, Enhanced - Vulnerable Services Sector Screening Requirement
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Customer and Client Services
Posted on:
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
  • 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-121060/18
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 Friday, March 23, 2018 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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