Parks Canada – Prince Edward Island Field Unit
Cavendish (Prince Edward Island), Dalvay (Prince Edward Island), Greenwich (Prince Edward Island)
SU-01 – Student Heritage Communicator (stream 1), SU-02 – Student Park Communicator (stream 2), SU-03 – Janitorial Student (stream 3), SU-04 – Visitor Experience Musician Animator (stream 4), SU-05 – ANNE-imator: Anne on Demand (stream 5)
$15.00 to $16.49 per hour
Closing date: 9 February 2022 – 23:59, Pacific Time
Who can apply: To be eligible, you must be:
– Currently enrolled as a full-time student in an academic institution;
– Returning to full-time studies in the next academic term;
– Have legal status to work in Canada.
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purposes (including issuing screening results, and sending invitations for written tests and interviews).
“IMPORTANT” You must provide an e-mail address that will be valid throughout the selection process in order to ensure full correspondence with participants.
SU1: Student Heritage Communicator (stream 1) – Heritage Communicators are responsible for learning and delivering education programs, presenting interpretive demonstrations and programs, leading guided tours, working collaboratively with a variety of staff, assisting with the presentation of special events, acting as an ambassador for the site (both on-site and off-site) as well as other related activities. BILINGUAL STUDENTS ONLY
SU2: Student Park Communicator (stream 2) – Park Communicators greet visitors and provide information and orientation related to facilities, services, programs, regulations, and safety precautions in person or by telephone. They collect revenue using a point of sale system and complete daily sales deposits. BILINGUAL STUDENTS ONLY
SU3: Janitorial Student (stream 3) – Janitorial Students interact with other park employees and visitors as a member of the Visitor Experience team. They perform a variety of daily janitorial duties to ensure park facilities are clean and accessible for our visitors. ENGLISH or BILINGUAL STUDENTS
SU4 : Visitor Experience Musician Animator (stream 4) – The Visitor Experience Musician-Animator will be responsible for incorporating history, music and theatre into the programs of the Visitor Experience offer at Green Gables Heritage Place. The student will be expected to engage visitors through music and theatre, and increase appreciation for the site. The student will deliver interactive on-site animation in character, as well as support off site special activities. BILINGUAL STUDENTS ONLY
SU5 : ANNE-imator: Anne on Demand (stream 5) – This student will be responsible for portraying the
character “Anne of Shirley”, at Green Gables Heritage Place. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the beloved character from the novel. ‘Anne’ will engage visitors, pose for photo opportunities and participate in interpretive activities, such as old-fashioned games and races and ice-cream making and other potential demonstrations. BILINGUAL STUDENTS ONLY
Parks Canada is a federal government agency responsible for the protection and presentation of Canada’s outstanding natural and cultural resources through a system of national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites in all regions of Canada.
PEI National Park of Canada is home to sand dunes, barrier islands and sandspits, beaches, sandstone cliffs, wetlands and forests. These diverse habitats provide a home for a variety of plants and animals, including the threatened Gulf of Saint Lawrence Aster and the endangered Piping Plover. The National Park also features unique cultural resources, notably Green Gables, part of L. M. Montgomery’s Cavendish National Historic Site, and Dalvay-by-the-Sea National Historic Site.
Intent of the process
Parks Canada, PEI is hiring students.
Our intent is to conduct interviews in February and create a pool of candidates.
Positions to be filled: Number to be determined
Information you must provide
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Students must currently be enrolled as a full-time student in an academic institution and returning to full-time studies in the next academic term.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Various language requirements
English Essential & Bilingual
• K1- Knowledge of what Parks Canada does specific to our mandate and charter.
• A1 – Ability to communicate clearly, giving clear information to the general public, supervisors and
• A2 – Teamwork
• A3 – Ability to deliver presentations using effective communication technique (used for HERITAGE COMMUNICATOR ONLY)
• A4 – Ability to deliver presentations as the character “Anne Shirley” using effective dramatic techniques (used for ANNE-IMATOR ONLY)
• PS1 – Exercises Sound Judgment
• PS2 – Demonstrates reliability and dependability
• PS3 – Demonstrates initiative
• PS4 – Personally connects with others
• PS5 – Attention to detail (used for PARK COMMUNICATORS AND JANITORIAL STUDENTS ONLY)
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
• Candidates must be willing to wear a uniform and/or costume.
• Candidates must be willing to work a variable schedule, including evenings, weekends
and statutory holidays.
• Candidates must be willing to work outdoors and be exposed to various weather
• Candidates must be aware that housing and transportation is not provided.
Conditions of employment
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
• Reliability security clearance status
• Candidate must currently be a full-time secondary or post-secondary student enrolled at an accredited institution.
• Candidate must be returning to full-time secondary or post-secondary studies at an accredited institution in the next academic year.
• Candidate must be the minimum age to work in Prince Edward Island (16 years old).
• Successful candidate must obtain and maintain Emergency First Aid and CPR certificate.
• Successful candidate may be required to possess and maintain a valid class 5 driver’s licence, if applicable to the position.
• All eligible students who have legal status to work in Canada. Please indicate in your application the
reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status
or work permit
• All Parks Canada Agency employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground of discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.
Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.
Parks Canada is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity under the Employment Equity Act, and strives to ensure that our workforce reflects the diverse nature of Canadian society. We encourage women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a visible minority group to self-identify in their application.
On November 8th, 2021, the Parks Canada Agency announced the details of its vaccination requirement for all employees.
As per the Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for Parks Canada Agency, employees must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate, determinate (term), casual, as and when required, and student hiring (full-time, part-time and seasonal). Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to ensure terms and conditions of employment are met, the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete a vaccination attestation form.
In accordance with paragraph 8(2)(a) of the Privacy Act, information or material, whether provided directly by the candidate or otherwise obtained by the selection board, used during the selection process for the purpose of assessing a candidate may be used as part of the selection review and recourse processes. Such relevant information may be provided to third parties, such as other candidates or their representatives, who have a legitimate reason to be aware of that information.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.