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Through the stewardship of its historical sites, heritage assets, and natural spaces, Huronia Historical Parks (HHP) offers unique interactive interpretive experiences and educational programming that make history come to life. HHP promotes a strong tourism sector and prosperity in the region by welcoming visitors from around the world and building partnerships that strengthen its cultural, social, and economic impact.

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons is a nationally recognized historic site, including a comprehensive living history program, award winning museum and the archaeological remains of Ontario’s oldest masonry.

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons celebrates, respect’s and honours the culture, heritage, history, as well as past and present contributions of Indigenous Peoples. As one of Ontario’s significant heritage and culture attractions, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons aims to represent Indigenous Peoples, their cultures, traditions and achievements at the highest standard and with dignity and respect. Sainte-Marie among the Hurons is committed to continually improving our facilities and services to provide visitors with authentic outstanding Indigenous cultural programming.

What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role, you will:

• provide assistance in the research, development, training and implementation of Indigenous heritage programs and activities;
• monitor and evaluate historical interpretations, dramas, tours, special events, education and outreach programs;
• portray a role in traditional and historic-inspired clothing and participate in historical dramatizations, festivals and artisan demonstrations;
• conduct research to ensure accuracy in the depiction of programs;
• provide technical direction to students, and provide information to staff, stakeholders and community interest groups.

How do I qualify?
Specialized Experience and Knowledge:
You have:
• in-depth experience working within Indigenous communities.
• knowledge of Indigenous culture, history and perspective.
• knowledge of storytelling, living history interpretation, animation and education methodologies and applications.
• knowledge of or the desire to learn fabrication, construction and esthetic techniques pertaining to indigenous material culture, as well as leather and wood craft, food preparation, bark shelter and canoe construction.
• knowledge of or the desire to learn traditional harvesting practices such as birch bark, spruce root, sphagnum moss and more.
• the desire to teach and share Indigenous perspectives and world views.
• the desire to share advice on cultural program development, and participate in historical programming.

Communication, Public Speaking and Interpersonal Skills:
• You can effectively share your knowledge and skills with others.
• You have the written or verbal skills necessary to share program content and convey key program information.

Group Leadership and Teamwork Skills:
You can:
• provide guidance and mentorship to staff, and respond to customer service related issues.
• work effectively in a team environment.

Analytical, Problem Solving and Research Skills:
You can:
• conduct research to ensure accuracy in the depiction of programs.
• develop Indigenous cultural programs specific to audience needs.


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 the OPS 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’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require disability-related accommodation.

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