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Parks Canada – Southwestern Ontario Field Unit
Fort Malden National Historic Site, Amherstburg, ON
May 2022 – November 2022 with possibility of transition into a permanent, seasonal role
$46,234 to $52,046 (under review; pro-rated to the length of the season; plus bilingual)

Experience Canada by joining the Parks Canada Agency!

Closing date: 27 February 2022 – 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons employed or residing in and within an 80 kilometre radius of Amherstburg, Ontario, who have a 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.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

We will only accept on-line applications received via the site.

All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System. Following are some of the benefits associated with applying on-line.

– Applicants can create a profile and a resume that can be used when applying for other processes without having to recreate a new application each time.
– Applicants can modify their application/resume at any time BEFORE the closing date indicated on the job advertisement.
– Applicants can verify the status of their applications, at any time.
– Applicants can be notified electronically of tests or interviews and results.
– For some jobs, applicants will find important information, namely the job questionnaire and a complete statement of merit criteria that are only available when applying on-line.

To submit an application on-line, please select the button “Apply Online” below.

Persons who are unable to apply on-line must contact the person listed below prior to the closing date.

Do you have a passion for Canada’s natural and cultural heritage? Does working at a national park or historic site interest you? If so, we welcome you to apply to the GT-01 Heritage Presenter position for Parks Canada’s Southwestern Ontario Field Unit.

Become a member of a team that delivers dynamic, engaging and innovative interpretive presentations, programs and activities to the public. Learn and share interpretation techniques and practices that contribute to providing visitors with opportunities to discover, appreciate, learn and enjoy Parks Canada’s Southwestern Ontario sites.

Work environment
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.

Parks Canada’s Southwestern Ontario Field Unit is a geographical area that encompasses approximately 30,000 km2 of Canada’s unique natural and cultural heritage. From the picturesque Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, to the most Southern point of Canada at Point Pelee National Park, the Southwestern Ontario Field Unit offers a truly distinctive work environment. On behalf of Canadians, we actively operate 4 National Historic Sites, 1 National Park and a Field Unit office in the most densely populated and diverse area of the country.

Intent of the process
The intent of the process is to fill one position from May to November 2022, with the possibility of transitioning to a permanent, seasonal position.

The season of Fort Malden NHS is usually 17 weeks, between May and November.

The results of this process may be used to fill vacant GT-01 Heritage Interpreter positions with full-time and/or part-time hours in Amherstburg, ON and may be used for various Parks Canada sites across Southwestern Ontario, including temporary and permanent seasonal tenures. Seasonal tenures may vary across sites.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

A high school diploma.

Degree equivalency


Experience working and/or volunteering with the public, face-to-face or virtually, in one of the following fields for the purpose of education, engagement, entertainment and/or motivation:
• theatre/performing arts
• heritage interpretation
• informal or formal teaching
• story-telling

Experience in paid or volunteer work that entailed direct contact and communication with the public

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Bilingual – Imperative (BBB/BBB)

Information on language requirements


Knowledge of Parks Canada, its objectives and mandate.
Knowledge of communication, presentation and/or interpretive techniques such as storytelling, demonstration, theatre programs or guided tours.


Adaptability – Adapting in order to work effectively in ambiguous or changing situations, and with diverse individuals and groups;
Client Focus – Providing service excellence to internal and/or external client;
Initiative – Dealing with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise;
Teamwork – Working collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals;
Communication – Listening to others and communicating articulately to inform, influence and involve.

Personal Suitability:

Exercises sound judgment;
Personally connects with others;
Make things happen;
Demonstrate Integrity.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Possession of a valid class G driver’s license.

Work shift-work, and/or weekends, and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays
Wear a Parks Canada uniform as per the uniform policy and/or dress in period costume as per Parks Canada requirements
Work and/or travel in varied weather conditions.
Stand/walk for prolonged periods
Handle historic weapons or other types of materials

Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance

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.

Other information
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.

Information on employment equity

For tips to navigate the application process step by step, refer to the following site:

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.

Please submit your completed application, including all of the above-mentioned documentation. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.

The Parks Canada Agency is established as a separate employer in the Federal Public Service under the Financial Administration Act. Persons appointed to the Agency continue to be part of the Public Service. The Parks Canada Agency operates under its own human resources framework outside of the Public Service Employment Act and in line with values of fairness, competence and respect, and its operating principles.

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.

Tips for applicants:
• Please provide complete and thorough details of your education and experience.
• Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history. You must be specific and provide concrete examples/details for each Experience element, as applications will be screened only on the information provided.
• Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the competition.

Persons who have received pay in lieu of unfulfilled surplus period, a Transition Support Measure (TSM) or an Educational Allowance and are re-appointed to the Parks Canada Agency are required to reimburse an amount corresponding to the period from the effective date of such reappointment or hiring, to the end of the original period for which the TSM and education allowance was paid. Please contact Human Resources Manager ( if you are one of these individuals to find out how this applies to your particular situation.

Persons who are in receipt of a Canadian Government Public Service pension and are considering this employment opportunity with the Parks Canada Agency, should contact the PWGSC Public Service Pension Centre (1-800-561-7930) in order to determine the impact of an appointment on their pension benefit entitlements.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

Travel cost for individuals who are not Federal Public Servants will not be covered.

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information
Human Resources

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