Job Title: Interpreter at Fort Edward National Historic Site

Job Title: Interpreter at Fort Edward National Historic Site
Location: Windsor, NS
Wage: $11.15 per hour at 35 hours per week (Tuesday-Saturday)
Start Date: June 19, 2018 End Date: September 1, 2018

Deadline to apply is May 16, 2018. Please email a cover letter and resume to whhs@ns.aliantzinc.ca or write to West Hants Historical Society at 281 King Street, PO BOX 2335 Windsor NS B0N 2T0 or visit in person on Wednesdays from 10 am to 3 pm. For more information please email the above address or call 902-798-4706.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Greet visitors and maintain visitor statistics;
2. Deliver guided tours of the Fort Edward Blockhouse and grounds;
3. Gather visitor feedback and comments;
4. Assist in planning special events to take place at Fort Edward;
5. Explore new methods of promoting Fort Edward within the community;
6. Write brief articles (1-2 paragraphs in length) pertaining to Fort Edward to be used on the West Hants Historical Society Blog or newsletter; and
7. To assist with other duties pertaining to the daily running of the Fort. This includes: raising and lowering the flags; basic cleaning; and monitoring of the grounds.

REQUIREMENTS:
The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, outgoing individual with an interest in local history, possesses exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills, and have a professional and positive work attitude. Strong organizational and communication skills, and the ability to work independently are essential. Must be fluent in English and French (written and verbal). The candidate must enjoy working with members of the public, especially seniors and children. Knowledge of the history of Hants County is an asset.

The applicant must pass a security screening test provided by Parks Canada. Please note: the successful applicant chosen by the West Hants Historical Society will also be required to pass a telephone interview, in French, with a representative of Parks Canada.

The West Hants Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer and as such persons with disabilities, visual minorities, and Aboriginal Peoples, and persons of all genders are encouraged to apply.

The West Hants Historical Society is a community-based museum and genealogy room that displays the cultural history of one of Nova Scotia's oldest communities. The Society seeks to preserve, present, and promote the rich history of Hants County in relation to the larger history of the Province of Nova Scotia and the nation of Canada. The West Hants Historical Society has well over 1000 artifacts and approximately 1,500 photographs in the collection. Please visit our Facebook page and website for more information about our organization.

The West Hants Historical Society is a non-profit organization based in Windsor, NS and serving the Avon area. The WHHS has been in operation since 1973, and operates a Museum, genealogy department and the national historic site of Fort Edward in Windsor, NS.