[Sust-mar] Interpreters, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nova Scotia

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Position: Interpreter
Organization: Joggins Fossil Institute http://jogginsfossilcliffs.net/institute/jobs/
Location: Joggins, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia

We are looking for Interpreters for the Joggins Fossil Cliffs UNESCO World Heritage Site.

We have both student and term positions available (for start/end dates please see our website). We are also looking for bilingual candidates.

Hours per Week: 30 per week (minimum) -- 37.5 (maximum)
Salary: $ 11.00 per hour

Interpreters are responsible for enhancing the visitor experience by conducting guided tours of the Joggins Fossil Cliffs UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Centre, providing on-site verbal interpretation and addressing visitor inquiries. Furthermore, Interpreters will have a role to play in ensuring safe and regulated visitation to the Joggins Fossil Cliffs UNESCO World Heritage Site and Joggins Fossil Centre.

Interpreters gain experience and training in presenting thematic interpretive programs. Interpreters will become familiar with operations at the Fossil Centre, learn to identify and address safety issues when working with the public and will gain knowledge of paleontology, coastal ecology, wildlife biology, botany, tourism and geology.

Job activities:
1. Deliver scheduled guided tours on a daily basis, which focus on: the fossils and geology of the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, cultural and industrial heritage, and coastal ecology.
2. Deliver educational programming (in the form of activities and games) to groups.
3. Undertake beach monitoring, ensuring safe beach access.
4. Adhere to and promote provincial legislation and policies on protection of natural geological heritage and safety.
5. Provide interpretation and respond to visitor enquires.
6. Inspect and address public areas of the Centre, its grounds and the World Heritage Site to ensure cleanliness, safety standards and regulations are met or exceeded.
7. Provide safety and stewardship information, which includes tide times and information on site stewardship and legislation.
8. Perform other related duties as required.

Required Qualifications
• Must be enrolled in a relevant post-secondary program
• Completion of Criminal Record Search and Child Abuse Registry (prepared after recruitment)
• Valid First Aid / CPR Certification and WHMIS
• Training or equivalent experience using computers and office equipment
• Training and/or experience in interpretation

Preferred Qualifications
• Valid Driver's license
• Completion of relevant certifications, i.e. Super Host and Interpretation Canada Certificates
• Fluent in both French and English

Preferred Knowledge, Abilities and Skills
• Customer service experience and/or equivalent training and certification.
• Excellent public speaking and presentation skills with the ability to deliver verbal interpretation.
• Ability to work efficiently and independently with limited supervision as well as in a team environment.
• Ability to understand tide times and the scheduling of events in relation to natural constraints.
• Ability to remain composed during high-pressure situations while prioritizing and remaining professional at all times.
• Capable of working flexible hours including most weekends, holidays and some evenings.
• Physically able to conduct tours at the Joggins Fossil Cliffs (climbing stairs, walking on cobble beach for up to approximately 8 kilometers in one day).

Critical Success Factors
• A committed team-worker, who is passionate about their personal and professional development.
• The ability to learn and to present acquired knowledge on to third parties.
• Positive attitude, friendly and self-confident nature.
• Patience to deal calmly with continual demands of customers and staff.
• Flexible, punctual, professional, reliable and not afraid of change.
• Alert mind with an attention to detail.
• Ability to cope with stress and resolve conflict.
• Comfortable with multitasking and taking initiative and responsibility.

Application Procedure
Closing Date: Friday, February 15, 2013 at 4:00 PM
Please submit an official application form, cover letter and resume via email (preferred method) to Stephanie Viera, Operations Manager at operations at jogginsfossilcliffs.net, via fax at 902-251-2502 or by mail to:

Joggins Fossil Institute
100 Main Street
Joggins, Nova Scotia  B0L 1A0

The official application form is available to download on the Joggins Fossil Cliffs website at:

Incomplete application will not be accepted.
Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Thank you!

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