Summer Jobs - 2022
Merrickville and District Historical Society is planning to open the Merrickville Blockhouse Museum in summer 2022. Applications are now being accepted for Merrickville Blockhouse Museum interpreters.
Position: Merrickville Blockhouse Museum Interpreter
Open To: Youth (16 - 30 years old)
Location: Merrickville Blockhouse National Historic Site, Blockhouse Park, Merrickville, ON
Duration: 8 - 12 weeks, beginning late June - end of August
Hours of work: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm (35-40 hours/week, depending on funding agency); includes weekends and some evenings
Languages: English; oral ability in French an asset; oral ability in additional languages an asset
Required: Proof of vaccination against COVID-19
Assets: First Aid Certification
The Merrickville Blockhouse Museum operates in an historic building that is not temperature regulated (no air conditioning or heating).
Required to wear a period costume
Must be able to climb stairs (building is not accessible)
Washroom facilities are located in neighbouring buildings (100 - 300 metres away)
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Merrickville Blockhouse Museum interpreters provide the personality of the museum and bring it alive for the 10,000 visitors who visit Merrickville-Wolford during the summer season by greeting them, answering enquiries, interpreting displays and artifacts, maintaining a respectful and enjoyable atmosphere while acting as ambassadors for MDHS as well as the community. The interpreters are responsible for:
welcoming visitors, making them feel comfortable, identifying their interests and providing an excellent visitor experience for them during their time at the Merrickville Blockhouse Museum
advertising Merrickville-Wolford events during summer 2022
opening and closing the museum each day
keeping attendance records
accepting donations for entrance to the museum
monitoring and reporting on the condition of artifacts and displays
contributing to a positive team environment with colleagues, Society members and community stakeholders
All Candidates must meet the eligibility requirements of our granting organizations:
1. Canada Summer Jobs
To be eligible, youth must:
i. be between 15 and 30 years of age at the beginning of the employment period;
ii. be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,
iii. have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
2. Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations: see https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/young-canada-works/students-graduates/heritage-organizations-students.html
A student may be eligible for employment if they:
i. are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
ii. are legally entitled to work in Canada;
iii. are between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
iv. are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
v. will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) during the Young Canada Works (YCW) work assignment;
vi. have been a full-time high school, college, CEGEP or university student (as defined by their educational institution) in the semester preceding the YCW work assignment; and
vii. intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW work assignment.
Note: Priority will be given to students who have not previously participated in the YCWHO employment program.
All youth are encouraged to register with Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations at the time of their application here:
Interested candidates should refer to the Job Description – Blockhouse Interpreter (below) and forward your application to: firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business Friday, April 29, 2022 (preferred method).
Applications can also be mailed to MDHS. Please note that they must be received by April 29, 2022 to receive consideration.
Merrickville and District Historical Society
Attn: Blockhouse Manager
Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview during the month of May 2022.
Thank you for considering a position at the Merrickville Blockhouse Museum.