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Careers

Huronia Historical Parks operates two of Ontario’s premier historic attractions, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons in Midland, and Discovery Harbour in Penetanguishene. Both locations are attractions of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. We offer tremendous opportunities to work with an exciting team in a unique environment with diverse visitors from around the world.

Summer jobs for students

Gain valuable leadership, public speaking, and teaching skills as a historical interpreter. Develop customer service and money-handling abilities as a ticket booth attendant. Take pride in caring for an important part of history as a member of our maintenance crew. Build experience and friendships that will last a lifetime!

Key duties and responsibilities

Under the direction of the Manager of Operations at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons or Discovery Harbour, Student Historical Interpreters will: 

  • learn and practice specific facets of historical interpretation in education and public tours 
  • animate the site 
  • provide interpretive and guiding services by conducting education and public tours 
  • provide historical knowledge/information acquired from the site manuals internal training 
  • provide customer services by greeting visitors 
  • deliver historical interpretation services by providing hands-on activities such as blacksmithing, carpentry and clay work 
  • assist in the daily curatorial/maintenance of the historic buildings and furnishings 
  • be willing to work weekends and occasional evenings 
  • be willing to wear a historic costume and to adhere to the costume policy 
  • provide other duties as assigned 

Skills and knowledge required

  • ability to learn quickly and readily recall information 
  • ability to work with others responsibly and fairly 
  • possess excellent oral communication skills 
  • ability to address large groups 
  • ability to work with people of all ages, including children of various ages as well as seniors 
  • ability to perform all duties and tasks in period costume 
  • ability to take direction 
  • ability to be flexible and adaptable in the workplace 
  • ability to be diplomatic with visitors and fellow staff 
  • ability to carry out interpretative responsibilities with the support of ongoing training and experience 
  • ability to adhere to workplace safety regulations, workplace protocol standards as set out by Huronia Historical Parks and/or the Ontario Public Service 

Salary

The rate of pay for Summer Student Historical Interpreters is $16.35 per hour for post secondary students and $15.85 per hour for high school students.

Under the direction of the Manager of Operations at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons or Manager of Operations at Discovery Harbour, the Student Maintenance Worker will: 

  • provide cleanliness of historic site by ensuring that all garbage containers are emptied daily 
  • cut grass on site property, water and weed flower beds 
  • clean all washrooms and ensure supplies are available for public use 
  • vacuum public and office areas on a regular basis 
  • feed the animals and clean stalls as required 
  • run maintenance errands for maintenance staff as required 
  • assist the full-time maintenance staff with special maintenance projects/events 
  • assist with set up for special events 
  • safely operate equipment. 
  • be willing to work weekends 
  • possess a valid Class G driver’s licence 
  • provide other duties as assigned

Skills and knowledge required

  • ability to learn quickly 
  • ability to work with others responsibly and fairly 
  • possess good communications skills 
  • ability to effectively take direction 
  • ability to be flexible and adaptable in the workplace 
  • ability to be diplomatic with visitors and fellow staff 
  • ability to respect tools and equipment and perform physical duties 
  • ability to adhere to the Ontario Health and Safety Act and the workplace protocol standards as set out by Huronia Historical Parks and/or the Ontario Public Service. 

Salary

The rate of pay for Summer Student Maintenance Workers is $16.35 per hour for post-secondary students and $15.85 per hour for high school students.

Key duties and responsibilities

Under the direction of the Manager of Marketing, New Media and Visitor Services, the Student Ticket Booth Clerk will: 

  • greet the public and group arrivals in a professional, friendly and courteous manner 
  • learn the history, public programs and special events of both sites (Sainte-Marie among the Hurons and Discovery Harbour) 
  • promote and upsell Huronia Historical Parks’ products, ranging from season passes to area accommodation packages, special event promotions and retail sales 
  • acquire the knowledge of local area attractions, hotels and tourism products to promote them and provide support to the local tourism economy. 
  • use the visitor management system to organize and take admissions for both attractions in the form of cash, cheques, credit cards, debit purchases and invoicing 
  • be responsible for balancing and securing cash 
  • follow opening and end of the day procedures 
  • familiarize themselves with all site rules and regulations concerning workplace protocol standards as set by Huronia Historical Parks and the Ontario Public Service 
  • be willing to work weekends and varied shifts throughout the day and evening 
  • provide other duties as assigned 

Skills and knowledge required

  • ability to learn quickly and recall information 
  • ability to work with others in a respectful and supportive environment 
  • possess excellent communications and customer service skills 
  • ability to effectively take direction 
  • ability to be flexible and adaptable in the workplace 
  • ability to be diplomatic with visitors and fellow staff 
  • comfortable in a computerized environment, handling and balancing cash, cheques, debit and credit transactions 

Salary

The rate of pay for Summer Student Ticket Booth Clerks is $16.35 per hour for post secondary students and $15.85 per hour for high school students. 

Proficiency in English and French is an asset. We encourage applications from Indigenous individuals. When completing the application form, be sure to upload your resume as a PDF in the form itself. To request a different application format, you can:

  • email employment.hhp@ontario.ca or
  • pick up a paper form at the administrative offices of Huronia Historical Parks, located at 16164 Highway 12 in Midland Ontario

We thank all candidates for applying, however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

Other opportunities at Huronia Historical Parks

On-call Historical Interpreters

If you love history, enjoy public speaking, and are interested in traditional craftwork, you might make a great historical interpreter. We’re seeking several on-call interpreters at both historic sites. French and German are assets. Applications from Indigenous individuals are encouraged.

On-call Ticket Booth/Retail Attendants

Do you excel in customer service and cash handling? We are hiring multiple on-call workers to support admissions and retail operations at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons and Discovery Harbour in 2023.

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