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Indigenous Recruitment- Heritage Presenter at Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site

Lower Fort Garry Fraser House, Engineer

Indigenous Recuitment- Heritage Presenter

Parks Canada, Manitoba Field Unit, Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site


The Manitoba Field Unit is looking for Heritage Presenters to support the integration of Indigenous perspectives, knowledge, and practices into the Visitor Experience team. We’re looking for candidates with a passion for customer service and working to bring history to life!


General Information



Contact Information

Work Location

St. Andrew’s, Manitoba (Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site)

Sub-organization- section


Manitoba Field Unit




Rate of Pay


$ 50 905 to $ 57 305 annually (based on full-time, year-round employment)

Employment Tenure


Seasonal Indeterminate 0.4 FTE, full-time May-September

Language Requirement


English Essential


Who We Are


A passionate, diverse group of people from a variety of functions, work together as the Manitoba Field Unit.  The field unit manages seven national historic sites and one national park which are broadly dispersed throughout southern and northern Manitoba.  These are: Wapsuk National Park; Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site; York Factory National Historic Site; Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site; St. Andrew's Rectory National Historic Site; The Forks National Historic Site; Riel House National Historic Site and Linear Mounds National Historic Site.  The Manitoba Field Unit south is responsible for developing and delivering programs and visitor experiences at six of these National Historic Sites.  The team works collaboratively with Indigenous partners such as the Treaty One Nation, and the Manitoba Métis Federation to ensure all perspectives are considered.



Area of Selection



This posting is open to persons self-identifying as Indigenous*


Preference will be given to members of Treaty One Nation**


*Indigenous is the collective term in Canada to include First Nations, Inuit and Métis.

**The seven First Nations that are represented by Treaty One Nation are: Peguis First Nation, Sagkeeng First Nation, Brokenhead Ojibway Nation, Roseau River Anishinaabe First Nation, Long Plain First Nation, Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation and Swan Lake First Nation


Intent of the Process


This process will be used to staff GT-01 Heritage Presenter positions in various tenures in the Visitor Experience South Team of the Manitoba Field Unit. A pool of partially or fully qualified candidates may also be established to staff similar or identical positions at Parks Canada with various linguistic profiles as well as tenures (term or indeterminate), location across Canada and/or security clearance, which may vary according to the position being staffed.


Positions to be filled: 2





The GT-01 Heritage presenter role delivers interpretive presentations, programs, and activities to visitors at Parks Canada Sites in Manitoba South.

We’re looking for candidates with customer service skills, who are comfortable sharing their perspectives and lived experiences to fill these positions.






Essential Qualifications


To be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications):




A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination* of education, training, experience, or traditional knowledge relevant to position.


*An acceptable combination of education, training and experience may include two years of secondary school or Public Service Commission approved alternatives.


As well as:


Successful completion of a minimum of one (1) course relevant to the duties of the position (e.g., courses taken through continuing education facilities, colleges, universities, professional or governmental organizations or employers including training provided by Indigenous elders or group that may include but are not limited to courses in education, tourism, recreation, leisure studies, heritage interpretation, communications, public speaking, performing arts).



  •          Experience in delivering information to individuals or groups in face-to-face situations with the purpose of educating, informing, engaging, entertaining and/or motivating;
  •          Experience sharing the cultural teachings of Prairie or Anishinaabe First Nations groups.


Knowledge :

  •         Knowledge of traditional teachings from Anishinaabe, Cree, or Sioux culture

Abilities :

  •         Ability to communicate effectively orally.


Personal Suitability Competencies:

  •         Thinking things through.
  •         Showing initiative and being action oriented.
  •        Working effectively with others.
  •        Demonstrating integrity and respect.


The "Core Competencies" listed above will form the foundation of the assessment process - you will be screened based on the responses to the experience questions; you will be assessed during the interview phase on how you demonstrate these core competencies; and, we may use the core competencies to confirm references.


Asset Qualifications


The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job):


Additional Experience :


Depending on the position to be staffed, other qualifications may be used by the hiring manager(s). If so, candidates will be provided with the opportunity to submit all relevant information and will be informed prior to being assessed in relation to other qualifications that may apply.

• Experience in giving instructions and/or delivering training;
• Experience in the delivery of natural and/or cultural heritage programs;
• Experience in theatre/performing arts, heritage interpretation, adult education museum education or story telling.



Operational Requirements and Conditions of Employment



Operational Requirements

  •         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;
  •        Be available to work at various locations across Manitoba South, including the Forks National Historic Site, Riel House National Historic Site and Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site;
  •        Work and/or travel in varied terrains, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation;
  •        Stand/walk for prolonged periods while delivering tours, or interpretive programming.

Condition of Employment

 Obtain and maintain Reliability Status Security Clearance

Information on the Reliability Status Security Clearance may be found here:


Parks Canada as an Employer of Choice for Indigenous Talent



Parks Canada strives to be a leading organization in working towards the Government of Canada’s commitment to reconciliation and renewed relationships with First Nations, Metis, and Inuit, based on a recognition of rights, respect, collaboration, and partnership.


As an Agency, we take steps to:


ü  Recognize and honour the historic and contemporary contributions of Indigenous peoples, their histories, and cultures, as well as the special relationships Indigenous peoples have with ancestral lands, waters, and ice.

ü  Foster a better understanding of Indigenous peoples’ perspectives, cultures, and traditions.

ü Ensure that Canadians have opportunities to learn about the full scope of our shared history, including the difficult periods that are part of our past.

ü Build lasting partnerships with Indigenous groups across Canada in conserving natural and cultural heritage and sharing the stories of these treasured places.

ü Collaborate with Indigenous communities and organizations in various conservation activities, such as species recovery and habitat restoration by weaving Indigenous knowledge through programs.

ü Eliminate barriers in staffing processes.


At Parks Canada, we host a diversity of networks, aiming to foster a sense of belonging and connection amongst First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Employees:


ü  Indigenous Employee Sharing Circle

ü  Indigenous Employee Community Network

 ü Indigenous Relations Community of Practice


Advance your career at Parks Canada with the help of our existing career advancement programs:


ü  Indigenous Employee Training Fund (IETF)

ü Indigenous Career Navigator Program




How to apply


There are three ways to apply


Online Application: Click the “Apply Now” button below to create a job account, upload a résumé and answer the online questionnaire.


Emailed Application:  contact Human Resources at  prior to the closing date with a résumé and cover letter that clearly demonstrates how you meet the “essential” education and experience requirements; quoting the selection process number (located in the top right corner of the advertisement) in the subject line.


Verbal Application: contact Human Resources at prior to the closing date to make an appointment to apply or call 204-297-7682 and leave a voicemail with your name and contact details.


Not sure what to put in your application? 

The Indigenous Career Navigator  (ICN) at Parks Canada provides professional career support to Indigenous employees, Indigenous students and Indigenous peoples currently working in or seeking employment within the federal public service. Please contact for advice and assistance applying for this position.


Other Information



Parks Canada 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.  Parks Canada 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.


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. Contact to request an accommodation.  

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 selection process. 

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We thank all who apply. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 



Applications accepted on an on-going basis until the positions are filled. Applications accepted until April 15, 2024.