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Groundskeeper/Historical Interpreter/Gift Shop

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Job Order #: 5673026

Employer Name:
Saskatchewan Railroad Historical Association Inc.
Wage/Salary Info:
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Employment Terms:
Length of Employment:
16 weeks
Completed at least some post-secondary
No Experience
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How to Apply?:
Preferred method would be online, either through saskjobs or on the Museum website.

Application Information

Employer Name:
Saskatchewan Railroad Historical Association Inc.

Employer Address:

Contact Name:
Cal Sexsmith

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The Saskatchewan Railway Museum is now hiring for the position(s) of Historical Interpreter / Groundskeeper / Gift Shop Operator.
Term: 16 weeks (May 13, 2019 to September 2, 2019)
Location: The Saskatchewan Railway Museum is located five minutes west of Saskatoon on the Pike Lake Highway (#60).  Applicants must be a full time post secondary student under the age of 30 and have a valid drivers licence and transportation to and from the museum site.

Qualifications: Tourism or Canadian History students with valid First Aid/CPR certificates are preferred.  Applicants must be able to multi-task among the three roles specified in job title.  Applicants must be able to work with minimal supervision and complete specified tasks by given deadline.  For grant purposes, students must be returning to post secondary studies in the fall and be under the age of thirty.

NOTE:  Additional criteria to be considered.  Students applying who have completed the first year and are entering the second year of the Practicum/Internship program within the Recreation & Tourism Management program at Kelsey Institute, will be looked at favourably when hiring decisions are made.  

Successful applicants will be expected to gain a working knowledge of the Saskatchewan Railway Museums site history, rolling stock, artifacts, and buildings related to Canadian railway and street railway heritage.  

Duties will include tour guiding, operating vintage museum equipment (motor cars and a VIA tractor), operating the Gift Shop (retail sales, admission ticket sales, inventory control and customer service), and general grounds maintenance (operating ride-on and push lawn mowers, line trimming, painting, and general cleaning duties).


Skills and Abilities

Essential Skills
 - Computer use
 - Finding information
 - Job task planning and organizing
 - Critical thinking
 - Decision making
 - Problem solving
 - Working with others
 - Oral communication
 - Writing
 - Document use
 - Reading text
Transportation/Travel Information
 - Public transportation is not available
 - Travel expenses not paid by employer
 - Valid driver's licence
 - Own transportation
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)
 - Not required
Type of Machinery or Equipment
 - Small engine equipment
 - Sprayer or duster
 - Tractor mower
 - Weed trimmer/edger
Specific Skills
 - Water lawns/gardens
 - Cart and spread topsoil and other materials
 - Cut grass
 - Remove litter and garbage
 - Weed, prune and trim trees and plants
 - Write daily basic progress reports
Work Setting
 - Landscape maintenance
 - Park or public area
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
 - Bending, crouching, kneeling
 - Walking
 - Combination of sitting, standing, walking
 - Hand-eye co-ordination
 - Attention to detail
 - Manual dexterity
 - Physically demanding
Own Tools/Equipment
 - Gloves
 - Steel-toed safety boots
Work Site Environment
 - Hot
 - Outdoors


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