1. Position Title:
Military Interpreter - Infantry, Artillery
2. Reporting To:
Junior NCO - Infantry, Artillery
3. Primary Function/Job Purpose:
To interpret the role of a 19th-century British soldier, gunner or other character by executing military drills and manoeuvres, taking visitors on guided tours, participating in historical dramatizations, events, parades and performances in period costume.
- Participates in daily training routines of the 78th Highlanders and 3rd Brigade living history units including: foot and arms drill, formation drills, firearms demonstrations, duty training, artillery gun drills, sentry duties, signaling, military etiquette and historical knowledge lectures and interpretation.
- Maintains personal uniforms, weapons, and accoutrements by regular shining and cleaning.
- Participates in routine and special ceremonial parade functions in and outside of the Citadel. Scheduled hours for events may vary and can be set by administrators based on event requirements.
- Performs security functions during black powder demonstrations.
- Participates in the daily fatigue program including work areas, locker room and lunch area facility clean up.
- Presents guided and specialty tours.
- Performs other duties as required.
- Currently enrolled in high school, university or community college.
- No previous experience required.
7. Other Competencies/Characteristics:
- Ability to safely operate 19th century firearms and artillery under supervision.
- Excellent physical ability to perform 19th century British army foot and arms drill (both infantry and artillery) and to meet other essential physical demands;
- Ability to learn historical information within limited time frame and interpret it to the public (in both individual and group settings), particularly Canadian and/or British military and social history;
- Ability to portray an historical character and perform the role in public;
- Good communication and interpersonal skills to provide excellent program delivery, customer service and effective information service to both the public and the staff;
- Completion of Recruit Phase Training course.
- Applicants must be willing and able to obtain an Government of Canada Security Clearance and Criminal Records Check.
8. Working Conditions:
- Works outdoors on a rough, uneven surface in all types of weather and indoors in historical exhibits. Periodically also works in other environments (eg., classrooms, outdoors outside of site.)
- Works a variable work schedule which includes weekends, evenings and holidays as required.