During the summer, students are hired to work as historical interpreters portraying soldiers or musicians of the 100th Regiment.
Letters of interest and CVs are welcome year round however the number and type of position will only be determined in the spring. Interviews have already started for those who have sent in their CV.
To be eligible, students must:
- Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
- Have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
- Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,
- Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant Ontario provincial legislation and regulations.
Furthermore, successful candidates must:
- Wear and maintain a uniform;
- Be willing and able to work variable schedule that includes weekends, and statutory holidays;
- Work outdoors in various weather conditions. Student Military Interpreters Summer 2016
Military Interpreter (Private Soldier): To interpret the role of an early 19th-century British soldier by executing military drills and manoeuvres; providing lectures to visitors; participate in historical dramatizations and parades in a period uniform; and conducting research of historical documents.
Military Interpreter (Musician): To interpret the role of an early 19th-century British drummer, fifer, or bugler by playing period music on a rope-tension snare drum, fife or bugle; executing military drills and manoeuvres; providing lectures to visitors; participating in historical dramatizations and parades in a period uniform; and conducting research of historical documents.
Senior Military Interpreter (Corporal or Sergeant): To interpret the role of an early 19th-century British Non-Commissioned Officer by supervising private soldiers and musicians; commanding formations during military drills, parades and ceremonies; providing lectures to visitors; participating in historical dramatizations, events, parades and performances in period costume.
The earliest job start date is Wednesday, May 3, 2017.
The latest job end date is Saturday, August 26, 2017.
Interpreters are scheduled for between 30 to 40 hours per week and can expect to work mostly Thursday to Sunday between 930am and 5pm with few exceptions. Employment may be for a period of between 8 to 12 weeks.
Detailed descriptions of the positions including role, requirements, desired qualifications (assets), and other information will appear under the individual posting once they are available.
You may apply for more than one position.
The following criteria are considered assets and candidates who have the asset criteria listed may be given preference:
- Current qualified regular member of the regiment.
- Past qualified regular member or summer interpreter of the regiment.
- Student with previous experience working as a military interpreter at a National Historic Site
- Current or recent (within the last two years) Sea, Army, or Air Cadet having attained a minimum cadet rank of Petty Officer 2nd Class or Sergeant.