Enlist for the summer as a musician in the 100th Regiment’s Corps of Drums.
You will bring history to life for the public in an historically accurate uniform while being payed to play period music as either a snare drummer, fifer or bugler.
Employment is for an 8-week period at $14.10 / hour with a minimum of 30 hours per week. Schedule is mostly 930am to 5pm Thursday to Sunday and will start after June 24th, 2019.
Tasks: 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; and participating in historical dramatizations and parades in a period uniform.
1. Participates in daily training routines along with solo and group musical demonstrations.
2. Provides lectures and interpretation to visitors at events, the Ottawa Locks, and the War of 1812 Monument on Parliament Hill.
3. Maintains personal uniform and equipment by regular shining and cleaning.
4. Participates in routine and special ceremonial parade functions.
5. Performs other duties as required.
1. Must meet eligibility criteria as per Canada Summer Job Guidelines;
2. Must meet all requirements of the position including proficiently play either a snare drum, fife or bugle and able to quickly memorize music.
1. Previous experience in dealing with the public, customer service, guided tours, heritage interpretation, group animation or tourism.
2. Experience in a marching band.
3. Experience as a Sea, Army, or Air Cadet.
Furthermore, successful candidates must:
1. Wear and maintain a uniform;
2. Be willing and able to work variable schedule that includes weekends, and statutory holidays;
3. Work outdoors in various weather conditions;
An assessment and interview will be administrated.