The Young Interpreters Program (YIP) offers eligible youth the opportunity to experience working as an historical interpreter. Participants learn about history through hands-on experience and will develop their communication skills and self confidence while they gain valuable work related experience.
Each participant is provided with a uniform, equipment, and the training required to take on the role of either a military musician or soldier in the British 100th Regiment of Foot. In this chosen role, they will bring history to life for the public through demonstrations at museums, historic sites, and community events.
Youth should be at least 12 years of age for musicians or 15 years for private soldiers and have not yet reached their 25th birthday. They must have parental approval if under 18 years of age.
Participants must be physically capable of performing military foot and arms drill and be a fulltime student if under 18 years of age.
Training is scheduled on either Wednesday night or Saturday afternoons. You should expect to spend about 2 hours per week for training.
Summer activities are normally held on Saturdays from 1pm to 4pm but you are always welcome to join the summer student interpreters between 930am to 5pm on any day they are working.
Young Interperter Program members who are students have an advantage when applying for paid summer positions.
A $40.00 registration fee that covers insurance and other costs is due upon acceptance.