Job Location: Barkerville Historic Town, Barkerville, BC V0K 1B0, Canada.
Acting as either a contemporary archaeologist, an early 20th century Chinese merchant or a Chinese private school teacher, the interpreters will introduce tourists and students to Barkerville Chinatown’s rich history between the late 19th and the early 20th centuries. The positions entail:
-conducting walking tours of Chinatown
-teaching introductory Chinese language and culture classes in Chinatown’s Chinese School
-introducing and demonstrating Chinese arts and crafts, music, sports, games, and medicine
-presenting major archeological findings from Chinatown
-maintaining Chinatown’s garden and chicken pen
-assisting in preparing and conducting a day-long Chinese festival on August 24.
-Must have Canadian citizenship, Permanent Resident Card or valid Work Permit
-Age 18 years or older
-Proficiency in spoken English and Chinese if play a Chinese role.
-Having a BA degree or taking an undergraduate degree of Social science
-Knowledge of the Chinese history and culture
-Knowledge of history of western Canada
-Ability to work professionally with tourists and students of multi-cultural backgrounds
-Ability to work well with other team member
-Having a valid driving license
*A criminal background check will be conducted.
-Experience of working in museum setting(s)
-Experience of working in tourism setting(s)
-Experience or knowledge of archaeology
-Knowledge or practice of either Chinese arts, crafts, performing arts, sports, or medicine.
For more information about the wonderful and unique Barkerville Historic Town, please visit: http://www.barkerville.ca/default.htm.
If you are interested in these positions, please e-mail your resume, a photo ID (driver license, passport, and work permit), and contact information of three references to:
Application Deadline: Until the position is filled. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Cariboo Chinese Heritage Centre, 14301 Barkerville HWY, Barkerville, BC V0K 1B0. Canada