Job Posting – Parks Canada: Heritage Presenter I
Parks Canada – Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site
Seasonal May 15 – September 15
$41,110 to $46,279 (currently under review)
Closing date: 19 April 2017 – 23:59, Pacific Time
Who can apply: Persons residing within 80km of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Delivers interpretive presentations, programs and activities to provide visitors of the park, historic site or marine conservation area with opportunities to discover, appreciate, learn about and enjoy the place and its natural and/or cultural resources and understand their significance to Canada.
Completed in 1895, the Sault Ste. Marie Canal formed the last link in an all-Canadian navigation system stretching from the St. Lawrence River to Lake Superior. Designed and built by Canadians, the canal incorporated several engineering innovations. It was the world’s longest lock and the first to operate with electrical power. It was also novel in using an emergency swing dam to protect the lock in case of accident. Electricity was generated on site in the powerhouse. Closed in 1987 owing to a lock wall failure, the canal was equipped with a modern lock and opened for recreational use in 1998.