STUDENT GUIDE PROGRAM IN FRANCE
Reference number: DVA08J-008969-000222
Number of Jobs Being Offered: 40-45
Organization: Department of Veterans Affairs
The organization will make the majority of requests for referrals by:
December 5, 2008
Job Description: The Student Guide Program in France is an opportunity for young Canadians to live and work in both official languages (English and French) in France for a four-month period while at the same time experiencing Canada's rich military history. The work involves giving guided tours, in battlefield terrain and underground tunnels, sometimes in adverse weather conditions, and providing operational support to visitors centres on site. The work lends itself to individuals who are skilled in adapting large amounts of information into presentations which respond to visitors' interests as well as those who are skilled in responding to various questions on sites, attractions, and points of interest to the general public.
Vimy Ridge National Historic Site of Canada and the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial National Historic Site of Canada, both of which are located in France.
Hourly rates of pay: Guides $ 12.51, Guides (Call-back) $ 13.37, Senior Guides $ 14.30. Note that a daily allowance of Can$24.00 per day will be given.
Duration of employment:
Guides are hired for one of the following periods:
Period 1: January 12, 2009 - May 3, 2009
Period 2: April 27, 2009 - August 23, 2009
Period 3: August 17, 2009 - December 13, 2009
Academic Level: Post-Secondary
Bilingual - imperative
Applicants must be bilingual and possess excellent oral communications skills in both English and French.
Information to be provided:
You must provide the following information when submitting your application:
- Your résumé.
Additional Information and Conditions of Employment:
- Candidates who are invited to an interview will be asked to provide the following before the interview date:
Two letters of reference from persons who are not related to you
All successful candidates must have or be able to obtain prior to starting their employment:
1. Valid First Aid Certificate
2. Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Certificate (CPR)
3. Enhanced security clearance.
4. Valid driver's license
Successful candidates will have to provide the following information/documents, in addition to those listed above:
1.Copy of your valid Passport;
2.Proof of being a full-time student at an accredited post-secondary institution, and provide a registrars seal as proof;
3. A French work visa, make travel arrangements, and obtain international health insurance.
1- If choosing to live in the housing provided by Veterans Affairs Canada, students must agree to signing a Rental Agreement and having the rental sum of two hundred (200) euros per month deducted from their pay cheque on a biweekly basis.
2- Wear and maintain a uniform.
3- Must be willing to work variable schedules and week-ends.
4- At the END of the work term, guides may be eligible for a partial reimbursement of their actual airfare costs (up to CDN $600.00).
5- Students who were previously employed under this program may be called back to work as a guide.
6- Additional information/documents will be provided to candidates once hired.
Should you have questions about this program, please contact:
Human Resources Advisor
Tel.: (902) 566-7058
Fax.: (902) 566-8781
Veterans Affairs Canada
Jean Canfield Building
P.O. Box 7700
Successful completion of both an FSWEP work assignment and your educational program may lead to temporary or permanent federal public service positions for which you meet the merit criteria and conditions of employment.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Questions regarding travel and relocation.
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.
The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.
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