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Seasonal Armourer/Blacksmith- Fort William Historical Park, Thunder Bay, Ontario

  • 26 Aug 2021 11:18 AM
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    ALHFAM Webmaster (Administrator)


    Organization: Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism, and Culture Industries

    Division: Fort William Historical Park

    City: Thunder Bay

    Job Term: 1 Permanent

    Job Code: 94024 - Artisan 3

    Salary: $26.48 - $28.79 Per Hour*
    *Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.

    Posting Status: Open

    Job ID: 168109

    Fort William Historical Park, within the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism, and Culture Industries has this exciting opportunity to interpret the role and significance of the Armourer/Blacksmith within the context of Fort William Historical Park's living history, education, events and exhibits program. This exciting role will allow you to research and fabricate period reproductions and provide specialized maintenance services for site structures and furnishings.

    Please Note:Fort William Historical Park is a 7-day a week, 24-hour operation. This position may be required to attend overnight functions, travel to out of town events and off-hour programs, work holidays and weekend.

    What can I expect to do in this role?

    In this role, you will:

    • Develop and implement period Armourer/Blacksmith interpretive, education and event programming using living history techniques and applications
    • Develop and implement education programs in accordance with core curriculum documents and consultation with the education community
    • Serve as a resource in the implementation of living history Armourer/Blacksmith work
    • Participate in historical dramatizations, pageants, festivals, special events, daily activities, education and outreach programs
    • Create and maintain black powder firearms and period ironware items
    • Conduct on-going repair and restoration of existing historic structures and exhibits.

    How do I qualify?


    • You have a Class G Ontario Driver's Licence to perform outreach education programs
    • You are able to obtain a Forklift Operator's Licence
    • You are able to obtain Class CZ Ontario Drivers Licence

    Specialized Knowledge:

    • You have knowledge of period and contemporary blacksmithing, silversmithing, gunsmithing and black powder use
    • You have knowledge of theoretical and applied Armourer/Blacksmithing methods, techniques, materials, construction and tools
    • You have knowledge of interpretive applications and applied living history techniques to dramatize and portray historical characters and events, and present educational workshops to staff and the public
    • You have knowledge of the Ontario school curriculum pertaining to the role played by the Armourer/Blacksmith in the early 1800's

    Technical Skills:

    • You have Armourer/Blacksmith skills such as shaping, forging, welding, hardening and tempering metal
    • You have skills in employing contemporary welding techniques; using period and contemporary tools and machines
    • You can create and maintain black powder firearms and period ironware items

    Legislation Knowledge:

    • You have knowledge of Explosive's Act of Canada, Firearms Legislation, Occupational Health and Safety Legislation, City of Thunder Bay By-Laws and the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act

    Planning, Organizational and Communication Skills:

    • You have planning and organizational skills to plan and organize Armourer/Blacksmith duties performed
    • You can coordinate activities of seasonal staff
    • You have oral communication skills to interact with visitors and participate in interpretive demonstrations

    Computer Skills:

    • You have computer skills to prepare statistical reports, and program outlines

    OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti- racism:

    We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

    We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

    Visit theOPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

    We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

    Additional Information:


    • 1 Permanent, 1350 King Rd, Thunder Bay, North Region, Enhanced - Vulnerable Services Sector Screening Requirement

    Compensation Group: Ontario Public Service Employees Union

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    Schedule: 4

    Category: Parks

    Posted on: Wednesday, August 25, 2021


    • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

      Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

      A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
    • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.

    How to apply:

    1. You must apply online.
    2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
    3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
    4. Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
    5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
    6. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours.

    Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.

    All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.

    Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, September 9, 2021 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

    We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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    Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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    You must apply online. Please go to Ontario Public Service Careers (gov.on.ca) and put the job id number in the search area.

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