Student Tour Guide

NPC heritagecanning

North Pacific Cannery, National Historic Site

Port Edward, British Columbia

April and July start dates -  to September 30, 2020 

4 positions available (2 bilingual/ french or German )  – Oct 10th, 2020

$14-$17/ hour depending on experience ( premium for bilingual) 

Please submit a cover and resume, by March 13, 2020 to Ann Leach, General Manager at – include the position you are applying for in the subject line.  

Job Description:

North Pacific Cannery National Historic Site is seeking several full time students who are friendly, organized and hardworking individuals to oversee our visitor experience.

The main objective of the Tour Guide is to provide a meaningful visitor experience through conducting skilled interpretive tours of our National Historic Site. This includes welcoming the general public,as well as international tour visitors, to the site, providing information and highlighting the significant historical aspects of the site and what the North Pacific Cannery represented to the Salmon Canning Industry on the North Coast. The candidate will work closely with the General Manager.

The Tour Guide will also assist with collecting information relating to visitor statistics and approach visitors who might participate in our new oral history project. The individual will gain indispensable practical, professional hands-on experience in customer service, tourism, building skills in public speaking, managing and engaging large groups and building social competencies.


The successful candidate must have an interest in Canadian History, Museum studies, English studies, or relevant field. He/she must have strong interpersonal and communication skills and experience coordinating and collaborating with a range of ages and different types of groups. He/she must have experience working with the general public, and possess excellent public speaking skill,leadership qualities. .The ideal candidates will have an excellent command of the English language and be comfortable in speaking to large groups. Second languages;i.e. French, German would be considered an asset.

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