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Parliamentary Players

Competition: LA181918

Branch: Parliamentary Education Office

Position Type: Auxiliary Part-Time

Close Date: Friday, January 4, 2019

Salary Range: $20.55 per hour

Position Description: LA181918 - Parliamentary Players JD.pdf

Position Summary

Employees of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia (Assembly) provide professional non-partisan services to support the democratic institution of Parliament and its members through procedural advice, administrative support and information services. The Assembly is an autonomous employer, separate from the administrative framework of B.C. government ministries and agencies.

The Legislative Assembly Student Employment Program provides an opportunity for students to gain work experience and learn more about British Columbia's history and legislative process. 

The Parliamentary Education Office is seeking up to five creative, motivated and personable individuals for the auxiliary as-and-when position of Parliamentary Player. 

The Parliamentary Players bring the history of British Columbia and the Parliament Buildings to life by performing as significant figures from our province's past. Reporting to the Interpretation Officer, the Parliamentary Player is responsible for delivering scripted monologues during guided tours of the Parliament Buildings and conducting historical vignettes. Players are also required to spend a significant amount of time interacting with the other historical characters, Summer Tour Guides, and visitors to the Parliament Buildings while remaining in character.

Parliamentary Players work an average of 30 hours per week and must be able to work shifts between the hours of 8:30 am and 6:00 pm, 7 days of the week, including statutory holidays. Parliamentary Players must be available to work the entire period of employment (April 29 - September 2, 2019).

All interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

The Assembly offers competitive benefits and salary packages, and a professional workplace situated in the historic Parliament Buildings. For more information about our organization, go to https://www.leg.bc.ca/learn-about-us/working-here.


Applicants must be enrolled as an undergraduate student at an accredited post-secondary educational institution during the Fall 2018 and/or Spring 2019 semesters; be able to convincingly portray one of the following characters: Mary Ellen Smith, Amor de Cosmos, Hamish MacKinnon, Nellie Cashman or Queen Victoria; have performance experience to different audiences and excellent voice projection skills; and be able to creatively improvise while remaining in character. 

Please refer to the position description above for a full list of duties and qualifications.

Application Requirements

Please submit a completed application form, cover letter, résumé, and proof of registration at a post-secondary institution (preferably combined in one PDF document saved as Lastname, Firstname), citing Competition LA181918, by January 4, 2019 by e-mail to careers@leg.bc.ca.  We would like to thank everyone in advance for applying as only those shortlisted will be contacted.  An eligibility list may be established and/or auxiliary positions may be considered for future conversion to regular status. The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. 

Human Resource Operations
Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
E-mail: careers@leg.bc.ca | Telephone: 250-387-5532 | Web: www.leg.bc.ca

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