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Tour Guide

Competition: LA222370

Department: Parliamentary Education Office

Position Type: Auxiliary As-and-When Required (May 1, 2023 – September 4, 2023)

Close Date: Friday, January 13, 2023

Salary Range: $21.00 - $26.25 hourly + 8% vacation pay

Position Description: LA222370 JD Tour Guide.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 Parliamentary Education Office is seeking nine passionate, motivated and organized individuals for the auxiliary as-and-when position of Tour Guide.

Reporting to the Parliamentary Tour Officer, the Tour Guide is responsible for delivering informative 60-minute educational tours several times a day.  Visitors participating in Parliamentary tours represent a variety of backgrounds and our Tour Guides must adapt their tours to meet the diverse needs of many different visitors (such as children, English Language Learner (ELL) groups, or local and international visitors). In addition to delivering tours, Tour Guides are required to spend a significant amount of time outside welcoming visitors to the Parliament Buildings.


Qualifications

​Applicants must have:

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution during the Fall and/or Spring semesters of this school year;
  • Must have experience in public speaking before large audiences and/or school groups;

 

Preference may be given to candidates with the following:

  • Experience working with children or ESL students will be considered an asset;
  • Experience studying and/or working overseas will be considered an asset.

 

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

 

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Career development – We support continuing education by providing innovative, inclusive and diverse learning opportunities for growth, skill development and career advancement.
  • Community, engagement and recognition – We value teamwork, collaboration and connection. Employees have the opportunity to interact and engage through projects, committees, working groups and events. Together, we celebrate and acknowledge each other's outstanding achievements and contributions.
  • Extended health benefits – We provide eligible employees with a competitive benefits package, which includes extended health and dental, basic life insurance, an optional family funeral benefit plan, optional life insurance, optional accidental death and dismemberment, travel medical insurance, sick leave and long-term disability benefits.
  • Flexible work options – We offer remote work and flexible work arrangements for a greater work-life balance.
  • Health and wellness – We promote employee health and wellness by providing access to an employee assistance program, an in-house fitness room, secure bike storage and a reduced-cost bus pass through the BC Transit ProPASS program. We also offer an infant and family wellness room, a meditation room and a sustainable commuting and active living program that provides reimbursement for fitness and wellness activities.
  • Location, location, location — We provide employment in an architectural landmark, the Parliament Buildings, which overlooks Victoria's Inner Harbour on the edge of the downtown core, close to shops, restaurants, cafes and parks.
  • Retirement benefits – We offer a generous pension plan with the Public Service Pension Plan where contributions are made by both the employee and Legislative Assembly. This pension plan provides employees with a lifetime monthly pension when they retire.
  • Vacation benefits – We offer four weeks of annual vacation time to start, or 8 percent vacation pay.

     

For more information about our organization, go to https://www.leg.bc.ca/learn-about-us/working-here.


Application Requirements

​Please submit cover letter and résumé (preferably combined in one PDF document saved as Lastname, Firstname), citing Competition LA222370, by January 13, 2022 by e-mail to careers@leg.bc.ca.

Note:

The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities.

We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment, assessment, and selection processes. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please contact human.resources@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. Lesser qualified applicants may be under-implemented or appointed at a lower classification. A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required as a condition of employment.

The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

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

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