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Summer Employment Opportunity - Parliamentary Players

Reference: 
LA1203
Permanence: 
Temporary
Ongoing?: 
Not an ongoing position
Full or Part Time: 
Part Time
Closing Date: 
Mar 3 2012 - Mar 16 2012

Number of Vacancies: 1 (one)
Type: Part time
Duration: Summer position.
Employer: British Columbia Legislative Assembly
Pay:  Grid level 6, $18.42/hr
Post: March 3, 2012
Closing: March 16, 2012 midnight

Position Title: Parliamentary Player
Branch: Public Education and Outreach Office
Supervisor's Title: Tour Guide 2

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:
Under the general direction of the Parliamentary Players Coordinator, the Parliamentary Player:

  1. Performs in costume as a historical character to a wide variety of clients, including the general public; students groups; travel groups; and cultural associations.


JOB DUTIES AND TASKS:

  1. Performs in costume as a historical character to a wide variety of clients, including the general public; students groups; travel groups; and cultural associations, by:
  • convincingly portraying Amor De Cosmos, a character from British Columbia's past.
  • performing scripted materials during official tours of the Parliament Buildings;
  • interacting with Tour Guides to incorporate performances into guided tours;
  • interacting with visitors, in character, on the front driveway and inside the Parliament Buildings between tours; and
  • performing vignettes with other characters between tours.

SELECTION CRITERIA:
Education, Training and Experience:

  • Must have been enrolled in full-time theatre/drama studies at an accredited postsecondary institution during the Fall 2011 and/or Spring 2012 semesters; and
  • Must have performance experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of BC's political history and the history of the Parliament Buildings an asset.
  • Ability to convincingly portray a historical character;
  • Ability to project voice to large audiences;
  • Ability to creatively ad lib while remaining in character.

Interested applicants should obtain an application form and job description prior to applying. Please submit a completed application form, cover letter, resume, and proof of registration at a post-secondary institution by March 16, 2012, to:

Human Resources Office
Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
614 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1X4
Ph: 250-387-5532  Fax: 250-387-4588
Email: human.resources@leg.bc.ca

For further information and online application please click here.