Source: BC Hydro
Job Title: Tour Guide 1 – Bennett 2023
Job Number: BCH-R-1928-230202E1
Job Location: Hudson’s Hope, British Columbia, Canada
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* Greets visitors to the Visitor Centre as an ambassador of BC Hydro. Explains the self-guided tour or guided tour information. Answers questions about other tourism opportunities in the area and provides directions where possible.
* Provides guided tours following established tour content, tailoring content to meet the needs and interests of the assigned group. Explains how electricity is generated, discusses the history and construction of the generating station/dam, and provides information on BC Hydro’s current initiatives, services and programs, including environmental programs and local capital projects.
* Responds to non-routine enquiries and questions by sharing information with visitors, referring visitors to other resources within the organization where appropriate. Assists others over the phone or via email with enquiries about the Visitor Centre or general BC Hydro questions.
* Utilizes the Point of Sale (POS) system to process admission fees and retail purchases from the gift shop. Handles cash, counts daily intake, and completes end of day reporting. Trouble shoots problems with the POS system and escalates as required.
* Performs clerical duties such as filing, completing reports, answering telephones, checking safety equipment and supplies, and taking minutes at meetings.
* Performs duties of a minor nature related to the above duties which do not affect the rating of the job.
* Partial completion of high school, plus some experience in customer service, public speaking, giving presentations and/or leading groups. Completion of in-house training program upon hire.
This position is affiliated with the Movement of United Professionals union (MoveUP/COPE).
This offer is for a position that is covered under MOU#83 of the Collective Agreement between MoveUp, Local 378 and BC Hydro.
BC Hydro's Visitor Centres educate visitors on hydroelectric generation and electrical safety, and tell the story of BC Hydro in the region. Tour Guides at our Visitor Centres have an important role in delivering a positive educational experience.
Our ideal candidates for the Tour Guide jobs at the W.A.C. Bennett Dam Visitor Centre in Hudson's Hope, B.C. would have an interest in electricity, customer service, travel / tourism, as well as a zest for learning and an ability to translate these learnings to our visitors. As a Tour Guide, you act as an ambassador for our company and are a primary resource for sharing knowledge on how electricity is generated, the history and construction of the facility, and BC Hydro’s current initiatives, services and programs, including environmental programs and local
* This is a casual temporary employment opportunity starting May 1, 2023 and ending September 04, 2023.
* Hours vary depending on candidate availability, visitor centre hours, and scheduled tours.
Typically, successful candidates are scheduled to work 20 to 30 hours per week. Schedules are shared in advance.
* The W.A.C. Bennett Dam Visitor Centre is located on Canyon Drive in Hudson's Hope, B.C.
* The Visitor Centre is open weekdays and weekends and successful incumbents must be available to work on weekends and holidays.
* Please note that public transit does not serve this location.
* Preference will be given to candidates that are familiar with the local community and visitor centre, candidates that are enrolled or have completed a post-secondary tourism program, and/or students enrolled in an electrical trade, technology or engineering post-secondary program.
* Ideal candidates will have a basic knowledge of the operation, construction practices and systems/equipment involved in a generating station, or will quickly acquire this knowledge upon starting employment. An interest in the environment and history is also considered an asset.
* Completion of an in-house training program is required upon hire.
* Tour Guides earn an hourly wage of approx. $22. This hourly rate is a combination of the hourly wage ($18.74 / hr) plus an additional percentage of 17.58% in lieu of benefits. Tour Guides may be eligible to receive a stipend of $200 per month payable at the end of the completed contract in accordance with MOU#83.
** To learn more about our visitor centres, please visit www.bchydro.com/bennett
* Majority of time spent on feet and may be exposed to unpleasant sections and areas within the generating station.
Interested candidates should submit their applications online at https://app.bchydro.com/careers/current_opp.html by February 16, 2023.
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Post Date: February 3, 2023 Deadline for Application: February 16, 2023
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