Tour Guide

  • Program stream: Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations
  • Job title: Tour Guide
  • Organization name: Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Job location: Winterton, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Length of assignment: 2018-06-25 to 2018-09-01 (9.71 weeks)
  • Hourly wage: $11.15

Position: Tour Guide

Employer: Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland & Labrador

Location: Winterton, NL

Start Date: June 25, 2018

End Date: September 1, 2018

Salary: $11.15 per hour / 35 hours per week

Job Description: Tour Guides are required to work at the Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador in Winterton. Students interested in Newfoundland culture and heritage are encouraged to apply. All training will be provided. Candidates must register with YCW on their website and meet eligibility requirements as outlined by YCW. Candidates must have good communication and organizational skills.

Characteristics of City / Region

Winterton is a small community nestled between large hills on the Lower Trinity South shore of the Baccalieu Trail on the Avalon Peninsula on the island of Newfoundland and Labrador. About 150 kms from St. John’s, the town is home to 484 residents and has recently become a summer haven for a number of American and Mainland Canadian citizens who come for the relaxation and the hospitality.

The community was once known as Scilly Cove, and has been settled since before 1675. Residents have always depended on the fishery as a source of income and many of the fishermen over the years were recognized all over Newfoundland as being excellent boat builders.

The Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador’s mandate is operating as a professional archivist, conservator, exhibitor and transmitter of this province’s knowledge and history of wooden boats, their economic use and contribution to community life. The museum has grown to attract visitors from all around the globe and continues to strive for excellence in the presentation and preservation of the Province’s boat building heritage.

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