Banff Jasper Collection by Pursuit - Banff, AB Full-time, Part-time, Temporary What will be your daily pursuit?: act as a character interpreter in a 1930's role while safely operating the Open Top Tour vehicle What perks can you expect?: Work in a dynamic, culturally diverse team from around the globe Seasonal work experience in iconic, unforgettable, and inspiring locations Fast-paced and active position – get your step counter ready! The chance to work in an inclusive culture and make life-long friends Opportunities for career growth or future work at other Pursuit locations Access to one of the world’s most beautiful and iconic National Parks What will you do in this job?: Entertain visitors to Banff with an energetic, interactive and historical “Best of Banff” interpretative experience Welcoming all guests while engaging period character and ensuring they have all information they require for their Open Top experience Delivering scripted interpretive content in a fun and engaging way both on and off the tour Operate Open Top sales base including street team/marketing activities, ticket sales, preparation of manifests, POS and cash handling Execute Open Top food and beverage program including professional service assistance according to set operating procedures at Banff Cruise Beer Voyage, Farm and Fire and Banff Gondola Communicate with and grow partnerships with area vendors including local hotels, visitor information services, and regulatory (i.e. Town of Banff, Parks Canada) Safe operation of the Open Top experience vehicle including daily vehicle inspections and transportation logs Plan for and implement roof management; monitor weather conditions and determine roof requirements; remove or install as necessary Full vehicle sanitization and cleaning, inside and out according to Pursuit Safety Promise and guest experience standards Other duties as required What skills and experience do you need for this job?: Selected candidates will perform a short monologue to be performed during their audition Active member of this exciting acting troupe presenting a historically based tour through the Canadian Rockies This fun exciting new tour portrays Banff in 1930’s Western Canada and its evolution in the Wild West Dressed in authentic 1930’s era costumes, the Character Interpreters will perform a variety of scripts in the heart of the iconic Rocky Mountain town of Banff Live acting facilitates the opportunity for improvised interactions which completes the tours immersive guest experience Use of props, costumes and even lingo to get guests involved in this whirlwind tour through the era to current times More than a guide in the traditional sense, Open Top interpreters wear the hats of; memory maker, experience developer, purveyor of passion, time traveler and smile provider Acting or theatrical experience; an audition is required Excellent verbal communication and public relations skills, and the ability to imaginatively develop and project a character; fluent in English with other languages an asset Familiarity with historical interpretation Willingness to wear required period costume and engage 1930’s characteristics/lingo Ability to deliver the timebound script accurately and bring tours to life Dynamic, outgoing, energetic personality with a good sense of humor; quick to smile, laugh and put others at ease Experienced in group management Safe food handling certification (Smart-serve /Pro-serve ) POS or retail/cash handling experience Ability to follow a timeline and maintain a schedule Physical ability & flexibility to lift 40lbs overhead; may be required to climb up to 2.9 m/9 ‘ Safety minded with a Class 4 Driver's license. Must be willing to obtain, we can provide assistance/guidance through this process for the right candidates Flexibility in schedule to work evenings and weekends What will your work environment be like?: This fun, summer job runs from April or May to October, 2021 Beautiful. You’ll work in iconic, unforgettable and inspiring locations. You’ll see amazing scenery and wildlife. You’ll participate in team events – and fun! Independent. You’ll spend your days in and around national parks Remote. Our home is filled with trees, lakes and blue-bird skies; rather than buildings, freeways and smog. Connect with friends around a bonfire instead of through WiFi Busy. You need to be prepared for a physical working environment with walking, stair climbing, bending, reaching, lifting (up to 50 pounds with assistance) required Full time and part time positions available This job description describes this role at a high level, but no document can anticipate every single task, issue or project that could come up. We work as a team and believe that we succeed together – these job duties may change based on the needs of the team and company as a whole. To handle this job successfully, any person hired must be able to perform responsibilities as described. Pursuit will make any reasonable accommodation to help a person with disabilities perform their job. This job is based in Alberta, Canada. Relocation to the area and the legal ability to work in Canada is required.
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