Amazing seasonal employment opportunity – 1870s Schoolteacher in Barkerville, British Columbia!

Postition available for an 1870s Schoolteacher in Barkerville, British Columbia!

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The Home Life program in Barkerville HIstoric Town is looking to employ an Historical Interpreter to be the teacher in the 1870s schoolhouse. The position is for 6.5 to 8 hours per day, five days a week, for 20 weeks – from the first week of May 2015 to the end of September 2015.

The Barkerville Schoolteacher has domain over an historically authentic one-room schoolhouse that seats up to 30 “schoolchildren”(otherwise known as visitors to Barkerville). The schoolteacher gives three or four pre-scheduled, hour-long school lessons per day. Lesson plans are scripted and are based on 1870s British Columbian school syllabuses.

Between lessons, the schoolteacher is in the schoolhouse or in the nearby vegetable garden doing “teacherly” things and interacting with the public. He or she is knowledgeable about local and regional history and about world events as they pertain to his or her character. He or she is always in character while in costume.

The historical interpreter will be provided with character bios, scripts, historical notes, and full costume.

If you have…

  • A love of history and of role-playing
  • Excellent classroom management skills
  • Decent copperplate handwriting written with the right hand, or the ability to learn this
  • Better than average spelling
  • Self-reliance and the ability to work as an equal within a team
  • And you want to spend a summer in wonderful, small-town, Wells, BC 

… then this may be the job for you!

Please send your questions, comments, or pertinent information by March 7th, 2015 to:

Homelife Contract
c/o Julia Wheatley
P.O. Box 1, Wells, BC V0K 2R0


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