Source: BC Hydro
Job Title: Tour Guide 1 – Stave Falls Visitor Centre (Mission)
Job Number: BCH-T-8839-191001I1
Job Location: Mission, British Columbia, Canada
Job Status: Casual (on call basis)
We’re BC Hydro and we have a big job to do.
Keeping the lights on for over 4 million people across the province takes a lot of talented people doing many different jobs. From working deep in a generating station, atop a power pole, or behind a desk, whatever it is that makes you tick we offer challenging careers to help you reach your potential.
We’re investing more than $2 billion per year in major capital infrastructure projects to help meet the growing demand for safe, reliable power. We’re upgrading transmission lines, building new substations, and investing in our hydroelectric generation facilities.
We aim to provide meaningful and challenging work, opportunities for growth and a healthy work/life balance. We’ve been recognized for excellence and been named one of B.C.’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for four years in a row.
It’s our vision is to be the most trusted, innovative utility company in North America by being smart about power in all we do.
This position is affiliated with the Movement of United Professionals union (MoveUP/COPE).
MOU#83 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 aim to educate visitors on hydro-electricity, electrical safety and energy conservation, and to tell the story of BC Hydro in the region. Tour Guides have an important role in providing a positive educational experience.
Our ideal candidates for the Stave Falls Tour Guide jobs in Mission 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 Powerhouse, and BC Hydro’s current initiatives, services and programs, including environmental programs and local capital projects.
This is a part-time employment opportunity starting February 18th, 2020 and ending October 16th, 2020. Hours vary depending on candidate availability, visitor centre hours, and scheduled tours. Typically, successful candidates are scheduled to work 10 to 30 hours per week. Schedules are shared in advance.
The Powerhouse at Stave Falls Visitor Centre is located at 31338 Dewdney Trunk Road, Mission, B.C and is open weekdays and weekends. The 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. $20 (this includes a percentage 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 centre, please visit www.bchydro.com/stavefalls
Majority of time spent on feet and may be exposed to unpleasant sections and areas within the generating station.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit their applications online at https://app.bchydro.com/careers/current_opp.html by 31st October 2019.
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BC Hydro is an equal opportunity employer.APPLY NOW! • TOUR GUIDE 1 – STAVE FALLS VISITOR CENTRE (MISSION) • BC Hydro
Post Date: October 9, 2019 Deadline for Application: October 31, 2019
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As the third largest electric utility in Canada, BC Hydro serves customers in an area containing over 94% of British Columbia's population.
BC Hydro endeavours to provide energy solutions to its customers in an environmentally and socially responsible way by balancing British Columbians' energy needs with the concerns of the environment.
Through the efficient and reliable supply of electricity, BC Hydro supports the development of British Columbia and has constructed a world-class integrated hydroelectric system. Due to this efficient, reliable system, British Columbians enjoy some of the lowest electricity rates in North America.