Parish Life

St. Paul’s has a rich and busy com­mu­ni­ty life anchored in shared wor­ship. Our  parish life includes com­mu­ni­ty lun­cheons, out­reach and Chris­t­ian edu­ca­tion pro­grammes, and his­tor­i­cal and musi­cal projects. You are encour­aged to con­tact the church via office@stpaulshalifax.org if you are inter­est­ed in par­tic­i­pat­ing!

 

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for :  Her­itage Inter­preter Tour Guide 2018 

St. Paul’s Angli­can Church in Hal­i­fax is now recruit­ing for two sum­mer posi­tions as Stu­dent Her­itage Inter­preter Tour Guides.

Appli­cants must have an inter­est in, and knowl­edge of, the his­to­ry of Hal­i­fax from 1749 onwards and, as St Paul’s is an active, wor­ship­ping com­mu­ni­ty as well as a his­toric build­ing, be able to inter­act with a wide vari­ety of peo­ple, e.g., parish­ioners, vis­i­tors, per­sons seek­ing assis­tance.

The posi­tions are phys­i­cal­ly active jobs. They require a pos­i­tive, out­go­ing and friend­ly atti­tude, good com­mu­ni­ca­tion and pre­sen­ta­tion skills, lead­er­ship and ini­tia­tive, and an abil­i­ty to work well with oth­ers. Pre­vi­ous sim­i­lar expe­ri­ence, bilin­gual­ism (French/English), and a good under­stand­ing of the Angli­can Church of Cana­da would be impor­tant assets.  Expe­ri­ence in/interest in sales & mar­ket­ing to assist us in reach­ing out to sur­round­ing busi­ness­es thus devel­op­ing com­mu­ni­ty part­ner­ships (i.e. Nova Ctre., Down­town Hal­i­fax Busi­ness Com., etc.) is also on our pref­er­ence list.

Stu­dent guides will work 33 hours per week from Mon­day to Sat­ur­day. Work hours are flex­i­ble to meet the required needs of the posi­tions. The jobs start on June 18th and con­tin­ue to August 31st. The salary is $15.00 per hour, paid semi-month­ly.

Respon­si­bil­i­ties of the stu­dent guides include:

  • Become famil­iar with the his­to­ry of St Paul’s Church
  • Greet the 12–15,000 tourists and pil­grims who vis­it St Paul’s over the sum­mer
  • Offer and give guid­ed tours of the church
  • Pro­vide infor­ma­tion on sched­uled ser­vices and events in the church
  • Direct vis­i­tors to, and pro­vide infor­ma­tion on, oth­er his­toric sites in Hal­i­fax
  • Super­vise the sale of post­cards, sou­venirs, books, etc.
  • Keep track of and record the num­ber of vis­i­tors each day
  • When required, open or close the church, and turn off or set the alarm
  • Assist the Parish Office and the Archives Com­mit­tee when required
  • Do oth­er duties as may be assigned from time to time & main­tain a tidy envi­ron­ment.

The Stu­dent Guides report to the War­dens through the Parish Office of St Paul’s Church. Time-liness, reli­a­bil­i­ty and hav­ing a con­tact phone num­ber are required.

Appli­cants must be Cana­di­an res­i­dents between 15 and 30 years of age (inclu­sive). Appli­cants must be full-time post-sec­ondary stu­dents who are either return­ing to the same insti­tu­tion or trans­fer­ring to anoth­er in the fall of 2018 or Grade 12 grad­u­ates who are reg­is­tered to attend a post-sec­ondary insti­tu­tion on a full-time basis in the fall of 2018.

St. Paul’s Church is com­mit­ted to giv­ing con­sid­er­a­tion to Pri­or­i­ty stu­dents.

Send appli­ca­tions to office@stpaulshalifax.org by May 4, 2018.

Indi­cate “Her­itage Inter­pre­tive Guide Appli­ca­tion” in the sub­ject line of your e-mail.

 

 

SLIDE SHOW: A Roy­al Return:

Prince Charles and Camil­la on the Grand Parade.

Mon­day, May 19, 2014