Cothroman Cosnaidh / Employment Opportunities

Baile nan Gàidheal | Highland Village is Nova Scotia’s Provincial museum and folk life centre for Gaelic language and culture. Each year, Nova Scotians, and visitors to Nova Scotia, engage with the Highland Village to experience Nova Scotia Gaelic culture and identity, by way of first person (role playing) animation, special programs, workshops, hands-on activities, and outreach. The Highland Village is seeking individuals to join its animation team:


Neach-beòthachaidh/Bhana-Chleireach | Animator/Visitor Centre Clerk (Term)

The Animator/Visitor Centre Clerk, in costume, provides informative, effective and entertaining interpretation of Nova Scotia’s Gaelic heritage and culture through first person (role playing) interpretation; demonstrations of language, culture, crafts, and folklife; and participation in “living history” and cultural and interpretive programming. The Animator also cares for the objects and buildings assigned to them. The Animator/Visitor Centre Clerk will also be trained to work at the front desk for visitor reception, orientation and gift shop sales. Applicants must have the ability to explain relevant content in a clear and entertaining way; comfortable speaking in front of groups and interacting with people of all ages and backgrounds; general knowledge of the Gaelic Nova Scotia story and identity; ability to handle money; demonstrated skill in the area of interpersonal skills and teamwork; gives and takes constructive feedback; strong communication skills (both oral and written); and friendly, courteous and outgoing personality. Cultural and heritage skills are assets. The work term is full-time seasonal (35-40 hours/week, June to October), starting wage $14/hr. This is a term position for the 2019 season.

Am Modh Tagraidh | Application Procedure

  • Applications must be received by the Highland Village no later than 4 pm on Friday, May 17, 2019.
  • Send a resume and cover letter to Director, Baile nan Gàidheal | Highland Village, 4119 Highway 223, Iona, NS, B2C 1A3; fax (902) 725-2227; or e-mail No phone calls please.
  • Please ensure you demonstrate in your application how you meet the above qualifications.
  • In accordance with the Highland Village’s Gaelic Policy, preference will be given to those applicants with a demonstrated interest in and knowledge of Gaelic language and/or a demonstrated interested in learning.
  • Offers of employment contingent upon successful applicant providing a satisfactory Criminal Records check.
  • We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Baile nan Gàidheal | Highland Village is a part of the Nova Scotia Museum and is operated in partnership with the Nova Scotia Highland Village Society. The Nova Scotia Highland Village Society is an equal opportunity employer.