Sign In
 [New User? Sign Up]
Mobile Version

Security Labourer 1

Barkerville Heritage Trust

Barkerville, BC V0K 1B0
26 May 2017
  • Security & Protective Services
  • General Help / Labour
  • Save Ad
  • Email Friend
  • Print

Job Details

Barkerville Historic Town

Governed by: Barkerville Heritage Trust

14301 Hwy 26 E.

Box 19, Barkerville, BC V0K 1B0



The Barkerville Heritage Trust is seeking Casual-on call Security Labourer 1s to perform security duties; operational duties; and other duties at Barkerville as assigned by the Mgr. Infrastructure, Security & Emergency Preparedness.

Job title: Casual On-Call SECURITY/ LABOURER I; BCGEU union position; Salary grade: $21.11/hr.

Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities: Requirements needed to perform the job

Must possess and maintain a valid Security Worker License in British Columbia

An understanding of heritage conservation principles as defined in the Standards and Guidelines for Conservation of Historic Places

Ability to safely operate all power and hand tools as well as gas powered equipment

An understanding of WCB regulations and BHT safety policies and procedures

A valid Class 5 British Columbia drivers license

A grade twelve education or a recognized equivalency

Level 3 First aid certification is an asset and will be provided by the employer. Casuals must gain certification within 2 years of hire for all new employees. At a minimum, Occupational First Aid Level 1 is required and will be provided by the employer.

Perform all training the Workers Compensation Board deems necessary to fulfill the duties of the position

Up to date fire prevention and fire suppression training provided by the employer

Up to date Bear Safety/Wildlife training provided by the employer

Excellent public relations skills

A general knowledge of the history of Barkerville Historic Town

The ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral form

The ability to perform the duties described within the job description and expecta- tions

Working conditions: physical environment of the job, including on and off site

May be required to wear an approved uniform or appropriate period costume in the performance of duties

Occasional travel, at times in adverse weather conditions as necessary

Required to work outdoors in all weather conditions, including cold, snow and ice

Required to work safely at a height

Work will occasionally require the lifting of objects up to 60 pounds

For more complete information see the full job description & performance expectations on our website at / or if you have any questions email or call Reuben, Mon-Thurs, at 250-994-3332 ext 22 or toll free at 1-888-994-3332 ext 36.

To apply send a cover letter and resume by email, mail or hand deliver to: Reuben Berlin, Mgr. Infrastructure, Security & Emergency Preparedness, at or deliver to the attention of: Reuben Berlin, Barkerville Heritage Trust, Box 19, 14301 Hwy. 26 East Barkerville, BC V0K 1B0

CLOSING DATE: Ongoing until filled.


Posting Code: TJVAN

Posting Code: BPProfile

A Brief History

British Columbia’s central interior has been profoundly shaped by gold thanks to a simple, working-class English prospector named William ‘Billy’ Barker who, in 1862, spearheaded a twenty-year, multi-billion dollar industrial revolution that literally helped build a Province. 

As with many early miners, Barker’s story began in the American gold fields in the mid-1800s where people from all over the world travelled to seek their fortune. By the mid-1850s, gold finds were slowing and rumours began to surface of ‘easy gold’ on the Fraser River. Barker had worked without much success in California and so he, along with thousands of men, headed north to the British territory that is now British Columbia. In addition to the north-bound travellers, groups later called “The Overlanders” trekked across Canada from the East, and hordes of people were arriving by boat from all over the world to travel up the Gold Trail from the coast towards to Fraser River to find fortune.

Eventually, prospectors made their way to the hills that surround Barkerville and one of the first finds was by William “Dutch Bill” Dietz, for whom William’s Creek (which flows through Barkerville) is named. A small town began to spring up around the area, optimistically named Richfield.

Barker eventually ended up in Richfield, trying his hand at a few spots around William’s Creek where his lack of success continued. As time passed, he decided to mine further down the creek, in the area below Richfield. Many people questioned his decision, saying he would find no gold there. But Barker persisted and endured, and was finally proven right on August 17, 1862, when he and his crew ‘struck the lead,’ at a depth of 52 feet.

Today, the extraordinary town of Barkerville (named in Billy’s honour) still stands as testament to BC’s golden beginnings. With a unique streetscape of 125+ heritage buildings, authentic displays, satellite museums, restaurants, shops and accommodations there is still so much to explore. Declared a National Historic Site of Canada in 1924 and a Provincial Heritage Property in 1958, Barkerville is now the largest living-history museum in western North America, where exciting seasonal events and fun-filled daily activities await.

Featured Jobs