The Barkerville Heritage Trust is seeking proposals from interested parties for the purpose of issuing a contract for the Home Life Interpretation Program at Barkerville Historic Town & Park.
This contract will require a team of no fewer than three (3) people interpret activities in the Schoolhouse and the Wendle House. The Home Life Interpretation Program may include character representation from throughout the course of Barkerville’s interpreted history (1862 to 1942) with specific emphasis placed on historical or composite/generic characters that lived in or could have lived in Barkerville between 1870 and 1910.
The Schoolhouse portion of this contract will require one person daily (seven days per week throughout the contract term) to portray to the visiting public and school groups the character of a historic schoolteacher using prepared lesson plans which are relevant to the 1870 to 1910 time period. The Wendle House portion of this contract will require one person daily (seven days per week throughout the contract term) to portray home life demonstrations to the visiting public, such as gardening, baking, sewing, and clothes washing, consistent with life at the turn of the 20th century in an isolated gold-mining town.
The contract will be issued on a one (1) year term. First-time contractors with the Barkerville Heritage Trust are subject to a one-year probationary period, with annual renewal based on satisfactory completion of the initial contract year, to be determined by formal review.
Closing Date: Two (2) complete copies of each proposal must be received by 11:59 pm, Pacific Time on February 24, 2020 for all contract proposals. The Trust is not bound to accept the lowest or any bid submitted. This contract may or may not be awarded and is subject to budget approvals. All submissions will be considered based on equal criteria. Proposal packages will be available after January 14, 2020 by contacting the undersigned and giving your company and/or contact name(s), mailing address, telephone and email information, and referencing the contract name. Packages are also available at the Barkerville Administration Office front desk from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily, or by emailing the undersigned.
Contact: Jillian Merrick | Manager, Preservation and Presentation, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1-888-994-3332, ext. 28.
Closing Location: Barkerville Historic Town & Park, 14301 Hwy 26 E., PO Box 19, Barkerville, BC V0K 1B0