Fort Henry National Historic Site and the Fort Henry Guard Club of Canada are partnering to launch a mentorship program for this year’s summer staff. COVID severely impacted the hiring system Fort Henry relies on, where student staff have time to progress naturally through leadership positions and learn different aspects of Senior Guard responsibilities prior to being in those roles.
The aim of this program is to utilize former Senior Guard to help mentor and coach this season’s Senior Guard through a challenging transition from the rank-and-file to young leaders of the Fort Henry Guard.
More information about how we see this program operating, what the expectations of a mentor are, and a basic guide to mentoring in general, can be found in this PDF.
- The Fort Henry Guard is always changing, growing, and evolving. While not required, preference will be given to those who have worked at the Fort in the last 20 to 25 years to ensure mentors are up to date on current practices.
- We are also seeking female mentors as we anticipate there being many female mentees.
- Mentors do not have to live in the Kingston area to participate. A completely virtual mentorship can be facilitated.
If you are interested in applying, please complete this Google Form. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, March 23, 2022.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or if you have trouble accessing the Google form.