Specialist, Heritage (Part-time)



Requisition ID: 8817 
Department: Rec, Cultural & Facility Services Dept. 
Service: Community Rec, Culture & Sport Services  
Employment Type: 1 or more Part-time Continuous Positions – up to 24 hours per week 
Salary Information: $20.222   - $23.839 per hour (2024 rates of pay)  
Various Shifts: Days, Evenings, Weekends 
Affiliation: CUPE 503 PT Rec & Cult 
Location: Various locations 
City: Ottawa, ON 
Job Category: Recreation, Cultural & Facility Services
Application Close: 09/06/2024


Cultural and Heritage Programs is responsible for multi-disciplinary arts centres, heritage and museum facilities and structures, the delivery of arts, heritage and museum public programming and events, volunteer program development, audience development, and exhibits and research.

You are responsible for interpretive and educational program development as well as delivery at the city’s historic sites and museums. You are also responsible for ongoing work on heritage projects such as the Oral History project and historical research for educational use. You assist with ongoing promotional activities; liaise with volunteers, community groups and facility user groups; assist in the supervision and training of summer staff; receive and direct visitors, answer public inquiries (such as genealogy research) and dispense public information; and perform reception and clerical duties as needed.


Enrolled in a university or college program in history, social sciences, museum studies, education or related discipline.

Minimum of 2 years of interpretive experience in a museum environment; and / or 2 years of experience teaching in a school environment; and / or 1 year experience in historical research and project writing.


Current Standard First Aid, CPR and/or AED certificates
AODA Customer Service/IASR Training


  • Completion of health and safety training required by legislation and by the corporation of the City of Ottawa
  • Historical facts and information about the city of Ottawa
  • Ottawa’s historical sites, museums, archives and other heritage institutions
  • Current trends in museum educational programs
  • Proper museological techniques for the handling and display of artifacts
  • Interpretive techniques
  • Ontario School curriculum
  • Client service needs
  • Project management
  • MS Office software including MS Word and MS Excel.
  • General visitor centre procedures and techniques
  • Working knowledge of applicable occupational health and safety legislation and of corporate /departmental policies and procedures related to health and safety


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Very good organizational and multitasking skills
  • Very good writing skills
  • Able to multi-task and work independently as well as in a team setting
  • Flexibility and ability to cope with a changing working environment
  • Thrives and fosters a continuous learning environment
  • Demonstrates leadership, initiative and creativity
  • Organized, efficient and productive
  • Excellent people skills
  • Able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends


  • Language Requirement: Various language requirements, locations may require English only, French only OR Bilingual competencies. Some positions require English oral, reading, and writing. Some positions required French oral, reading and writing.       
  • Police Record Check: The successful candidate will be required to complete a Criminal Records and Judicial Matters Check with the Police Services detachment in their jurisdiction to the City of Ottawa’s satisfaction.; Police record checks completed by a third-party company will not be accepted.  
  • Driver’s License Requirement:  A valid Ontario unrestricted G class driver’s license (or provincial equivalent) with no more than 6 demerit points accumulated; This position requires the successful candidate to use their own transportation.
  • Please save a copy of the job poster. Once the closing date has passed, it will no longer be available. 


We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 


The City of Ottawa promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from members of Indigenous, Black and other racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women and non-binary persons, persons of all ethnic origins, religions, sexual orientations, classes, gender identities and expressions. 
Candidates are encouraged to self-identify as a member of one or more designated employment equity groups in the self-identification questionnaire.


The City of Ottawa provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation.


Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.