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Specialist, Heritage

Requisition ID: 337 
Department: Rec, Cultural & Facility Services Dept. 
Service: Community Rec, Culture & Sport Services  
1 or more Part-time Continuous Positions – up to 24 hours per week 
Salary Information: $17.391   - $20.502 per hour (2021 rates of pay)  
Various Shifts: Days, Evenings, Weekends 
Affiliation: CUPE 503 PT Rec & Cult 
Location: Various locations 
Job Category: Recreation, Cultural & Facility Services
Application Close: 15/05/2022

JOB SUMMARY

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.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

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.
 

CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENCES

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

KNOWLEDGE

  • 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

COMPETENCIES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • 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

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW   

  • Police Record Check: The successful candidate will be required to complete a Vulnerable Sector 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.  
  • The City of Ottawa has a Mandatory Vaccination Policy which requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination by November 15, 2021 as a condition of employment.
  • 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.
  • Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements. 
  • 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 women, Aboriginal peoples and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions. 

 

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.