Competition Number: 2021-EX-EN-53261150-01
Competition posting date: 2021-04-16
Competition closing date: 2021-04-30
Recreation, Cultural & Facility Services Department, Community Recreation & Cultural Programs Service, Cultural & Heritage Programs & Spaces Branch
1 Full-time Continuous Position - 35 hours/week
Affiliation: CUPE 503 Inside/Outside
Salary: $63,383.32 to $74,163.18 annually (2019 rates of pay)
*You may initially be paid 95% of your starting rate of pay, in accordance with the collective agreement.
Location: Billings Estate, #2100 Cabot Street
Category: Current Opportunities
Employment Group: Recreation and Culture
Under the supervision of the Museum Administrator, the Education and Interpretation Programs Officer is responsible for the development, delivery, evaluation and promotion of professional heritage site interpretation activities, guided tours, public events, school programs, workshops, outreach activities, camps and other public programs at one of the city museums (Billings Estate, Pinhey's Point or Cumberland). This job is also responsible for the implementation, monitoring and supervision of financial resources, including the negotiation of contracts and agreements and the purchase of services within the job's scope of responsibilities. The Education and Interpretation Programs Officer is expected to work with community partners and heritage trades professionals, and develop linkages with other city staff in order to deliver quality programming for the museum.
Education & Experience
Minimum three (3) year undergraduate degree in museology, history, education, anthropology, Canadian studies or related discipline
Minimum four (4) years developing, delivering, promoting and evaluating museum programs and events; including a minimum of two (2) years supervisory experience recruiting, hiring, supervising and training interpretive staff and volunteers
*Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements.
Language, Certificates & Licenses
First Aid and CPR certificates
A valid Ontario unrestricted "G" class driver’s license (or provincial equivalent) with no more than 6 demerit points accumulated.
1 position - The successful candidate will be required to complete a Criminal Record Check to the City of Ottawa’s satisfaction.
Day 1 Ready – immediate requirement for language proficiency:
French oral, reading, writing required
English oral, reading, writing required
Candidates must meet language requirement for position upon hire.
Advanced knowledge of standard and curricula-based educational programming, interpretive and teaching techniques, both theoretical and practical
Advanced knowledge of customer service practices, including conflict resolution
Basic knowledge of local history, heritage resources and organizations
Basic knowledge of the proper museological techniques for the handling and display of artefacts
Familiarity with the development and delivery of museum exhibits
General knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety legislation, and related awareness of corporate and departmental policies and procedures
Must possess the training, experience and knowledge to organize the work and its performance
Must be familiar with all applicable health and safety legislation, have knowledge of any potential or actual danger to health or safety in the work place, and have knowledge of appropriate actions to be taken in order to ensure the health and safety of staff in accordance with applicable legislation and city policies and procedures
Competencies & Skills
Ability to use word-processing and spreadsheet database programs
Ability to take 35 mm and digital photography
Ability to complete research in history
Strong manual dexterity and ability climb, lift and carry
Ability to communicate effectively with all work-related contacts, museum visitors including seniors and children
Strong writing skills to develop communications materials
Ability to manage human and financial resources
Strong planning and organizational skills, and attention to detail
Ability to see a project through from inception to completion
Interpretation Canada c/o Kerry Wood Nature Centre 6300 45th Ave Red Deer, AB, Canada T4N 3M4