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Education and Interpretation Programs Officer, FT, City of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON (30/04/21)

  • 29 Apr 2021 9:01 AM
    Message # 10403157
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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

    Job Summary

    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

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