Requisition Number: 1761
Position Type: Permanent
Position Length: Indeterminate
Location: Ottawa (Downtown), ON, CA
Closing Date: October 21, 2018
Exhibition and Interpretation Specialist
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The Bank of Canada has a vision to be “a leading central bank—dynamic, engaged and trusted—committed to a better Canada.” No other employer in the country offers you the unique opportunity to work at the very center of Canada’s economy, in a diverse and inclusive organization with significant impact on the economic and financial well-being of all Canadians. You will be challenged, energized and motivated to excel in an environment where we are reinventing central banking, renewing ways of doing business and reinforcing a culture of innovation.
About the position
Reporting to the Manager of Interpretation and Outreach, you conceive and develop physical and virtual exhibitions and related content, using knowledge and skills in project management, interpretive planning, display methods and interactive and immersive experiences.
The incumbent will:
lead interpretive planning for the Bank of Canada Museum to provide a coherent and engaging experience for various audiences
lead exhibition teams in the development of virtual and physical exhibition content which may consist of internal experts, partners, external contractors, and technicians
define and manage exhibition projects ensuring appropriate attention is given to timeframes, budgets and deliverables
establish and maintain cooperative and consultative relationships within the Bank of Canada and with external partners
ensure that interpretation activities align with Bank of Canada priorities and policies, support a dynamic visitor experience, and help showcase the National Currency Collection
Your future responsibilities
plan and produce, in collaboration with curators and content experts, a program of permanent, temporary and travelling exhibitions as well as virtual exhibitions that meets the Museum's objectives
review and revise permanent exhibition content as required
develop interpretive plans and strategies for exhibitions
create engaging and innovative experiences for museum visitors that include the development of audiovisual and interactive elements as well as other interpretive products
collaborate with the Museum’s Education and Evaluation Specialist on the development of audience profiles and exhibition evaluation strategies, and on ways to best utilize visitor data in the planning and design of exhibitions
collaborate with the Museum’s Marketing and Communications Specialist and the visitor’s services team to develop promotional and outreach strategies and content for exhibitions
develop policies and procedures to promote the effective development of exhibitions
oversee production and budgeting of exhibitions including service proposals, contracts, design, fabrication, scheduling, maintenance and repairs
recommend alternate production methods and distribution approaches for exhibitions
manage external partnerships related to exhibitions
ensure compliance with Bank of Canada policies as well as relevant legislation such as the Copyright and Official Languages Acts and professional standards such as inclusive design and accessibility
Your education and experience
a university degree in museum studies, education, history, arts, social sciences or humanities and five years recent experience in the museum sector
an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
Your knowledge and skills
We are looking for an excellent communicator and creative thinker who can work collaboratively to deliver dynamic and engaging exhibitions.
Your technical background will include the following:
knowledge of museological theory, interpretive planning and emerging trends in new technologies and how they relate to visitor experience
knowledge of best practices in exhibition design and fabrication including display methods and conservation practices
knowledge and experience in digital storytelling and the development of immersive experiences using emerging technologies
knowledge of Canadian cultural institutions and their collections
knowledge of research methodology including primary sources
knowledge of accessibility considerations and multilingual content development
ability to communicate complex information to diverse audiences
experience in the use of audiovisual and interactive techniques such as game design
experience in project management as it pertains to exhibition development
effectively communicate the Bank of Canada’s core business and areas of responsibility to the Canadian public
engage diverse museum audiences though storytelling, interactivity and immersive experiences
promote teamwork and work collaboratively and professionally in multi-disciplinary teams
ensure the Museum’s exhibitions meet industry standards
evaluate the effectiveness of the exhibitions in achieving the Museum’s and the Bank of Canada’s objectives
English and French essential (bilingual) with a minimum starting level of functional (level 4) in second official language. Training may be provided to help reach the required level of fully functional (level 5) in second official language.
What you can expect from us
This is a great opportunity to join a leading organization and be part of a high-performing team. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet your needs at every stage of your life and career.
Starting salaries are based on qualifications and experience and typically range from $76,000 to $93,200 (job grade 16)
Depending on performance, you may be eligible for performance pay for successfully meeting (5 to 7% of your base salary) or for exceeding expectations (10% of your base salary). Exceptional performers who far exceed expectations may be eligible for higher performance pay.
Flexible and comprehensive benefits so you can choose the level of health, dental disability and life and/or accident insurance coverage that meets your needs
Extra vacation days (up to five each year) that you can purchase to add to your vacation entitlement
Indexed, defined-benefit pension
For more information on key benefits, please visit www.bankofcanada.ca/careers/working-here.
Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents
Security level required: Secret
Relocation assistance may be provided, if required
We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
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