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Officer, Education/Interpret Program At City of Ottawa

Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Job Description

Position: Officer, Education/Interpret Program

Competition Number: 2020-EX-EN-52768219-01

Competition posting date: 2020.01.09

Competition closing date: 2020.01.22

Recreation, Cultural & Facility Services Department, Community Recreation&Cultural Programs Service,
Cultural & Heritage Program & 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: Cumberland Heritage Village Museum - 2940 Old Montreal Road

Rotating Shifts, days, evenings, and weekends.

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.

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.

Knowledge

  • 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

If this opportunity matches your interest and profile please apply online by using the "Apply"
button. If this is your first online application please refer to our resources on how to apply for jobs online.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected to continue in the selection process
will be contacted.

The City of Ottawa is committed to providing quality services by establishing a qualified workforce that
reflects the diverse population it serves. The City encourages applications from all qualified individuals.

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