Digital Content Creator
Canadian Museum of Human Rights
Winnipeg, MB

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is the first museum in the world solely dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights. It is the first national museum in Canada to be built outside the National Capital Region. Located in the heart of Canada in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the CMHR rises from the Prairie earth at The Forks, which has been a meeting place for over six thousand years.

The CMHR delivers an immersive, interactive and memorable experience for visitors of every background, age and ability. Each visitor has access to a fully reinvented museum experience that reflects a design approach that sets new Canadian and world standards for inclusion and universal accessibility.

We are seeking talented individuals who are motivated to share their passion and commitment to join our team. Together, we aim to enhance the public's understanding of human rights, to promote respect for others, and to encourage reflection and dialogue.

Purpose of Position

Reporting to and under the guidance of the Director, Digital Outreach, the Digital Content Creator will create online content, sharing the stories of human rights through the website and social media platforms.

The purpose of the position is to create engaging online content about human rights that can be promoted and amplified through social media. The CMHR is a storytelling museum and this role is focused on online storytelling. The Digital Content Creator role assists in the fulfilment of the CMHR’s mandate, collaborating with internal or external stakeholders, to encourage reflection and dialogue.

Key Responsibilities

Contributes content for the Museum website and social media.
Through online content development, supports the Museum’s efforts to foster online dialogue among Canadians on human rights issues .
Through online content development process, collaborates with multi-disciplinary teams to support the Museum’s efforts to share human rights stories with people who may never visit the Museum.
Through online content development, supports the Museum’s efforts to become a demonstrated leader in the area of human rights.
Conducts research to support online content (research and development of stories, potentially including videos, photographs, interviews, or other assets, taking care to consult on approach and obtain necessary internal approvals).
As part of the Digital Outreach Team, works collaboratively to meet strategic objectives and support key initiatives.
Tactfully and diplomatically engages with online influencers.
Helps to amplify in-Museum programs and exhibitions online.
Coordinates editorial and publishing meetings to help develop online publishing calendar.
Regularly liaises and communicates with teams from all areas of the Museum in order to support storytelling function.
Manages projects from conception to completion, including the ability to adhere to approved costs.
All other duties and tasks as assigned.

Required Qualifications

A post-secondary degree in journalism, communications, history, or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience
3-5 years’ experience in at least one area of communications (e.g., social media, public relations, internal communications, writing and editing, media relations, video production); experience with issues management and bureaucratic process is an asset
Demonstrated ability to present stories of human rights in language and style that is appropriate to the target audience
A strong understanding of how people share online content, including demonstrated personal or professional use of social media
Professional writing and editing skills; the ability to inform others, increase awareness, persuade or change behaviour
Demonstrated ability to recognize opportunity without being assigned a specific task and to take an interest in people and their stories
Demonstrated ability to work with different people and teams of people to find creative ways to tell human rights stories
Proven ability to respect diverse opinions and find creative ways to address relevant concerns
Proven ability to be sensitive to stakeholder needs and perceptions, and the ability to respond calmly and professionally to external stressors
Strong organizational skills, time management skills and ability to multi-task and anticipate needs
Knowledge of basic video editing, audio editing and ability to post content on all social media platforms
Proficiency with the Microsoft suite of products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Desired Qualifications

The ability to communicate with proficiency in both official languages, oral and written
Familiarity with tools such as Photoshop, InDesign and Premiere
Ability to interpret key points emerging from meetings or discussions that are complex or sensitive in nature
Interest in and familiarity with human rights and social justice issues and with the Museum

Ability to work independently or collaboratively in a cross-functional and team-oriented environment
Flexible; able to work under changing priorities and deadlines
Strong analytic skills; can interpret data and propose a strategic approach
Demonstrates a strong interest in current affairs and world events
Integrity; focused on producing a high quality and credible outcome
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and exercise tact and diplomacy in all undertakings
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Work is in an office environment. May require long periods at a desk, reading lengthy documents, and time in front of a computer
May occasionally require irregular hours with short or no notice (evenings, weekends)
Will require attending Museum events in order to share online content and support engagement

Official Language Proficiency:
Bilingual non-imperative
Conditions of Employment

Security Screening Level (Reliability Status)
Child Abuse Registry Check

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and résumé through CMHR’s Careers page at by July 17, 2019. The cover letter must provide concrete examples that illustrate how they meet the education and experience factors listed in the Qualifications – Required and Desired (if applicable). Résumés will be used as a secondary source to validate the education and experience described in the cover letter.

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free recruitment processes and work environment. Please advise the HR representative if accommodation measures must be taken to enable you to apply and be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

All applicants will receive a confirmation of receipt of their application. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Intent / Result of process: An eligibility list of qualified candidates may be created as a result of this process. The list would have a retention schedule of six months.