Job inventory - Specialist, Heritage Programming
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Recreation, Cultural & Facility Services Department, Community Recreation & Cultural Programs, Cultural &
Heritage Programs & Spaces Branch
1 or more Part-time Continuous Positions (up to 24 hours per week)
CUPE 503 PT RC & Aquatics
$19.986 to $29.186 per hour (2019 rates of pay)
2940 Old Montreal Road
Types of Heritage Specialist Programming
- Blacksmith (minimum 2 positions)
- Sawmill Assistant (minimum 2 positions)
- Print Shop Operator (minimum 2 positions)
- Animal Husbandry (minimum 2 positions)
- Carpentry (minimum 2 positions)
Flexible shifts are scheduled to meet operational needs. Weekday and weekend shifts
available. Daytime, evening, and nighttime shifts available, from 2 to 8 hours.
Cumberland Heritage Village Museum is located in east Ottawa. The museum presents rural life during
the1920s and 1930s, a period of great technological advances and social change. There are 30 historic and
reproduction buildings including domestic homes, an operational sawmill and blacksmith shop; vegetable,
flower and herb gardens; agricultural fields, machinery and equipment, and heritage breed farm animals.
This position requires an ability to demonstrate skilled trades, including but not limited to, blacksmithing,
printing, animal husbandry, carpentry, etc. When applying please clearly identify your skilled trade(s) and
relevant qualifications and experience.
Staff will be required to dress in heritage costume and to work outside in a variety of weather conditions.
There are no public transportation links to Cumberland Heritage Village Museum. Reliable transportation is
Recreation and Culture
The Heritage Programming Specialist is responsible for interpretive and educational program development
as well as delivery at the City of Ottawa's historic sites and museums. Responsible for ongoing work on
heritage projects, including preparation and coordination of heritage programming materials and supplies.
Responsible for historical research for educational and promotional use. Works with the Education and
Interpretation Programs Officers to develop and deliver heritage programming to Museum users. Receives
and directs visitors, answers public inquiries (such as genealogy research and questions related to the site's
history) and dispenses public information. Performs reception and clerical duties as needed including
program bookings, mailings, reservations and confirmations.
Heritage programming may include, but is not limited to:
print shop operations, sawmill assistance, pump
factory operations, blacksmith shop operations, carpentry, animal and livestock husbandry, farming and
agriculture, and operation of heritage farm equipment, including vintage tractors.
Education & Experience
Minimum 2 years of enrollment in University or College in History, Social Sciences, Museum Studies,
Education or related discipline.
2 years of interpretive or educational experience in a museum environment, or 2 years of experience
teaching in a school environment.
1 year of experience in historical research and project writing, or 1 year of experience in a heritage trade.
- Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for
stipulated academic requirements.
Language, Certificates & Licenses
A valid Ontario unrestricted "G" class driver’s license (or provincial equivalent) with no more than 6 demerit
The successful candidate will be required to complete a Criminal Record Check to the City of Ottawa’s
Current Standard First Aid/CPR "C" certification
Current Automated External Defibrillator (A.E.D.) certification
AODA Accessibility Training
Designated - specific level of language proficiency:
French oral, reading, required
English oral, reading, writing required
English oral, reading, writing required
- Historical facts and information about the city of Ottawa
- Ottawa's historical sites, museums, archives and other heritage institutions
- Educational and interpretive programming techniques
- Practical knowledge of heritage trade(s)
- Theories and practices of teaching
- Ontario School curriculum
- Proper museological techniques for the handling and display of artifacts
- Current trends in museum educational programs
- Client service needs
- Project management
- MS Office software including MS Word and MS Excel.
- General visitor centre procedures and techniques
- Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers.
Competencies & Skills
- Demonstrable skill in heritage trade(s)
- Excellent communication
- Excellent promotional skills
- Very good organizational and multitasking skills
- Excellent writing skills
- Demonstrated ability to lead, coordinate, and supervise staff
- Budget management
- Make decisions, design and implement programs
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.