Specialist, Heritage
City of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON
Position: Job Inventory - Specialist, Heritage

Competition Number: 2019-EX-EN-52534099-01

Competition posting date: 2019.05.21

Competition closing date: 2020.05.18

Recreation, Cultural & Facility Services Department, Community Recreation & Cultural Programs, Cultural &
Heritage Program & Spaces Branch
1 or more Part-time Continuous Position(s) - up to 24 hours/week
Affiliation: CUPE 503 PT RC & Aquatics
Salary: $17.391 to $20.502 per hour (2019 rates of pay)
Location: 2940 Old Montreal Road, 2100 Cabot Street, 3080 Richmond Road, 16 Rowley Avenue, 270
Pinhey Point Road

Types of Heritage Specialist positions available:
  • Sewing (minimum 1 position)
  • Domestic Sciences (minimum 1 position)
  • Interpreter (minimum 1 position)
  • Researcher (minimum 1 position)
  • Commercial Food Preparator (Minimum 1 position)
Shifts available: Flexible shifts are scheduled to meet operational needs. Weekday and weekend shifts
available. Daytime, evening, and nighttime shifts available, from 2 to 8 hours.

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 or Pinhey's Point Historic
Site. Reliable transportation is required.

Category: Ongoing Inventories
Employment Group: Recreation and Culture

Job Summary

The Heritage Specialist is responsible for interpretive and educational program development as well as
delivery at the city's historic sites and museums. The HS I is also responsible for ongoing work on heritage
projects such as the Oral History project and historical research for educational use. The HS I assists with
ongoing promotional activities; liaises with volunteers, community groups and facility user groups; assists in
the supervision and training of summer staff; receives and directs visitors, answers public inquiries (such as
genealogy research) and dispenses public information; performs reception and clerical duties as needed.

Education & Experience

Currently enrolled in a university or college in history, social sciences, museum studies, education or related

Minimum of:
  • 2 years - interpretive experience in a museum environment
and / or

  • 2 years experience teaching in a school environment
and / or

  • 1 year experience in historical research and project writing.
  • Completion of health and safety training required by legislation and by the corporation of the City of

  • Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for
stipulated academic requirements.

Language, Certificates & Licenses

Some positions: Designated - specific level of language proficiency:
French oral, reading, writing required
English oral, reading, writing required
Current Standard First Aid/CPR "C" certification
Current Automated External Defibrillator (A.E.D.) certification
AODA Accessibility Training

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


  • Historical facts and information about the city of Ottawa
Ottawa's historical sites, museums, archives and other heritage institutions

  • Current trends in museum educational programs
  • Proper museological techniques for the handling and display of artifacts
  • Interpretive techniques
  • Ontario School curriculum
  • Client service needs
  • Project management
  • MS Office software including MS Word and MS Excel.
  • General visitor centre procedures and techniques
  • Working knowledge of applicable occupational health and safety legislation and of corporate
/departmental policies and procedures related to health and safety

Competencies & Skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Bilingual
  • Very good organizational and multitasking skills
  • Very good writing skills
If this opportunity matches your interest and profile please apply online by using the "Apply"
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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.