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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.
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Did you know?
Comprising over 136 000 artifacts, a numismatic library and archives, the National Currency Collection (NCC) is Canada’s most extensive collection of money and related media. The Collection, managed by the Bank of Canada Museum, is made up of Canadian and international coins and notes, production material, banking and government ephemera as well as objects relating to the measurement and containment of money. It also serves as a source for public reference, a resource for the development of historically significant exhibitions and a means of preserving artifacts connected to Canada’s and the world’s economic history.
What you will do
The Assistant Curator supports the development and maintenance of the National Currency Collection, its library and associated documentation, which exist for the benefit of all Canadians. Undertaken under the general direction of a manager or a more senior colleague, the work includes:
Contributing to the fulfillment of the Bank of Canada Museum’s mandate
Collaborating on a variety of projects linked to the National Currency Collection, such as physical or virtual exhibitions, publications, conferences or workshops, or the production of new content for the web and social media.
Conducting research into numismatic fields (coins, tokens, paper money and proto-money artifacts) and providing results to be made available through exhibition, public programs and publications.
Registering contextual information about the artifacts into the collection management database.
Making the Collection and other numismatic information available to Bank staff, scholars, government departments, and the public through loans, exhibits, presentations, publications and responses to specific and general enquiries.
Supporting the development of the NCC and its library by, in alignment with the Museum’s acquisition strategy, identifying potential new acquisitions and securing artifacts through purchase, institutional loan, donation or bequest.
Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with internal and external counterparts (partners, clients, suppliers) and stakeholders to support operational objectives, and to keep abreast of developments in Canadian numismatic research and in the numismatic marketplace.
What you need to succeed
The ideal candidate is a qualified professional interested in pursuing a curatorial career, able to work with the Collection and its resources in creative and imaginative ways and who is a solid team-player.
The candidate should have the following aptitudes and experience:
a strong background of work within a museum or related environment, knowledge of peer institutions, and experience developing and implementing exhibitions, and working with internal and external stakeholders
relevant professional experience in curation, research and content creation
experience in providing research for a variety of audiences
a strong focus on quality and attention to detail
ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
ability to work in English and in French
Knowledge of the variety, trends and new developments in Canadian Numismatics
Knowledge of the Canadian numismatic market
Your education and experience
The position requires a bachelor’s degree in History with a focus on Canadian or Economic history, Curatorial Studies, Material Culture Studies or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience in a field relevant to the position.
What you need to know
Language requirement: English and French essential (bilingual). Candidates must be fully functional (level 5) in second official language upon appointment.
Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents
Security level required: Reliability
Relocation assistance may be provided, if required
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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and further to public health guidelines, preventative measures are being taken to ensure health and safety during the recruitment process. All interviews are conducted via Skype.
We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
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. For more information on key benefits please visit A great deal to consider.
Salaries are based on qualifications and experience and typically range from $62,500 to $73,500 (job grade 14)
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
We strive to make our policies, programs and workplace more inclusive, respectful and barrier-free. We encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples, veterans, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.