Job Inventory - Specialist, Heritage Programming (12B)
- 19.219 - 28.067 hourly
- City Of Ottawa
The Heritage Programming Specialist is responsible for interpretive and educational program development as well as delivery at the city's historic sites and museums. Responsible for the ongoing work on heritage projects such as the Oral History project including preparation and coordination. Responsible for historical research for educational and promotional use. Responsible for volunteer and summer staff recruitment, scheduling, training and supervision. Assists with ongoing promotional activities. Receives and directs visitors, answers public inquiries (such as genealogy research) and dispenses public information. Performs reception and clerical duties as needed including program bookings, mailings, reservations and confirmations.
Education & Experience
Minimum 2 years enrollment in University or College in history, social sciences, museum studies education or related discipline.
- 2 years - interpretive or educational experience in a museum environment.
and / or
- 2 year experience teaching in a school environment
- 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 Ottawa
*Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements.
Language, Certificates & Licenses
- Red Cross Standard First Aid Certified including level "C" CPR or equivalent
- WHMIS training
- AED training
The successful candidate will be required to complete a Criminal Record Check to the City of Ottawa’s satisfaction.
Some positions: Designated - specific level of language proficiency:
French oral, reading, writing;
English oral, reading, writing.
Some positions: English only - English oral, reading, writing
Historical facts and information about the city of Ottawa
Ottawa's historical sites, museums, archives and other heritage institutions
Educational and interpretive programming techniques
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
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
Excellent promotional skills
Very good organizational and multitasking skills
Excellent writing skills
Demonstrated ability to lead, coordinate, and supervise staff
Make decisions, design and implement programs
Able to communicate well in an engaging manner
Able to multi-task and work independently as well as in a team setting
Able to work outside in a variety of weather conditions
Able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
Able to perform physical work
Flexible and able to cope with a changing working environment
Thrives and fosters a continuous learning environment
Demonstrates leadership, initiative and creativity
Organized, efficient and productive
Excellent people skills