Job Inventory - Specialist, Heritage (12A)
- 16.724 - 19.716 hourly
- City Of Ottawa
The Heritage Specialist is responsible for interpretive and educational program development as well as delivery at the city's historic sites and museums. The Heritage Specialist (12A) is also responsible for ongoing work on heritage projects such as the Oral History project and historical research for educational use. The Heritage Specialist (12A) 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 discipline.
- 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 Ottawa
*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 points accumulated.
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
- 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
- Very good organizational and multitasking skills
- Very good writing skills
- Able to work outside in a variety of weather conditions
- Able to perform physical work
- Flexible and able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
- Able to multi-task & work independently as well as in a team setting.