Specialist, Heritage (12A)
- 17.050 - 20.100 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 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 I2A 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
A degree or diploma, or 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 required
English oral, reading, writing required
Some positions: English only - English oral, reading, writing required
- 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
- Bilingualism an asset
- Very good organizational and multitasking skills
- Very good writing skills