Job inventory - Specialist, Heritage Programming
- 19.594 - 28.614 hourly
- City Of Ottawa
The Heritage Programming Specialist is responsible for interpretive and educational program development as well as delivery at the City of Ottawa’s historic sites and museums. Responsible for ongoing work on heritage projects, including preparation and coordination of heritage programming materials and supplies. Responsible for historical research for educational and promotional use. Works with the Education and Interpretation Programs Officers to develop and deliver heritage programming to Museum users. Receives and directs visitors, answers public inquiries (such as genealogy research and questions related to the site’s history) and dispenses public information. Performs reception and clerical duties as needed including program bookings, mailings, reservations and confirmations.
Heritage programming may include, but is not limited to: print shop operations, sawmill assistance, pump factory operations, blacksmith shop operations, carpentry, animal and livestock husbandry, farming and agriculture, and operation of heritage farm equipment, including vintage tractors.
Education & Experience
Completed a degree or completed a minimum 2 years of enrollment in University or College in History, Social Sciences, Museum Studies, Education or related discipline.
2 years of interpretive or educational experience in a museum environment, or 2 years of experience teaching in a school environment.
1 year of experience in historical research and project writing, or 1 year of experience in a heritage trade.
*Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements.
Language, Certificates & Licenses
A valid Ontario unrestricted "A" 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, 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
- Educational and interpretive programming techniques
- Practical knowledge of heritage trade(s)
- 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
- Project management
- MS Office software including MS Word and MS Excel.
- General visitor centre procedures and techniques
- Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers.
Competencies & Skills
- Demonstrable skill in heritage trade(s)
- Excellent communication
- Excellent promotional skills
- Very good organizational and multitasking skills
- Excellent writing skills
- Demonstrated ability to lead, coordinate, and supervise staff
- Budget management
- Make decisions, design and implement programs