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Position: Job Inventory - Specialist, Heritage

Competition Number: 2019-EX-EN-52534099-01
Competition posting date: 2019-05-21
Competition closing date: 2020-07-19

Recreation, Cultural & Facility Services Department, Community Recreation & Cultural Programs, Cultural & Heritage Program & Spaces Branch
1 or more Part-time Continuous Position(s) - up to 24 hours/week
Affiliation: CUPE 503 PT RC & Aquatics
Salary: $17.391 to $20.502 per hour (2019 rates of pay)
Location: 2940 Old Montreal Road, 2100 Cabot Street, 3080 Richmond Road, 16 Rowley Avenue, 270 Pinhey Point Road

Types of Heritage Specialist positions available:
-Sewing (minimum 1 position)
-Domestic Sciences (minimum 1 position)
-Interpreter (minimum 1 position)
-Researcher (minimum 1 position)
-Commercial Food Preparator (Minimum 1 position)

Shifts available: Flexible shifts are scheduled to meet operational needs. Weekday and weekend shifts available. Daytime, evening, and nighttime shifts available, from 2 to 8 hours.

Staff will be required to dress in heritage costume and to work outside in a variety of weather conditions.
There are no public transportation links to Cumberland Heritage Village Museum or Pinhey's Point Historic
Site. Reliable transportation is required.

Category: Ongoing Inventories
Employment Group: Recreation and Culture

Job Summary

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 I 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.

Minimum of:

and / or

and / or

*Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements.

Language, Certificates & Licenses

Some positions: Designated - specific level of language proficiency:
French oral, reading, writing required
English oral, reading, writing required
Current Standard First Aid/CPR "C" certification
Current Automated External Defibrillator (A.E.D.) certification
AODA Accessibility Training

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.


Competencies & Skills


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