Recreation, Cultural & Facility Services Department, Community Recreation & Cultural Programs, Cultural & Heritage Programs & Spaces Branch
1 or more Part-time Continuous Positions (up to 24 hours per week)
Affiliation: CUPE 503 PT RC & Aquatics
Salary: $19.986 to $29.186 per hour (2019 rates of pay)
Location: 2940 Old Montreal Road
Types of Heritage Specialist Programming
-Blacksmith (minimum 2 positions)
-Sawmill Assistant (minimum 2 positions)
-Print Shop Operator (minimum 2 positions)
-Animal Husbandry (minimum 2 positions)
-Carpentry (minimum 2 positions)
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.
Cumberland Heritage Village Museum is located in east Ottawa. The museum presents rural life during
the1920s and 1930s, a period of great technological advances and social change. There are 30 historic and
reproduction buildings including domestic homes, an operational sawmill and blacksmith shop; vegetable,
flower and herb gardens; agricultural fields, machinery and equipment, and heritage breed farm animals.
This position requires an ability to demonstrate skilled trades, including but not limited to, blacksmithing,
printing, animal husbandry, carpentry, etc. When applying please clearly identify your skilled trade(s) and relevant qualifications and experience.
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. Reliable transportation is required.
Category: Ongoing Inventories
Employment Group: Recreation and Culture
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.
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.
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.
Current Standard First Aid/CPR "C" certification
Current Automated External Defibrillator (A.E.D.) certification
AODA Accessibility Training
Some positions: Designated - specific level of language proficiency:
French oral, reading, required
English oral, reading, writing required
English oral, reading, writing required
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We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected to continue in the selection process will be contacted.
The City of Ottawa promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions. The City of Ottawa provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation.
Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411