Types of Heritage Specialist Programming (12B) positions available:
-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 to meet operational needs, weekday and weekend shifts available. Evening to midnight shifts available.
March 13: Mon to Fri 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (4 to 7 hour shifts)
Mid-May to last weekend in October: Wed to Sun 8:00 am to 12:00 midnight (4 to 7.25 hour shifts)
November: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4 pm (4 to 7 hour shifts)
Last week in November to December 23: Wed to Fri - 8 am to 5 pm shifts; Fri to Sun – 1:30 pm to 9 pm (4 to 7 hour shifts)
December 24 to mid-April: Less than 24 hours/week
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 or Pinhey's Point Historic site. 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's historic sites and museums. Responsible for the ongoing work on heritage projects such as the Oral History project including preparation and coordination. Responsible for historical research for educational and promotional use. Responsible for volunteer and summer staff recruitment, scheduling, training and supervision. Assists with ongoing promotional activities. Receives and directs visitors, answers public inquiries (such as genealogy research) and dispenses public information. Performs reception and clerical duties as needed including program bookings, mailings, reservations and confirmations.
Minimum 2 years enrollment in University or College in history, social sciences, museum studies education or related discipline.
and / or
*Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements.
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
Educational and interpretive programming techniques
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
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
Excellent communication skills
Excellent promotional skills
Very good organizational and multitasking skills
Excellent writing skills
Demonstrated ability to lead, coordinate, and supervise staff
Make decisions, design and implement programs
Able to communicate well in an engaging manner
Able to multi-task and work independently as well as in a team setting
Able to work outside in a variety of weather conditions
Able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
Able to perform physical work
Flexible and able to cope with a changing working environment
Thrives and fosters a continuous learning environment
Demonstrates leadership, initiative and creativity
Organized, efficient and productive
Excellent people skills
If this opportunity matches your interest and profile please apply online by using the "Apply" button. If this is your first online application please refer to our resources on how to apply for jobs online .
We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected to continue in the selection process will be contacted.
The City of Ottawa is committed to providing quality services by establishing a qualified workforce that reflects the diverse population it serves. The City encourages applications from all qualified individuals.
Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411