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Position: Job Inventory - Specialist, Heritage (12A)

Competition Number: 2017-EX-EN-51650702-01
Competition posting date: 2017-02-01
Competition closing date: 2018-01-31

Recreation, Cultural & Facility Services Department, Community Recreation & Cultural Programs, Museums & Heritage Programs Branch

1 or More Part-time Continuous Positions - Up to 32 hours/week
Affiliation: CUPE 503 PT Rec & Cult
Salary: $17.050 to $20.100 per hour (2018 rates of pay)
Main Location: Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, 2940 Old Montreal Road
Other Locations: Billings Estate National Historic Site, Fairfields Heritage House, Nepean Museum, Pinhey's Point Historic Site

Types of Heritage Specialist (12A) 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 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 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 the 1920s 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.

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 Heritage Specialist (12A) is also responsible for ongoing work on heritage projects such as the Oral History project and historical research for educational use. The Heritage Specialist (12A) 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

Red Cross Standard First Aid Certified including level "C" CPR or equivalent

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;
English oral, reading, writing.

Some positions: English only - English oral, reading, writing


Competencies & Skills

Personal Suitability


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