Thursday, July 26, 2012

Ottawa Job of the Day: Expert in Canadian History

Anticipatory Staffing
Canadian Museum of Civilization / Canadian War Museum

Experts in Canadian History
E7 ($58,712 - $73,390)

Permanent full-time positions and
Temporary full-time positions for a period 6 to 36 months
Position Number 6001

The Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation (CMCC) is creating a pool of qualified candidates for upcoming staffing opportunities. To prepare for Canada’s historic 150th anniversary, the CMCC is seeking research experts in Canadian history in fields such as: political history, military history, economic history, and early and modern Canadian history. This is a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to join an outstanding team of researchers, historians and curators at Canada’s foremost history museums.

As the ideal candidate, you hold a PhD in your field of expertise or equivalent combination of education and experience. You also have experience or interest in interpreting and communicating history to the general public.

Please specify your field of expertise when applying, and indicate whether it is for a permanent or a temporary position.

You possess knowledge of:
  • The political, military, social and economic history of Canada;
  • Scholarly research and research methods in History and related disciplines;
  • Applied research in a museum environment or other public history settings;
  • The Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Canadian War Museum and other Canadian museums’ programs and activities.

You have experience in:
  • Conducting complex and extensive research on the history Canada;
  • Writing scholarly books and articles, and communicating in other media, on Canadian history and culture, and related topics;
  • Exhibitions development;
  • Documenting and using museum and archival collections;
  • Presenting information through popular writing, lectures and exhibitions to the general public.

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