Position Announcement: Curator of Ethnology and Curator of Aboriginal Art, Canadian Museum of History

The Canadian Museum of History (CMH) is seeking research experts in the field of ethnology and in the field of Aboriginal art, including the history of Aboriginal art and artistic expression with special interest in contemporary Aboriginal art and/or Inuit art. 

E7 ($63,085 - $78,856)
Permanent Full-Time Positions
Position Number 9644 and 7131

The ideal candidate is an exceptional scholar with a record of achievement in cultural institutions, research, publishing, and community engagement. The candidate has worked effectively with a wide variety of academic, institutional, governmental, and community partners; is a dedicated and creative team player, with superior inter-personal skills and a principled commitment to and understanding of public service. The candidate will bolster that strength in research which is a foundational element of the Museums work on behalf of Canadians, while enhancing its reputation as a trusted and responsible contributor to civil society.

You also hold a Masters degree or Doctoral degree (preferred) in the requisite discipline(s) or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

You possess knowledge of:
-Applicable research, research methods, professional activities, literatures, and best practices in this and related disciplines, at the national and international level;
-Applied research and communications for public audiences;
-Professional networks, research opportunities, and emerging or relevant technologies or media; 
-Material culture, curatorial roles and responsibilities, and collections planning;
-The Canadian Museum of Historys programs, activities, and operating environment.

You have experience in:
-Complex and extensive research in the relevant field or fields of expertise;
-Scholarly communications and research dissemination, including print and non-print publications; 
-Evaluation, documentation, or professional usage of material culture for research and communications;
-Multidisciplinary or team-based working environments;
-Popular audience communications and project development.

Since you will be working in a highly computerized environment, a demonstrated experience of word processing (Word), electronic spreadsheet (Excel), presentation (Power Point) and electronic mail (Outlook) is required.

The following core competencies, which are a deciding measure of success for this challenging opportunity, are: Conceptual Thinking; Concern for Order and Quality; Expertise; Impact and Influence; Organizational Awareness; Teamwork and Cooperation.

This position requires the use of both Official Languages (French/English) CBC imperative and an enhanced reliability check. For a detailed definition of the linguistic level required, access our web site. We encourage all candidates to submit their nomination, regardless of whether they believe they meet the linguistic requirements of the position. As part of its hiring process, the Museum sends qualified candidates for linguistic validation to determine their language proficiency. Should the selected candidate not meet the linguistic profile of the position, the candidate will be required to meet the positions language requirements within a reasonable timeframe determined by the Museum. Language training could be offered.

This position is open to Museum employees, external candidates and/or applicants of our inventory.

The Canadian Museum of History is committed to the principles of Employment Equity and to achieving a workforce which is representative of the Canadian population. We strongly encourage candidates to self-identify if they are an Aboriginal person, a member of a visible minority group or a person with a disability. 

We thank all candidates for showing interest in our Museum; however, only retained candidates will be contacted. The Canadian Museum of History may inventory the information received from candidates for other similar positions.

Interested in this opportunity? Please apply no later than December 4, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. as instructed on the web site: www.historymuseum.ca/careers under Current Job Opportunities.