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Did you know that as part of Parks Canada Agency’s mandate to conserve, protect and present nationally significant cultural heritage, objects are an integral part of interpretation, exhibits and other programming? Did you know that the collection under Parks Canada’s care includes over 700, 000 historical and more than 30 million archaeological objects? Are you someone who enjoys working in a job where you make a difference?
Have you ever thought of a career in support of Canada’s iconic places?
As a member of the Collections, Curatorial and Conservation Branch you will work with colleagues in national historic sites and national parks as well as colleagues in Collections, Archaeology, History, Conservation, Preventive Conservation and other National Office staff to support the management, use and conservation of the collection under Parks Canada’s care.
Reporting to one of three senior Curators, you will provide advice and assistance on the selection, acquisition, evaluation, preservation, research and access to the national collection for exhibits and visitor experience activities. Creativity and collaboration will help you promote access to the collection for all Canadians, including Indigenous peoples, researchers, institutions and community groups. As part of the Curatorial function your strong communication skills and shared vision will influence a number of unprecedented Parks Canada Agency initiatives, including the consolidation of the national collection in a new purpose-built collection storage facility, the involvement of Indigenous peoples in the care and presentation of Indigenous objects, and the implementation of a single Cultural Resource Management Information database.
Intent of the process
This process may be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures, security levels or linguistic requirements in same or other parts of the country.
Employees at the same group and level or equivalent and with the same employment tenure may be considered for deployment. If no deployment is made, applicants from other groups and levels will be considered in the advertised appointment process.
Positions to be filled: 2
Information you must provide
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in a field directly related to the duties of the position (museology, material culture studies, Indigenous studies, history, archaeology, ethnology, anthropology, art history, curatorial, cultural resource management) OR an acceptable combination of education, training and experience in a field relevant to the position.
EX1: Recent experience* providing curatorial technical services for collections, exhibitions and period environments;
EX2: Recent experience* providing reference and information services and preparing written responses;
EX3: Recent experience* using collections management information systems and information systems such as Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, Outlook).
*Recent experience is defined as experience acquired over a period of at least two (2) years during the last five (5) years.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Bilingual – Imperative (BBB/BBB)
K1: Knowledge of current standard museum practices, procedures and techniques for the care, management, acquisition and disposition of collections;
K2: Knowledge of material culture as it relates to the history, production and use of artefacts;
K3: Knowledge of the mandate and operational context of Parks Canada Agency and the Cultural Resource Management Policy;
K4: Knowledge of health and safety regulations and directives as pertain to this position.
A1: Research, analyze, evaluate and problem solve on the care, management, use and security of collections;
A2: Advise on and develop tools and training for the care, management, use and security of collections;
A3: Plan, research, and produce elements of exhibitions, interpretive products and animation activities;
A4: Consult, liaise and exchange information on the collection with clients, colleagues, stakeholders, communities and external professionals;
A5: Collaborate with partners and stakeholders and on multi-disciplinary teams;
A6: Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
PS1: Shares Our Vision – We contribute to Parks Canada’s vision and use it to guide our priorities and day-to-day workplace activities;
PS2: Exercises Sound Jugement – We gather the right information to make the best decisions;
PS3: Demonstrates Integrity – We live Parks Canada’s Values and Principles as well as the Code of Ethics every day;
PS4: Strives for Excellence – We recognize that individual excellence and the quality of our relationships with others are the foundation for Parks Canada’s success.
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
AEDU: Master’s degree with relevant experience in a related subject (history, archaeology, Indigenous Studies, public history, military history, digital humanities), or a degree related to the duties of the position.
AE1: Experience presenting material culture research findings to broad audiences through non-personal, virtual, social media and digital content and platforms;
AE2: Experience engaging with or working within and among Indigenous communities in Canada;
AE3: Experience supervising students or staff;
AE4: Experience providing recommendations and advice to management;
AE5: Experience in the acquisition and/or disposition of artefacts;
AE6: Experience curating archaeological collections;
AE7: Experience providing input to papers and articles.
-Willingness to travel to parks and sites using a variety of transportation methods;
-Prolonged periods of standing, walking, attention and coordination;
-Manipulate and lift objects up to 30 pounds in weight;
-Wear a Parks Canada Agency uniform;
-Occasional exposure to dust, chemicals and environmental agents;
-On occasion to wear protective equipment;
-On occasion to work in isolated locations.
Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance
-Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.
For tips to navigate the application process step by step, refer to the following site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GW7P3g9hhI.
Parks Canada is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity under the Employment Equity Act, and strives to ensure that our workforce reflects the diverse nature of Canadian society. We encourage women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a visible minority group to self-identify in their application.
Please submit your completed application, including all of the above-mentioned documentation. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.
The Parks Canada Agency is established as a separate employer in the Federal Public Service under the Financial Administration Act. Persons appointed to the Agency continue to be part of the Public Service. The Parks Canada Agency operates under its own human resources framework outside of the Public Service Employment Act and in line with values of fairness, competence and respect, and its operating principles.
In accordance with paragraph 8(2)(a) of the Privacy Act, information or material, whether provided directly by the candidate or otherwise obtained by the selection board, used during the selection process for the purpose of assessing a candidate may be used as part of the selection review and recourse processes. Such relevant information may be provided to third parties, such as other candidates or their representatives, who have a legitimate reason to be aware of that information.
Tips for applicants:
• Please provide complete and thorough details of your education and experience.
• Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history. You must be specific and provide concrete examples/details for each Experience element, as applications will be screened only on the information provided.
• Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the competition.
Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.
Travel cost for individuals who are not Federal Public Servants will not be covered.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.