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Curator, French North America

Published on July 28, 2016

The Canadian Museum of History

The Canadian Museum of History offers you a place to develop your career and to accomplish rewarding and meaningful work in an inclusive and engaging work environment dedicated to museological excellence.

Curator, French North America

Temporary Full-Time Position (term until July 2018)

Position Number 10364 

We are looking for an experienced Curator, French North America to join our Research Division. Reporting to the Manager, First Peoples and Early Canada, your key responsibilities will include:


  • Undertaking or supporting research, writing, field work, data analysis, description, documentation, collections development and accessibility initiatives, and the public and scholarly communication of insights and results, in the history of French presence in North America before and/or after Confederation in support of Museum priorities;
  • Liaising with scholarly and public communities of interest as appropriate;
  • Supporting related Museum priorities;
  • Supporting visitor services and outreach initiatives, including exhibitions and public programs;
  • Providing leadership and services to the community of scholars consistent with Museum interests, priorities, and best practices;
  • Providing advice and information to senior management in areas of professional competence;
  • Representing the Museum, as requested, to external parties, venues, or processes.

Successful candidates have the following qualifications, which are a deciding measure of success for this challenging opportunity:


  • 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.


  • 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 History’s programs, activities, and operating environment.

Education: Master’s Degree (minimum) or Doctoral Degree (preferred) in the requisite discipline(s) or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Core competencies: Expertise; Concern for Order and Quality; Impact and Influence; Teamwork and Cooperation; Organizational Awareness; Conceptual Thinking.

The Canadian Museum of History is committed to the principles of employment equity and to achieving a workforce that 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, a person with a disability or a woman.

If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

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

Bring your expertise to this position at the Canadian Museum of History. Apply no later than August 7, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. as instructed on the website: under “Current Job Opportunities.”

Compensation: $66,241 - $82,170 (Job classification: E7P)

Language: CBC imperative (for a detailed definition of the linguistic level required, access our website). 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.

Security Clearance: Enhanced reliability

Open to: Museum employees, external candidates and/or candidates from our inventory. Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

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