Learning Specialist [Gatineau]

Learning Specialist



Job Title:


Learning Specialist




The Canadian Museum of History (CMH)


Job Type:

One (1) Permanent Full time and one (1) Temporary Full-time Positions


Language Required:


CBC imperative




Gatineau, QC


Application Deadline:




Job Start Date:



Date Posted:






Web Link to Institution:






$60,217 to $80,642


Job Description:


We are looking for Learning Specialists!

Your key responsibilities will include:
• Determining audience profiles, needs and satisfaction criteria to attract visitors and encourage loyalty using a variety of approaches, such as co-creation, discussion, dialogue, workshops, games, chats and interactives;
• Forging ties with various audiences (e.g., schools, families, multi-generational groups) by coordinating the effective presentation of activities both onsite and across Canada;
• Proposing a full slate of cultural and educational activities, while also ensuring selection of the best means of interaction and learning, onsite and online;
• Contributing to the conception, creation and development of learning activities and projects that support the Museum’s strategic objectives;
• Promoting within the Museum and the wider museum community advances in learning theory and principles that encourage the participation and engagement of audiences in the dissemination of public history.

What we are looking for:

A minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in:
• Conceptualizing and developing educational activities and special events for a range of audiences;
• Project management, preparing proposals, reports, budgets and schedules within the context of program development and evaluation;
• Analysing and evaluating audience/program needs in the development and assessment of the visitor experience;
• Developing partnerships with stakeholders from cultural, academic and educational sectors;
• Working as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Knowledge of:
• Mandate of the Canadian Museum of History in relation to learning methodologies, educational programs, and audience development;
• Needs and interests of audiences, and applications conducive to providing a dynamic visitor experience;
• Childhood education (early learners to pre-teen);
• Principles and practices related to market analysis and the implementation of programs on a national scale;
• Evaluation techniques, educational theory, and informal learning methods;
• Project management processes, including the preparation, control, and supervision of budgets and schedules.

Education: University diploma in education, museology, social sciences or the humanities, or an acceptable combination of education and experience.

Core competencies: Concern for Order and Quality; Planning; Business Acumen; Team Leadership; Client focus.

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.

We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment processes and work environments. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

We thank all candidates for showing interest; however, only retained candidates will be contacted.

Compensation: $60,217 to $80,642

Status: One (1) Permanent Full time and one (1) Temporary Full-time Positions

Location: 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau Quebec

Language: CBC imperative

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.

If you are a talented, driven and experienced Learning Specialist we would love to hear from you! Visit http://www.historymuseum.ca/about/jobs/ and select “Current Job Opportunities.” Apply no later than October 18, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.