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Vice President, People and Culture

Location: Canadian Museum of History   Job Code: 9298


As a member of the Senior Leadership Team and a trusted advisor to the organization, the Vice President, People and Culture assumes the leadership of all human resources initiatives to create a trusted and respectful employee environment. They will use their superior communication skills to educate and elevate the museum to the highest standard of employee experience by introducing best practices related to diversity and inclusion, and employee wellbeing in the Museum of History and Canadian War Museum under their responsibility.

The Vice President, People and Culture will provide strategic direction and expert Human Resources advice to the entire organization about various aspects related to People and Workplace Culture. In this role, they will guide their HR team on Talent Development, Employee Engagement and Retention, and Talent Acquisition, while also providing experienced assistance with Employee Relations, Compensation, Benefits and Performance Management. The ideal candidate will be a transformational leader with innovative, collaborative and inspirational approaches to raise the Museum’s employer branding to one of the best in capital region.


  • Participate as a member of the senior leadership team to:
  • Ensure the museum strategy has necessary HR support and investment.
  • Garner senior leader endorsement and support for HR initiatives.
  • Provide expert HR advice and insight on people-related issues.
  • Champion the evolution of the Museum’s culture.
  • Harmonize and implement consistent HR programs, solutions and initiatives in alignment with the museum’s strategy.
  • Oversee the implementation of HR transformation initiatives:
  • Oversee/Ensure organizational structure aligns with key strategies.
  • Oversee and report on all initiatives that drive employee engagement, retention and well-being.
  • Oversee programs to drive career growth, development and opportunity for all employees.
  • Provide expertise and support to all the employee communication initiatives.
  • Provide coaching and support to other leaders as required.
  • Key role in supporting D&I initiatives that promote and champion an inclusive culture.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resources. 
  • Expectation of 15 or more years of related Human Resources experience with at least five years of senior HR management experience and leading a strong human resource team.
  • Holding a certification of a human resources professionals (CRHP) will be considered an asset.
  • A strategic thinker with a strong operational track record.
  • Strong customer service skills and ability to communicate with all levels of Management.
  • The ability to lead and thrive in a transformational environment.
  • Must be comfortable in a unionized environment
  • Fluency in English and French is required. Candidates are expected to be fully bilingual (equivalent to a CCC level)

The ideal candidate for this role will have the ability to:

  • Quickly establish credibility and respect and build strong working relationships with senior leaders and key stakeholders (including union partners).
  • Recognize the value and responsibility of working in a team, actively supporting and developing team members, while being quick to identify and problem solve as needed.
  • Act as a role model for the organization.

Compensation: $138,480 to $190,410
Status: Permanent Full time Position (# 9298)
Location: 100, Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec  

If you are interested in exploring this unique opportunity, please contact:

Karen Wong, Partner                                              
Phone: (514) 954-9549  | Email: 

Michelle Partipilo, Principal
Phone: (403) 776-4499 | Email : 

To apply:

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


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