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Curator, Indigenous Histories and Contemporary Cultures, North
Location Canadian Museum of History
Job Code 10410
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We are looking for a Curator, Indigenous Histories and Contemporary Cultures, North

As a Curator, Indigenous Histories and Contemporary Cultures, North, you will be responsible for collaborating with Indigenous communities across the north on collections-based research, and diverse museum projects. The museum’s collections include belongings from across the north, and Curators collaborate with communities to connect with this material, through research projects, the development of exhibitions and the acquisition of contemporary material. This position is suitable for someone with knowledge of the lived experience of Indigenous peoples living in Northern Canada, including the artic or sub-artic regions. As a community or subject expert, you will also undertake research in your area of specialty through the development of community-based research projects, digital products, exhibitions, scholarly work and collaboration with other teams at the Museum. When requested, you will provide information to the Repatriation and Indigenous Relations branch. Curators also share expertise and collaborate with world-class museological, collections and conservation teams to advance the Museum’s goal of advancing reconciliation and recognizing the rights of Indigenous Peoples.

What we are looking for:

  • Scholarly Expertise and/or Community Knowledge; 
  • Great communication skills in;
  • Knowledge of material culture;
  • Enthusiasm for teamwork and collaborative projects;
  • Understanding of the Canadian Museum of History’s operating environment and strategic directions. 

Relevant and recent experience in:

  • Relevant Master’s degree (a PhD is an asset);
  • Applying Indigenous Traditional Knowledge in your work (i.e. through participation in community-based discussions and employing culturally based practices in projects); 
  • Equivalent combination of training and experience

Knowledge of:

  • Indigenous cultures in the artic or sub-artic regions; 
  • Material culture; Museum practices and operating environment; 

What we offer:

  • Hybrid work environment;
  • Career progression and salary growth opportunities through the Museum Scholars program; 
  • Health benefits;
  • Federal public service pension;

Education: Relevant master’s degree (a PhD is an asset), and an experience applying Indigenous Traditional Knowledge in your work (i.e. through participation in community-based discussions and employing culturally based practices in projects); or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Compensation: $87,186 to $ 102,674
Status: Permanent Full-Time Position (# 10410)
Security Clearance: Enhanced Reliability
Location: 100, Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec 

Language: CBC We encourage all candidates to submit their application, regardless of whether they believe they meet the linguistic requirements of the position. Qualified candidates will be sent for linguistic validation. In the event a qualified bilingual candidate is not found, other qualified candidates may be considered.

Open to: Museum employees, external candidates and/or candidates from our inventory. Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents who self-identified as a member of the Employment Equity group: Indigenous peoples. 

The position will be posted until filled.

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

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

The masculine form is used in this document for the sole purpose of simplifying the text: it is not discriminatory in any way.

The Museum is committed to creating an organizational culture that fosters an inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible environment for all. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including candidates from all cultures, racialized communities, all abilities, all sexual identities and genders, and anyone else who can contribute to the diversity of ideas. We are committed to an inclusive, barrier-free selection process and work environment.

The Canadian Museum of History subscribes to the Employment Equity Act.

If you require an accommodation (including alternate formats of materials) 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. Contact: Abiba Diarrassouba or Monica Lun Pun at 819-776-8176 and 819-776-8532 or at competition@historymuseum.ca.

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