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Historian, Indigenous Military History
Location Canadian War Museum
Job Code 10471
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As the Historian of Indigenous Military History, you will be responsible for curating exhibitions, conducting complex research, and sharing your knowledge with multiple audiences in Indigenous military history within the field of Canadian history.

What we are looking for:

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to establish working relationships with individuals at all levels;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to multi-task, prioritize and work under pressure;
  • Demonstratable communication, presentation, and writing skills;
  • Bilingual (English and French) – asset.

Significant experience in:

  • Conducting research on Indigenous Canadian military history;
  • Indigenous community outreach and consultation;
  • Disseminating research to a variety of audiences, both public and academic;
  • Working in museums, universities, galleries, public history, cultural centres, etc.

Knowledge of:

  • Canadian Indigenous military history, the history of war and armed conflict in Canada, and Canadian history;
  • Best practices for consultation, collaboration, engagement, and partnerships with Indigenous communities;
  • Indigenous research methodologies;
  • Applicable research, research methods, professional activities, literature, and best practices relating to war at the personal, national and international level;
  • Applied research and communications for public audiences;
  • Indigenous languages (asset).

Education: In the field of History, War Studies, Ethnology or a related field OR an acceptable combination of education and experience (a PhD or Master’s degree with experience is preferred).

Conditions of employment:

  • Security Clearance: Enhanced reliability;
  • Fully vaccinated for COVID 19 unless being accommodated based on medical reasons or on grounds recognized by the Canadian Humans Rights Act.

Compensation: $68,248 to $84,660
Status: Permanent Full-Time (#10471)
Location: 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario

Language: English and French (CBB). 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 that the selected candidate does not meet the linguistic requirements, language training will be provided.

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

Apply no later than January 23, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

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 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.

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