Summer Student – Heritage Leader

City of Ottawa based in Ottawa, ON is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Summer Student – Heritage Leader. City of Ottawa is Canada’s capital, in the east of southern Ontario, near the city of Montréal and the U.S. border. Our Ottawa River has at its centre Parliament Hill, with grand Victorian architecture and museums such as the National Gallery of Canada, with noted collections of indigenous and other Canadian art. Our park-lined Rideau Canal is filled with boats in summer and ice-skaters in winter. The candidates who will get selected for the vacancy will be required to start the work as soon as possible.

Job Description:

Employer’s Name: City of Ottawa
Position: Summer Student – Heritage Leader
Job Location: Ottawa, ON
No of Vacancies: To be determined
Salary: $16.034 to $17.370 per hour (2023 rates of pay)
Employment Type: Full time
Shifts: To be determined
Requisition ID: 5966
Department: Rec, Cultural & Facility Services Dept.
Affiliation: Non Union/Non MPE
Job Category: Summer Student Recruitment


Languages: Candidates must have knowledge of the English, French or Bilingual Language
Education: Candidates need standard educational qualification such as Post-secondary Student – completion of second year college or university in History, Museology, Education, Theatre, Public Relations, Classical Studies, or related field
Experience: Candidates need an experience of 8 months to 1 year

Other Requirements:

  • The candidate having certificates such as Current Standard First Aid, CPR and/or AED certificates and AODA Accessibility/IASR Training
  • The candidate should have an intermediate and/or advanced knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel also be familiar with formal interpretation methodology and techniques is considered an asset, but are taught during the training sessions
  • The candidate should have an advanced verbal communication skills (the ability to successfully communicate historical information to the public of varying ages and interests) and also have strong writing skills for both internal and external audiences
  • The candidate should have strong interest in history, museums, and education also have strong interest in working with members of the public of varying ages and a strong commitment to customer service
  • The candidate should have strong interest in working both in a team setting and independently also be interested in leadership opportunities and proactive in identifying new areas of personal and professional development
  • The candidate should be able to pay attention to detail for the purposes of cash handling, recording of statistical data, and ensuring the safety of visitors and the security of the site Must be willing to abide by the museum dress code and policies, including the use of historical costumes
  • The candidate should be able to provide a police record check


  • The candidate should be responsible for multi-disciplinary arts centres, heritage and museum facilities and structures, the delivery of arts, heritage and museum public programming and events, volunteer program development, audience development, and exhibits and research
  • The candidate should be able to perform duties to assist with researching, planning, delivery, and documentation of public and educational interpretive programs and events at museums and historic sites, conduct interpretive tours and dispense historical information to the community, utilizing first and third-person interpretation techniques, interact cooperatively with museum volunteers and actively participate in a team environment to include all aspects of museum operations, assist with public rental bookings and food services as required, act as public ambassador of the museums by participating in educational and promotional outreach activities, and engage in customer service activities such as front desk duties, cash transactions, responding to public inquiries, setting up rooms and grounds for public events, recording of visitor statistics, and conducting visitor evaluations, ensure safety of museum visitors and program participants, as well as ensuring the security of the museum and its contents and also open and close the site and perform some cleaning and gardening duties, as required
  • The candidate should be able to research, understand, and document historical data also be able to understand event and program logistics and implement as needed
  • The candidate should be able to multitask and work well under pressure and tight deadlines also be able to understand and take direction and to proactively provide status updates
  • The candidate should be able to understand the scope of various types of projects and work on them through to completion also be able to accurately record statistical data and visitor evaluation information
  • The candidate should be able to comfortably and confidently speak in public to individuals and groups of varying ages, interests, and backgrounds

How to apply:

If the position is fit for you and the basic requirements are fulfilled then you can now apply (along with your resume) through below mentioned details.

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We thank all the applicants for showing their interest and trust in us, however, only the most eligible candidates will be selected and conducted for further procedure directly from employers, in between no charges/fees or original documents will be asked from any applicant. All the best!

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