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Curator, Indigenous Histories

Location: Canadian Museum of History / Musée canadien de l'histoire
Job Code: 10410
# of openings: 1


We are looking for a Curator, Indigenous Histories!




The Curator, indigenous Histories will focus on the social, political and cultural history of Canada's Indigenous Peoples, as well as material culture and its interpretation. He/she will ensure the development of exhibitions about the international experiences of Indigenous peoples.


The ideal candidate has strong evidence of teamwork, ethno-cultural community experience, and inter-personal skills. He/she has humility, a progressive research agenda, and wide-ranging interest. The ideal candidate also demonstrates enthusiasm for public service, public history, and the Museum’s mandate.


What You’ll Do:

  • Curate exhibitions
  • Plan and conduct substantive research
  • Collaborate in collections development and support programs and public initiatives
  • Communicate research results to various audiences through a variety of media
  • Lead, influence and inform others, in support of corporate priorities


What you bring:

  • A Master’s degree (preferably, a Doctorate) in History, Canadian studies, Political science, or a related field
  • A record of advanced research, publications, or public engagement on the history and experience of Indigenous Peoples in Canada
  • An experience with popular audience communications, project development and material culture research
  • The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • A demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-changing environment


Compensation: $68,248 to $84,660 (E7P)

Status: Permanent Full-Time Position (# 10410)

Location: 100, Laurier Street, Gatineau, Québec

Language: CBC imperative. 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.

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 who have self-identified as a member belonging to the Employment Equity group: Aboriginal.



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Apply no later than March 6, 2020.



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.


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