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Indigenous Relations Officer
Canadian Museum of History
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Gatineau, Gatineau / Outaouais Region, Québec
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$ 54, 771 - $ 70, 593 (Job classification: E5)
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The Canadian Museum of History offers you a place to develop your career and to accomplish rewarding and meaningful work in an inclusive and engaging work environment dedicated to museological excellence.

Indigenous Relations Officer
Permanent Full-Time Position
Position Number 10455

We are looking for an experienced Indigenous Relations Officer to join our Research, CMH Division. Reporting to the Manager, Repatriation and Indigenous Relations, your key responsibilities will include:

• Conduct research on specific topics relating to Indigenous communities and culture,
• Prepare research data;
• Liaise with Indigenous communities, curtorial staff and other internal stakeholders;
• Coordinate activities and projects of benefit to CMH and the relevant Indigenous community
• Perform related duties.

Successful candidates have the following qualifications, which are a deciding measure of success for this challenging opportunity:

A minimum of 3 years’ experience in:

• Working with Indigneous communities to define and achieve common goals;
• Relationship building and community consultation;
• Developing research proposals and plans;
• Conducting research;
• Analyzing and synthesizing data and developing reports;
• Liaison role to faciliate project objectives;
• Working in an environment that requires high level interpersonal and communications skills to successfully meet program objectives;
• Developing collaborative research projects, programs and networks.

Knowledge of:

• The history of Indigenous people in Canada and of traditional and contemporary Indigenous culture;
• The history of relations between Canada and Indigenous people in Canada;
• The political organizations and structures of Indigneous communities throughout Canada;
• The political, economic, cultural and social issues involved in conducting research with Indigenous communities;
• Techniques and methods of conducting research and writing reports;
• Negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution principles and techniques.

Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology, Indigenous Studies, Ethnology or a related discipline.

Core competencies: Analytical Thinking; Concern for Order and Quality; Effective Communication; Planning; Teamwork and Collaboration.

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. The results of this competition may be used to staff similar temporary or permanent positions over the next twelve months.

Bring your expertise to this position at the Canadian Museum of History. Apply no later than August 23, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. as instructed on the website: under “Current Job Opportunities.”

Compensation: $ 54, 771 - $ 70, 593 (Job classification: E5)
Language: CBC imperative (for a detailed definition of the linguistic level required, access our website). We encourage all candidates to submit their application, regardless of whether they believe they meet the linguistic requirements of the position. As part of its hiring process, the Museum sends qualified candidates for linguistic validation to determine their language proficiency.
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.
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