Friday, 31 January 2014

Job Posting at the Oil Sands Discovery Centre

The Oil Sands Discovery Centre in Fort McMurray is located in the heart of the world's biggest single oil deposit - the Athabasca Oil Sands. The Centre is a heritage and educational facility committed to increasing public awareness and knowledge about the oil sands. We are currently seeking a Facility Manager to work with Alberta Culture and Fort McMurray Tourism (FMT) in providing leadership and direction for the Centre.

Reporting to the Director, Site Operations, and on secondment to Fort McMurray Tourism, the Facility Manager provides direction and leadership for the operation of the Oil Sands Discovery Centre (OSDC). The Facility Manager ensures the continued protection, preservation, and presentation of the history, science, technology, and significance of the oil sands of Alberta to the public in a manner that increases their appreciation and knowledge. Specifically, your responsibilities will include:

Site management and operations; you will manage and direct operations and public programming to ensure interpretive objects and exhibits associated with the Centre are protected and preserved.
Public programming and visitor services; this position manages and directs the staff responsible for developing and delivering programs and services offered by the OSDC.
Staff leadership and management; you will provide leadership, coaching, and supervision of site programming and administrative staff and volunteers.
Business planning and administration; the Facility Manager is responsible for contributing to the development of strategic business plans, site resource allocation decisions, policies, and priorities.

To succeed in this position, you will need extensive knowledge of legislation, regulations, and policies
applicable to the operation of heritage facilities, including the Historical Resources Act, and the Financial Administration Act. Understanding and demonstrated success working within a collaborative partnership model is also required. Knowledge of standards and practices for museums is also essential. 

Qualifications: A four year university degree in a related field is required, and a minimum of four years’ related and progressively responsible experience. Previous experience in the administration, supervision, and/or management of a historic site, museum, interpretive centre, or other heritage facility is required. Equivalencies will be considered.

How to Apply: Online applications are preferred. To apply online, please visit 
Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume, quoting the Job ID 1021667, to: Linda Yan, Culture, 7th floor Standard Life Centre 10405 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T5J 4R7. Fax: (780) 422-3142. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of their application. 

Closing date is February 10, 2014. 

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