Thursday, 1 May 2014

City Museum Strategy Coordinator Job Opportunity

The Edmonton Heritage Council (EHC) is working to create a museum about Edmonton. We think of the city as a living museum—an unfolding story—and the Heritage Council is the creative director, inviting Edmontonians to see it, feel it, add to it and share it. 

We offer this employment opportunity to continue developing this idea and bring it to reality. The successful candidate will have a key role in connecting Edmontonians to the rich stories of their city. If the ideas and practices of placemaking and participatory museums excite you and you have related experience, we would like to hear from you. 

The Edmonton Heritage Council is an organizer, catalyst and advocate for Edmonton’s heritage and history, animating conversations and sparking action toward a more confident, lively and attractive city. Our goal is to make Edmonton’s history and heritage indispensable to newcomers, to those here for generations and to those not yet convinced about the power and resonance of this place. We do this because it has broad benefit for the city and its people—culturally, socially and economically. 

Reporting to the Program & Operations Manager, the City Museum Strategy Coordinator (CMSC) will: 

- Lead the development of elements for the Edmonton Museums Strategy in relation to city museum development and related programming (Edmonton City as Museum Project) 
- Administer Edmonton City as Museum initiatives and projects including communicating with the steering committee, stakeholders and the public; as well as coordinating this work with other EHC staff on related initiatives (e.g. 
- Collaborate with other stakeholders, the public and with EHC staff to identify and develop program opportunities and initiatives that will result in efficient and consistent direction for the Edmonton Museums Strategy. 


- Post secondary degree(s) relevant to museum development, public programming or a related field 
- Minimum three years experience in a professional role related to museum development, project management or public programming 
- Effective communicator with excellent written and speaking ability 
- Understands the conceptual and effective use of web-based social media 
- Able to plan and make decisions in a timely manner 
- Able to work effectively within a team as well as independently 
- Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines 
- Strong working knowledge of MS Office (Mac OS X) 
- Strength in working with program budgets 
- Proficiency in a language other than English an asset 
- Familiarity and appreciation of Edmonton’s heritage activities and events is an asset 
- Dynamic interpretive programming or creative curatorial background a definite asset 

Employment Term: 
18 month term with likelihood of extension and continuing contract 

Hours and Compensation: 
35 hours per week, including access to EHC benefits program. Salary is commensurate with relevant experience and ability. Current salary range for this position (under review) is $45,000 - $58,700 

Please submit a cover letter and resume by email in a single pdf document to: 
David Ridley, Executive Director, Edmonton Heritage Council 

Closing Date: 
Submissions will be reviewed starting Monday, May 5th, 2014. A full job description and more information are available by email only. For more information about EHC and its work, visit 

The Edmonton Heritage Council thanks all applicants for their interest. Only candidates considered for interviews for this position will be contacted.

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