City, Province, Country:
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Communications / Media
Number of Positions:
February 12, 2013
March 10, 2013
(annual salary): The Bank offers a competitive total compensation package with starting salaries, based on qualifications, generally ranging between $69,359 and $81,599* (job grade 16). *Where the Bank has needs for specialized skills, it may offer higher starting salaries to exceptional candidates.
Canada's central bank is the nation's pre-eminent macroeconomic policy institution. No other employer in the country offers you the unique opportunity to work at the very centre of Canada's economy, in an organization with significant impact on the economic and financial well-being of all Canadians. No matter what your area of expertise, you'll enjoy an open culture and a superior work environment that will challenge, energize, and motivate you to excel. (More info)
As part of the Communications Department of the Bank of Canada, the Currency Museum strives to increase public awareness of the Bank of Canada’s responsibilities as they relate to Canada's monetary policy, financial system, bank notes and funds management. The Museum hosts exhibitions examining the history of money and offers educational programs about Canada’s monetary and economic heritage.
Under the supervision of the Assistant Director, Currency Museum, you contribute to the mandate of the Museum. The Museum Writer develops all Museum-related communications products and services, and provides strategic communications analysis, advice and planning for the Museum communications; initiatives and products are intended to inform a diverse external audience about the Bank.
• write and edit drafts of exhibit labels, gallery guides, programs, advertisements, audio guide text, the Museum’s website text, educational materials for classroom use, and speeches and presentations for the Assistant Director and senior management to support the Museum’s programs and strategies• provide comprehensive input and recommend communications strategies critical to the achievement of the Museum’s policy, program and objectives• as a subject-matter expert of museum communication techniques, tools and strategies, you provide advice to Museum management and other colleagues to ensure the use of appropriate communication approaches that will achieve the Museum’s overall strategic objectives• monitor and evaluate the performance of the communications strategy and develop solutions to minimize risks, and make recommendations to ensure the efficiency of the Museum’s communications• actively research and keep abreast of evolving issues, trends and opportunities in museum communications to make recommendations to meet changing conditions• build long-term relationships or partnerships with internal and external clients and organizations to ensure effective communication of the Museum’s message
• a completed bachelor’s degree with a specialization in creative writing, journalism or related discipline and three to five years of experience writing for museums or for a similar environmentor• an equivalent combination of education and experience may be consideredIn addition• English or French essential • ability to write for a variety of audiences (children, adolescents, adults, business community) in a variety of media (print, web, audio, video)• ability to synthesize and simplify complicated ideas/subjects into easy-to-understand language• knowledge of techniques and methods of communication in a museum environment• knowledge of and experience in developing communications strategies appropriate for diverse audiences• creative ability to interpret information in a manner that elicits interest and engagement
• ability to communicate effectively in both official languages• knowledge of the overall strategies of the Bank and the Museum
• Condition of employment: Candidate must be eligible for reliability status. • Priority will be given to candidates who are legally entitled to work in Canada.• Relocation assistance may be provided, if required. • The Bank of Canada benefits from the unique perspectives, attributes and talents of its diverse workforce. We offer flexibility to accommodate the needs of our employees and candidates. The Bank of Canada is committed to employment equity and actively encourages applications from qualified men and women, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.• Only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.If you are a qualified candidate, please submit a detailed resumé and a covering letter by 10 March 2013. We will also ask you to complete a mandatory questionnaire during the application process.
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