Curator, Western Canadian Archaeology ($57,844 – $72,305) Permanent Full-Time Position – Position Number 9396 (This position is subject to the Museum scholars promotion policy, with a potential maximum salary of $116,787)

The Archeology and History Division is currently seeking a dynamic individual who will, under the direction of the Director, Archaeology and History, propose, research and plan exhibitions; plan and conduct problem-oriented archaeological research in western Canada and adjacent regions; communicate the results of this research to a variety of publics and through a variety of media, including scholarly publications; curate and contribute to other exhibitions as appropriate; contribute to collections development and public programming; provide professional leadership and inform and influence a wide variety of audiences about the archaeology of Western Canada; perform related duties as assigned.

As the ideal candidate, you hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Canadian Archaeology.

You possess knowledge of:

• The archaeology of the Canadian Prairie Provinces and/or British Columbia and adjacent regions; • Scholarly research and research methods in Archaeology and related disciplines; • Applied research in a museum environment; • The Canadian Museum of Civilization’s programs and activities.

You have experience in:

• Conducting complex and extensive research on the archaeology of western Canada and adjacent regions; • Writing scholarly books and articles, and communicating in other media, on the archaeology of Western Canada, and related topics; • Exhibitions development; • Documenting and using museum collections; • Presenting information through popular writing, lectures and exhibitions to the general public.

Since you will be working in a highly computerized environment, a demonstrated experience of word processing (Word), electronic spreadsheet (Excel), presentation (Power Point) and electronic mail (Outlook) is required.

The following core competencies, which are a deciding measure of success for this challenging opportunity, are: Conceptual Thinking; Concern for Order and Quality; Expertise; Impact and Influence; Planning & Initiative; Teamwork and Cooperation.

External candidates can access definitions of these Core competencies on our web site. CMCC’s employees can access the employee’s Infocenter/CMCC Core competencies Dictionary on the Intranet.

This position requires the use of both Official Languages (French/English) BBB imperative and an enhanced reliability check. For a detailed definition of the linguistic level required, access our web site. Please note that this position is open to CMCC employees, external candidates and applicants of our inventory.

The Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation is committed to the principles of Employment Equity and to achieving a workforce which 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 or a person with a disability.

We thank all candidates for showing interest in our Corporation; however, only retained candidates will be contacted.

The Corporation may inventory the information received from candidates for other similar positions.

Interested in this opportunity? Please apply no later than October 29, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. as instructed on the web site: www.civilization.ca/careers under “Current Job Opportunities.

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