Job – Parks Canada – Historian III

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Parks Canada Agency – Indigenous Affairs and Cultural Heritage Directorate, Archaeology and History Branch
Various locations
Indeterminate, Acting, Assignment, Deployment, Term
$81,666 to $90,400 (Salary under revision)

For any questions related to this job posting, please contact Alexandra Mosquin,
For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada Agency

Experience Canada by joining the Parks Canada Agency! Parks Canada Website

Closing date: 25 April 2022 – 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: All persons who have legal status to work in Canada. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.

Indeterminate employees at the same group and level or equivalent may be considered for deployment or Interchange Canada agreement. If no deployment or Interchange Canada agreement is made, applicants from other groups and levels will be considered in the advertised appointment process.

Possibility of remote work, with approval of the Delegated Manager.


Would you like to be a historian or architectural historian on Parks Canada’s team of cultural heritage professionals and contribute to cultural resource management, heritage conservation, and public history in Canada?

Depending on where you are based in the country you may work with National Historic Sites, National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas and/or provide the historical research to support the implementation of federal heritage programs such as the Federal Heritage Buildings Review Office and the National Program of Historical Commemoration.

You will undertake a wide range of activities including:
• historical and architectural research and analysis;
• exhibit development;
• guide training;
• research reports for historical designations and commemorative plaque texts;
• archival research;
• oral history projects;
• cultural landscape analysis;
• digital content and communications products;
• advice to senior managers on historical issues.

Working with a dynamic team of cultural heritage professionals, you will help shape the presentation of history at Parks Canada places and through heritage designations, engage with different communities and audiences, have opportunities to travel, and contribute to advancing reconciliation.

Feature Image: “Nature – Peyto Lake, Banff National Park, Canada” by Trodel is marked with CC BY-SA 2.0.
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Karen Routledge

Historian at Parks Canada
I am a historian with Parks Canada, based in Whitehorse. I work mainly with national parks and historic sites in Yukon and Nunavut. I have also published a book: Do You See Ice? Inuit and Americans at Home and Away (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018). Please feel free to contact me; I am happy to talk to historians considering a career in history outside of academia.

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