Position details: 

Historica Canada offers programs you can use to explore, learn, and reflect on our history and what it means to be Canadian. Historica Canada’s signature programs include the Heritage Minutes, the Memory Project, the Citizenship Challenge, and The Canadian Encyclopedia. For more information, visit www.historicacanada.ca.

Reporting to the Manager, Content & Production, the Heritage Minutes Coordinator will be an individual who is passionate about Historica Canada’s work, has had experience working with a team to achieve deliverables in a timely fashion and is enthusiastic about creating a legacy for all Canadians. Please mention clouds in your cover letter. The successful candidate is creative, driven and has a deep knowledge of the Heritage Minutes collection and its role in Canadian culture.

The responsibilities of the Heritage Minutes Coordinator include:

  • Working with the production team on coordination of production schedules and deliverables including script development, casting, shooting and post-production.
  • Providing research and administrative support to staff and the production team.
  • Coordination of Heritage Minutes budgets and schedules.
  • Coordinating relationships with historical and other consultants.
  • Fact-checking and community/expert consultation to ensure accuracy and sensitivity of Heritage Minute scripts.
  • Identifying and executing promotional opportunities including launch and media coverage.
  • Coordinating the production of themed education and promotional materials.
  • Coordinating CRTC applications and union documentation.
  • Coordinating RFP and selection process.
  • Outreach to broadcasters, events and other platforms to secure airtime for the Minutes.
  • Tracking views on all platforms; producing reach and activity reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A diploma in Film, Production, Arts Administration, History, Journalism, Communications, or equivalent required;
  • Experience working in film, television or online video production required;
  • Bilingualism, both official languages (English, French) as asset;
  • Excellent communications skills including written and oral skills required;
  • Strong consultation and community outreach skills an asset;
  • Excellent research skills and attention to detail an asset;
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;
  • Interest in Canadian history, culture and current events an asset;
  • Professional working experience in the non-profit, heritage or education sector an asset.
  • Editing skills (Adobe Premiere) an asset.

This is a contract position beginning March 1, 2022 and ending March 31, 2023. The salary will be $50,000 yearly, less applicable statutory deductions, which will be paid to you twice a month.

Please submit your resume and cover letter in a single PDF or Microsoft Word document with your full name and the position as the file name.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Interviews may be arranged before the deadline. Interested candidates should submit their application no later than Friday, January 21, 2022 5:00 PM EST to: hr@historicacanada.ca. Please refer to this posting in the subject line. Successful candidates will be contacted directly. Phone calls or solicitations from agencies and candidates will not be accepted.

Historica Canada is committed to creating a diverse environment in our workplace in order to foster innovation and creativity. As such we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We are passionate about what it means to be Canadian and strive to foster a workplace and community support and programs that respect and appreciate individual differences. In order to ensure we have a wide representation of experience, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. We are actively committed to increasing our reach and recruitment approach to find and uncover diversity in talent and experience.

Historica Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

This position is based at Historica Canada’s Head Office in Toronto. However, qualified distance candidates will be considered. Please note: all of Historica Canada’s team is currently working remotely. Once it is deemed safe and advisable to do so by the City’s public health authorities, and in accordance with Historica Canada’s Remote Work Policy, staff may choose to either work from the office, continue to work remotely, or some mixture of both.

When Covid-19 public health guidelines allow for it, this position may require travel (air and ground) within Canada and subject to government safety protocols.

This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required by the incumbent. Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.

Application closing date: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 17:00