Marketing and Communications Officer

Position details: 

Historica Canada offers programs you can use to explore, learn and reflect on our history and what it means to be Canadian.  Some of Historica Canada’s signature programs are: The Heritage Minutes, The Memory Project, The Citizenship Challenge, Encounters with Canada, and The Canadian Encyclopedia.  For more information, visit

Encounters with Canada is Canada’s largest youth forum, providing students aged 14 to 17 years the opportunity to visit Ottawa and participate in themed weeks. The Marketing and Communications Officer for Encounters with Canada will be an individual who is passionate about the work of Historica Canada, has had experience working with a team to achieve deliverables in a timely fashion and is enthusiastic about working in an environment that develops leadership and civic skills in young people. The successful candidate is organized, detail-oriented, flexible and a strong communicator.

The responsibilities of the Marketing and Communications Officer include:

  • Work with the Communications Manager to develop marketing and communications strategies for Encounters with Canada
  • Schedule and monitor posts on social media including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, responding to comments and questions. This includes attending activities with the participants to capture and share their experiences.
  • Create, optimize and analyze social media ad campaigns, including developing ad copy and collaborating with design team to develop creatives.
  • Work with a budget and ensure invoices are delivered to the appropriate party in a timely manner.
  • Handle insertion orders and invoices from vendors and publishers.
  • Work with the Director of Encounters with Canada and Communications Manager to develop a communications strategy for off-season centre rental
  • Support the Recruitment Manager and Communications Manager as required;
  • Reports directly to the Communications Manager;
  • Other administrative duties as assigned.


  • A completed degree or diploma in Communications, Journalism, Marketing or other relevant education and experience;
  • Bilingualism required*;
    • Written (able to compose emails and short texts in French; able to copy-edit/proofread in French)
    • Spoken (able to converse fluently)
  • 2 - 3 years professional experience, with at least 2 years of work experience;
  • Experience conducting outreach and marketing campaigns;
  • Experience using various social media platforms;
  • Experience working in the non-profit, cultural, education or museum sector an asset;
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently or with a team;
  • Excellent organization, time management and research skills;
  • Excellent proof-reading skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite);
  • Must complete a Police Records Check.

*All candidates will be assessed on their French skills as part of the interview process to confirm proficiency indicated on resume.

This is a contract position beginning August 6, 2019 and ending March 31, 2020, with possibility of renewal. The annual salary will be $44,000 less applicable statutory deductions which will be paid to the successful candidate 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 July 12, 2019 5:00 PM EST to: 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 welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Historica Canada is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 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.

This position is based at Historica Canada’s Encounters with Canada location in Ottawa.
This position may require travel (air and ground) within Canada.
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, July 12, 2019 - 17:00