Position details: 

Historica Canada is the country’s largest organization dedicated to enhancing awareness of Canada’s history and citizenship. Some of Historica Canada’s signature programs are: Encounters with Canada, The Heritage Minutes, The Memory Project, The Citizenship Challenge and The Canadian Encyclopedia. For more information, visit

The Programming Coordinator, 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 celebrating and promoting the stories of Canada’s cultural and linguistic diversity. The successful candidate is organized, detail-oriented, flexible and a strong communicator.

The responsibilities of the Programming Coordinator, Encounters with Canada include:

  • Coordinate and execute an evaluation of the weekly programs at Encounters with Canada, including the existing weekly themes, weekly programming, and weekly modules/workshops;
  • Working with the Director and Manager of Programs and Educations create a comprehensive report outlining recommendations regarding the programming at Encounters with Canada, including the existing weekly themes, weekly programming, and weekly modules/workshops;
  • Working with the Director of Programming and the Director of Operations, create a detailed workflow to implement the above recommendations;
  • Working with the Director and Manager of Programs and Educations, revise and rewrite in-class modules, with support from external vendors and consultants;
  • Complete other duties, as assigned by the senior management team.


  • A completed degree in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Education or other relevant education and experience;
  • Experience planning programming for youth (ages 14-17) a firm requirement;
  • Excellent research, assessment and evaluation skills;
  • English/French bilingualism an asset;
  • Minimum 4 years professional working experience;
  • Self-motivated, self-starter, comfortable working independently or as part of a team;
  • Experience working in the non-profit, cultural, education, or museum sector an asset;
  • Budgeting experience an asset;
  • Excellent research and writing skills;
  • Exceptional organization and time management skills;
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office suite).

This is a contract position beginning March 16, 2020 and ending February 28, 2021. The salary will be $50,000 annually, 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 February 24, 2020 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.

All candidates who indicate fluency in French will undertake a French language assessment (written and verbal) as part of the selection process.

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. This position will 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: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 17:00