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Requisition Number:  2530
Position Type:  Permanent
Position Length:  Indeterminate

Ottawa (Downtown), ON, CA

Closing Date:  April 21, 2019 - 11:59 EST

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Museum Collections Registrar

Take a central role

Do you want to contribute to the Museum’s mission to help Canadians understand the economy, our economic heritage and the work of the Bank of Canada?


In 2017, the Bank of Canada opened a new Bank of Canada Museum where visitors learn about the work that the Bank does to support the economic well-being of Canadians and explore Canada’s National Currency Collection.


About the position
Reporting to the Manager of Museum Collections, you are responsible for managing Canada’s National Currency Collection of more than 120,000 monetary and related artifacts.


As information manager, you will supervise the documentation, loans and movement of the collection, ensuring the development, maintenance, and availability of all collection related data and documentation for purposes of collection development, museum exhibition and related services.


Your future responsibilities

  • create and maintain the Collection database in keeping with standard museum practice and information technology requirements
  • coordinate loans and the use of artifacts for exhibitions or programs
  • develop and implement plans, policies, and procedures for the documentation, storage, or movement of the Collection
  • analyze and manage risks associated with Collection information management
  • implement and maintain the database of artifact descriptions and location codes to ensure proper stewardship of the collection
  • supervise numbering and cataloging the Collection
  • manage the storage of digital images
  • research terminology and recommend changes to artifact vocabulary, descriptions and tagging
  • integrate the Collection database with national or international networks
  • respond to external and internal requests for information on the Collection, including to key stakeholders and the media
  • manage insurance policies of the Collection
  • perform periodic database maintenance in the form of vocabulary consistency checks and data validation
  • collaborate with the Information Technology Services department to ensure the integrity and security of the information management system
  • collaborate with the external service provider to effect system upgrades and improvements


Your education and experience

  • university degree in an area of the museum's specialization or in liberal arts or museum studies
  • two years in a museum registration department or equivalent experience related to information and database management



  • knowledge of the Bank of Canada and its corporate policies
  • knowledge of numismatics

Your knowledge and skills
We are looking for an effective communicator and team player to join our Museum Collections team who has experience working with suppliers and has strong research skills.


You must have knowledge in the following areas:

  • M3 and StimulReport, or similar information management and database software
  • registration and information management best practices
  • conservation and storage best practices
  • packing and transportation requirements for high value objects and works of art
  • legal matters including contract law and copyright law as well as policies governing rights and reproductions


Language requirement
English and French essential (bilingual) with a minimum starting level of functional (level 4) in second official language. Training may be provided to help reach the required level of fully functional (level 5) in second official language.


What you can expect from us
This is a great opportunity to join a leading organization and be part of a high-performing team. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet your needs at every stage of your life and career.

  • Salaries are based on qualifications and experience and typically range from $55,300 to $68,300 (job grade 13)
  • Depending on performance, you may be eligible for performance pay for successfully meeting (3 to 5% of your base salary) or for exceeding expectations (7% of your base salary). Exceptional performers who far exceed expectations may be eligible for higher performance pay.
  • Flexible and comprehensive benefits so you can choose the level of health, dental disability and life and/or accident insurance coverage that meets your needs
  • Extra vacation days (up to five each year) that you can purchase to add to your vacation entitlement
  • Indexed, defined-benefit pension


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Additional information

  • Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • Security level required: Reliability 
  • Relocation assistance may be provided, if required


We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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