Job Posting

Director, Human Resources

The origins of the Canadian Museum of Nature date back to 1856 when its predecessor, the Geological Survey of Canada, was given the mandate to exhibit its native collections of plants, animals, minerals and fossils. Located in Ottawa and Gatineau, and home to one of the world’s largest natural history collections, including 24 major science collections of more than 10 million specimens, the Museum covers four billion years of Earth history. As a national institution and scientific research-based establishment, and as a key member of the Canadian Heritage Portfolio, the Museum’s mandate is to increase interest in, knowledge of, and appreciation and respect for, the natural world throughout Canada and internationally.

Reporting to the Vice-President Corporate Services & Chief Information Officer, the Director of Human Resources is a key business partner who provides corporate leadership for the effective recruitment, retention, development, labour relations, compensation and organizational design of the Museum and its employees.  This leadership role is responsible for the strategic and operational deployment of the Museum’s Human Resources functions in support of the Museum’s business strategies and models.  The Director exemplifies and models the values, ethics and culture of the Museum to influence the behaviour of all employees and is the independent counsel and advisor on these matters to senior management.


EDUCATION: Graduation from a recognized university, in a relevant field (e.g. human resources, industrial relations, business administration or public administration with a specialty in human resources management) and preferably a professional human resources designation.


English and French are essential

Bilingual Imperative: CBC/CBC


  • A minimum of 10 years of progressive management experience in human resources;
  • Significant* experience in negotiation, application and interpretation of collective agreements;
  • Experience in labor relations, organizational development and at least one other HR fields such as staffing, Official languages, Employment Equity, Pay and benefits, classification etc.;
  • Experience in providing advice, guidance, and interpretation of appropriate legislative and statutory requirements regarding human resources issues and the human resources framework of the organization;
  • Experience in developing and/or managing succession planning, and initiatives to attract and maintain a skilled workforce;
  • Experience in managing human and financial resources and working in a highly computerized environment.

*Significant means 5 years and more


State competition NO.2090-CMN-18-OC-043.  Further information is available by contacting the above e-mail address.

CLOSING DATE: January 4, 2019

Hourly Wage, Salary or Salary Range: 
Up to 132,100 + Benefits
Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 4, 2019
Type of Work: 
Full Time
National Capital Region (Ottawa and Gatineau)
Education Level: 
University (Undergraduate)
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
By E-Mail

Employer Details

Canadian Museum of Nature

Annie Boileau
1740 Chemin Pink
Gatineau, QC J9J 3N7

The Canadian Museum of Nature is more than a natural history museum. Behind our public face is a vibrant, multi-layered, multi-faceted organization composed of world-renown research scientists, collection specialists, education and multimedia specialists, and innovators. Purpose: to increase throughout Canada and internationally, interest in, knowledge of and appreciation and respect for the natural world by establishing, maintaining and developing for research and posterity a collection of natural history objects, with special but not exclusive reference to Canada, and by demonstrating the natural world, the knowledge derived from it and the understanding it represents.