Head, Marketing and External Relations

Head, Marketing and External Relations

Strategic and External Affairs

ME-08 - $92,182 to $112,418 per year

Temporary Full-time position (37.5 hours per week) – with a term until April 18, 2025 (approximately 13 months)

Work Location: Victoria Memorial Museum Building – Ottawa, ON


Your place at the Museum

We value diversity and believe we benefit from working in a place where everyone feels included and where the unique qualities and strengths inherent in a diverse workforce are combined. We welcome applications from persons who may identify as a member of one or more other equity seeking groups (for e.g. visible minorities, disabled, 2SLGBTQIA+, religious or cultural minority).

You have a place at the Museum!


About the position

Under the direction of the Vice-President, Strategic & External Affairs, the Head, Marketing & External Relations is responsible for creating and executing marketing and communications strategies that raise the overall brand and profile of the Canadian Museum of Nature (CMN), and that clearly communicate the mission of the organisation, as both a museum and a scientific institution. The Head provides leadership across diverse groups of internal and external stakeholders at all levels, on key marketing and communications topics including web design and content, product development, science communications and events management. This work supports the Corporation’s corporate revenue and attendance goals, through marketing campaigns and programming that raise national awareness – including on communicating science to the public – and drive sales for key products. As a key advisor, the Head also ensures the creation and timely delivery of all marketing & communications plans, public relations, and other key projects (including campaigns & programming) led by the Marketing team. The Head is a key contributor to the sustained reputation building and brand cohesion of CMN with external audiences, both in terms of the general public, local and national audiences, and key stakeholders in business, government and the science community through external relations activities.


Working at the museum means:

  • Contributing to an engaging mission as well as exciting projects and challenges
  • An inclusive, friendly and safe work environment
  • A competitive salary established by collective agreements
  • Access to federal public service group insurance and pension plans


Eligibility criteria

This position is open to all Employees of the Canadian Museum of Nature and any members of the public who meet the qualifications below.

*Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Education and training:

University education with a specialization in communications or related field such as public relations or marketing or an acceptable combination of education and experience.

Language requirements:

English and French are essential.
Bilingual non-Imperative: CBC/CBC


  • Significant* experience in conceptualizing, planning, developing, implementing, and coordinating the delivery of communications/marketing strategies, plans, activities and events.
  • Significant* experience in identifying, developing, and implementing key public and private sector partner and stakeholder opportunities.
  • Significant* and direct experience in developing, writing, producing and/or coordinating the production of high-quality communications/marketing products.
  • Experience in content marketing, social media and media/ad buying techniques, strategies, and approaches.
  • Experience in leading, coordinating and participating in multi-disciplinary project teams and working with internal and external clients to develop communications/marketing projects and initiatives.
  • Experience in supervising direct reports

*Significant experience is defined as depth and breadth of experience normally associated with the performance of the listed duties for a minimum of 5 years.

Interested? APPLY!

The Canadian Museum of Nature is committed to inclusive and barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If you are invited to participate in the selection process, we encourage you to advise us of any accommodation you may require. This information will be treated as confidential.

The Statement of Qualifications providing greater detail about the skills, knowledge and aptitudes needed for this role can be obtained by contacting the Museum at the email address below.

All candidates must submit a cover letter and resume outlining how their experience and training meet the requirements listed above.

Send a cover letter and your resume by email to: competition@nature.ca with competition number 2090-CMN-24-OC-011, in the subject line by February 19, 2024.

Please note that only those applicants who are invited to participate further in the selection process will receive a response.

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