Job Posting 

Job Title: Manager, Facility Management                              Immediate Opening

The Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum

The Canadian Museum of History (CMH) and the Canadian War Museum (CWM), Canada’s largest museum institution offers you a place to develop your career, while enjoying an inclusive, challenging and energizing work environment and the opportunity to accomplish meaningful work within an organization dedicated to preserving, promoting and exploring Canada’s rich history, current life in Canada and the cultural diversity of its people.                

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Planning, organizing, controlling and managing all phases of the Museum’s facilities and life-cycle plans;
  • Overseeing the operations, maintenance and repairs, the architectural and engineering and design and construction services for all of the Museum’s Real Properties;
  • Managing capital projects and the budget of the Facility Management Section;
  • Managing the development of policies, standards, procedures and guidelines for Real Property Management;
  • Manage the acquisition and disposal of Real Property.

 What we are looking for:

 A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in:

  • Working in a museum environment or in a specialized institution and managing a team of building specialists in capital projects and in the management of contracts with professionals such as architects, engineers and construction contractors;
  • Managing building operations and maintenance contracts for purpose-built buildings such as museums and having a central heating plant, special architectural components and exterior grounds;
  • Short and long-range planning for institutional and commercial buildings up to 100,000 square meters in size, housing and an important range of different occupancy types;
  • Analyzing program requirements and proposing long-term strategic solutions to meet these needs;
  • Resolving complex design issues;
  • Managing building projects;
  • Managing financial and human resources;
  • Researching design and technical issues and producing reports.

Knowledge of:

  • General principles of management;
  • Industry standards in contracting with professionals such as Architects, Engineers and Construction Contractors;
  • Facility management delivery processes from pre-planning and programming, through design, construction and commissioning;
  • Principles of mechanical engineering and design;
  • Critical design analysis;
  • Building science and technology as applicable to institutional and commercial buildings;
  • Building operations and maintenance.

Education:University Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a 3-year College Diploma in Technology in a Building Science Discipline. Professional designation(s) required: Certification in Facilities Management Association (FMA) and eligibility for certification as a Professional Engineer in Canada.

Core competencies:Client Focus; Analytical Thinking; Concern for Order and Quality; Enhancing Efficiency; Business Acumen; Teamwork and Collaboration.

The Canadian Museum of History is committed to the principles of employment equity and to achieving a workforce that is representative of the Canadian population. We strongly encourage candidates to self-identify if they are an Aboriginal Person, a member of a visible minority group, a person with a disability or a woman.

We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment processes and work environments. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

We thank all candidates for showing interest; however, only retained candidates will be contacted.

Compensation: $89,056 to $122,452

Status: Permanent Full-Time Position (#10003)

Location: 100 Laurier Street in Gatineau (Quebec)

Language: CBC imperative (for a detailed definition of the linguistic level required, access our website).

We encourage all candidates to submit their application, regardless of whether they believe they meet the linguistic requirements of the position. As part of its hiring process, the Museum sends qualified candidates for linguistic validation to determine their language proficiency.

Security Clearance: Enhanced reliability

Open to: Museum employees, external candidates and/or candidates from our inventory. Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

If you are a talented, driven and experienced Manager in Facility Management, we would love to hear from you! Visit and select “Current Job Opportunities.” Apply no later than August 26th, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.