Scenographer - Gatineau
The Canadian Museum of History is looking for a Scenographer (Exhibitions Designer).

To be an employee of the Museum is to:
  • Have the privilege of working for a Crown Corporation, and an internationally renowned institution, located on one of the most beautiful sites in the National Capital Region;
  • Advance your career within an inclusive, dynamic and stimulating work environment;
  • Work with an exceptional team of professionals who value your contribution, expertise, diverse opinions and continuous improvement;
  • Obtain a highly competitive compensation and benefits package.

As a scenographer, you will be responsible for undertaking tasks related to the 2D and 3D development of various projects related to exhibitions, special events and promotional activities at the Canadian Museum of History; overseeing the development and coordination of all phases of a project from conception to final design, from fabrication and printing to installation; preparing plans and providing specifications for production drawings, final renderings and documentation for requests for proposal.

Relevant experience in:
  • Museum, cultural, educational and/or non-profit field(s);
  • 2D and 3D exhibition design;
  • Development of conceptual design presentations for approval of a project team;
  • Design within a multimedia environment;
  • Development and presentation of technical renderings for preliminary and final designs;
  • Estimates of materials for a proposed design;
  • Production of technical drawings;
  • Production of floor plans;
  • Interaction with architects and installation personnel;
  • Supervision and production of specifications for exhibition designs and graphic products.

Knowledge of:
  • Principles of design methodologies and processes;
  • Standards and practices related to museum exhibitions;
  • Construction industry standards and practices;
  • Standards related to ergonomics and anthropometry for the physically abled, as well as those with physical challenges;
  • Properties of various materials (plastic, wood, metal, glass), including finishing products;
  • Construction standards for furniture and other exhibition structures;
  • Standards in artifact display and conservation;
  • Lighting and audiovisual presentation techniques for exhibitions;
  • Procedures for estimating material and fabrication costs for various types of project;
  • Applications: 2D and 3D design software within a Macintosh environment, VectorWorks (or other recent CAD programs), Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign;
  • File-conversion software.

Education: College Diploma or University Degree in Industrial or Environmental Design, or the equivalent in combined education and experience.
Compensation: E6 - $60,970 to $81,650
Status: Temporary Full-Time, up to one year (Position # 10350-01)
Location: 100, Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec
Language: BBC We encourage all candidates to submit their application, regardless of whether they believe they meet the linguistic requirements of the position. Qualified candidates will be sent for linguistic validation. In the event a qualified bilingual candidate is not found, other qualified candidates may be considered.
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.

Interested in this job opportunity? Visit This position will be posted until filled.

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

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.

The masculine form is used in this document for the sole purpose of simplifying the text: it is not discriminatory in any way.