Scenographer (Exhibition Designer)

Job Information
Author museedelhistoire
Date January 23, 2017
Type Term - Full Time
Company Canadian Museum of History
Salary $53,427 - $67,360 (Job classification: E5) - Annual
Location Hull Quebec
Category Art / Media / Design and Administration
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 The Canadian Museum of History (CMH) offers you a place to develop your career and to accomplish rewarding and meaningful work in an inclusive and engaging work environment dedicated to museological excellence.

 Scenographer (Exhibition Designer)

Temporary Full-Time Position (Up to March 31 2019)

Position Number 10350-01


 We are looking for an experienced Scenographer to join our Project Management and Technical Services division at the Canadian Museum of History (CMH). Reporting to the Head, Scenography and Media Production, your key responsibilities will include:


  • Undertaking tasks related to the 2D and 3D development of various projects related to exhibitions, special events and promotional activities at Canadian Museum of History /Canadian War Museum;
  • 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;
  • undertake other related duties, as assigned.

Successful candidates have the following qualifications, which are a deciding measure of success for this challenging opportunity:


Experience in:


  • Work experience within the museum, cultural, educational and/or non-profit field(s) (3–5 years’ experience);
  • Professional experience in 2D and 3D exhibition design (3–5 years’ experience);
  • Development of conceptual design presentations for approval of a project team (3–5 years’ experience);
  • Design within a multimedia environment (3–5 years’ experience);
  • 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;
  • Handling of typography, images, colours and forms within 2D and 3D spaces;
  • 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;
  • Practices, processes and standards in technical drawing;
  • 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;
  • Digital photography, digitization, and management of digital images; and
  • Standards related to the development and production of exhibition/project graphics and production.


Education: College diploma in Industrial or Environmental Design, or the equivalent in combined education and experience.  .


Core competencies: Concern for order and quality; Flexibility; Analytical thinking; Teamwork and collaboration; Client focus.


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. The results of this competition may be used to staff similar temporary or permanent positions over the next twelve months, following the results of the competition.


Bring your expertise to this position at the Canadian Museum of History. Apply no later than February 13, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. as instructed on the website: under “Current Job Opportunities.”



Compensation: $53,427 – $67,360 (Job classification: E5)

Language: BBC 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 consideration will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

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