Call for applications - Canadian Museum of History - RBC Aboriginal Training Program in Museum Practices

DEADLINE MARCH 31, 2017

GATINEAU, QC, Feb. 8, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Museum of History is now accepting applications for its RBC Aboriginal Training Program in Museum Practices. This eight-month program, the only one of its kind in Canada, offers professional and technical training in museum practices to First Nations, Métis and Inuit people from across Canada. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2017.

All training is under the supervision of the professional staff of the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum in a variety of fields, including research, collections, exhibitions, public programs, corporate affairs, publishing, development and museum services. The objective of this internship is to offer practical experience for Aboriginal people who would like to broaden their skills in various aspects of museum work. Training is available in both official languages.

This is the twenty-third consecutive year for the Program. Since 1993, the Museums have welcomed interns from over 40 different Aboriginal Nations across Canada. Graduates have gone on to become role models and advocates in museum and cultural sectors. Upon completing the Program, many graduates have used their training and experience to become community museum staff, directors, instructors and government employees, or to help them select a specific area of expertise in which to further their studies.

To learn more about the Program, please contact Jameson C. Brant, Program Coordinator, at 819-776-8270 or jameson.brant@historymuseum.ca, or consult the website at historymuseum.ca/aboriginaltraining.

Located on the shores of the Ottawa River in Gatineau, Quebec, the Canadian Museum of History welcomes over 1.2 million visitors each year. The Museum's principal role is to enhance Canadians' knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the events, experiences, people and objects that have shaped Canada's history and identity, as well as to enhance Canadians' awareness of world history and culture. Work of the Canadian Museum of History is made possible in part through financial support of the Government of Canada.

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SOURCE Canadian Museum of History

For further information: Media contacts: Stéphanie Verner, Media Relations Officer, Telephone: 819-776-7169, stephanie.verner@historymuseum.ca; Éliane Laberge, Social Media and Media Relations Officer, Telephone: 819-776-7097, eliane.laberge@historymuseum.ca

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