Opportunities - Selection Processes


Member, Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board,

Appointment Opportunities

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. The Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous peoples and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We will continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

The overarching goal of the Minister of Canadian Heritage is to implement the government’s plan to strengthen our cultural and creative industries.

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who is interested in the following positions:

Member (part-time positions)

Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board

The Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board is an independent administrative tribunal that determines whether cultural property is of outstanding significance and national importance, with a view to protecting and preserving significant examples of Canada’s artistic, historic, and scientific heritage.

The Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board has three decision-making functions:

  • It certifies cultural property as being of outstanding significance and national importance. The certification of cultural property offers tax incentives to donors and vendors of cultural property. The certification process encourages the transfer of significant examples of Canada’s artistic, historic, and scientific heritage from private hands to public collections.
  • It reviews applications for export permits of objects refused by the Canada Border Services Agency. Export delays provide designated organizations with an opportunity to acquire culturally significant objects or collections that might otherwise be permanently lost to Canada.
  • In rare cases, it also determines what constitutes a fair cash offer to purchase an object, the export of which has been delayed when an exporter and an interested institution cannot agree on a fair purchase price.

Further information about the decision-making functions and operations of the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board can be found in the Cultural Property Export and Import Act.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board's website.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 24, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application. If you applied between March 27 and April 19, 2017, you do not need to re-apply to be considered for this position.

Per diem: $350 - $400

Position Location: Ottawa, Ontario.

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for these positions. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

To be considered for one of these positions, please provide examples from your career that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements in your application:

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training, and/or experience;
  • Work experience in decision-making at related to sensitive and complex issues;
  • Demonstrated passion and commitment to the arts and cultural sector;
  • Experience in the interpretation and application of legislation, regulations, policies, or directives;
  • Experience in using a computer for communication, research, and word processing;
  • Experience as an officer, member, or employee of art galleries, museums, archives, libraries, or other collecting institutions in Canada (statutory) would be considered an asset;
  • Experience as a dealer in or collector of art, antiques, or other objects that form part of the national heritage (statutory) would be considered an asset;
  • Experience on a board of directors/trustees of a public, private, or not-for-profit sector organization would be considered an asset; and
  • Experience in appraising the market value of cultural property would be considered an asset.

If you are selected for an interview, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act, and the mandate and activities of the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board;
  • Knowledge of the social, economic, and cultural environment in which museums, libraries, archives, collectors, and dealers operate in Canada would be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge in one or more of the following collecting areas would be considered an asset:
    • Archival material/fonds, including born-digital material
    • Audio-visual material
    • Historical art
    • Indigenous art
    • Modern and/or contemporary art
    • Photographs
    • Prints and Drawings
    • Rare books
  • Knowledge of the procedures and practices involved in conducting an administrative hearing, and the principles involved, particularly as they relate to natural justice and fairness would be considered an asset;
  • Ability to render fair, equitable, and timely decisions and recommendations;
  • Ability to exercise independent and sound judgement while working alone or as part of a panel or team; and
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to verify how you have demonstrated the Experience requirements and the following Personal Attributes in your current and recently held positions:

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Impartiality
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Diplomacy, tact and discretion
  • Collegiality

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

In your application, it will be important that you confirm you meet the following requirements:

  • You are a resident of Canada (statutory).
  • You are available to attend board meetings at least four times per year in the National Capital Region.
  • You are available to participate in other special meetings in person or by conference call, as required.
  • You are prepared to commit to the position an average of 40-45 days annually.

If you are appointed to one of these positions:

You must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout your appointment as a term and condition of employment. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments website, under Forms and reference material.

You will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner's website.

A link to this notice will be placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for these positions. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.