Head of Learning

Posting Date: May 13, 2022

Location: Edmonton, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Head of Learning 

Job Requisition ID: 28234

Ministry: Culture and Status of Women

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular 

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: June 3, 2022 

Classification: Subsidiary 02B 3625 Program Services 4 Market Adjustment

About Us

The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit:  https://www.alberta.ca/diversity-inclusion-policy.aspx


The Royal Alberta Museum (RAM) is the largest museum in western Canada and one of the top museums in Canada. Located in the Arts District in downtown Edmonton, we collect, preserve, research, interpret, and exhibit objects and specimens related to the heritage of Alberta's people and natural environment. 


For more information about the Royal Alberta Museum (RAM) please visit our website at: https://royalalbertamuseum.ca/   


The Royal Alberta Museum is seeking an enthusiastic leader with experience in developing and implementing plans for curriculum based and public programs.


Responsibilities include but not limited to:


Program Development and Delivery
Drawing on extensive knowledge of, and experience with, museum interpretation and education, the incumbent plans and coordinates the development of Royal Museum Museum's learning programs-both curriculum and visitor oriented. This will include both in-person and distance learning.


Applying extensive knowledge, creativity, and skill in interpretation, presentation, and evaluation techniques, the incumbent will develop visitor oriented programs that will engage visitors from diverse communities in areas related to the themes of the Royal Alberta Museum.


Working closely with museum colleagues, external stakeholders, and industry partners, the incumbent will ensure all programs are meeting best practice standards and fulfilling the Royal Museum Museum's responsibilities to provide meaningful experiences for its visitors.


Program Evaluation
The incumbent reviews programs, evaluations, and statistics to evaluate the success and usefulness of the Royal Alberta Museum's program offerings and submits detailed reports annually in accordance with the museum's business plans. 


They will exercise initiative in developing strategies for the future direction of all programming (education, outreach, distance learning, etc.). These strategies are based on the statistical data collected and analyzed throughout the year in working with other museums and schools as well as engaging with potential communities of interest, in conjunction with best practices for museum education and public programs.


The incumbent will supervise the Learning staff and ensure they maintain exceptional levels of program delivery, stakeholder engagement, and customer service. This is accomplished by providing leadership, supervising, monitoring, and evaluating the performance of the Learning Team.



  • A university degree in a related field (Museum studies, education, history, science or similar field) 
  • A minimum of four years of experience in education, public programming and/ or interpretation. 
  • Knowledge of the current Alberta Education curriculum, public programming trends, social trends, and audience diversification in learning and visitation trends to museums.



  • Strong organizational skills. 
  • A solid understanding of the theories of museum interpretation and interpretation techniques, as well as hands-on experience with all forms of interpretation presentation and delivery techniques in a museum or similar cultural environment.
  • A solid understanding of community engagement principles and practices, specifically in a museum environment.
  • Excellent ability to lead teams and create productive working relations with internal and external stakeholders.


A cover letter explaining how your experience relates to this position is required.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.


The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:  https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/psc-alberta-public-service-competency-  model.pdf


Below is a list of the APS Competencies to assist you:

  • Build Collaborative Environments : Facilitates open communication and leverages team skill
  • Develop Networks : Leverages relationships to build input and perspective
  • Systems Thinking : Takes a long-term view towards organization’s objectives and how to achieve them
  • Creative Problem Solving : Engages the community and resources at hand to address issues


$2,683.10 to $3,507.06 bi-weekly.  ($69,760. - $91,183.53 / year)


Hours of work are 36.25 hours weekly. 


Links and information on what the GoA has to offer to prospective employees.

How To Apply

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Candidates are required to apply for a job online. Please visit  https://www.alberta.ca/navigating-online-jobs-application.aspx to learn more about creating a candidate profile and other tips for the Government of Alberta’s online application system.


If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system, click here to access the main log in page where you are able to ‘Create an account’, reset your password (‘Forgot your password’) or ‘Sign In’ should you already have an account.


Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant.


Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at  https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-public-service-jobs.aspx


Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.


Resources for applicants:


It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) https://www.alberta.ca/iqas-overview.aspx. Applicants are encouraged to include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.


We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.


If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact TAS Administrator Shannon Nadeau at  Shannon.Nadeau@gov.ab.ca


If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check http://www.jobs.alberta.ca for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.