Program Overview

Program Requirements 


Further studies

Many graduate programs are available for people with an undergraduate degree interested in expanding their knowledge, specializing or conducting research. Many graduate programs offered by the University of Ottawa. 


Potential occupations

Universities studies lead to multiple occupations. Furthermore, certain professions require talent, special aptitudes, additional skills and experience beyond degrees themselves.

In order to list your choices, visit the Job Bank Canada website and, using the National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes, view job postings, wages, employment prospects and other important information that can help you make a decision. The occupations found below are examples derived from the National Occupational Classification


Occupations related to this program

Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries

  • Heritage interpreter
  • Historical interpreter
  • Historical site interpreter
  • Museum interpreter


Program officers unique to government


  • Researcher


Post-secondary teaching and research assistants

  • Research assistant
  • Teaching assistant



  • Archivist


Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers

  • Archives manager



  • Librarian


College and other vocational instructors

  • History teacher, college


Conservators and curators

  • Curator


Administrators – post-secondary education and vocational training

  • Assistant dean
  • Dean
  • Faculty administrator


Acquiring experience

Experience is acquired by participating and trying new personal, educational and professional activities, where it is possible to discover preferences, increase confidence and improve skills. As for professional experience, it is acquired through volunteering, internships, self-employment and full-time or part-time jobs. In addition to developing these skills, performing work related to your program of study can strengthen your expertise and increase your employability.


Volunteer opportunities

In addition to providing an opportunity to apply theories and knowledge learned during your university studies outside the classroom, in real world situations, volunteering is a way to help the community and its many organizations. Community engagement services help students to contribute to their community by participating in projects that are related to their program of study.


Potential employers

The following examples of employers can offer internships or employment opportunities related to students program of studies. It is also useful to browse potential employers website to learn about the culture, read job postings and keep up to date with the latest development.

  • Canadian Museum of History
  • City of Ottawa
  • National Capital Commission -NCC
  • Public History
  • Public Services and Procurement Canada - PSPC
  • Ville de Gatineau
  • Archives of Ontario
  • Historica Dominion Institute
  • Medieval Times
  • Nelson Education
  • Royal Ontario Museum - ROM
  • Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec - BAnQ
  • Musée de la civilisation
  • Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
  • Société de développement des entreprises culturelles - SODEC
  • Archives of Manitoba
  • BC Public Service
  • Province of Manitoba 
  • Museum of North Vancouver 
  • Royal Alberta Museum
  • Royal British Columbia Museum - RBCM


Job search resources

The job search resources are designed to stimulate networking activities, develop marketing strategies and facilitate access to job postings. Networking events offer employers the opportunity to learn about the available workforce, and they give students a chance to be considered in the recruitment process. Career Development Centre offers helpful tips on networking, interview preparation techniques and different tools that can also be used to help with the preparation of resumés and cover letters.


Professional organizations

Professional organizations provide essential information on professional development opportunities and networking activities, the examples can also provide access to publications and job opportunities. They are also a great source of information.

  • Canadian Historical Association
  • Canadian Museums Association
  • Canadian Society of Medievalists
  • Canadian Theological Society
  • Classical & Medieval Numismatic Society



Date modified: 2022-08-04