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

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

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: 2023-06-22