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Job ID: J0123-0674
Classification: Student
Job Type: Volunteer / Internship
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Closing Date: January 31, 2023

About the Senate

The Senate plays a unique role in shaping our country’s democracy. As members of the upper house of Parliament, senators examine legislation, study public policy, champion causes and conduct interparliamentary diplomacy.

As a workplace, the Senate is composed of dynamic people representing our nation’s diverse talents, backgrounds and perspectives. We are committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone is provided full and equal opportunity and access to employment, development and advancement. Build and advance your career by joining a team of dedicated professionals who are committed to excellence in support of senators and the institution.

How will you contribute?

In 1981, Public Works created five Museum Rooms in Parliament Hill’s East Block, the former home of the office of the Prime Minister, the Governor General and the Privy Council Chamber. These historic spaces are open to the public tour program in the summer months and managed by the Senate’s Heritage and Curatorial Services department. Three successful candidates will aid in the cleaning of the five rooms and their historic contents from April 3-7, 2023.

Tasks include:
• Dusting and handling small artefacts, books, artwork frames and furniture
• Vacuuming upholstery, drapes, casing, baseboards, windowsills and radiators
• Vacuuming carpets and area rugs
• Moving furniture including chairs, small tables and shelves
• Using a ladder to reach assets in high places

Open to

Students enrolled in Algonquin College’s Applied Museum Studies program to staff three (3) volunteer positions within the Property & Services Directorate’s Heritage and Curatorial Services department.

This selection process may be used to staff determinate or indeterminate positions at the same level with similar requirements.

We encourage individuals from underrepresented and minority groups to apply.


• Currently enrolled in Algonquin College’s Applied Museum Studies program;
• Strong organizational and multitasking skills, with the ability to perform well in a fast-paced environment;
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
• Attention to detail and conscientiousness.

Asset Qualifications

Teamwork and cooperation

Organizational Needs

The Senate of Canada is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive workplace where all employees are provided full and equal access to employment, development, and advancement opportunities.

Conditions of Employment

Candidates must consent to supply personal information and obtain a security accreditation in order to be eligible for appointment.

The requirement for Senate employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment has been suspended. It is no longer necessary to disclose your vaccination status to be eligible for employment. Please note that the Senate may reinstate the requirement to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

How to apply

Alternative selection tool methods and/or reasonable accommodation for special needs are available upon request.

Please save a copy of the notice of job opportunity. Once the closing date has passed, these documents will no longer be available.

Relocation and travel expenses incurred during this process are the applicant's responsibility.

The use of masculine gender in the text includes feminine and is used without discrimination.

Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. You must consent to receiving e-mails from our system in your online profile.

The Senate of Canada reserves the right to retain a determined number of candidates who best meet the essential requirements of the position.

The Senate of Canada is a separate and distinct employer from the federal public service and is not subject to the Public Service Employment Act.

We thank all those who apply to this selection process.

The posting closes at 11:59 p.m. EST on the closing date stated above.