Member, Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board

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Portfolio:
Canadian Heritage
Position title:
Member
Type:
Part-time
Per diem:
$350.00 - $400.00
Application Review Date:
November 6, 2020
Opportunity number:
J0920-0297

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

Under the Cultural Property Export and Import Act, the Board membership consists of:


  • A Chairperson and one other member chosen generally from among residents of Canada;

  • Up to four other members chosen from among residents of Canada who are or have been officers, members or employees of art galleries, museums, archives, libraries or other collecting institutions in Canada;

  • Up to four other members chosen from among residents of Canada who are or have been dealers in or collectors of art, antiques or other objects that form part of the national heritage.


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

  • It certifies cultural property as being of outstanding significance. 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, to assess whether the objects are of outstanding significance and national importance and warrant setting an export delay. 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.

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing applicants. 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 applicants who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of a visible minority group.

To be considered, please ensure that the information provided in your curriculum vitae and cover letter clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements:

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 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 move on to the next stage of the selection process, 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

    • Cultural property in digital form

    • Audio-visual material

    • Historical art

    • Indigenous art

    • Modern and/or contemporary art

    • Photographs

    • Prints and drawings

    • Rare books

    • Historical artifacts

    • Scientific and technological objects, including natural history

    • Or other relevant category of cultural property



  • 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 confirm that you meet the above selection criteria and that you possess the following Personal Attributes:


  • Strong analytical skills

  • Impartiality

  • High ethical standards and integrity

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Diplomacy, tact and discretion

  • Collegiality

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment


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

  • All appointees are subject to the Conflicts of Interest Act. Public office holders appointed on a full-time basis must also submit to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics within 60 days of appointment, a confidential report in which they disclose all of their assets, liabilities and outside activities. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner's website.

  • Appointees must uphold the highest standards of probity and are expected to demonstrate behaviours in the workplace that afford respect, equality and dignity, to everyone they interact with at work at all times. The Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector outlines the values and expected behaviours for public servants, including valuing diversity and creating workplaces free from harassment and discrimination. Governor in Council appointees are expected to uphold and respect these values and principles in a positive and active manner.

  • 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 or, in the context of COVID-19, via web or teleconference.

  • 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.

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

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

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin on November 6, 2020. Candidates should apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. 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.

Instructions on how to apply for an appointment opportunity can be found on the Governor in Council Appointments website.

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