Work as a Translator/Editor at The Canadian Museum for Human Rights



The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is a national museum that focuses on the history, celebration, and progression of human rights in Canada and around the world.

Brief Description

Seniority level; Entry level

Employment type; Full-time


Job function; Marketing, Public Relations, and Writing/Editing

Industries; Museums, Historical Sites, and Zoos



It is the first time that Canada’s national museum has been constructed anywhere other than in the National Capital Region. At The Forks, which has served as a gathering place for more than 6,000 years, the Canadian Museum of History and Archives (CMHR) emerges from the prairie land in Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is the geographic center of Canada.

The Canadian Museum of Human Rights provides guests of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds with an experience that is engaging, participatory, and unforgettable.

Each visitor gets the opportunity to participate in a museum experience that has been completely reimagined.

This experience reflects a design approach that establishes new standards for inclusiveness and universal accessibility not only in Canada but also around the world.

To round out our team, we are looking for individuals with a lot of talent who are eager to share their devotion and passion with others.


We hope that by working together, we can improve the general public’s understanding of human rights, foster respect for one another, and stimulate thought and conversation.

Purpose of Position

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) was founded on the principle that an increased awareness of, and adherence to, universally recognized human rights can act as a constructive catalyst for change throughout the world.

The Translator-Editor will provide assistance for our joint efforts to develop a culture in the workplace that is innovative, inclusive, and equitable, and that is centered on motivating others to take action.

The Translator-Editor is responsible for ensuring that the Museum satisfies all statutory requirements in order to provide the Museum experience in both official languages.

This position reports to the Director of Public Affairs and works closely with the Translator as well as the Official Languages Advisor.

They will assure the quality of communications by editing and translating written materials aimed at internal and external audiences across a wide variety of formats and platforms.

These services will be provided for written materials.

The person who fills this position will have excellent communication skills, including the ability to think critically and creatively, and will approach their work in a cooperative manner.


Key Responsibilities

  • Contributes to the development of a culture that values anti-racist principles and accountable behavior, as well as respect, equity, inclusion, and innovation as core values.
  • Provides translation, primarily from English into French, for a wide variety of written materials including but not limited to administrative documents, media releases, exhibition texts, financial and corporate reports, social media posts, marketing products, video transcriptions, and speeches.
  • Reviews written materials in English and French to ensure consistency with the Museum style guide.
  • Examines texts that have been translated from the outside or by other resources located within the organization.
  • Ensures the highest possible level of quality and correctness in all French content by reviewing and editing it.
  • Participates in regular team meetings and work meetings across departments on projects that require translation help to ensure a comprehensive knowledge of the objectives and concerns involved in the project.

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  • After the layout is complete, he revises, edits, and proofreads the English and French text (print and digital).
    Manages various requests for translation while maintaining a consistent system for tracking and prioritizing those requests.
  • Takes part in training offered by both the industry and other organizations in order to make certain that the Museum’s written materials are continually updated to reflect current best practices on inclusive language.
  • Contributes to the upkeep of the CMHR style guide as well as other guidelines and tools used in the production of written content for the Museum.
  • Contributes to the preparation of reports for the company about its conformance with the Official Languages Act.

Required Qualifications

  • A degree from an accredited university in translation, or an equivalent amount of relevant experience combined with education.
  • 2-4 years of experience providing translation support in an environment or field that is comparable.
  • a dedication to the fundamental concepts of human rights, such as respect, equity, inclusion, and dignity for all people.
  • A background in proofreading, editing, and translating written content for a variety of audiences.
  • familiarity with the Microsoft Office product suite as well as SDL Trados Studio or another type of translation software is required.
  • Capability to communicate well in both of the official languages, both verbally and in writing.
  • Capability to observe complete discretion at all times, along with tact and diplomacy in dealing with all situations.
  • Powerful skills in time management and the capacity to prioritize, multitask, and work under pressure are required.
  • Capacity to operate both independently and cooperatively within the context of a setting that values teamwork.

Desired Qualifications

  • The ability to discern crucial themes that emerge from meetings or talks that are of a sensitive or complex nature
  • Capability to explain complicated information in a way that is understandable, succinct, and easily accessible through writing.
  • A concern for and familiarity with the concerns and struggles surrounding human rights.

Official Language Proficiency

Bilingual imperative CCC (Advanced)

Conditions of Employment 

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How to Apply

Applicants who are interested in working for CMHR should send a cover letter and resume to the organization’s Careers page, which can be found at

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is founded on the principle that a broad range of perspectives and experiences is essential to the creative and transformative processes.

We are working toward the goal of developing a workforce that is inclusive of members of the community that we serve as well as the community in which we live.

We are dedicated to offering equitable employment opportunities to everyone, and we strongly encourage you to describe your employment equity status in the cover letter that you submit with your application.

The information that you voluntarily submit will be treated as confidential and used only for the express purpose of fostering more diversity within the workforce.

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Vaccination requirements have been put on hold for the time being. There is a chance that we will look into this matter again at some point in the future. The federal government has mandated that all workplaces within the federal government, including Crown Corporations, must continue verifying and auditing the immunization status of their staff members. There is a chance that cases will increase again in the future or that a new strain of the problem could emerge.

The government will continue to keep a careful eye on the scientific findings and evaluate whether or not there is a requirement for additional public health measures, which may include the potential return of vaccine mandates.

If the vaccine requirement is reinstated, employees who choose not to comply with the mandate may be required to take unpaid absence if the mandate is reinstated.

The Canadian Ministry of Human Resources is dedicated to creating an inclusive and barrier-free work environment as well as recruitment procedures.

Kindly let the HR representative know if you require any special accommodations in order for you to be able to apply for the position and be evaluated in a manner that is fair and equitable.

The completion of this process may result in the compilation of a list of candidates who meet the requirements set forth in the eligibility criteria.

A retention period of six months would be implemented for the list.

If you are contacted about this job posting, we ask that you let us know as soon as possible if you require any accommodations for the interview process.
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