The Library of Parliament is a non-partisan organization that supports Canadian parliamentary democracy and provides a stimulating and rewarding work environment. We recognize that our employees are our most important asset, which is why we offer excellent benefits, a minimum of four weeks’ vacation leave, flexible work schedule options, a 35-hour work week, learning opportunities to support professional and career development, competitive salaries and more!

The Library of Parliament believes that the excellence for which it is known is enhanced by nurturing an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity, values differences and supports the full participation of all employees. The Library is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce reflecting the communities in which we live and work, the clients with whom we work, and Canadian society as a whole.

Research and Education provides high-quality, substantive and timely information, research and analysis to parliamentary committees, individual senators and members of the House of Commons, and parliamentary associations and delegations. This team also administers, through the Public Education Programs, the Library’s public, educational and visitor programs, which help to educate and inform Canadians about Parliament and its institutions with a variety of tools and resources, including guided tours, exhibits and educational material.

We are currently looking for candidates to staff the following position: Senior Program Officer, Virtual Experience.

The Senior Program Officer is responsible for the coordination and administration of the Library’s multimedia-based outreach programs (including virtual reality and an onsite immersive experience). The Senior Program Officer also plans, develops and implements supporting projects and programs, including exhibitions, visitor programming, interpretive and educational materials, web-based and print communications, and promotions. The Senior Officer also liaises with partners and stakeholders.

Senior Program Officer, Virtual Experience

Research and Education
Public Education Programs

Determinate Position / Acting Position / Secondment (until January 2025)

MPA-5 ($102,186 - $120,880)
Bilingual staffing – imperative: (CBC/CBC)

For the purposes of this selection process, the competencies listed in the attached Competency Profile will be evaluated.

Note:   While this position is eligible for part-time telework, regular on-site presence is required at Library of Parliament workplaces located in the National Capital Region.

The following knowledge criteria will also be evaluated:

  • Knowledge of new media and technologies and their use in educational and interpretive settings
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies, procedures and practices
  • Knowledge of interpretation and visitor experience methodologies, procedures and practices
  • Knowledge of Canadian and parliamentary history, the structure of Parliament and the legislative process, and the art and architecture of the Parliament Buildings

To be considered, candidates must have:

  • A bachelor's degree from a recognized university with specialization in a field relevant to the position, OR an acceptable combination of education, training and relevant experience
  • Experience in planning and implementing educational, interpretive and/or outreach projects involving internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience in developing initiatives for digital platforms, including new media and technologies, web and/or video

Candidates retained in this selection process will be required to obtain successfully:

  • A second-language evaluation (Bilingual staffing – imperative: CBC/CBC)
  • A pre-employment screening

Additional Information:

  • The Library of Parliament welcomes all candidates to apply and encourages applications from Indigenous persons, racialized persons, 2SLGBTQI+ persons, and persons with disabilities for this position.
  • This selection process is open to the public.
  • This selection process may include a second-language evaluation, a written qualifying exam and an interview. The interview will consist of behavioural, situational and knowledge-based questions. Candidates will be required to pass each stage in order to move to the next stage of the selection process.
  • We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the staffing process. If you require accommodations during any phase of the evaluation process, please contact us at
  • Qualified candidates from this selection process may be considered for determinate or indeterminate positions at the Library of Parliament that require similar knowledge and/or competencies.
  • Education and experience requirements will be used to determine which candidates will be asked to participate in the next stage of the selection process.
  • Satisfactory references and proof of education are essential conditions of appointment.
  • Travel and relocation expenses are the responsibility of the candidates.
  • Only those legally permitted to work in Canada can participate in this selection process.

Apply no later than  July 21, 2024 11:59 PM  Eastern Time.

To apply, please send us your curriculum vitae, along with a covering letter indicating how you meet each of the education and experience requirements of the position.

Please quote your full name and 24-LOP-38 in your documents and in the subject line of your email.

Send your application by email at

Questions? Contact Human Resources at 613-617-0943 or

We thank you for your interest. Please note that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Competency Profile for Project Management – Project Manager
Adapting in order to work effectively in ambiguous or changing situations, and with diverse individuals and groups.

Level 4:    Adapts plans and goals.
•    Adapts organizational or project plans to meet new demands and priorities.
•    Revises project goals when circumstances demand it.
•    Responds quickly to shifting opportunities and risks.

Providing service excellence to internal and/or external clients, addressing immediate and evolving client needs.

Level 4: Provides seasoned advice.
•    Acts as a seasoned advisor, providing independent opinion on complex client problems and novel initiatives, and assisting with decision-making.
•    Encourages clients to consider difficult issues when it is in their best interests.
•    Advocates on behalf of clients to more senior management, identifying approaches that meet clients’ needs as well as those of the organization.

Treating others fairly, honestly and respectfully, furthering the integrity of the organization and its relationships of trust within the work environment and in the broader community.

Level 1: Acts in fair and ethical manner toward others.
•    Treats everyone equally with fairness, honesty and respect all the time.
•    Refrains from behaviour or language that is exclusionary or offensive.
•    Focuses on organizational success rather than personal gain.
•    Follows through consistently on promises and commitments made to others.
•    Presents facts and circumstances transparently, no matter how difficult the facts may be.
•    Guards confidential and sensitive information, passing it on only to those that need to know.
•    Maintains ethical principles even in the most challenging circumstances.

Communicating clearly and respectfully with different audiences, both orally and in writing

Level 3: Adapts communication.
•    Tailors communication (e.g., content, style, tone and medium) to diverse audiences and readerships.
•    Reads cues from diverse audiences to assess when and how to change planned communication approach to deliver message effectively.
•    Communicates with varying organizational levels, sometimes on the spot.
•    Recognizes others’ complex or underlying needs, motivations or concerns, communicating effectively despite the sensitivity of the situation.
•    Conveys important nuances and context to facilitate understanding of the message or material.

Dealing with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise

Level 3: Addresses imminent issues or opportunities (“imminent” does not necessarily mean that a crisis is involved).
•    Takes action to avoid an imminent problem.
•    Capitalizes on an imminent opportunity.
•    Suggests ways to achieve better results or add value beyond the current situation.
•    Perseveres in seeking opportunities to advance organizational objectives in the near term.

Making and following plans and allocating resources effectively to reach goals that are central to organizational success

Level 3: Plans and organizes major activities.
•    Identifies various resources needed (e.g., different types of expenditures; different skill mixes).
•    Produces realistic and achievable work plans.
•    Develops back-up plans to handle potential obstacles.
•    Breaks activities into smaller components to facilitate completion.
•    Renegotiates commitments or deadlines as circumstances dictate, keeping management informed of expected completion.
•    Evaluates the extent to which objectives have been achieved.
Analyzing and synthesizing information to understand issues, identify options and support sound decision-making

Level 3: Analyzes complex situations.
•    Analyzes complex situations, breaking each into its constituent parts.
•    Evaluates alternative causes or ways of interpreting complex information.
•    Identifies connections between situations that are not obviously related.
•    Identifies gaps in information and makes assumptions to continue the analysis and/or take action.

Planning, implementing, monitoring and completing projects to ensure effective management of scope, resources, time, cost, quality, risk and communications

Level 4: Manages complex projects.
•    Manages complex, multi-faceted and interrelated projects that span own area or department boundaries.
•    Determines resource requirements for multi-faceted or multi-stage projects.
•    Applies recognized project management methodology to manage scope, resources, time, cost, quality, risk and communications.

Understanding and applying technical and functional knowledge and skills to accomplish work objectives, while keeping up to date with new developments in the subject area and continuing to enhance skills

Level 4: Demonstrates advanced knowledge and ability.
•    Deals with new or complex issues in the technical or functional area.
•    Adapts approaches in novel situations.
•    Explains advanced or complex concepts and methods.
•    Guides others in the technical or functional area.
•    Makes recommendations on the best course of action in complex situations.