Centennial College's Culture and Heritage Site Management program offers you the particular skill set you need to manage a multitude of establishments and facilities that house culture and heritage resources.
In Culture and Heritage Site Management courses, management topics and industry-based subjects relevant to this largely publicly run or not-for-profit culture and heritage sector are combined with an in-depth exploration of issues and cases related to current challenges confronting cultural and heritage organizations at home and abroad.
This School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design program has fostered partnerships with local, regional, provincial and national institutions and establishments. One such organization will serve as a field placement for you during the second semester of the offering.
Upon graduation, you will be prepared to work at one of Canada's 2,500 culture and heritage related institutions, including not-for-profit museums, art galleries, science centres, aquaria, archives, sports halls-of-fame, artist-run centres, zoos, and heritage sites, which attract more than 59 million visitors annually. A further 60 million people visit Canada's historic sites and natural parks.
-You learn from professionals who have current knowledge of the industry.
-Training is complemented by a second-semester, 14-week field placement that you attend three days per week.
-The Story Arts Centre provides opportunities to collaborate with students in photography, broadcasting, music, art and theatre programs.
-The Culture and Heritage Site Management program's practical, hands-on and entrepreneurial approach prepares you for sustainable heritage sector-related careers directly upon graduation.
-Museum registrar clerk
Areas of Employment
-National historic sites
-Municipal and not-for-profit museums
-National and provincial parks
-World heritage sites
-Federal, provincial and municipal cultural funding agencies
-Arts service organizations
-Related not-for-profit arts, cultural and heritage organizations