Heritage Conservation Advisor - Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, Fredericton

Date Posted: 
July 14, 2023
Closing Date: 
July 27, 2023

Heritage Conservation Advisor
Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture

1-year Temporary Term

Who we are

We invite you to join the New Brunswick Archaeology and Heritage Branch! We are responsible for the for the stewardship and conservation of New Brunswick’s 13,000+ years of heritage. We ensure effective enforcement and compliance with the Heritage Conservation Act by working with local, provincial, Federal, and First Nations governments, private industry, and the public.

What you will do

Reporting to the Director of the Archaeology and Heritage Branch, the Heritage Conservation Advisor will:

  • Provide expert advice to the public, governments and agencies on matters pertaining to historic places, built heritage conservation and related programs.
  • Responsible for heritage project and regulatory reviews, permitting, inspections, and heritage program delivery.
  • Assist with research, policy development, correspondence
  • Prepare briefing materials.
  • Complete other duties and responsibilities as required

Work Environment

  • Office location: Marysville Place, Fredericton
  • Office layout: Open offices
  • Standard hours of work: Monday - Friday, 8:15 am - 4:30 pm
  • Work flexibility outside of normal hours and travel throughout the province may be required

Who you are

You are passionate about the conservation of non-renewable heritage resources. You are an effective communicator, able to present detailed factual and conceptual information to technical and non-technical audiences. You are a critical thinker and are recognized for your sound judgement. You have strong organization skills, are known for your attention to detail and are able to prioritize deliverables. You can adjust and change direction when unique challenges impacting your work priorities arise. You are comfortable and effective working with external stakeholders, clients and all levels of the organization.

Your attitude, skills and interests are just as important as your area of study. We are looking for diverse backgrounds that bring a combination of the following:

Need to have

  • A university degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Planning, or Social Sciences and (2) years of related work experience OR At least (6) years of work experience in built heritage, planning, or architecture.
  • Knowledge of the theories, principles and practices for the conservation of historic places
  • An understanding of the technical analysis of building materials, the causes of construction assembly deterioration, and processes for evaluating building changes over time.
  • A valid driver's license and ability to travel
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered
  • Written and spoken competence in English and French is required

Nice to have

  • Knowledge of New Brunswick and federal legislation/regulations pertaining to heritage conservation
  • Knowledge and application of the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada.
  • An understanding of construction project planning and management processes


$2,378.00 to $3,322.00 bi-weekly (Pay Band 5)

What can GNB offer you?

  • Comprehensive benefits package and the Public Service Shared Risk Pension Plan
  • Opportunities for career growth, professional development and training
  • Free access to Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) and services
  • 1 paid Volunteer Day per year to give back to your community
  • 1.25 days/month of paid vacation

Providing a safe workplace for all. Your health and safety are important to us. GNB has implemented preventative measures across the organization to ensure your health and safety.

How to apply

We encourage applicants to apply on-line, by e-mail to thchumres@gnb.ca or by mail at the following address by July 27th, 2023, indicating competition number R18-2023/24-38. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture
Human Resource Branch
Marysville Place, 4th floor
P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
(506) 453-3115

We thank all those who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities in which we live and serve. We encourage and support applications from Aboriginals, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minority groups. Candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who are among the most qualified, will be given preference at the time of selection.

Check out what it is like to work at the Government of New Brunswick, where we are working together as One Team One GNB to improve the lives of New Brunswickers every day!