Job Posting: Manager, Heritage Resources, Government of Nunavut

Date Posted: 
March 8, 2019
Closing Date: 
March 15, 2019

Department: Culture and Heritage
Community: Igloolik
Reference number: 08-504891
Type of employment: Indeterminate
Union Status: This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Salary: $107,718
Northern Allowance: $22,579
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 15 March 2019
Indeterminate (If there is no successful Nunavut Inuit this position will be offered as a 3 year term.)

This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Director, Heritage, the incumbent is responsible for the effective management of the Heritage Resources section of the Heritage Division.

This position will manage the following programs:

  • Archaeology- the Nunavut Archaeology Program administers the archaeology and paleontology permitting process for Nunavut and undertakes archaeological research.
  • Toponymy -The Toponymy Program works closely with communities to identify, document and give approval to local geographic names.
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) - The program provides spatial data (maps) for heritage resources required for the review of land use and development proposals, research permits, and place name submissions.

The incumbent takes the lead in planning, budgeting and overseeing the work programs of Heritage Resources, provides strategic direction for the achievement of programs and services that meet the needs of the internal/external stakeholders, managing human resources of the Heritage resources, provides outreach and coordination and works closely with the Inuit Heritage Trust.

An in-depth knowledge of northern heritage, resource and programming needs, professional knowledge of cultural heritage required; including history, public history, archaeology, collections management and community engagement, knowledge and understanding of the methods and techniques of cultural resource management, demonstrated analytical and problem-solving abilities, advanced computer skills, and the ability to interpret and administer complex policies, legislation and regulations, must also have knowledge of territorial, federal and international legislation, regulations and policies related to heritage resources, of basic government financial policies and procedures.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a completion of a Master’s Degree in Heritage Resource Management or Archaeology or related field from a recognized post-secondary Institution. Minimum of two years’ experience in project or program management, strategic planning, and management of human and financial resources.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French.

Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Knowledge of Nunavut communities and of northern, rural or remote community issues, experience writing, monitoring and administering grant funding and the ability to communicate in Inuktitut considered as assets.

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

For more information see:


Department of Finance (Igloolik)
Government of Nunavut
PO Box 239, Igloolik, Nunavut X0A 0L0
Phone: (867) 934-2025
Toll free: 1-800-682-9033
Fax: (867) 934-2027