Manager, Heritage Resources - Government of Nunavut

Date Posted: 
June 17, 2022
Closing Date: 
July 1, 2022

Community: Igloolik
Reference number: 08-507288
Type of employment: Indeterminate
Union Status: Excluded
Salary: $107,718.00 at 37.5 hours/week
Northern Allowance: $22,579
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: Friday, July 1, 2022 - 11:59pm

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector 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 Heritage Division, which includes programs, services, legislation and policy relevant to heritage resources.

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 the Heritage Resources section, provides strategic direction for the achievement of programs and services that meet the needs of the internal/external stakeholders, manage the human resources of the Heritage Resources section, provides outreach and coordination and works closely with the Inuit Heritage Trust.

An in-depth knowledge of northern heritage is required, heritage resource management is required professional knowledge of cultural heritage required; including history, public history, archaeology, place names policies, 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 Archaeology.  Heritage Resource Management or GIS 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.  Experience in writing, monitoring and administering grant funding is an asset.

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 Inuit language, communities, culture, land, and Inuit Qaujimajatugangit is an asset.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit.
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy.
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Department of Human Resources (Igloolik)
Government of Nunavut
P.O. Box 239
Igloolik, Nunavut  X0A 0L0
Phone: 867-934-2025
Toll free: 1-800-682-9033
Fax: 867-934-2027

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