Registrar / Assistant Curator

Date Posted: 
October 21, 2019
Closing Date: 
November 1, 2019

Registrar / Assistant Curator

Term position to May 31, 2022 – Department of Culture and Heritage

This is an exciting opportunity to ensure that Government of Nunavut (GN) collections are kept safe, well preserved and properly documented.

Reporting to the Manager, Heritage Collections, you will provide support to the GN collections team at the Canadian Museum of Nature Collections and Research Facility, including registration services and ensuring overall safety, preservation, maintenance and documentation. As Registrar/Assistant Curator, you’ll ensure that the collections are properly documented and accessible to staff and stakeholders, and conduct curatorial work as part of the collections team, including collections processing, preparation of objects for storage, cataloging and data checking.

This position is temporarily located in Gatineau, QC, until such time that adequate heritage infrastructure is built in Nunavut to store the Government of Nunavut (GN) collection. When a Nunavut-based heritage facility is built, the position will be recalled back to Nunavut and located within the new facility. 

Your impressive profile as a qualified Registrar / Assistant Curator will include the following highlights:

  • A diploma in Collections Management or a related field.
  • One (1) year of related experience working in collections management, or exhibits at a museum. 
  • Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.‎‎


  • Fluency in two or more of the Official Languages of Nunavut (Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French).
  • Knowledge of the Inuit language, communities, culture and land, and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit.


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

Compensation & benefits: This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union and offers a starting salary of $81,861 per annum (for 37.5 hours/week). Note: Subsidized staff housing is not available.

Stepping forward together

With one of the fastest growing and youngest populations in Canada, Nunavut is a dynamic, vibrant territory, committed to becoming an even better place for future generations. As a government, we are strengthening our unique model of governance – one that integrates Inuit societal values, promotes use of the Inuit language, achieves a representative public service, engages with circumpolar neighbours, and collaborates with partners to achieve the promise of Nunavut. As an employer, we’re enhancing local education and training initiatives while continuing to provide exciting career opportunities in a unique environment. Join us as we step forward together.

For more information and to apply

If you are interested in this opportunity as Registrar/Assistant Curator (Reference #08-505554), please contact us or send your resume, by midnight (EST), November 1, 2019, using one of the following methods: Department of Human Resources, Government of Nunavut, P.O. Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut  X0A 0H0. Tel: 867-975-6222. Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993. Fax: 867-975-6220. E-mail: include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your e-mail. Job descriptions may be obtained by fax or e-mail, or online. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Note: An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies. Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice (i.e., Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English or French).

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.

For position details in French or Inuktitut, please visit the Government of Nunavut website at