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Manager, Heritage Collections - Government of Nunavut

Manager, Heritage Collections - Government of Nunavut

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

This leadership role is an exceptional opportunity to ensure that Government of Nunavut (GN) collections – inside and outside Nunavut – are safe and effectively managed and documented.

Reporting to the Director of Heritage, you’ll ensure the overall safety, preservation, maintenance and documentation of the entire heritage collection currently stored at the Canadian Museum of Nature Collections and Research Facility in Gatineau, QC, as well as the art collection at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and various heritage collections in Nunavut.

More specifically, as Manager of Heritage Collections, you’ll manage all aspects of collections care, by following and implementing accepted museum professional standards and practices, while ensuring the strategic planning and financial control required to provide collection programs and services in an effective, efficient and creative manner. You will also be responsible for the development of policies, procedures and systems required to provide services effectively, and the development and support of staff involved in providing and promoting these services.

This position is temporarily located in Gatineau, QC, until such time that the Government of Nunavut collection can be stored in the territory. The position will then be recalled back to Nunavut.

Your impressive profile as a qualified Manager of Heritage Collections will include the following highlights:

  • A recognized bachelor’s degree in Museum Collection Management, Museum Studies, or a related field.
  • Three (3) years’ experience working with collections.
  • A minimum of one (1) year of supervisory or managerial experience.
  • A minimum of two (2) years’ experience in project or program management, including budget control and strategic planning.
  • Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.‎‎


  • A master’s degree in Museum Collection Management or Museum Studies.
  • Experience in delivering on-the-job training, and preparing and delivering workshops.
  • The ability to speak Inuktitut or French (the Official Languages of Nunavut are 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 not included in the Nunavut Employees Union and offers a starting salary of $99,743 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 Manager, Heritage Collections (Reference #08-505708), 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: Please 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



Hourly Wage, Salary or Salary Range: 
$99,743 per annum
Application Deadline: 
Friday, November 1, 2019
Start Date: 
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Type of Work: 
Education Level: 
University (Undergraduate)
Additional Languages: 
The ability to speak Inuktitut or French
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
By E-Mail

Employer Details

MacEwan University

Human Resources
10 Alcorn Avenue
Suite 200
Toronto, ON M4V 3A9