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Manager, Heritage Collections

Gatineau, QC
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Term until May 31, 2022
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Closing Date: 
Saturday, January 18, 2020

Due to internal technical issues we strongly recommend that applications forwarded from October 28, 2019 to November 1st, 2019 be resubmitted.

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

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.

Reporting to the Director of Heritage, the Manager of Heritage Collections is responsible for ensuring the overall safety, preservation, maintenance, and documentation for 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. The position manages all aspects of collections care, following and implementing accepted museum professional standards and practices. The Manager of Heritage Collections is responsible for the strategic planning and financial control required to provide collection programs and services in an effective, efficient, and creative manner. The position is also responsible for the development of policies, procedures, and systems required to provide services effectively, and the development and support of staff to provide and promote these services.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a recognized Bachelor’s Degree in museum collection management, museum studies, or a related field, along with three (3) years’ experience working with collections, and a minimum of one (1) year of supervisory or managerial experience and a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in project or program management, including budget control and strategic planning. A Master’s degree in museum collection management or museum studies is a strong asset. Experience in delivering on-the-job training, and preparing and delivering workshops is an asset.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. The ability to speak Inuktitut or French is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.

Term until May 31, 2022. Current Indeterminate Government of Nunavut employees that apply and are successful on this term position may be offered a transfer assignment for the duration of the term, pending managerial approval.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies












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