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Manager Tourism Development

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Closing Date: 
Friday, February 21, 2020

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

The Tourism and Cultural Industries Division, fosters growth in tourism that enable communities, businesses and Nunavummiut to prepare for and participate fully in economic opportunities. This division engages the public, industry, communities, Inuit organizations, and territorial and federal governments which is critical to achieve results within the tourism strategy. At times, these organizations will have competing views on how to achieve tourism goals and the Manager will be required to maintain diplomacy and identify solutions.

Reporting to the Director, Tourism and Cultural Industries, the Manager Tourism Development,

leads the implementation of the Tourism Strategy by conducting, coordinating and distributing  tourism research, developing and delivering tourism training, enforcing and updating tourism legislation, developing and delivering tourism funding programs and business services across Nunavut. This position includes overseeing the issuance of tourism licenses, inspection and enforcement of the Travel and Tourism Act as well as enhancing community pride and ownership in tourism attractions, and also identifying and eliminating barriers to tourism businesses. Furthermore, this position is committed to creating growth of the tourism industry to benefit Nunavummiut and contribute to achieving governmental goals.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized degree in tourism, hospitality, recreation, leisure studies, community economic development, or related field with four (4) years’ experience in tourism related industry. A minimum of two (2) years of progressive managerial experience preferably within the public sector, and preferably in a northern environment in a cross cultural setting. Experience in a northern jurisdiction 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. 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.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies

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