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Regional Tourism Coordinator - Parks
As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit in Iqaluit, Nunavut only.
The Tourism and Cultural Industries (TCI) Division is the lead Territorial agency responsible for developing strong and sustainable tourism and cultural sectors in Nunavut. TCI manages the implementation of the territory’s tourism strategy as well as the development and implementation of the new ‘All Arts Strategy’, which call upon and support a wide-array of stakeholders throughout Nunavut and Canada. Tourism and Cultural Industries’ legislative mandate is the Nunavut Travel and Tourism Act. The Division is also obligated under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (NLCA) and the Umbrella Inuit Impact and Benefits Agreement for Territorial Parks (IIBA). The Division also supports and promotes the development of Nunavut’s tourism and cultural industries sectors by encouraging and coordinating sector specific partnerships, programs, and initiatives.
Under the direction of the Manager, Tourism Development, the Regional Tourism Coordinator –Parks, is responsible for working with the Nunavut Joint Planning and Management Committee (NJPMC) and Community Joint Planning and Management Committees (CJPMCs), and in consultation with local Inuit to develop Inuit tourism strategies and implementation plans for communities affected by Territorial Parks. The Coordinator contributes to partnerships, communications and marketing efforts of the Tourism and Cultural Industries Division. The position coordinates the development and delivery of Inuit Tourism Training programs, which draw upon and reinforce Inuit culture and heritage.
To be successful in this position the incumbent must have two years’ experience in consulting and developing partnerships with any of the following: tourism providers, communities, government, organizations, and with Inuit or other Indigenous Peoples. The successful incumbent will also have: knowledge of the NLCA and Territorial Parks IIBA; knowledge of environmental characteristics of the Nunavut Settlement Area; understanding of the Nunavut Territorial Parks and Special Places program; understanding of cultural tourism and community awareness.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized post-secondary certificate in a relevant field such as tourism, outdoor recreation, protected areas management, travel and ecoadventure, or a related field, along with relevant experience.
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, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.