New Job Manager Of Site Maintenance In Nova Scotia

Manager of Site Maintenance
Manager of Site Maintenance

Manager of Site Maintenance

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $6,476–$8,095 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Communities, Culture, Tourism & Heritage

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG

Closing Date: 7/12/2023 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

The Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage contributes to building a province which enhances pride in our creative and diverse communities and people, allowing us to embrace our past and influence our future. Our vision is for Nova Scotia to be an acknowledged leader as a place where cultural identity, expression, and economy prosper. A place where all people honour and embrace diversity and heritage.

The Nova Scotia Museum, consisting of 28 museum sites, is the most decentralized museum in Canada. It is also one of the oldest provincial museums in the country. The Nova Scotia Museum is responsible for the provincial collection of over one million artifacts and specimens housed at museum sites and storage facilities across the province.

About Our Opportunity

The Manager of Site Maintenance with the Nova Scotia Museum oversees the ongoing assessment and maintenance of the approximately 240 heritage structures located at the 28 Nova Scotia Museum (NSM) sites across the province. The Manager works with NSM/CCTH and Public Works staff as well as site staff, architects, contractors and other partners to ensure sound stewardship of these heritage assets and maintain a high quality presentation at the provincial museum sites.

Manager must research and consult on historic appropriateness of building materials, techniques and finishes and liaises with contractors and colleagues to determine appropriate approaches to historic building maintenance. The Manager oversees and represents NSM interests in significant site development projects.

The Manager of Site Maintenance reports to the Director, Nova Scotia Museum.

Primary Accountabilities

  • Responsible for the ongoing assessment and monitoring of NSM buildings, corresponding property conditions as well as current capital projects.
  • Generates, gathers, organizes and maintains all relevant documentation for Nova Scotia Museum sites’ buildings, properties and capital projects, including an annual updated, prioritized list of maintenance requirements for all Nova Scotia Museum sites
  • Manages and delivers required outcomes for projects working with senior colleagues in multiple departments. Provides direction and/or development of the project and project plans working within an established project management plan, including project scope development, business requirements analysis, advising on procurement, project management strategies, and resource and capacity management project resources.
  • Draft documents requesting capital project funding.
  • Maintains ongoing, effective communication between site staff, contractors, other government staff as well as NSM staff across the province. Oversees and represents NSM/government interests in significant site development projects.
  • Researches and consults on historic appropriateness of building materials, techniques and finishes, and adheres to the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Heritage Places in Canada as the guiding document for maintenance and repair projects.
  • Ensure operational procedures (seasonal opening/closing, security and emergency procedures) are updated and in place, being followed and recorded.
  • Coordinates radon and water testing program to ensure compliance with provincial regulations.
  • Work closely with NSM Sites Operations team to ensure site maintenance issues are represented and supported by other operational areas.
  • Briefs senior management and executive leadership on significant issues and major projects.

Qualifications and Experience

To be successful in this role you have a University degree in a relevant discipline combined with 5 years of related work experience. The successful candidate has demonstrated experience managing complex infrastructure projects. You also have knowledge and experience in heritage building management best practices and the demonstrated ability to clearly communicate issues to diverse audiences. This should be clearly demonstrated in your cover letter and resume.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

You demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills and have a proven ability to be innovative, lead and execute addressing issues and demands with diplomacy and tact. You have time management skills to successfully develop and manage multiple projects. You can develop and maintain partnerships with internal and external stakeholders and have demonstrated skills in maintaining these relationships on building maintenance projects. You have knowledge of provincial and federal regulations as they relate to building maintenance, including OH&S and building code regulations.

You are computer proficient, including the use of software packages such as Microsoft Office (Outlook and Word), internet, emailing, web-based applications.

We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.


Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.


The Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as: Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offering and eligibility criteria.

Working Conditions

Must have valid driver’s license.

This job is partly office-based, but also requires significant travel to locations (outdoors in natural and cultural environments, museums, collections storage facilities) across the province. It is necessary to walk around extensive properties and sometimes in adverse conditions to assess buildings.

Additional Information

The Government of Nova Scotia has adopted the LEADS Leadership Framework. During the interview, candidates will be expected to express how they have demonstrated the key behaviours and capabilities required to effectively lead in a caring and inclusive environment. LEADS Domains includes Leads Self, Engage Others, Achieve Results, Develop Coalitions and Systems Transformation.

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We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.

What We Offer

  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
  • Engaging workplace. Our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in. We have forward-thinking policies and strategies.
  • Mentorship through iNSpire; a new formal, interdepartmental mentorship program that connects employees so they can gain knowledge and experience to support their career development.
  • Countless Career Paths for Nova Scotians.
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules

Pay Grade: EC 11

Salary Range: $3,238.10 - $4,047.67 Bi-Weekly

Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

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Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to [email protected].