The Landscape of Grand Pré was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2012. The Landscape of Grand Pré Corporation has been established to manage this World Heritage Site with a mandate to ensure the conservation, protection and interpretation of its unique cultural landscape.
On their behalf, we are seeking an Executive Director who will also serve as the Site Management Coordinator of the World Heritage Site.
In this role, you will report to the Corporation’s Board of Directors and have overall responsibility for managing the World Heritage Site, including ensuring that all standards and guidelines within the management plan are met. You will also provide administration and Board support such as supervising staff, contractors and volunteers, managing finances and budgets, and business planning. Lastly, you will oversee all external relations including community engagement, relationships with the media, partners, various levels of government, and agencies.
As the ideal candidate, you possess appropriate academic credentials, ideally at the master’s level, and have experience managing heritage conservation and interpretation projects.
A strong ability to work in English is essential for this position. A basic understanding of French is considered an asset. You should also be willing to take further language training if it is necessary.
As you will be the main interface with the Board of Directors, you are up-to-date on governance models. In this capacity, you must be able to work closely with the Board and its committees in policy development, business planning, and strategic direction. Operationally, you have broad experience managing finances, budgets, contracts, people, partnerships, and media.
This is a unique opportunity to set the standard for cultural landscape management. If this is you, please forward your resume and a cover letter explaining 1) how your background and experience will meet the needs of the Landscape of Grand Pré Corporation, and 2) what value the Landscape of Grand Pré brings to Nova Scotia and Canada.
Applications can be emailed to Gerald Walsh Associates Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting project number 1718 in the subject line. A detailed position description is available upon request.
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