Heritage Program Coordinator

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Located on the Trent-Severn Waterway in the heart of the Kawartha tourism region, Peterborough is a unique community known for its exceptional quality of life and beautiful setting. Peterborough has it all – a multitude of recreational opportunities, a diverse industrial, commercial and agricultural base, quality health care and excellent schools – including two outstanding post-secondary institutions. Peterborough is just one hour from the Greater Toronto area.

Job Details

To coordinate, oversee and implement all aspects of the delivery of services for the preservation of heritage resources, including permitting, designation, and financial incentive programs.  Research and prepare staff reports and documents, including designation briefs and by-laws, relating to the preservation and management of heritage resources in the municipality for committees and Council.  Oversee the planning and delivery of heritage special events by supervising and directing the work of temporary staff positions annually. Participates in meetings to exchange information and provide comments on development proposals, policies under review, and other planning and heritage issues.  


Knowledge and experience normally associated with a university degree in History, Art History, Architectural History, Anthropology or related field and one year of post graduate work in a related field. Requires up to 2 years related and on-the-job experience within the legislative framework of the Ontario Heritage Act and municipal government. Must have excellent communication and decision-making skills.  Must have proven research ability, and the ability to interpret and apply legislation and municipal policies on routine and non-routine heritage matters; liaise with the Corporation’s Development Review Committee and Pre-Consultation process, and making complex decisions regarding permitting, designation and financial incentive programs. Requires the skills to deal with objections and interactions with the public in a professional non-confrontational manner; exercise sound judgement; and work independently.  Requires experience in the use of mapping software and property data management system including ESRI, ArcGIS, Questica and AMANDA software.


$65,577.10 -$68,770.08

Application Information

Qualified applicants are invited to submit 1 file containing a résumé and cover letter (ensure your name is in the title of the document), quoting file number 24-P-61 on the file as well as in the subject line, no later than 12:00 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2024, to, People & Culture

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