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Competition # : 37310 

Department: Communities, Culture, Tourism & Heritage

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Temporary

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 12/5/2022​ (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


The Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage supports communities across the province to be welcoming, inclusive and accessible, providing a great quality of life for Nova Scotians and a memorable experience for visitors. We value the collective diversity of our heritage and our people and believe in the transformative nature of culture to help create healthy, active, growing communities.

About Our Opportunity


The Janitor at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic maintains the museum in a clean and safe condition by cleaning floors, stairways, doors, windows, and various surfaces, garbage removal, sanitizing, and tidying throughout the building and exterior areas of the museum. They clean washrooms, meeting rooms, kitchenettes, lunchrooms, public galleries, lobbies, and other areas, as required.  They occasionally support cleaning requirements on board the museum ship, CSS Acadia.  As they work in and around the museum’s public areas, the museum Janitor must provide friendly customer service, and be able to perform their duties professionally in the presence of museum visitors and other staff.


This position reports to the Manager of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. 

Primary Accountabilities


  • Maintains the museum, which is a public institution, in a clean and safe condition. 
  • Work with other maintenance, technical, and visitor service staff to ensure a safe, clean and welcoming museum and work environment. 

Qualifications and Experience


To be success in this role you must have the ability to read and understand WHMIS labels.  You have knowledge and experience with appropriate cleaning techniques for a variety of building requirements.  You have strong interpersonal and time-management skills, you can be self-directed, able to work independently but also demonstrate teamwork valuing and respecting a diverse and inclusive environment.   



  • Experience and/or training in one or more building trade.
  • Experience and/or training with customer service and working with the public.
  • Sensitivity for the special requirements for working in a museum environment, including working with museum objects and the public.


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.



Based on the employment status and Union agreement, 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


  • The position requires considerable strenuous labour, including lifting and hauling, sweeping, mopping, climbing stairs etc.  Some of the work occurs outdoors, around the museum’s exterior and aboard the museum ship. Various cleaning products and cleaning equipment are used daily.
  • There are mental pressures and stress related to the responsibility of maintaining a large and busy building.
  • Some weekend and afterhours may be required.

Additional Information


This is a full-time, temporary status position with an end date of May 3, 2023, however the position status (“term”, “temporary” or “casual”) is dependent on the start date of the successful candidate.

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
  • Countless career paths for Nova Scotians


Pay Grade:  MOS 01  

Salary Range:  $1,408.79 - $1,437.20 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.


This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU). If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:



 Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued. 


External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information. 


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