Temporary Heritage Architect/Analyst

City of Saint John
May 2, 2022
(506) 658-2866


The successful candidate will participate in a wide variety of heritage conservation issues from both a design and technical perspective and enhance the ability of the department to fulfill its mandate by acting as a valued member of the heritage conservation team.

The proponent will be appointed as one of the City’s Heritage Officers pursuant to the Heritage Conservation Act and will provide professional recommendations and support to the Heritage Development Board.  Providing professional design and technical conservation advice to property owners in heritage conservation areas and the general public is another key responsibility.

This position works collaboratively in a team environment to deliver excellent customer service while meeting departmental service delivery targets.


This position requires excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills as well as tact and diplomacy.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is required.

You must be able to demonstrate interest and expertise in heritage conservation. Membership in the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, as well as heritage conservation organizations, will be considered an asset.


Education requirement preference is a degree in architecture or heritage conservation; a two year diploma program in architectural technology or heritage conservation will also be considered.


  • Act as Secretary to the Heritage Development Board;
  • Coordinate agenda, edit minutes, etc. of Heritage Development Board;
  • Meet with property owners on-site to discuss design, technical and conservation issues relative to their proposed development and or application for a Heritage Permit ;
  • Provide professional reports with recommendations on the appropriateness of proposed developments based on the requirements of the Saint John Heritage Conservation Areas By-law, the Practical Preservation Guidelines, and the national Standards & Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada;
  • Maintain database, photographic inventory of slides and digital images, and files on applications for Heritage Permits as required by the Heritage Conservation Act;
  • Photograph buildings, assemble and show PowerPoint (or other media) presentations to the Heritage Development Board on applications for Heritage Permits;
  • As a Heritage Officer, approve applications for Heritage Permits  that meet the criteria of the National Standards and Guidelines consistent with the Act and municipal bylaw;
  • Refer applications for Heritage Permits which cannot be approved by the Heritage Officer to the Heritage Development Board for decision;
  • Prepare professional recommendations respecting by-laws and amendments;
  • Prepare Council reports and present at Council meetings concerning Heritage issues, including proposed by-law amendments;
  • Prepare presentations to property owners and the public, on wide variety of technical, design and conservation issues regarding appropriate conservation and development of character defining elements of heritage buildings;
  • Represent the City of Saint John at conferences, public events, meetings, discussion with media, etc.;
  • Build awareness of the role, benefits and contributions of the heritage program in Saint John;
  • Appear as an expert witness at Assessment and Planning Appeal Board hearings as required to give testimony regarding appeals to decisions of the Heritage Development Board.


Applications will be accepted through our online system only.

Qualified applicants should submit their resume to:


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