Government of New Brunswick

Vacancy for appointment

New Brunswick Museum Board


The New Brunswick Museum in Saint John is one of the oldest in Canada. Founded in 1842, it serves as the provincial museum and houses a diverse range of collections and exhibits that showcase the natural and cultural heritage of New Brunswick. 

Established under the New Brunswick Museum Act, the museum is a corporate body with a legislated mandate to:

  • promote the study and public enjoyment and appreciation of the natural, human and cultural heritage of New Brunswick;
  • collect, purchase, preserve and interpret artifacts and collections which relate to cultural heritage; and
  • operate, control, and conduct activities supporting collections, research, and exhibitions.

Significant work is underway to revitalize the New Brunswick Museum in Saint John with a renewed vision of its mandate as a provincial heritage flagship. This work is beginning with construction of facilities that meet 21st-century museum standards, to preserve and showcase New Brunswick’s natural and cultural history. Under the leadership of the President, the Board is responsible for oversight and accountability for all phases of the project, with ambitious timelines for completion. The President is also responsible for scheduling and chairing meetings, internal and external communications in consultation with New Brunswick Museum staff and the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, representation of the Museum to New Brunswick stakeholders and ongoing monitoring of the project.

The Board of the New Brunswick Museum consists of not more than 15 voting members, one of whom shall be appointed as President.

Current position to be filled:

The provincial government is currently seeking to fill a member position with a candidate who is interested in appointment as President of the Board of the New Brunswick Museum.

Expressions of interest are invited to fill this position and may also be used to fill future vacancies



  • should value the natural history and New Brunswick’s heritage;
  • should value the development of and education in natural history and heritage; and
  • must be willing to abide by the Board’s code of ethics and conflict of interest policies.

Essential and Asset Qualifications:

Candidates should have governance experience and expertise in chairing a board.

Based on the Board’s current requirements, particular consideration will be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following fields:

  • policy development or strategic planning;
  • large-scale construction management;
  • project management;
  • business acumen;
  • law and/or risk management;
  • finance/budget management or investment;
  • human resources;
  • marketing;
  • outstanding oral / written communication and interpersonal skills;
  • excellent management and facilitation skills;
  • excellent leadership abilities;
  • government relations; and
  • engagement experience with First Nations and/or public.

The president must interact with New Brunswickers throughout the province and speak on the Board’s behalf; therefore, a high level of written and spoken competence in both official languages is required.

Membership of the Board will reflect the diversity found in New Brunswick’s cultural heritage community and include representation from various heritage and cultural disciplines and a mix of professional backgrounds.

The composition of the Board’s gender and linguistic representation, as well as the cultural and geographic diversity of the province, is a consideration for appointment. 


Board members are reimbursed for expenses to travel and attend Board meetings, as well as New Brunswick Museum events. 

Board members must be available to travel to attend Board meetings, participate in occasional teleconferences or virtual meetings, and be a member of one Board committee.


Expressions of interest (a resume and cover letter) may be submitted by e-mail, regular mail, or fax, with details of education, volunteer, board/committee, work experience, and contact information (telephone, civic address and e-mail). In addition, please complete the application form, which can be found on the government website.

Nominations – New Brunswick Museum Board of Directors
Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1


Fax: (506) 444-5760

While we appreciate the interest of those who submit an expression of interest, only those candidates selected for consideration will be contacted. Inquiries relating to specific opportunities can be made after the deadline and directed to the responsible department.

Deadline for Submission :

12 June 2023

Type of Appointment :

Appointment by Lieutenant-Governor in Council

Term :

Appointments are for up to three years and may be considered for reappointment.

Associated / Responsible Department :

E-mail address for submissions :

[email protected]

Link(s) :

New Brunswick Museum

New Brunswick Museum Act

Note: Please ensure you have attached necessary documents in Word or PDF format. Links to cloud-based documents (Skydrive, Google Docs, etc.) or other download areas (FTP sites) cannot be accepted due to current Government of New Brunswick security policies.