Waterfront Custodian – Halifax Waterfront

About Develop Nova Scotia

Develop Nova Scotia (formerly Waterfront Development) is the crown corporation responsible for leading sustainable development of high potential property and infrastructure across Nova Scotia to drive inclusive economic growth in our province. As Waterfront Development, our mandate was to redevelop and revitalize lands surrounding Halifax Harbour and other lands, including the Lunenburg waterfront. As Develop Nova Scotia, our mission is to support the creation of sustainable places right across Nova Scotia that attract and inspire people and investment.

Develop Nova Scotia invites applications for a term position of Waterfront Custodian. The successful candidate will join a forward thinking, creative team with a true passion for their work. The position will be based on the Halifax waterfront.

Please visit www.developns.ca for more details on Develop Nova Scotia's mandate and programs.

Closes: June 21, 2019, 2:00 PM (AST)

Job Description:

Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, or designate, the Waterfront Custodian is the face of Develop Nova Scotia on the ground, working to enhance property presentation, assisting in daily operation of special events and other duties as required. Ultimately, the Waterfront Custodian works to support multiple business lines of Develop Nova Scotia ensuring a world-class waterfront experience.

As front line staff representing Develop Nova Scotia, this position requires an individual with excellent customer service skills and an engaging personality. As a member of a small team, the position also requires a high degree of co-operation with other members of the staff and the ability to work independently.

Education: High School or equivalent required
Compensation: $12.00 to $15.00 per hour (commensurate with experience), 35 hours/week
Term: As soon as possible and continues through August 31, 2019, with the possibility to extend the term to October 31, 2019 if available. This position requires day, evening and weekend work as required. Shifts will vary between 7:00 am-3:00 pm and 2:00 pm-10:00 pm.

Primary Responsibilities:

Property Cleanliness: The Waterfront Custodian's primary responsibilities are emptying all waste receptacles daily, or as necessary, collecting property litter on the Halifax, Bedford and Dartmouth waterfronts daily, and regular cleaning of property waste receptacles, collection areas, site furniture and vehicles and equipment. The Waterfront Custodian will also conduct minor landscaping and grass cutting, painting, maintenance, pressuring washing and other duties as required.

Events: The Waterfront Custodian will support events on the waterfront by assisting with setup, maintenance and teardown.

Communication/Customer Service: The Waterfront Custodian is on the front line of customer service and will effectively communicate with visitors by providing helpful information or directing them to the local Visitor Information Centre. The Waterfront Custodian will have good communication skills and will be able to effectively work in a team environment.


  • Flexibility in scheduling required, including availability for weekend and evening work.
  • This position requires extensive walking as well as working outdoors in variable weather conditions.
  • Valid Driver's License with clean driving abstract is required.
  • Valid standard first aid certificate an asset.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Experience in landscaping, light carpentry, painting and general maintenance an asset.
  • Experience driving with a trailer an asset.

Closes: June 21, 2:00 pm (AST)

Return Resumes to:

Attention: Heather Russell
Develop Nova Scotia
(As of June 10th, 2019, our new address is)
Historic Properties - The Red Store
Suite 301 - 1875 Upper Water St. 
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1S9
Email: careers@developns.ca

The expected start date for the position is as soon as possible. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

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