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Now Hiring: Program Manager and Heritage Resources Assistant (Internship)

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Program Manager

Applications close Wednesday, July 5th

We are seeking a Program Manager to start in late July. The role is permanent, full-time with some evening and weekend work, based in our office in downtown Vancouver. As VHF celebrates 25 years, this is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to bring their passion for historic places and heritage conservation to our staff team and to help us continue to ensure a positive future for heritage in Vancouver.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Program Manager will be responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating our award-winning awareness, education and grant programs, both established and new initiatives. Current programs include Old School Courses for Heritage Conservation and certificate program, Brown Bag Lunch & Learn series and Evening Lectures at Hycroft series. VHF grant programs include True Colours, Restore It and the Heritage Energy Retrofit Grant program. The Program Manager will take a lead role in delivering VHF’s annual Heritage House Tour and other house tours. The Program Manager will also provide assistance to the public on heritage conservation questions and related inquiries.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Undergraduate degree and/or graduate training in a relevant discipline – architecture, planning, heritage conservation or related discipline
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and proven ability to build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and partners
  • Heritage conservation knowledge, familiarity with Vancouver’s history and development, and a genuine interest in historic buildings and places, and their conservation
  • Initiative and ability to generate new ideas and put them into action
  • Strong leadership skills as well as the ability to work collaboratively with others including colleagues, volunteers, board members and partner organizations
  • Excellent organizational skills that include developing and managing multiple project timelines, and effective record keeping
  • Computer fluency with at a minimum Microsoft Office programs, and familiarity with website editing (WordPress an asset)
  • Excellent content writing skills for the purpose of conveying information to the general public
  • Desire to work in a collegial and collaborative office environment
  • Access to a vehicle and a valid drivers licence

To apply in confidence, please send a resume and cover letter to Judith Mosley, Executive Director, at judith@vancouverheritagefoundation.org. Applications close Wednesday July 5th, 2017 at midnight. Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted between July 13th – 20th, at the VHF office.


Heritage Resources Assistant (Internship)

Applications close Monday, July 3rd

Vancouver Heritage Foundation (VHF) is seeking a Heritage Resources Assistant to join our Staff team as an Intern, starting in July for six months. The role is 30 hours per week, based in our office in downtown Vancouver.

The Intern will be a graduate in planning, architecture, heritage conservation or a related field. The Intern will help improve VHF’s online heritage information and resources for professionals and the public, and assist in delivering and developing our granting programs including the Heritage Energy Retrofit Grant program. The 25-week internship will give the opportunity to learn broadly about heritage conservation and granting programs in particular, interact with others involved in heritage conservation in the city, and to gain varied work experience. The internship will begin in mid-July, 2017. The wage is $18/hour for 30 hours/week.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Undergraduate degree and/or graduate training in a relevant discipline
  • Fluency in written and oral English
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of architecture or construction and a genuine interest in heritage architecture and its conservation
  • Computer fluency with at a minimum Microsoft Office and Adobe Design Suite, and familiarity with website editing (WordPress an asset)
  • Excellent content writing skills for the purpose of conveying information to the general public
  • Organizational skills that include adhering to timelines and budgets and record keeping
  • Desire to work in a collegial and collaborative office environment

As this position is partly funded by the Young Canada Works program, the Intern must meet the following criteria:

  • Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
  • Graduated from a post-secondary institution in the past 24 months.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Judith Mosley, Executive Director, at mail@vancouverheritagefoundation.org.

Applications close July 3, 2017 at midnight. Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted between July 6th – 12th, at the VHF office.


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