Careers at VHF

Now Hiring: Summer Student Project Intern

We are an equal opportunity employer located in a heritage building in Vancouver’s downtown core. We are a small but passionate team invested in supporting Vancouver’s built heritage. Any available positions will be posted on our website, please check back if you are interested in joining our dedicated staff. If no positions are available, we invite you to learn more about Vancouver’s heritage by volunteering with VHF.

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Summer Student Project Intern

Applications close May 19th

VHF is seeking a Summer Student Project Intern to join our Staff team starting mid-June or sooner for 10 weeks. The role is 30 hours per week $14/hr, based in our office in downtown Vancouver.

This role would be ideally suited to an undergraduate or graduate student in history, geography, heritage conservation, architecture, planning or a related field, with a desire to learn about Vancouver’s built heritage and history. The Project Intern will take the lead on updating VHF’s map guides and improving their presentation online for use by the public. The map guides are part of our efforts to increase public awareness of the city’s history and built heritage, educate about its value to Vancouver, and encourage conservation of historic buildings, structures and places. In addition, the Project Intern will assist with other VHF events and projects to gain further experience.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent content writing skills for the purpose of conveying information to the general public, and fluency in written and oral English
  • A genuine interest in history and built heritage
  • Computer fluency with at a minimum Microsoft Office and familiarity with website editing (WordPress an asset). Experience with the Adobe Design Suite would be useful as well as an interest in exploring different options for presenting information online to the 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 Canada Summer Jobs program, the Project Intern must meet the following criteria:

  • Full-time student during the 2016/2017 academic year
  • Aged 15 – 30 years old at the start of employment
  • Continuing their studies in the 2017/2018 academic year
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident or has refugee protection status
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to, addressed to Judith Mosley, Executive Director with "Project Intern" in the subject line.

Applications close May 19th, 2017 at midnight. Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

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