Careers at VHF

Now Hiring: Heritage Resources Assistant

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. For information on volunteer opportunities click here.

For more on VHF’s mission and history click here.

Heritage Resources Assistant - Internship

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

The Intern will be a recent graduate in planning, architecture, heritage conservation, archaeology, history, geography or a related field. They will help improve VHF’s heritage information and resources for professionals and the public, assist with the new VHF school program and with granting programs. The intern will also help when needed with VHF events alongside staff including general office tasks and interacting with the public. The 25-week internship will provide the opportunity to learn broadly about heritage conservation, granting programs, to interact with others involved in heritage conservation in the city, and gain varied work experience.

Throughout their time at VHF, the intern will have opportunity to attend VHF programming that can include lectures, walking tours and workshops on history and heritage conservation topics. 

The wage is $19/hour, 30 hours per week. Alternatively, a 37.5 hours per week option is possible for 20 weeks.

We are keen to hear from candidates with the following skills and experience:

  • Undergraduate degree and/or graduate training in a relevant discipline
  • Fluency in written and oral English
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • A genuine interest in history, built heritage and conservation
  • Experience with education and/or youth engagement 
  • Computer fluency with at a minimum Microsoft Office. Familiarity with website editing (WordPress) and Adobe Design Suite an asset. 
  • Excellent research and 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 2 years

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Judith Mosley, Executive Director, at The deadline for applications is August 19th at 5pm. Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted. 

VHF is a registered charity that promotes the appreciation and conservation of Vancouver’s historic places through public awareness, education and granting activities. 

VHF also has several open volunteer roles. To learn more about volunteering with VHF click here.