Careers at VHF

We are an equal opportunity employer located in a heritage building in Vancouver’s downtown core. We are a small but passionate team dedicated to supporting Vancouver’s heritage places and their conservation. Any available positions will be posted below.

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.


Project Researcher, VHF Library – Student / Graduate

Vancouver Heritage Foundation (VHF) is seeking a student or graduate intern (paid) to join our staff team as a Project Researcher for 8 weeks starting on January 4th 2021. The role is 15 – 30 hours per week with a wage of $16/hr, based in our downtown Vancouver office. Due to the current public health situation, the role is likely to be a combination of office-based and remote working. Hours can be flexible to fit around class schedules.

VHF is seeking a post-secondary student or graduate in Library Studies or a related field with a strong interest in local history and heritage conservation to join our team for 8 weeks. You will help shape plans for the future of the VHF Library including content, physical and digital access, cataloguing and acquisitions. The role offers an opportunity to contribute to enhancing VHF’s collection of books, periodicals and other materials to be a unique and valuable resource. You can find information about the VHF Library and Reading Room here: https://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/learn-with-us/reading-room/

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

  • Student or graduate in Library Studies / related field
  • A genuine interest in history and built heritage
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Computer fluency with at a minimum Microsoft Office
  • Organizational skills that include adhering to timelines and record keeping
  • Ability to work well independently.

As this position is partly funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program, the Project Researcher must meet the following criteria:

  • Aged 15 – 30 years old at the start of employment
  • 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 Judith Mosley, Executive Director, at mail@vancouverheritagefoundation.org. Applications close December 7th at midnight. Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

Vancouver Heritage Foundation promotes the appreciation and conservation of our city’s historic places for current and future generations. VHF does this by creating opportunities and resources to learn about Vancouver’s history and heritage places, and providing practical support for the successful conservation of historic buildings and sites.

VHF recognizes the diverse history and cultural heritage of Vancouver and that the city is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.