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 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 more on VHF’s mission and history click here.

Program Manager

VHF is seeking a Program Manager to join our small, dedicated staff team. As VHF celebrates 25 years, we have an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to bring their passion for historic places to an established, well-respected organization. The successful candidate will gain experience in developing and leading programs and build their heritage conservation knowledge. This role also offers the opportunity to connect with a wide network, increase public knowledge and engagement, encourage important conversations and directly support heritage conservation projects. This is a permanent and full-time position, based in our office in downtown 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 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 planning and coordinating VHF’s annual Heritage House Tour and other house tours.

Suggested skills and background:

  • Relevant undergraduate degree or equivalent post-secondary education and experience, preferably in history, heritage conservation, built environment fields, or related discipline.
  • A genuine interest in historic buildings and places, and their conservation.
  • Familiarity with Vancouver’s history and development.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to build relationships with stakeholders and partners
  • Initiative and ability to generate new ideas and put them into action
  • Project leadership experience including strong organizational skills, developing and managing multiple project timelines, and effective record keeping
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others including colleagues, volunteers, board members and partner organizations
  • Computer fluency with at a minimum Microsoft Office suite, and familiarity with website editing (WordPress an asset)
  • Excellent content writing skills for the purpose of conveying information to the general public

A current driver’s license and access to a vehicle is essential. Availability for some evening and weekend work will be required for VHF events.

To apply in confidence, please send a resume and cover letter to Judith Mosley, Executive Director, at Applications close Monday September 25th 2017 at midnight, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Previous applicants need not reapply but can send a brief email indicating their continued interest in the position. Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

About VHF:

VHF is a registered charity that promotes and supports heritage conservation. Through awareness, education and granting programs, VHF is dedicated to ensuring a positive future for heritage buildings and sites recognizing the many benefits historic places bring to our city and its neighbourhoods, and how much the diverse history and heritage of our city is valued by people across the city.

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