Vancouver Heritage Foundation is 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.
About Vancouver Heritage Foundation
Vancouver Heritage Foundation (VHF) is a registered charity that promotes the appreciation and conservation of heritage places in Vancouver. VHF does this by creating opportunities and resources to learn about Vancouver’s history and diverse heritage places and by providing practical support for the successful conservation of historic buildings and sites.
Now in its 30th year, VHF is known for its award-winning educational programs and online resources that engage people of all ages with Vancouver’s history and diverse heritage places, and build local conservation skills and knowledge. VHF’s grant programs provide financial support and guidance to enable conservation of special places, energy retrofits and new publications.
Programs include the annual Heritage House Tour, Evening Lecture series, Virtual Strolls, Heritage Site Finder interactive map, Places That Matter, Vancouver House Styles web tool, True Colours historical paint palette, Heritage Study Guide for Schools, and the WALL public art platform. Current grant programs are the Yosef Wosk Publication Grants, School Grants, Heritage Conservation Grants, and Heritage Energy Retrofit Grants.
VHF was established in 1992 by the City of Vancouver Council. Councillors remain VHF’s honorary members, and appoint VHF’s Board of Directors. The City of Vancouver supports VHF’s work with an annual operating grant and funding for specific grant programs.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the strategic development and operational leadership of the organization. The Executive Director works with the Board of Directors to develop long-term strategies and annual plans and budgets.
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As VHF begins its 30th year, the next Executive Director will bring strong leadership and organization management skills to further the mission of VHF, building on a solid foundation of innovative and effective programs. They will have an appreciation of the vital role of heritage places for Vancouver’s communities, and for cultural, social, economic and environmental sustainability. An ability to manage day-to-day responsibilities, and flexibility to respond to opportunities, while planning and implementing longer-term initiatives to meet VHF goals will be essential.
Candidates of all backgrounds are invited to apply, and to indicate how their demonstrated experience and skills align with the responsibilities outlined in this job description, including:
This is a full-time position based in VHF’s downtown Vancouver office, and requires some evening and weekend work.
The salary range is $85,000 – $95,000 depending on experience and skills level.
The position can be eligible for VHF’s group benefits plan after three months.
A valid driver’s licence and access to a car is essential. Parking can be provided.
How to apply
Please send a cover letter and resume addressed to the VHF Search Committee at email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
VHF thanks all candidates for their interest. All applications will be acknowledged so please contact the VHF office if you do not receive a confirmation email when you submit your application.
The position has an anticipated start date of August 03, 2021.