Special Projects Research Assistant (Summer Student)

Organization: 

Vancouver Heritage Foundation

Deadline: 

Apr. 26, 2018

Organization Description: 

Vancouver Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes the appreciation and conservation of historic places in Vancouver through public awareness, education and granting activities.

Website: 

http://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org

Job Description: 

Vancouver Heritage Foundation (VHF) is seeking a student intern to join our Staff team as a Special Projects Research Assistant for 10 weeks starting mid-June or sooner. The role is 30 hours per week $14/hr, based in our downtown Vancouver office. VHF is seeking a current post-secondary student in history, heritage conservation, geography, planning, architecture or a related field.

Responsibilities: 

You will contribute to two key resources for people to learn about Vancouver's heritage places - the Places That Matter Community History Resource and the Heritage Site Finder. In addition, you will have opportunity to assist with other VHF events and projects.

Qualifications: 

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

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent research and 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).
  • 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 Research Assistant must meet the following criteria:

  • A full-time student during the 2017/2018 academic year;
  • Aged 16 – 30 years old at the start of employment;
  • Continuing his/her studies in the 2018/2019 academic year;
  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident or has refugee protection status;
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada.

How to Apply: 

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Judith Mosley, Executive Director, at mail@vancouverheritagefoundation.org.

Remuneration: 

$14/hr

Contact Name: Judith Mosley
Contact Email: mail@vancouverheritagefoundation.org
Contact Phone: (604) 264-9642

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