Program Manager: Vancouver Heritage Foundation
Jul. 6, 2020
Vancouver Heritage Foundation (VHF) 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.
For more information about VHF, visit www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org.
Registered charity: 891765968
Vancouver Heritage Foundation (VHF) is seeking a Program Manager to join our small, dedicated staff team. The successful candidate will develop and lead events and program initiatives including support from sponsorships and partnerships. This role offers the opportunity to connect with a wide network, and help grow public knowledge and engagement around diverse local history and heritage places.
This is a permanent and full-time position (37.5 hours per week), based in our office in downtown Vancouver. At the current time, the position will involve some working from home due to the special circumstance and measures in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some flexibility in work hours may be available. The Program Manager will be eligible for VHF’s group benefits program.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Program Manager will be responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating our award-winning awareness and education programs, both established and new initiatives including in-person and virtual events such as webinars. Current programs include Old School workshops and certificate program, Evening Lectures series, special events and the WALL public art platform. The Program Manager has a lead role in planning and coordinating VHF’s annual Heritage House Tour and other large scale heritage tours.
Suggested skills and background, recognizing that no one candidate will have all these qualifications:
Experience in developing and managing programs, events and public engagement.
Relevant undergraduate degree or equivalent post-secondary education and experience, preferably in history, cultural heritage, heritage conservation, built environment fields, or related discipline.
A genuine interest in historic buildings and places, and their conservation.
Familiarity with Vancouver’s history, development, cultural heritage and communities.
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 interest to use digital tools for program delivery.
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.
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply in confidence, please send a resume and cover letter to Judith Mosley, Executive Director, at email@example.com. Please include “Program Manager” and your name in the subject line of the email. Applications close Monday July 6, 2020 at midnight. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Initial interviews will take place via video conference call after July 7th.
$45,000 – $60,000 plus benefits
Contact Name: Judith Mosley
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: (604) 264-9642