JOB DESCRIPTION AND PROJECT DETAIL
Student Temporary Full-time; Funded through Young Canada Works
Contract dates: June 13 to August 12, 2022 (35 hours a week)
Hourly wage: $22.50
Ideally a 4th year or graduate student
Registered Student of British Columbia or a resident of BC
Project #1. Listing and review of online heritage resources with intent to create Heritage BC branded YES/NO decision flowcharts with suggested actions in response to common questions. Create an index regarding where to find online resources.
Problem Statement: Heritage BC receives numerous calls from homeowners and individual nonprofessional heritage advocates, particularly in smaller communities who want to know how they can protect, conserve or rehabilitate homes and buildings in their communities. While this is a complicated problem because of how heritage is protected under BC’s Local Government Act (LGA), Heritage BC can improve how we communicate and provide resources to this segment of community served.
- Understand the problem and assess how BC Heritage may improve its response to calls received; to do this, the student will learn about the Local Government Act and have conversations with Heritage BC staff, Board Directors and others to learn from their opinions and experience how questions might best be responded to.
- Understand the questions being asked by community and develop ideas for yes/no decision flowcharts and indexing of resources.
- Review materials housed on various websites to learn about gaps and duplications.
- Working with the Executive Director, reach out to like-minded heritage organizations to inform them of Heritage BC’s online resource assessment project. Findings will be shared so that there can be overall improvement of communications and resources. For example, assessment would include what are the strengths of each organization’s online resources and how might resource duplication be minimized.
- Create an index of on-line materials noting where they are housed. Consider how this index might be communicated and shared
- Develop content and design new materials, specifically the yes/no decision flowcharts and guide (mapping) to resources
- Make recommendations for webinar training relating to the project and if time permits, work on developing the webinar with the Heritage Program Coordinator
- Work with Heritage Program Coordinator to identify changes to Heritage BC website that will facilitate resource sharing, yes/no decision flowchart and index.
- Develop with input from the Heritage Program Coordinator, a week by week workplan for the project with planning meetings.
Outputs: Yes/no decision flowchart. Index of online resources available through Heritage BC website. Report summarizing findings from review of online heritage resources.
Project #2. Increase Digital Accessibility and Awareness of Heritage BC
Problem Statement: Heritage BC primarily interacts with our members and the heritage community online. We support them through the creation of resources and guides that provide current and relevant information on culture and heritage sector topics, and through supporting projects in heritage conservation. Increasing awareness of heritage projects and accessibility to our digital resources is important to achieving our mandate to build the awareness and capacities of BC’s heritage sector.
- Gather heritage resources from Heritage BC and other sources. Assess their relevance and value of their content. Determine gaps in the materials available. Create a report that tracks this content.
- Distill the content of relevant Heritage BC resources and create digital materials to build awareness of them.
- Develop communication plan for resources across Heritage BC digital platform.
- Research and develop digital materials to highlight Heritage BC funded projects and achievements by Heritage BC members and partner organizations.
- Develop with input from the Heritage Program Coordinator a week by week work plan for the project and planning meetings.
Outputs: Report on heritage resources. Digital marketing materials for key resources. Social media communication strategy.
General Support to Heritage BC.
- Assist Heritage Program Coordinator or the Heritage Planner with tasks relating to upcoming programs and services.
- Assist with general Heritage BC administration as identified and a match to the student’s skills and interests.
Candidate Profile: Skills and Qualifications
- At least four years of post-secondary level education in the areas of cultural resource management, arts administration, public administration, community development, museology and related disciplines.
- Has a demonstrated interest in cultural and heritage not for profit and service organizations with some work experience in either a volunteer or paid capacity
- Expertise with technology and software platforms necessary to have success in a virtual/remote office offering digital resources to members.
- Strong word processing, Excel and administrative skills. Previous experience with WordPress (or similar platform) an asset.
- Enjoys research and capable to reach out to like-minded organization to seek input and answers
- Is a natural communicator, with excellent written and verbal skills and pays attention to detail.
- Is a team player, dependable and knows the importance of time management and self-motivation and accountability.
Please send your cover letter and resume to Nathalie at [email protected] and include “Heritage Researcher and Support” in the subject line.
Applications will only be accepted by email. Only PDF documents will be accepted.
Deadline: Friday May 13 2022.