LOCATION: EDSON, AB / WILDWOOD, AB COMPETITION NO. 21-024
Reporting to the Director of Community Services, the Heritage Coordinator is responsible to coordinate heritage, cemetery and other cultural services in Yellowhead County. The position will work with the Heritage Advisory Board to develop programs and services that enhance heritage preservation and with non-profit groups delivering heritage, cemetery, and other cultural services in the County.
The salary range is $46,778 to $59,208 per year. Yellowhead County offers a competitive benefits package.
A detailed position description can be found in the job posting online.
The competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
We thank all interested applicants in advance, however only those applicants to be interviewed will be contacted
The personal information obtained as a result of this advertisement will be utilized for these employment opportunities only, and is subject to compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Develop and maintain a knowledge base of the heritage resources in Yellowhead County.
Develop and maintain a registry of heritage organizations in the County and region.
Liaise with heritage organizations to advise on and support their activities in accessing funding (municipal, provincial, federal and private) for preserving heritage resources.
Supervise contractors and liaise with grant recipients doing fieldwork for County heritage projects
Coordinate public engagement, community consultations and/or needs assessments
Coordinate the development of heritage policies and procedures for Council and Administrative approval
Help lead heritage strategic planning and plan implementation with the Heritage Advisory Board, County administration, and communities.
Develop ideas, research options and create and deliver programs about heritage including the identification, designation, interpretation, and promotion of County resources
Coordinate the local delivery of public education workshops on heritage topics
Promote resident knowledge of local heritage by utilizing a variety of communication tools
Liaise with the provincial Municipal Heritage Partnership Program (MHPP) for funding and technical assistance in establishing surveys, inventories and/or management plans for eligible heritage resources
Liaise with cemetery operators in the County to prepare and assess grant applications, and issue grants or prepare reports to Council on applications as set by the Cemetery Grants Policy.
Work with the public, volunteers, and stakeholder groups on cemetery operational matters.
Recommend revisions to the Cemetery Bylaw and any related County policy and procedures.
Coordinate meetings of the Heritage Advisory Board including compiling agendas and recording minutes.
Assist in the development of the annual historical services and cemetery budgets, maintain expenditure control, and complete year-end reports for the Heritage program
Attend training and association events to maintain knowledge base (budget permitting).
Familiarity with heritage resources, cemeteries, or other cultural service fields through education, experience or training.
Class 5 Drivers License with satisfactory abstract
Skills or experience in interpersonal communications, conflict resolution, customer service, or negotiation dealing with the public on behalf of an organization
Standard 1st Aid and CPR, or ability to obtain same within six months of hire
Excellent computer skills
Interested in working with non-profit community groups
Orderly, conscientious self-starter
Post-secondary education in heritage resources, cemeteries, or other cultural service fields
Defensive driving courses
OH & S training or experience
Meeting, agenda, and minute-taking experience
Skilled in administration or clerical tasks
Work is conducted partially in an office environment, partially in the field and in community facilities