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We launched VHF's 125 Places That Matter in 2011 to celebrate Vancouver's 125th anniversary of incorporation as a city. After 85 collaborative plaque presentations and celebrations around town our current Places That Matter project will have its own website! We need help with more in-depth research to create content for 125 sites, with the goal of connecting with community members and online resources for personal, archival and current images, historical information, interviews, videos and more. Our new Places That Matter Community History Resource has a "submit your story" section where you can share memories or thoughts about one or all sites that you connect with. Stay tuned for the official launch later this year.
To help us complete this large project, we’re hiring for a contract position (about 3 months): Community History Research Assistant. The position is part-time, mostly self-directed and will assist us in compiling the necessary archival and current images, and source material for our Places That Matter Community History Resource website.
We’re also hiring for a Summer Student Project Intern to help in updating our current Map Guides. The map guides are part of our efforts to increase public awareness of the city’s history and built heritage, educate about its value to Vancouver, and encourage conservation of historic buildings, structures and places. Both positions are great opportunities to participate in VHF events and projects and to gain understanding of Vancouver's diverse heritage sites and history. Closing dates to apply are May 16th and May 19th.