ICOMOS Canada is soliciting applications for a Project Manager to support its work beginning in late September, 2023.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A BILINGUAL POSITION. The successful candidate will be required to conduct meetings, take notes, and draft documents both in French and English. Fluency in both languages is required.
As a condition of funding for this position, ICOMOS Canada is only able to consider applicants which are under 30 at the beginning of the employment, and which are canadian citizens, permanent residents, or persons holding refugee status.
About ICOMOS Canada
ICOMOS Canada is the Canadian national committee of ICOMOS. Since 1975, ICOMOS Canada has been at the forefront of the heritage conservation movement in Canada and abroad, actively contributing to the development of the theory and practice of cultural heritage conservation. Today, the organisation and its members continue to play a leading role in influencing national and international policies through innovative thinking and holistic approaches to continuously improve the conservation of cultural heritage for communities.
As a National organisation with international networks, the employee will be given unique opportunities to network and collaborate with experts, government officials, and professionals from a range of practices. As an officially bilingual organisation, the employee will be given ample opportunities to practice writing, speaking, and listening skills in both French and English, with supervision also being offered in either language. This position can be offered remotely, and operations are conducted 50% in French and 50% in English, serving both Canadians and liaising with international contacts.
The employee’s main tasks in this position will be the following:
1. To support ICOMOS Canada’s Youth in Heritage program administration
2. To support the expansion of the Youth in Heritage program by working to develop additional training opportunities and training materials on heritage conservation skills and opportunities for program participants
3. To maintain and update the Youth in Heritage Job Portal, including conducting outreach to employers, post-secondary institutions, etc. to help grow this resource
4. To support ICOMOS Canada’s staff in administrative tasks, including liaising with partner organisations, responding to inquiries, and in the development of a communications campaign
5. To liaise with ICOMOS Canada’s emerging professional working group, among other International Scientific Committees, to find opportunities for Youth in Heritage participants to grow their networks and skills
6. To grow ICOMOS Canada’s visibility in both Canadian and International heritage contexts
In this role the employee will embed themselves in the heritage sector, working to expand their professional network and strengthen that of ICOMOS Canada while simultaneously working to develop and expand Heritage Conservation training and opportunities for young people. Working closely with the Executive Director the employee will develop a wide range of skills in administration, organisation, interpersonal communication, writing, teamwork, and project management, and will gain knowledge on heritage employment, policy, advocacy, and education.
The employee will be expected to perform some regular weekly and monthly tasks related to updating information, but will be given the opportunity to collaboratively define their tasks as they relate to developing training materials and liaising with partners at the beginning and midway points of their employment.
We will follow the equity policies adopted by Carleton University. see: http://carleton.ca/equity/.
We are looking for an emerging professional with administrative and communications skills, experience with project work, and some experience working in the heritage sector. The successful candidate must be proficient in both French and English writing, speaking, and reading, and must have strong communication and writing skills, especially related to heritage. The candidate must have strong interpersonal, writing, presentation, organizational, and communication skills.
Candidates will preferably have knowledge of policy matters related to heritage, and preferably have some post-secondary education in the fields of heritage, communications, architecture, archeology, art history, geography, conservation, political science, and Canadian studies. Candidates will preferably hold a completed undergraduate degree and/or masters degree, but candidates with demonstrated professional experience and skills may be considered.
This position can be held remotely. The position will be full time, 37.5hrs/week, with a start date in late September 2023, ending March 31, 2024 with a possibility of renewal or extension. Remuneration will be 27$/hr.
Please send a cover letter and a CV to [email protected].