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Heritage Coordinator

Job Type: 
Communication / Information / Cultural
Yellowhead County (Edson/Wildwood AB)
Competition Number: 
Job Description : 

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.

Position Responsibilities

Historical Services:

  • 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.
  • 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
    • Supervise contractors and liaise with grant recipients doing fieldwork for County heritage projects

 Cemetery Services:

  • 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) 

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Grade 12
  • 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

Key Attributes:

  • interested in working with non-profit community groups
  • Orderly, conscientious self-starter
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Education/Skills
  • 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

Working Environment:

  • Work is conducted partially in an office environment, partially in the field and in community facilities
  • Some after-hours meeting attendance required
  • Work-day travel is required

The salary range is $46,778 to $59,208 per year. Yellowhead County offers a competitive benefit package.

Only those candidates being considered will be contacted.

This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Closing Date: 
October 29, 2021
Application Return: 

To apply, please submit resumes online, on our web page https://yhcounty.ca/county-office/employment/

A detailed position description can be found in the job posting online.

We thank all interested applicants in advance, however, only those applicants to be interviewed will be contacted. For any questions, please contact:

Payroll Department
Yellowhead County