Town of Banff Heritage Planning Intern

Planning & Environment
Town of Banff
Banff, AB
$25 an hour - Full-time, Part-time, Internship / Co-op, Fixed term contract

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$25 an hour
Job type
Internship / Co-op
Fixed term contract
Part-Time (28 hours/week), Term Contract
The Town of Banff is seeking a skilled, organized, creative, hard-working, and highly motivated recent graduate to support the Planning and Environment Department with heritage planning projects over the Fall of 2023 and Winter of 2024. As a member of our team, the Heritage Planning Intern will “Take Care of Banff” by working to conserve and celebrate built and cultural heritage in Banff while respecting the requirements of Federal and Provincial Legislation as well as the direction provided in the Banff Heritage Resource Management Policy.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to research, reporting and presentation of information to internal and external stakeholders. Your work will support greater understanding and policy development relating to cultural and built heritage within the townsite, including assisting in the development of and implementation of a Heritage Resource Action Plan.

The successful candidate will apply their understanding of heritage conservation, architectural history, and community engagement to these assignments over a 27-week period and it is anticipated that the successful candidate will be working four days per week (28 hours per week). The successful candidate will enjoy design thinking and critical investigations of social, cultural, and environmental issues as they relate to the conservation of local heritage. They will also have a post-secondary education from a recognized Heritage Conversation, Urban Planning, Architecture, Environmental Studies, or similar program. Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications is essential and experience in heritage planning, report writing, and research skills will be considered an asset.

Young Canada Works Internship Eligibility Criteria

This position is a partnership between the Town of Banff and the Government of Canada Young Canada Works Building Careers in Heritage program. All applicants must meet the following criteria established by Young Canada Works:

are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible)
are legally entitled to work in Canada
are between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
meet the specific eligibility criteria of the program to which you apply
be registered in the Young Canada Works online candidate inventory
are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment
will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with the program
are unemployed or underemployed
are a college or university graduate; and
are not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with the program.
The rate of pay is $25.00 per hour.

Working safely is a condition of employment at the Town of Banff. As part of our internal responsibility system, all employees are accountable for adhering to Occupational Health and Safety legislation and Town of Banff safety protocols. The Town of Banff’s safety culture philosophy is one of continuous improvement, so we look forward to your suggestions to make our workplace even safer.

For your safety and the safety of others, you will be required to demonstrate (in writing from a Health Services authorized site) that you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (2 doses) as of your hire date.

“Taking care of Banff: our Community, our People, our Park.”

Our desire is for you to develop a diverse perspective and an enhanced skill set that will serve you well in your career as a heritage professional. We encourage employment equity and applications from visible minorities, new Canadians, Aboriginal youth and those with disability to come forward.

If the above describes your background and skills, we encourage you to apply for this position no later than Wednesday, July 12th at 11:59 pm (MST) through the Young Canada Works portal or:


Fax: 403.762.1260

Mail: Town of Banff, Box 1260, Banff, AB, T1L 1A1

Drop off: 110 Bear Street

Interviews will take place following the closing of this posting.

The Town of Banff appreciates the interest from all applicants and will directly contact those being considered for an interview.

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