City of Guelph

Heritage Research Assistant- Summer 2018

2 weeks ago(1/2/2018 9:48 AM)
Job ID
# Positions
Job Type
Summer Positions
Job Industry
Government and Public Sector
Career Level
Entry Level, Student

Job Description


The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just a one hour drive from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.




  • Conduct research and analysis of properties, determine cultural heritage value and prepare recommendations for designations of individual properties and cultural heritage landscapes under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act.
  • Prepare reports to City Council recommending designation of cultural heritage resources;
  • Assist planning staff in the review of heritage permit applications;
  • Undertake work on special projects related to the City’s cultural heritage conservation program;
  • Provide presentations and reports to the municipal heritage committee with respect to designation of cultural heritage resources under the Ontario Heritage Act.


  • Post secondary education (completed or in process) in planning, architecture or related program.  Candidates with equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Strong written, verbal, visual, and interpersonal skills.
  • Research and report preparation experience.
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, and GIS applications.
  • An ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Valid G or G2 driver’s licence with a good driving record and a minimum of 2 years driving experience.
  • General knowledge of Ontario planning and heritage legislation/activity.
  • Interest in Ontario history and architecture.

Hours of Work:

  • 35 hours per week Monday to Friday from April to end of August

Important Note:

  • The successful candidate will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract prior to their start date to confirm they have a valid driver’s licence held in good standing and that it has not been suspended or revoked under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) or Criminal Code of Canada in the last 5 years.  The City of Guelph will take into consideration the number of demerit points and/or nature of the infractions to determine if it meets our requirements.


$15.24 to $20.32 depending on education level.


How to Apply:

Applications must be received online by January 31, 2018.  To apply for this position, please click on the “Apply For this Job” button.  Please follow the instructions and follow all steps to the process.  In order to be considered for this position you must complete all of the steps when creating your profile, which will include a short online screening questionnaire specific to this position as part of the application process.  You will also need to attach both your cover letter and resume saved as one document.  If you have already created a profile, you may simply login to begin your application.


The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace.  We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.  If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.


Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.


The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer




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