Monday, June 18, 2012

Summer Experience Student Job with the HRC

Summer Experience Student Job Description – 2012
Position Title: Bridge Inventory Research Assistant
Length: 7 Weeks (Start July 9, End August 20)
Location: Heritage Resources Centre, University of Waterloo

Job Summary:
Assist the Heritage Resources Centre in the completion of a large-scale research project inventorying, researching and analyzing historic bridges within the Grand River Watershed

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Contacting various municipalities, public organizations and provincial ministries to gather and record information on the location of bridges within the Grand River Watershed
  • Organizing the information gathered into in a concise database
  • Visiting bridges around the watershed to ensure their existence and take photographs
  • Analyze and score bridges based on pre-existing evaluation criteria

Required Skills:

  • Ability to work independently with little supervision and as part of team
  • Organized and capable of multi-tasking
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time efficiently to achieve deadlines
  • Proven written and oral communication skills
  • Well developed and analytical research skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Adept at using a digital camera

Career Development:

  • Opportunity to network with a variety of heritage professionals from around the Province
  • Gain strong knowledge of provincial guidelines for the evaluation of built heritage resources
  • Intimate knowledge of the Grand River Watershed through extensive field work
  • Opportunity to have your work published and discussed around the province
  • Build upon your developing research skills in a professional setting


  • Will require access to a personal vehicle for regular use
  • Mileage will be reimbursed at .45 cents/km

Applicants must be currently enrolled in a secondary, or post-secondary institution or within six months of graduation and have reached the age of 15 and not yet reached the age of 25 upon commencement of employment or up to 29 years for persons with a disability as defined under the Ontario Human Rights Code. Applicants must be residents of Ontario and eligible to work in Canada.

Please send applications to Kayla Jonas at by 4pm on June 27, 2012

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