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Alberta Historical Resources Foundation

Competition #: 484
Ministry: Culture and Tourism
Opening Date: 09/07/2017
Closing Date: 09/28/2017
Role: Board Directors
Role Required

The Minister of Culture and Tourism is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving as Board Director of the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation (AHRF).

The Foundation is located in Edmonton. Face-to-face meetings occur at various locations around the province.
About the Agency

The AHRF was established in 1973 as the primary source of Government of Alberta funding for heritage projects. The purpose of the AHRF, as stipulated in the Historical Resources Act, is to:

    • provide annual funding to the Glenbow Museum to manage government owned artifacts in its collections;
    • supply five non-profit Provincial Heritage Organizations (the Alberta Museums Association, the Archives Society of Alberta, the Historical Society of Alberta, the Alberta Genealogical Society and the Archaeological Society of Alberta) with annual allotments to offer programs and services to their individual and institutional partners; and
    • disburse project grants to individuals, organizations and municipalities to undertake heritage projects through the Heritage Preservation Partnership Program.

The AHRF also provides opportunities for interested parties to make representations on possible provincial designations of historic resources, makes geographical place naming decisions with the concurrence of the Minister, recognizes significant contributions to heritage through the Heritage Awards, and funds the production and installation of heritage markers.

Role Description

Board Directors are expected to be committed to the work of the Foundation. They are also expected to be fair and open-minded and be able to exercise sound judgment while working toward achieving consensus.

Specific duties of the board directors include the following:

  • attending board meetings and related events;
  • participating on committees and in other board activities;
  • adjudicating applications to the Foundation's grant programs;
  • making decisions on policies and issues related to the programs of the Foundation; and
  • understanding the structure of the Foundation and its programs.

Directors receive terms of up to three years to a maximum of 10 years of continuous service.

Skills and Experience Required

Skills and experience required for all Directors includes:

  • Leadership, teamwork, strategic thinking, planning, critical thinking, relationship building, strong communication and problem solving skills; and
  • Understanding AHRF’s mandate and can participate in the board's deliberations and decisions in matters of board governance, policy development and financial management.

Skills and experiences that are assets for all Director applicants include:

  • Background of involvement in marketing, communications, business or finance and grants;
  • Experience in various fields in heritage, e.g. built heritage, archaeology, palaeontology and aboriginal heritage;
  • Previous board experience including board training and/or audit committee experience;
  • Government relations experience.

Only individuals who are permanent Alberta residents may apply for appointment to the AHRF Board.

Remuneration and Time Commitment

Directors are remunerated in accordance with Schedule 1, Part A Committee Remuneration Order (O.C. 466/2007). Current rates are:

A member of a committee, shall be paid :

  • $164 for up to and including four hours in any day, or
  • $290 for over four hours and up to and including eight hours in any day, or
  • $427 for over eight hours in any day, spent on the business of the committee.

Honoraria rates are subject to review. Board Directors also receive reimbursement for travel expenses in accordance with the Government of Alberta Travel, Meal and Hospitality Expenses Policy.

On average, Board business requires 48 hours/year. The board generally meets four times a year in different parts of Alberta. Each meeting is approximately 1.5 days. Two of the meetings are held in Edmonton and/or Calgary.

Board directors may also attend committee meetings and may be invited to represent AHRF at various events such as conferences, meetings and celebrations organized by its stakeholders.

Additional Documentation

In addition to your cover letter and resume, we require a biography. Click HERE to download the biography form. Applicants are expected to provide complete resumes including the names of three references.

Once the forms are completed, save them to your desktop. When you click on submit application, you will be prompted to upload additional documents. Drag and drop or upload your completed biography form and others requested into the ‘Drop files below or click to upload’ section

Contact Information

If you have questions or to submit your resume, please contact;

Maninder Pardais, Human Resource Consultant at or

780-644-8203 (Direct Line), 780-422-3142 (Fax)

7th Floor, Standard Life Centre, 10405 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 4R7

How To Apply

Carefully read the Recruitment Posting and the Position Profile to ensure this is an appropriate opportunity for you. Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements.

Online applications are preferred. To apply, click on the 'apply' button, create or sign into your account in the ePAAS system; upload your resume, view the listing under Current Opportunities and click on 'submit application'. The uploaded resume will be automatically attached.

Provide a short (maximum 200 words) biography using the Biography template found under additional documents section. Your biography should contain general information about your education, experience, community involvement, skills, etc. Please note that biographies may be edited for length and clarity.

Once your biography and other required form(s) are completed, save it to your PC. When you hit 'submit application', you will be prompted to upload additional documents. Drag and drop (or upload) your completed cover letter, biography and other form(s) into the 'Drop files below or click to upload' section before clicking the 'apply' button.

If you are unable to apply online, please submit a cover letter and resume, quoting the recruitment posting competition number, to the contact provided on the posting. We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to assess which candidates' qualifications most closely match the agency's requirements. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted to advance to the next step in the appointment process. You can check the status of each competition on-line at

All potential candidates will be screened for potential conflicts of interest. Please Note: Successful applicants will have the following information about them made publicly available on the Public Agency Secretariat Website: name, biography, public agency, and position title.

Link to Enabling Legislation:

Historical Resources Act