Bill Given

Director of Conservation and Maintenance

Job Description

This role ensures the smooth operations of theConservation and Maintenance Department. This role involves a wide range of tasks including washroom cleaning/sanitation,lawn maintenance, pest management, building upkeep, and more.  As the Atlas team is small, the Conservation Technicianmay be called upon for occasional public tours, and will be expected to assistas needed with public-facing duties.  Allduties must be performed in compliance with the Atlas’ occupational health& safety policies, including our COVID-19 mitigation policies.


1)       Clean and maintain the Atlas’ historic buildings, ensuring they are a welcomingenvironment for the Atlas’ visitors and staff. Including but not limited to mopping, dusting, window washing, sweeping,sanitizing, and painting.  All work willbe done in compliance with the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservationof Historic Places document.

2)       Clean and maintain the Atlas’ historic landscape to enhance visitorexperience and visitor/staff safety. Duties include but are not limited to lawn care (including the use oflawn mowers and weed whippers), litter removal, painting, ditch maintenance,and track maintenance.  Dependant onproject requirements, this role may include assisting with in-depth historicbuilding and landscape conservation.

3)       Assisting in the upkeep of a clean and welcoming workspace, by keepingthe work areas and tools clean and ready for the next person.

4)       Maintain both public and staff washrooms in a clean and sanitary manner,strictly following the Atlas’ COVID-19 mitigation policies.

5)       Learn the basic history of coal mining in the Drumheller Valley,including the work and home life of the miners, the technical operation of theAtlas, and the social context in which the mines operated.

6)       As we are a small team at the Atlas, assisting others with tasks may berequired throughout the job term.

Qualifications, Experience, and Competencies:

We require at least one year of post-secondaryeducation, preferably in archaeology, museum studies, theatre technician, or a closelyrelated discipline.  Basic first-aidcertification is required prior to the first day of work.  CSA approved steel-toed footwear isrequired.  A valid driver’s license isrequired.  A positive, flexible, caringattitude is necessary, and we expect all Atlas employees to take care ofthemselves, their teammates, and our visitors throughout their work term.  Knowledge of Parks Canada’s Standards andGuidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places and basic skills withhand and power tools would be an asset.

We thrive in a diverse work environment and encourageall qualified applicants to apply.

Work Environment and Compensation:

The Atlas is an outdoor historic industrial site in arural location.  All site buildings aredesignated historic resources. Work conditions can be challenging at times, dueto the nature of the site and the Drumheller environment (extreme heat duringthe summer, difficult local terrain, historic buildings). The job requiresworking over rough terrain, use of a variety of powered and unpoweredmaintenance equipment (lawn mowers, etc), crouching, stretching, and lifting ofup to 20kg.   

The conservation technician will work a rotatingschedule, including weekends.  Conservationtechnician will work 37.5 hours a week, and hours per week will not normallyexceed 44.

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