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New culture hires on hold at Vancouver city hall

December 23rd, 2008 · 3 Comments

A sharp-eyed reader has pointed out that the Job Postings section on the Vancouver website recently saw a startling change.

Seven job competitions for the cultural planning department that were listed (almost half of the total 15 listings of open jobs) have now been cancelled.

Here’s a sample.

Notice is hereby given that Competition Number 08-0697, Cultural Planner I (Culture Plan Implementation) in the Cultural Services Department, Community Services Group has been cancelled, effective Friday, December 19, 2008.

What could it all mean? interested parties are wondering.

I say it looks like budget preparation — why start hiring people when you might have to be chopping 10 per cent. But some see it as another sign of what may be coming for the cultural planning department overall.

Categories: City Hall Talk