Job Posting - Historic Places Intern
The Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (HFNL) is a non-profit organization which was established in 1984 to stimulate an understanding of and an appreciation for the heritage of the province.
HFNL will be working to document the untold histories, intangible cultural heritage, and the associated narratives of Newfoundland’s historic places. The Historic Places Intern will be undertaking a project to help HFNL further these goals, by researching the stories and oral histories of historic places, and making those stories more accessible to the general public. This will include photography of historic places, as well as recorded oral histories with local residents. The research will form part of a permanent collection with Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Digital Archives Initiative.
Much of the intern’s work will be in support of existing HFNL programs. The intern will provide research and support services for a variety of heritage projects, but there are three clearly defined tasks which will be undertaken by the intern directly. First, the intern will work to research, and identify stories about historic places. Second, the intern will work on heritage outreach programs and the development of community-based workshops around the themes of place, narrative, and oral history. Third, the intern will document stories, including oral history recordings, photo documentation, and report writing. The position will also work with HFNL staff on a heritage conference to be held in Oct 2017, and will compile conference presentations into a post-conference toolkit.
The applicant must have excellent oral and written communication skills; good knowledge of Microsoft Excel; valid driver’s licence and use of automobile (if possible); availability to travel throughout Newfoundland & Labrador; as well as a degree in history, archaeology, folklore, or architecture. Previous experience with a heritage organization is an asset, as is a keen interest in folklore, oral history, architectural history, or vernacular architecture.
$18/hour for approximately 40 weeks, ending March 30, 2018.
The applicant must be:
- Graduated from a post-secondary institution within the past 2 years
- Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada
- Legally Entitled to work in Canada
- Between the ages of 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
- Registered with the Young Canada Works program online: https://young-canada-works.canada.ca/Account/Login
To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to:
Mr. Dale Jarvis
Deadline: 5pm, Tuesday, June 20, 2017.