Monday, May 11, 2009

Looking for practical experience in public sector folklore work?

Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) is an important new development in the heritage world. Our living traditions, intangible ideas, customs and knowledge are important for cultural identity and community sustainability, and the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador is on the cutting edge of ICH work.

We are looking for folklore and ethnomusicology graduate students who are interested in getting involved on a volunteer level and gaining practical public sector experience of the sort that future employers love. The Provincial ICH Advisory Committee has spaces on three sub-committees who will be working to promote, enhance and further the provincial strategy on ICH.

There are three ICH sub-committees in need of volunteers:

  • Inventory and Documentation – working on projects to collect, record and conserve fieldwork material.

  • Transmission and Celebration – working on projects to commemorate and promote ICH and local tradition-bearers.

  • Training – working to develop practical, hands-on folklore and fieldwork training workshops.

    If you’d be interested in helping out with one of these groups, you can call Dale Jarvis at 739-1892 ext 2, or email and say which group you’d like to get involved with.
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