Thursday, August 26, 2010

Job Posting: Intangible Cultural Heritage Assistant!

The Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) program of the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (HFNL) is looking for an enthusiastic, organized, and outgoing folklore graduate to help run ICH, folklife and oral history projects!

The Intangible Cultural Heritage Program Assistant will work closely with HFNL staff, partner organizations, and the general public in the planning and development of programs related to the collection, conservation, transmission, and celebration of living history, oral history, folklore/folklife and the intangible cultural heritage of NL. The Program Assistant will work on the organization of the annual folklife festival and mummer’s parade. The Program Assistant will work to organize and plan ICH related training workshops, public talks and other events as required. The Program Assistant will use ethnographic methods to document and identify key informants for research, as well as interview event participants. The job will also include some report writing, grant proposal writing, and taking minutes of committee meetings.

Good note-taking skills, organizational abilities and a keen interest in the folklore and culture of Newfoundland and Labrador are essential. Must be willing to wear a pillowcase over your face, drink Purity syrup, and act foolish as required.

Salary: $25,000 per year

This one-year position is pending funding, and the applicant MUST have graduated from a folklore program (or related discipline), either at the undergraduate or graduate level, within the last two years.

Please send a print copy of your resume, along with a photocopy of your degree and/or academic transcript to:

Mr. Dale Jarvis
Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador

PO Box 5171

St. John’s, NL A1C 5V5

Applications must be postmarked by Friday, September 3, 2010

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