Friday, April 27, 2012

Job Posting: Summer Student wanted for historic plaque project

The Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (HFNL) is a non-profit heritage organization dedicated to the conservation of historic structures. HFNL is currently looking for a summer student to work on a research project gathering information about the organization’s historic plaque program. For many years, HFNL has been placing historic plaques on registered heritage structures throughout the province. Many of those are missing, out of date, or in need of repair. The student will be conducting telephone interviews with property owners across the province to identify what buildings have historic plaques and what condition they are in, and compiling a spreadsheet and report on the state of the historic plaque program.

The student should have a background in history or folklore, with an excellent telephone manner, good organizational and computer skills, and an interest in heritage conservation. The position will be based in St. John’s.

Students must meet ALL these criteria:
- Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or refugee under Immigration Refugee Protection Act; and
- Must be planning to attend a post-secondary institution on a full-time basis in the coming academic year; and
- Must have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year; and
- Must be between 15 and 30 years old (inclusive); and
- May NOT hold another full-time job (30 hours per week or more) while on the SWASP placement; and
- May NOT be attending classes full-time while on the SWASP placement.

This position is pending approval of funding. If approved, it will cover a 280-hour community service placement (normally over 8 weeks), and the student will:

- Receive a $1400 Tuition Voucher, redeemable at any recognized post-secondary institution upon completion of 280 hours; and
- Receive a $1400 stipend over the course of the placement.

Email your resume and cover letter to:

Mr. Dale Jarvis
Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador

Deadline: Wednesday, May 2nd.

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