The Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (HFNL) is hiring a Historic Places Intern. The position will run for 33 weeks, finishing December 2018. The position will require excellent written and oral skills in English. The Researcher will be undertaking research about the heritage, architecture, and oral history of local historic places, with the goal that the collected information and images from the research will be featured in online collections. The Historic Places Intern will assist with the “Digital Storytelling for Historic Places” project: six two-day-long digital storytelling workshops, in six various locations across Newfoundland and Labrador, followed by a public screening of the finished videos in each community.
The Historic Places Intern will be responsible for event organization, technical training at the workshops, and then sharing/presenting the final videos. The collected videos will be uploaded and become a permanent part of Memorial University’s Digital Archive Initiative.
The applicant must have excellent written communication skills; strong public presentation skills; valid driver’s licence and use of automobile; availability to travel throughout Newfoundland & Labrador; and a graduate-level (MA or PhD) degree in history, archaeology, folklore, or architecture, having convocated within the last two years. Completion of workshops or training in digital storytelling an asset.
Must be eligible for funding as a recent Canadian graduate under the Young Canada Works program and be residents of Newfoundland & Labrador.
Previous experience with a heritage organization is an asset, as is a keen interest in oral history and vernacular architecture. Excellent computer skills required, including ability to do online research, power point presentations, audio editing, and word processing.
In your application, you must demonstrate your past ability to:
- Organize, promote, and coordinate community heritage events;
- Conduct field-based research in rural Newfoundland and Labrador;
- Provide workshops on oral history or folklore interviewing;
- Work with community members to elicit personal narratives orally as part of a group;
- Write scripts or texts based on oral history;
- Record and edit audio material using Audacity or similar software;
- Create narrated videos using Windows Movie Maker or similar software;
- Scan print materials to the archival standards of Memorial University’s Digital Archive Initiative;
- Prepare archival metadata to the standards of Memorial University’s Digital Archive Initiative.
ICH Development Officer
Deadline for applications: Monday, April 16, 2018