Showing posts with label internship. Show all posts
Showing posts with label internship. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Job Posting 2 - Built Heritage Intern


The Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador was established in 1984 by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to preserve the built heritage of the Province. The Foundation is now accepting applications for a Built Heritage Intern. This position will be funded under “Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage” and is for a period of 52 weeks.

The candidate would be a recent graduate of a post- secondary institution with a background in the built heritage of Newfoundland and Labrador. They should be proficient in architectural terminology, building methods, and historically appropriate building materials. The job would include assisting Foundation staff in program delivery, notably designation, granting, building inspections, maintaining records and delivery of services.

The applicant must have excellent written and oral communication skills, good knowledge of Microsoft Office and a valid driver’s licence.

Please apply in writing to:
Executive Director, Built Heritage Intern, Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, P.O. Box 5171, St. John’s, NL, A1C 5V5 or by email to

Application deadline is Friday, November 13, 2015. 

Job Posting: Intangible Cultural Heritage Intern

Job Posting: Intangible Cultural Heritage Intern
This is a position with Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (HFNL) Intangible Cultural Heritage Office, with a salary of $15/hour. The position will require a candidate with strong writing and speaking skills in English, with a degree in folklore, public history, anthropology, or related discipline.

Previous experience with a heritage organization is an asset, as is a keen interest in folklore and local culture. Excellent organizational skills are a must, and an interest in textile arts or fabric traditions is a bonus.

The ICH Intern will work with staff in the planning and development of programs related to the collection, conservation, transmission, and celebration of the intangible cultural heritage of the province, as well as helping to identify aspects or themes of ICH under threat.

The intern will conduct archival and historical research on the First World War knitting of socks for soldiers at the Front, and the work of the Women’s Patriotic Association, and to make that information available to the public through online collections and public presentations. The intern will also assist in the creation of workshops and after-school programs that will bring together seniors and children, to teach and share knowledge and skills around knitting.

The Intern will document and identify key participants as well as conduct oral history interviews, and help organize, plan and run events. The job will also include some blog and report writing, taking minutes of committee meetings, and assisting with intangible cultural heritage workshops. The position will end March 31st, 2016.

Application Deadline Friday, November 13th, 2015
Send resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references to:

Dale Jarvis, ICH Development Officer
Heritage Foundation of NL
PO Box 5171
St. John's, NL, A1C 5V5

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Youth Forum News, Memories of Childhood, and Fisheries Architecture

In the January 2015 edition of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Update newsletter: Alanna Wicks invites youth aged 18-35 to the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador's first Youth Heritage Forum, set for March 7th, 2015 in St. John's; Sharon King-Campbell interviews Berkley Reynolds about his memories of growing up in Salmon Cove, as part of the Hoist Your Sails and Run games research project (including a fabulous story about cheating time in order to squeeze in an extra hour of cards); Memorial University of Newfoundland is seeking organizations who would be willing to host interns through the Department of Folklore's public folklore co-op MA programme; and Dale Jarvis provides an overview of the Fisheries Heritage Preservation Program and its work to safeguard the vernacular architecture of the traditional fishery in the province.

Contributors: Dale Jarvis, Sharon King-Campbell, Rebecca Newhook, Alanna Wicks.

Photo: Berkley Reynolds, circa 1955. Courtesy Berkley Reynolds.

Co-op intern possibilities for Newfoundland and Labrador non-profit organizations

Memorial University Master of Arts, Folklore co-op students are seeking full-time, paid work terms of at least 12 weeks duration from May to August. Co-op folklore students work in a wide range of areas including archiving, curating, cultural documentation, tourism, culture and economic development and festivals/public events.

Do you have a project or program that a public folklorist could contribute to over the summer?

Organizations that hire co-op students are eligible to apply for a wage subsidy to cover up to $6/hr of the student’s wage. More information is available at Applications are now being accepted from small business and non-profit organizations.

Contact Rebecca Newhook on (709) 864-4098 or for more information.