Historical Research Associate

  • Program stream: Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations
  • Job title: Historical Research Associate
  • Organization name: Town of Petrolia - Petrolia Heritage Committee
  • Job location: Petrolia, Ontario
  • Length of assignment: 2020-10-05 to 2021-03-26 (24 weeks)
  • Hourly wage: $14.00

The Town of Petrolia is nestled in the heart of Southwestern Ontario’s Lambton County. The Town’s commitment to the preservation of its history supports a quality of life that energizes its residents and inspires visitors. Petrolia boasts excellent schools, a hospital, professional theatre and an outstanding YMCA.

If you enjoy history and heritage and want experience working within municipal government, this job is for you!

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work closely with our amazing Senior Municipal Staff, local historians and consultants, genealogy groups and Archivists. In addition to fieldwork the candidate will gain public administration experience working in a municipal setting, the value of networking with local experts and the creation, maintenance and value of quality historical records.

The candidate will research, photograph and document graves at Hillsdale Cemetery, transcribe and input data into Stone Orchard software and continue with digitization of the Hillsdale Cemetery Map and materials for the Cemetery Tour. Candidate will assist with events planning an digitization and cataloguing of local archival materials.

It is our hope that you will gain valuable employable skills while doing something you enjoy that will benefit many aspects of our heritage tourism.

One Position - Historical Research Associate

October 5, 2020 – March 26, 2021

18.75 hours per week


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