Celebrate 75 Researcher

Program stream:
Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations
Job title:
Celebrate 75 Researcher
Organization name:
Heritage NL
Job location:
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Length of assignment:
2024-06-03 to 2024-08-23 (12 weeks)
Hourly wage:
The Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (Heritage NL) is hiring a Celebrate 75 Researcher as a 12 week position. Heritage NL has designated over 360 Registered Heritage Structures since its creation. These places range from elaborate houses and lodges, to modest fishing structures, and works of public engineering. They are a physical record of where we have come from, and are repositories of the stories that tell our history. Celebrate 75 is a project to recognize, record, celebrate, and promote the meaning and evolution of these places since Newfoundland and Labrador’s Confederation with Canada in 1949.

The Researcher will be undertaking research about the historic architecture of local historic places, with the goal that the collected information and images from the research will be featured in the Celebrate 75 online media campaign.

The applicant must have excellent oral and written communication skills; good knowledge of word processing and Excel; availability to travel; and an undergraduate or masters level degree in history, archaeology, folklore, journalism, creative writing, or architecture. Previous experience with a heritage organization is an asset. Good computer skills required, including ability to do online and archival research. Experience with blogging/informal newsletter writing an asset.

The position may also assist with Heritage NL public programs related to historic places as needed, and will report directly to Heritage NL’s Executive Director.

$20/hr, 35 hrs a week, 12 weeks.

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