Research Coordinator

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Organization: Museum of Jewish Montreal
Job Title: Research Coordinator
Location: Montreal, QC
Start Date: September 20, 2021
End Date: March 18, 2021 (with potential for extension afterwards)
Compensation: $15.70/hour
Commitment: 40 hours/week
Application Deadline: Monday September 13, 2021 by midnight

The Museum of Jewish Montreal – an innovative place to connect with Montreal’s diverse Jewish life and heritage through new cultural experiences – is seeking a qualified recent post-secondary graduate to help update our historical walking tours, raise awareness about our new school tours offering, lead our heritage-based events, co-lead our oral history fellowship and digital oral history collection, help coordinate our research fellowship, and manage community research inquiries. Specifically, the Research Coordinator will:

  • Take a leadership role in updating the Museum’s walking tours and historic building tours, conducting additional research, curating content, adapting and rerouting tours if necessary, and revising tour narratives.
  • Facilitate the roll-out of the Museum’s school tour offerings, finalizing educational packages for teachers, coordinating test runs, engaging in outreach to schools and disseminating promotional materials, and liaising with school representatives to help coordinate group tours.
  • Lead or support several heritage-based Museum events, helping with event conceptualization, presenter and partner liaison, logistics coordination, community outreach and engagement, event chairing, and follow-up evaluation.
  • Co-lead the Museum’s annual Oral History Fellowship, coordinating the seminar series, updating lesson plans, facilitating select seminars, and supervising fellows in their oral history interviews and outreach activities, in addition to managing the Museum’s grassroots digital oral history collection.
  • Co-lead preparations for the Museum’s annual summer Research Fellowship program, updating the training curriculum and lesson plans, planning the seminar schedule, booking guest speakers, and conceptualizing and preparing for the different summer research projects.
  • Manage community research inquiries, responding to requests and providing guidance and support on individual research pursuits.

 

The ideal candidate will be excited about the prospect of immersing themselves fully in innovative public history and digital history practices, developing and updating our Museum’s diverse research and heritage projects. Applicants must have strong research skills and a background in

the humanities or social sciences, with preference given to applicants who have pursued degrees or have a demonstrated interest or background in Museology or Curatorial Studies, History, Art History, Anthropology, Public History, Canadian Studies, Québec Studies, Jewish Studies, or Digital Humanities. Because of the Museum’s location and responsibilities, applicants must be fluent in either French or English, and possess at least intermediate capabilities in the other language.

In accordance with the Young Canada Works Student Eligibility Criteria, you are only eligible for the internship if you:

  • are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada;
  • are legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • are between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • meet the eligibility criteria of the program for which you are applying;
  • are registered in the YCW on-line candidate inventory;
  • are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
  • do not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with YCW;
  • have graduated from a Canadian post-secondary institution in the past 24 months

Further details and registration materials are available at https://www.youngcanadaworks.ca. Interested individuals who meet the above criteria may also apply directly to the Museum of Jewish Montreal. Applications must include a CV, a cover letter, writing sample, and a PDF of an unofficial transcript from the applicant’s university. All materials are due by September 13, 2021 and should be emailed to emplois-jobs@imjm.ca with the subject line of “Research Coordinator Application.”

The Museum of Jewish Montreal is committed to ensuring that we are an inclusive space and encourage applications from everyone, including but not limited to women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities.