Fellowships

Fellowships

Our fellowship programs offer research and professional training opportunities for young adults interested in pursuing or exploring a career in museums or the cultural sector. Launched in 2014, the Museum of Jewish Montreal’s fellowship programs offers a cohort of 8-12 fellows an immersive experience in digital humanities, public history, and contemporary museum practices.

Our Research, Food, and Oral History fellowships invite candidates to acquire experience and practice skills related to increasing access to Montreal’s unique Jewish arts, culture and history. Our fellowships are awarded to emerging cultural workers, academics, and young people interested in Jewish culture and history, to create content that enriches the Museum’s programs, while fostering learning and career development. Each fellowship stream is a commitment of 3 to 4 months full-time in the summer. Part-time opportunities and fellowship extensions in the fall and winter may sometimes be available.

Our fellowship programs offer research and professional training opportunities for young adults interested in pursuing or exploring a career in museums or the cultural sector. Launched in 2014, the Museum of Jewish Montreal’s fellowship programs offers a cohort of 8-12 fellows an immersive experience in digital humanities, public history, and contemporary museum practices.

Our Research, Food, and Oral History fellowships invite candidates to acquire experience and practice skills related to increasing access to Montreal’s unique Jewish arts, culture and history. Our fellowships are awarded to emerging cultural workers, academics, and young people interested in Jewish culture and history, to create content that enriches the Museum’s programs, while fostering learning and career development. Each fellowship stream is a commitment of 3 to 4 months full-time in the summer. Part-time opportunities and fellowship extensions in the fall and winter may sometimes be available.

Research Fellowships

Our summer Research Fellowship kicks off with a 3-week orientation each May. Fellows spend their summers working at the Museum, leading outdoor walking tours, and performing independent research projects for the Museum’s exhibitions, tours and website

Food Fellowships

Our Food Fellowship starts off each May with the same 3-week orientation as our Research Fellowship. Food fellows will spend the summer exploring and learning about Montreal’s Jewish food culture, while leading food tours and cooking workshops for the Museum.

Oral History Fellowships

A part-time volunteer opportunity, our Oral History Fellowship meets every 2 weeks in the fall for seminar discussions and training. Fellows then conduct, record and edit oral history interviews from community members to add to our collection.

Fellowships at a Glance

Fellowships at a Glance

Gain professional work experience and develop your research skills by performing in-depth primary and secondary source research.

Immerse yourself in learning about Montreal’s culture and history, while spending your summer outdoors exploring the city.

Represent the Museum on the public stage, educating diverse visitors in fun and engaging ways.

Join a community of young scholars and cultural workers and leave an impact on the Museum through your research and creative projects.

“The Museum sparked my curiosity to learn more about the places I come from and the places I live today…it directly influenced my career path into museum and archival work – both in the workplace and in returning to graduate school for a degree in digital mapping. I am forever grateful for the experience I had at MJM – it has made me who I am today!”

– Olivia Maccioni, Food Fellowship Alumni

“The Museum sparked my curiosity to learn more about the places I come from and the places I live today…it directly influenced my career path into museum and archival work – both in the workplace and in returning to graduate school for a degree in digital mapping. I am forever grateful for the experience I had at MJM – it has made me who I am today!”

– Olivia Maccioni, Food Fellowship Alumni

How to Apply

2022 Research Fellowship Application Deadline: March 31, 2022

Apply for a Fellowship at the Museum of Jewish Montreal to learn from experts, meet mentors, create new cultural experiences, make friends, and jump start your career!

Our annual fellowship programs are competitive opportunities for emerging cultural workers, history enthusiasts, or aspiring museum professionals to lead historical walking and food tours, perform original research, collect community oral histories, and leave a lasting impact on our Museum’s programming.

The Museum of Jewish Montreal believes that diversity and inclusivity is the foundation for a healthy society and flourishing ecosystem of arts and culture. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply to join our team.

More Info

Eligibility: 

  • We welcome applications from a variety of academic backgrounds. Expertise in Jewish history is not required.
  • Many of our fellows stay with us past their fellowship contracts. We have a preference for candidates who will be staying in Montreal beyond the duration of their contract.
  • Applicants must be eligible to legally work in Canada.
  • Many of our Research and Food Fellowship positions are supported by the Young Canada Works and Canada Summer Jobs programs, funded by the Government of Canada. Please check eligibility requirements before applying. 
  • We are open to accepting applicants through funded post-secondary internships or work-study placements. Please check with your school’s work-study program or your academic advisor to see if our fellowship is eligible for funding or course credit.

Application Timeline:

  • Summer Research and Food Fellowship positions are posted in late March or early April.
  • Fall Research Fellowship positions, when available, are posted in August.
  • Oral History Fellowship positions are currently on hold. Please check back in the future.

View job opportunities for more information or contact our Research Coordinator Benya Villani

2022 Research Fellowship Application Deadline: March 31, 2022

 

Meet Our Fellows

Meet Our Fellows

Xavier Levesque

Research Fellow, 2021

Sam Shepard

Research Fellow, 2021

Rachel Kirstein

Food Fellow, 2021

Lara Morrison

Research Fellow, 2021

Margaret Rochefort

Research Fellow, 2021

Hannah Saprwasser

Research Fellow, 2021

Levana Katz

Research Fellow, 2021

Kate Reeve

Research Fellow, 2020

More Ways To Engage

More Ways to Engage

Browse Our Collection

Our collection is exclusively virtual and accessible through our research website. Explore our exhibits and map of Montreal’s Jewish history since the 1760s, or listen to our collection of oral histories about Jewish life in Montreal.

Fund Your Project

Our Microgrants Program provide funding and support to help young adults bring their innovative project ideas relating to Jewish arts, culture and identity to life. Click here for opportunities.

Get in Touch

We want to hear from you! Contact our Community Manager Anya to share a new creative idea, to let us know what you want to see at the Museum, or just to chat about the best bagels.

Work With Us

The Museum of Jewish Montreal is an exciting and innovative workplace, made up of a small team committed to sharing Montreal’s Jewish heritage and connecting people to Jewish life through new arts and cultural experiences! Click here for the most recent postings for permanent positions and full-time paid internships.