Organization: The Museum of Jewish Montreal
Job Title: Research Coordinator (Internship)
Location: Montreal, QC
Start Date: October 2, 2023
End Date: March 31, 2024
Compensation: $19.70-$24.50/hour (depending on training and experience)
Commitment: 40 hours/week
Application Deadline: September 13, 2023
The Museum of Jewish Montreal – an innovative place to connect with Montreal’s diverse Jewish life and heritage through new arts and cultural experiences – is seeking a qualified post-secondary graduate to support the creation of a new garment industry heritage experience, assist in the development and roll-out of a new Jewish culinary heritage experience, help coordinate our research fellowship, play a core role in the expansion and upkeep of our online exhibits, and manage community research inquiries. Specifically, the Research Coordinator will:
- Support the creation of a new heritage experience in a former garment industry business, including the review of preliminary research, and examination of project feasibility through the following tasks:
- Lead the planning and coordination of a mini-conference for experts in the fields of heritage preservation, garment industry history, and immersive historical exhibitions
- Manage external consultants carrying out building feasibility studies, and work with MJM Executive Director and building owner to identify next steps needed to prepare the building
- Conduct research on additional long-term funding opportunities for this project (government, corporate, and private foundations), and, if time permits, begin the process of applications for funding with Director of Planning and Operations
- Prepare for Conservation Management Plan, including a review of best practices, and creation and management of requests for proposals with the Artistic Director
- Support and supervise any additional work by student researchers when applicable
- Adjust project management schedules for the next 18-24 months
- Assist with the development and roll-out of a new Jewish culinary heritage experience, including researching, story-boarding, content-creation and editing, and coordination with external creative consultants and Museum operations team.
- Support preparations for the Museum’s annual summer Research Fellowship program as needed, including updating the training curriculum and lesson plans, helping plan 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, Digital Humanities, Library or Information Studies. Previous experience with project management or coordination will be favoured, along with a willingness to learn on the job both via senior colleagues and self direction. 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 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.
This position is dependent on funding from the Canadian Heritage Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage (YCW-BCH) program and candidate eligibility is stipulated by grant guidelines. Candidates must register online through the YCW website. Further details and registration materials are available at https://www.youngcanadaworks.ca. Interested individuals who meet the above criteria may apply directly to the Museum of Jewish Montreal.
Applications must include a CV, a cover letter, an academic writing sample, and proof of graduation (e.g. transcript). All materials are due by 5:00pm EST on September 13, 2023 and should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject 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 and gender identities.