NOTE: These jobs are subject to the availability of funding through the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations student employment program.
Would you like to gain experience working with a national heritage association? Do you have interest in a career working in Canadian History? The Juno Beach Centre Association (JBCA) is looking for TWO Digital Projects Assistants for summer 2023!
- Hourly wage: $17 (37.5 hours per week over 16 weeks)
- Application deadline: April 7th 2023
- Beginning of contract: May 15th 2023
- End of contact: September 1st 2023
- Access to a personal computer necessary
- The successful candidate will be working from home and interacting with team members over Zoom, Slack, and other communication channels.
This position is offered through the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations student employment program. Eligibility is restricted to those who:
- are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
- are legally entitled to work in Canada;
- are between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
- are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
- will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) during the Young Canada Works (YCW) work assignment;
- have been a full-time high school, college, CEGEP or university student (as defined by their educational institution) in the semester preceding the YCW work assignment;
- intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW work assignment; and
- are registered in the YCW online candidate inventory (https://young-canada-works.canada.ca/Account/Login)
The Juno Beach Centre Association (JBCA) is the Canadian-based charity that owns and operates the Juno Beach Centre (JBC), Canada’s Second World War museum and cultural centre in Normandy, France. The JBC is located on the beaches of the Normandy Landings in France, where Allied Forces began the liberation of Europe from Nazi rule on June 6th, 1944. The core purpose of the Association includes:
- Remembering and commemorating the sacrifices made by all Canadians who were part of the Allied victory in all theatres of war and at home during the Second World War.
- Educating adults and children of today and future generations about the role of Canada and Canadians in preserving the freedoms we are privileged to enjoy today.
The Association’s mandate in Canada is to build awareness domestically of Canada’s role in the Second World War, to create awareness and attract more Canadian visitors to the JBC, and to develop an environment of support for fundraising initiatives that will secure the future of the JBC as an essential destination for Canadian pilgrimage and remembrance. The JBCA is tasked with developing effective awareness and communications campaigns about the significance and pertinence of this heritage in modern-day Canada.
In 2023, we are marking the 20th anniversary of the museum and are preparing for the 80th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy in 2024. The Museum Project Assistants (MPA) will play important roles on priority initiatives related to these and ongoing activities at the Centre and in Canada. They will also help with developing new online resources available to the public as part of an effort to increase awareness of the JBC/JBCA. The successful candidates will play a role in three projects for the Centre and junobeach.org:
- Assisting with the development of our next temporary exhibition (2024-2025) on the Royal Canadian Air Force for its 100th anniversary.
- Transcribing, archiving and promotion of our Legacy of Honour veteran interview series
- Production and promotion of our Juno Beach and Beyond podcast
Duties of the Museum Project Assistants include:
- Research into Second World War service files
- Research into stories, artifacts, or iconography for the RCAF exhibition
- Writing of exhibition texts, including artifact or iconography captions
- Video interview transcription
- Digital archives description and collections management
- Progress reporting
- Coordination with other team members
- Assisting with the creation and development of website content, social media content, blog posts, podcasts, video content and other promotional materials
- Research into historical topics, interviewees for Juno Beach and Beyond
- Addressing general inquiries about the projects
- Other administrative duties as assigned
The successful candidate will be creative, driven, and self-motivated. Other expectations include:
- In the third or fourth year (or with a completed degree) in history, social sciences, education or other relevant education and experience
- Returning to school in the fall of 2023 (degree completion or graduate/postgraduate studies)
- A high degree of digital literacy
- Demonstrated experience with a variety of digital platforms and technologies
- Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of Canadian and/or the RCAF is considered an asset
- Strong writing and communications skills, basic understanding of social media networks
- Ability to take initiative and work independently to surpass expectations
- Excellent organizational, time management and research skills
- Team player and demonstrated strong interpersonal and communications skills
- Ability to think creatively and strategically in order to develop new approaches to achieve desired results
- Experience working within not-for-profit environments will be considered an asset
- Experience with transcription and/or other digital history projects will be considered an asset
- Experience with podcasting and/or video editing will be considered an asset
- Flexible and easily adapt to change
- Proficient in Microsoft Office and willing to learn and adapt to new systems
- Fluency in French is an asset but not mandatory, though basic knowledge of French is required.