Culture and Heritage Intern [Suva, Fiji]

Culture and Heritage Intern



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Culture and Heritage Intern




Commonwealth Association of Museums/iTaukei Trust Fund Board


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Suva, Fiji


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$15/hour, plus $500/m housing allowance, airfare, insurance, visa


Job Description:


The intern will:
• Explore the potential to develop programming specifically focused on gender equality, the position of women and girls in the Commonwealth;
• Collaborate with the CAM intern in Africa to provide input into the 2020 CAM triennial programme planning;
• Conduct a literature research for recent articles/online resources from the Pacific that would be valuable resources for the CAM Distance Learning Program; and
• Build upon the success of the February 2018 workshop on Museum Education in the Pacific: Building Resilience to foster relationships among Commonwealth countries in the Pacific: Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea. Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.
• Create an edu-kit based upon materials collected by fieldworkers in Vanua o Rawa and an exhibition created for Fijian Independence Day;
• Assist with planning the exhibition launch;
• Research and select a database program to manage the collection and train staff in its use;
• Assist with the development of policies (e. conservation, exhibitions, research); and
• Edit English-language publications

This internship requires a candidate with the following qualifications:
● University degree in a related field such as museum studies, information management, history, native studies, cultural or physical anthropology, archaeology
● Ability to create an edukit
● An ability to read, assimilate and synthesise specialist knowledge acquired through research
● Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and interpersonal) and social media; fluency in English
● Excellent organisational skills
● IT skills: Microsoft Word; Collections databases (e.g., Filemaker Pro), Excel; email; and social media platforms
● Knowledge of the Pacific/Oceania an asset

Must not have participated in a federal government internship program previously; Canadian citizen or permanent resident with provincial health enrolment; open to unemployed and underemployed graduates (must not have graduated more than 24 months previously) under the age of 30.

Register on the Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage website; Send letter of interest and resumé in a Word document by email to Catherine C. Cole, Secretary-General, Commonwealth Association of Museums,; for more information call: 1-780-424-2229