BCRC is Hiring -Researcher

Position Overview

Reporting to the Project Coordinator the Researcher will assist in identifying and locating historical materials from a variety of sources (documents, artefacts, interviews etc.) for the creation of Memoryscapes (soundwalks) promoting the history and culture of the Montréal’s Black English Speaking population. This will include conducting historical research as a basis for the identification, conservation, and promotion of historic places, events and persons, important to the history of Black English Speaking Montreal. The researcher will assist in outreach and recruitment of youth participants for the project, project workshops as well as the creation of the memoryscapes.

Duties and Responsibilities

Gather historical and local information from a variety of resources sources such as archives, news files, and photographs, as well as collect data sources such as books, pamphlets, and periodicals for input into the project.

Conduct interviews in order to gather information about historical locations, and to record oral histories.

Assist in the recruitment of youths to participate in a yearlong history project (2018-2019).

Provide research guidance and assistance to youth.

Organize information for publication and for other means of dissemination, such as use in Mp3 players and Internet sites.

Animate cultural classes, workshops and presentations, to ensure that they are meeting project goals.

Assist youth in the creation of 15 Memoryscapes using information gathered during research.

Accompany youth on walking tours of historical sites.

Ensure and maintain effective and on-going communication with youths and groups involved directly or indirectly in the project.

Assist Project Coordinator in the organisation of community forums, consultations and meetings and other research events.

Communicate on a constant basis with the Project Coordinator, providing weekly reports as needed.

Qualifications

• Should have a minimum equivalent of a final year of B.A. in history, or related social science field
• Experience with historical, cultural and/or research projects an asset
• Strong familiarity with community development, heritage and cultural concerns
• Knowledge of local Montreal histor(ies) or geograph(ies), particularly English Speaking Black Montreal
• Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and age
• Competency in both official languages essential (English & French)
• Strong writing and organizational skills
• Can work with a team and support project activities as needed
• Experience in video pre and post production including planning and executing video interviews desirable
• Experience with social media & web content or blogging

All interested candidates ready for this challenge are requested to send their resume to the attention of Ms. Raeanne Francis, Administrative Coordinator. Applications will be accepted until September 5th, 2017. Please note that we will only contact those candidates retained for an interview. Selected applicants must provide attestation to academic study.  BCRC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. At BCRC we provide equal employment opportunities to the four designated groups and we welcome applications from women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We thank you for your interest in working for BCRC.

BCRC is Hiring – Project Coordinator

Position Overview

Reporting to the Administrative Coordinator the Project Coordinator will lead a team of two researchers and will oversee the implementation of a History based project that focuses on the History of the Black English Speaking Population of Montreal. Working with the research team he/she will be responsible for strategy, evaluation, budgeting, and the coordination of partnerships to manage the development, promotion, participation in and advancement of the project.

Duties and Responsibilities

In collaboration with the Administrative Coordinator, recruit, interview and select research staff with appropriate skills for the project activities.

Manage a team of 2 researchers and delegate project tasks based on individual strengths, skill sets and experience levels.

Assist in the recruitment of youths to participate in a yearlong history project (2018-2019).

Engage and ensure participation of all key stakeholders involved in the project.

Organize and coordinate the consultations and meetings.

Ensure and maintain effective and on-going communication with individuals and groups involved directly or indirectly in the project.

Maintain project documents, including timelines, internal processes and deliverables for the project.

Track project performance, specifically to analyze the successful completion of short and long-term goals.

Ensure that program documents and reports are consistently up-to-date and submitted on time.

Review the quality of the work completed with the project team on a regular basis to ensure that it meets the project standards.

Working with the Finance and Administrative Director, monitor and ensure all project expenditures are within budget and approved.

Communicate on a constant basis with the General Manager, providing weekly reports as needed.

Prepare and perform marketing of the project.

Prepare final project reports and supporting documentation for funders as outlined in the funding agreement.

Participate in project events (fundraisers, workshops, site visits, exhibits, etc.)

Qualifications

Relevant University Degree in  Social Science or in a related field

Experience in project management, project evaluation and budgeting

Demonstrated experience in community based participatory research methodologies and program analysis

Knowledge of community development and community outreach strategies and tools,

Experience in networking and working with diverse populations

Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and including report writing, and publication/presentation of research results

French required

Excellent interpersonal, time management, problem-solving and organizational skills

Knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and Excel

All interested candidates ready for this challenge are requested to send their resume to the attention of Ms. Raeanne Francis, Administrative Coordinator. Applications will be accepted until September 5th, 2017. Please note that we will only contact those candidates retained for an interview. Selected applicants must provide attestation to academic study.  BCRC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. At BCRC we provide equal employment opportunities to the designated groups and we welcome applications from women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We thank you for your interest in working for BCRC.