Job Ad – Culture and Heritage Intern
Organisation: Commonwealth Association of Museums (CAM)
Host Organisation: National Museums Rwanda
Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Work term: October 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020
Language of Work: English
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Salary: $15.00/hour for 30 hours/week, paid every two weeks (gross pay of $900 plus vacation pay of $36.00 included in each payment); $500/m housing allowance; medical insurance and international airfare to Rwanda.
This internship is funded by the Government of Canada’s Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage Program. The intern will be employed by the Commonwealth Association of Museums under the overall direction of the Internship Coordinator and report to the Director of the Institute of National Museums Rwanda.
For National Museums Rwanda (75%), the intern will:
- Help develop Gakenyeri,Kwa Yuhi IV Musinga into a national heritage site as per the Rwandan Cultural Tourism Itinerary
- Complete hands-on field work and research at other Historical sites in the region
- Develop exhibition materials and promotional strategies for Gakenyeri
- Consult with local and community authorities
For CAM (25%), the intern will:
- Research the Changemakers Program including a program review and recommendations for a Canadian context
- Support the organization of the pre-Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) event in Rwanda (location, venue, theme, speakers, participants, etc)
- Provide administrative support for the March 2020 CAM international conference in Cape Town
This internship requires a candidate with the following qualifications:
- University degree in a related field such as museum studies, history, cultural anthropology, or tourism
- Ability to read, assimilate and synthesise specialist knowledge acquired through research
- Ability to write proposals and plans
- Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and interpersonal) and social media; fluency in English; fluency in French is considered an asset
- Excellent organisational skills
- IT skills: Microsoft Office suite, Photoshop, and Google docs
- Knowledge of Rwandan history and culture would be 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.
Send letter of interest and resumé by email to Heather Fraser, Internship Coordinator, Commonwealth Association of Museums, firstname.lastname@example.org by July 15, 2019.