Educational Resources Intern

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail pour une carrière vouée au patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Educational Resources Intern
  • Nom de l’organisme : Saskatchewan Archaeological Society
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-10-16 à 2018-03-09 (20 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 17,50 $

About the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society (SAS)

The Saskatchewan Archaeological Society acts as an independent, non-profit, volunteer organization which carries out activities and programs to engage the interest and enlist the involvement of all citizens in the identification, protection, and preservation of heritage resources. We operate in an accountable, democratic, and professional manner. Our objectives are to: promote and improve heritage resource reporting and recording; increase the involvement of underrepresented groups such as First Nations, Métis and youth, in our mandate; and to increase our involvement in schools. We achieve this primarily through education. We are engaged in approximately 30 programs and services such as field schools, school education projects, publications, production of artifact-based teaching kits, audio-visual materials, and tours. We partner with other groups on conservation projects or archaeological displays, and prepare and circulate displays, demonstrations, and workshops connected with heritage.

About the Job

The SAS is seeking a post-secondary graduate to assist us with updating and revising our educational resources so they not only to better meet the needs of today's society, but as an act of Reconciliation. Because our resources contain the cultural heritage of First Nations people, it is essential that they reflect and represent First Nation experiences and perspectives in a meaningful and respectful way. The Educational Resources Intern will work closely with the Executive Director and our partners to update existing and create new artifact-based teaching kits. A comprehensive guidebook will integrate both archaeological and First Nations interpretations of the artifacts.


• Must be a recent post-secondary graduate (past 24 months) with a degree in Museum Studies, Archaeology/Anthropology, Education or another related discipline such as History or Indigenous Studies

• experience with museum collections or Plains/Boreal Forest archaeology and/or Indigenous Education

• computer literate in word, excel, outlook; experience with digital technologies an asset

• energetic, motivated self-directed but capable of working in a team setting

• excellent communication and organizational skills

In order to meet YCW Building Careers in Heritage eligibility requirements, all candidates must demonstrate that they:

• 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;

• will be 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) while employed with the program;

• are an unemployed or underemployed college or university graduate, that is, not employed full-time;

• are a recent graduate who has graduated from college or university within the last 24 months at the start of employment;

• are not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with the program;

• have not previously participated in or been paid under this or any other Career Focus internship program funded under the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy.

The Saskatchewan Archaeological Society is an equal opportunity employer serving our diverse communities and we strongly encourage all eligible Indigenous candidates to apply. Although we appreciate all applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to supply a current criminal records check and evidence of recent graduation. Please send a personalized cover letter and curriculum vitae in confidence to: Dr. Tomasin Playford, Executive Director

Saskatchewan Archaeological Society

1-1730 Quebec Avenue

Saskatoon, SK S7K 1V9

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The Internship position will take place at the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society office in Saskatoon. The City of Saskatoon is Saskatchewan's largest city centred on the picturesque South Saskatchewan River. It is home to the University of Saskatchewan, the Meewasin Valley Authority, Wanuskewin Heritage Park, the Saskatoon Blades and the Saskatchewan Rush Lacrosse team. There are over 65 annual events including Folk Fest, Fringe Festival, Jazz Festival, Back to Batoche Days, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, and Festival of Food.

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