Summer Job: Historical Researcher & Animator

Looking at the west doors of Holy Trinity from Bay St.

Applications for this position are now closed. Thank you!

The Church of the Holy Trinity, located in downtown Toronto, seeks a university student for an eight week summer placement.
The Historical Researcher & Animator will illumine Holy Trinity’s historical record of engagement with marginalized communities and explore issues of concern at various historical periods and currently.

Responsibilities:
 Research and develop a series of presentations, in a variety of formats, Holy Trinity’s longstanding connection to and support of various marginalized communities including: LGBTQ2S; marginalized/persecuted ethnic communities, e.g. Japanese- & Armenian-Canadians; First Nations; the unemployed, e.g. during the Depression; homeless & socially marginalized people
 Use available archives (municipal, provincial, national) to explore these themes
 Engage visitors to the church, and provide historical & cultural interpretation
 Digitize selected archival materials for presentation and preservation purposes
 assist at the monthly memorial service where those who have died due to homelessness are
remembered, and foster wider awareness of the causes of and remedies to homelessness
 create a teaching & learning event of what they have learned
 develop/support a fundraising event

Qualifications:
This position is made possible by a grant from Canada Summer Jobs which stipulates that the successful candidate must be coming from full-time school attendance and intends to return to full-time
education in the fall. The successful candidate will be at least eighteen years of age; will be a responsible, self-motivated, and curious person with an interest in or pursuing studies in history/public relations/community development or other related fields.

A satisfactory criminal record check is required for this position.

Period: 8 weeks, 32.5 hours/week (including holiday Mondays)
Remuneration: $15/hour
Application deadline: June 18, 2018, 9 am

Please submit resume and cover letter to: ht@holytrinitytoronto.org. No telephone calls, please.
We thank all interested persons; we regret we are able to contact only those selected to be interviewed.