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Canada Summer Job 2021 Internship

Position Available- Research Archivist

Description: Under the direction of the Archive Coordinator and Lead, the role of the Research Archivist will be to build the “Assyrian Folk Dance Archive”. This archival project is being initiated to research, document, and provide a written and visual record of Assyrian folkdances.

Tasks and Responsibilities: 

  • Conducting research of various written, verbal, and video sources related to Assyrian folk dance history and movements (steps/music).

  • Create and maintain a database of information to store the researched information.

  • Connect digitally (emails, online meeting platforms) with Assyrian folk dance instructors and ensemble directors around the world to build a network of experts to help guide the project and provide information.

  • Create online content for the organization web page and social media platforms related to the research findings.

  • Act as an integral part of the creation of a publishable document related to the research findings.

  • Act as integral part of the creation of teaching videos that will show step-by-step instruction of Assyrian dances for online publication.

  • Must be able to work independently and work with the other Research Archivist as part of a collaborative team.

  • Participate in weekly check-in meetings

  • Related tasks may be added as the need arises.


  • Strong communication skills in written and spoken English

  • Ability to speak Assyrian is a strong asset

  • Ability to read/write in Assyrian is an asset

  • Some knowledge of Assyrian folkdances is an asset

  • Between the ages of 18 and 30 years old

  • Eligible to work in Canada

  • Access to a computer with an internet connection as part of your remote work environment.

Duration of internship: June 28th  to November 2021

Application Deadline: June 14th 2021

Total Hours of Work: 276

Total work hours weekly: 12 (please see note below)

Compensation: $14.25 per hour

Positions Available: 2

Please Note: while we can't change the total hours you will work during this internship- there may be some flexibility on the number of hours you work each week (and therefore flexibility on the duration of your internship).

To apply: please submit your resume and any questions to

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