The Armenian Community Centre of Toronto (ACC), in partnership with the Sara Corning Centre for Genocide Education, is looking for two full-time digital archivists and one full-time educational-program coordinator for summer 2023. As these positions are funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program, applicants must be between 18 and 30 years of age. They should submit their résumés and cover letters to and with the job title noted in the subject line.

The digital archivists will be responsible for digitizing the ACC’s 40 years of archives. Their tasks will include the following:

  • Organizing files in chronological order
  • Developing a file-naming convention
  • Scanning documents and saving them to a SharePoint drive
  • Providing weekly status reports to the ACC’s board of directors

Applicants should have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Be between 18 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment
  • Be Canadian Citizens, permanent residents, or persons on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Have a proven track record of high organizational ability

The educational-program coordinator (EPC) will be responsible for liaising with teachers and educational organizations in the GTA on behalf of the Corning Centre and working on tasks and projects that support the dissemination of human rights- and genocide-related education to high-school students. Their tasks will include the following:

  • Researching lesson plans and course curricula from various jurisdictions in Canada
  • Developing educational plans
  • Developing lesson plans that include teaching content, multiple media, evaluation materials, and assignments
  • Developing interactive and self-teaching materials for students
  • Drafting instructional materials for teachers and teacher-training guides
  • Attending board meetings and taking meeting minutes
  • Scheduling and attending daytime meetings with teachers, school board employees, and representatives of educational organizations in the GTA
  • Managing the centre’s main email inbox
  • Researching grants and possibly drafting applications
  • Coordinating event logistics
  • Preparing and executing email and social-media campaigns
  • Curating website and social-media content

Applicants should have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Canadian citizenship, permanent residency, or protected-person status according the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Enrolment in or completion of an undergraduate degree
  • Ability to write in clear and concise English
  • Excellent organizational and administrative abilities
  • Ability to travel away from the office several times per month
  • Be between 18 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment

The following skills and qualifications are preferred:

  • Experience in the field of education (e.g., as a teacher, classroom assistant, or student of pedagogy)
  • Experience with project management
  • Experience with grant writing
  • Familiarity with the study or teaching of violence, mass violence, civics, ethics, and/or human rights

The digital archivists and EPC will have their own office in the Armenian Community Centre of Toronto (45 Hallcrown Place, Toronto, ON M2J 4Y4). Their appointments will be for 40 hours per week, at a rate of $20 per hour, and will run for an 8-week period starting in June 2023.

About the ACC

Established in 1968, the Armenian Community Centre of Toronto is a charity organization that offers the local Armenian community and the GTA community at large the traditions of Armenian culture through artistic, athletic, recreational, intellectual, and social programs. The ACC serves all segments of society—across ages and interests—collectively working towards a more prosperous community in Ontario while promoting the principles of community, volunteerism, leadership, and active and healthy living.

About the Corning Centre

Established in 2012, the Sara Corning Centre for Genocide Education is dedicated to disseminating human rights- and genocide-related research to secondary-school students. Its namesake is the Nova Scotian nurse and humanitarian Sara Corning (1872–1969). Its work lies within the tradition of a sentiment expressed by Sara herself: “The hope for the future of all nations is education.”

The Corning Centre’s conviction is that human rights education is effective in ensuring that Canadian students become engaged in civic life, advocate for their own rights and those of others, and remain aware of the consequences of discrimination. Its initiatives including organizing teacher training workshops, developing programs for schools, giving in-class presentations, hosting public lectures, and creating teacher and student resources.

Over the past ten years, the Corning Centre has directly reached thousands of students in the GTA. It is headquartered at 45 Hallcrown Place, Toronto, Ontario, inside the Armenian Community Centre. It is governed by a 7-person board of directors.