Oral History Coordinator (Winnipeg)

Organization Details
Organization Name: Canadian Pride Historical Society
Address: Winnipeg MB
Website: http://www.cphs.ca
Organizational Description: The Canadian Pride Historical Society (CPHS) is a non-profit organization with the goal of documenting the Pride Movement in Canada. The CPHS's vision is to inspire conversations about the future of the Pride Movement in Canada as we share the stories of our past. Our goal is to:
- Record and preserve the history of the Pride Movement in Canada so that future generations can understand why we have Pride, and
- Provide education resources through digital and physical exhibits on the history of the Pride Movement in Canada.
This is important as Prides have served an important role in the GSRD rights movement and within their local communities, however, very little has been documented and shared about their history and impact.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Volunteer Opportunity ID: 5226
Description of Duties:

The Oral History Coordinator plays a critical role in preserving and sharing the history, culture, and experiences of individuals and communities through oral storytelling. This position is responsible for planning, conducting, and archiving oral history interviews, managing project logistics, and collaborating with community members, historians, and institutions to ensure the collection and dissemination of valuable oral histories.Duties include the following:

  • Assist with the planning and management of the oral history project

  • Recruit and select interview subjects.

  • Conduct empathetic and high-quality oral history interviews with recording equipment.

  • Archive, preserve, and digitize oral history materials for long-term accessibility.

  • Collaborate with community organizations, historians, and educators.

  • Promote oral history resources through public presentations and digital platforms.

  • Ensure ethical practices, informed consent, and confidentiality for interview subjects.

  • Foster diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the oral history process and materials.

Skills Required:

  • Education or experience in history, anthropology, oral history, or a related field.

  • Proven experience conducting oral history interviews and managing recording equipment.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills for working with diverse communities.

  • Familiarity with ethical considerations in oral history work and a commitment to cultural sensitivity.

  • Proficiency in archival and digital preservation practices.

  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills.

  • Competence in relevant software and databases for archival work.

  • Dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of oral history collection and dissemination.

Skills Gained/Related Careers:
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment:
Remote Volunteering
Flexible Hours
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Uses a mobility device
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
How to Apply: Email: hr@cphs.ca
Closing Date: Apr 28, 2024
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