ALL CBU STUDENTS – Summer Job Opportunities, The Black Culture Centre


Job Title: Community Outreach Researcher (1 Position)
Location: Whitney Pier, Nova Scotia
Duration: 8-12 weeks June – August 31, 2018: Monday to Saturday work schedule (5 day cycle)
Wage: $ 11.50 per hour (35 hours per week)
Work Language: English, basic French knowledge would be an asset but not required.
Application Deadline: May 18, 2018 – 4:00 pm

Be Inspired! Celebrate Nova Scotia’s rich Black History
Be a part of sharing the rich history and diverse culture of African Nova Scotians. The Black Cultural Centre is a
cultural museum established in 1983, dedicated to the Protection, Preservation and Promotion of Black history
in Nova Scotia. The Centre services the African Nova Scotian communities across the province of Nova Scotia with
community outreach programs and events that support community and youth. This position will seek to support
and engage the communities across the province.
Duties: Gather important local history and culture pertaining to African Nova Scotian Culture and Heritage. The
student will work with local community elders and stakeholders to seek and capture history in the local area, this
will include interviews, photography, and research.
The successful candidate will be required to complete several tasks related to gathering historical content and
conducting research interviews and have a strong ability to work unsupervised. The student will be required to
become familiar with the history, of African Nova Scotians.
Employee must be able to travel to Halifax for a 1 day training and orientation session. A travel allowance will be

Important Notes:

Please be advised of the eligibility criteria for the positions:
The eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • be a Canadian citizen, or permanent resident or have refugee status in Canada;
    (Non-Canadian students holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible.);
  • be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • be registered in the Young Canada Works (YCW) candidate inventory (;
  • be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
  • not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) during the summer period;
  • have been a full-time student (as defined their educational institutions) in the semester preceding their
    job with summer employment; and intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following their
    summer job

All applicants must meet the eligibility criteria and must be approved by the Summer Employment Program
funding agencies.



  • University and/or college student (returning to studies)
  • General knowledge and interest of African-Nova Scotia History;
  • Digital graphics computer skills (Photography, Photoshop etc)
  • Good verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to conduct research via internet and library;
  • Customer service skills an asset
  • Ability to read/write French would be an asset.
  • Basic computer skills: Microsoft Office

Application Details

How To Apply:

Step 1: Register online at Young Canada Works (
Step 2: Submit resume and cover letter via email: or via fax: 902-434-2306

Application Deadline: May 18, 2018 – 4pm.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.
The Black Cultural Society is grateful for the support of Young Canada Works and
the Service Canada Summer Employment Program.