Position details: 

Historica Canada’s Black History Podcast and Video Series will explore Black history in Canada though a six-part podcast series and a three-part fully animated video series that interprets the podcast in visual form. The series aims to amplify the voices of notable Black Canadian scholars, writers, and community leaders as they share the stories of their communities in their own words. The final product will be suitable for viewing in both classrooms and by the general public.

The Black History Podcast And Video Series Assistant will be an individual who is passionate about Historica Canada’s work, has had experience working with a team to achieve deliverables in a timely fashion and is enthusiastic about creating a legacy for all Canadians. The successful candidate is creative, driven, and is knowledgeable about the Black history in Canada.

The responsibilities of the Assistant include:

  • Assist with the research, development, and production (with the Project Manager, Director and other staff) of a podcast and video series that explore Black history in Canada;
  • Assist with the research, image sourcing, script development, and production (with Project Manager and other staff) of bilingual podcast and video series;
  • Responsibility (shared) for English- and French-language copyediting and reviewing on program materials;
  • Providing support to Project Manager, including administrative and research support;
  • Liaising with production partners, and historical consultants, as needed;
  • Research and writing for web and social media, as needed;
  • Media outreach and promotions support, as needed;
  • Processing permission requests;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A degree in Diaspora Studies, History or related discipline, Journalism, Media Production or equivalent;
  • Knowledge and understanding of Black history in Canada;
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to multi-task;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite an asset;
  • Strong proofreading and copyediting skills;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • French language skills an asset;
  • Conversant with online meeting and social media platforms;
  • Professional working experience in the non-profit, heritage or education sector an asset.

This is a contract position beginning August 10, 2020 and ends on March 31, 2021. The salary will be paid at the hourly rate of $21.03, less applicable statutory deductions, which will be paid to the successful candidate twice a month.

Please submit your resume, cover letter and links to three relevant work samples in a single PDF or Microsoft Word document with your full name and the position as the file name.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Interviews may be arranged before the deadline. Interested candidates should submit their application no later than Sunday, August 2nd, 2020 11:59 PM EST to: Please refer to this posting in the subject line. Successful candidates will be contacted directly. Phone calls or solicitations from agencies and candidates will not be accepted.

Historica Canada is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

Historica Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

This position is based at Historica Canada’s Head Office in Toronto.

This position may require travel (air and ground) within Canada and subject to government safety protocols.

This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required by the incumbent. Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.

Application closing date: 
Monday, August 3, 2020 (All day)