The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, a registered Canadian charity, is seeking applications for a research intern to focus on identifying diverse individuals who have participated in, or played a significant role throughout the history of Canadian horse racing. The intended result is to document a chronology of diverse participation in the sport of Canadian horse racing, as well as identify individuals who may be worthy of induction to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. At the conclusion of the internship period, a written research report, including fully documented sourcing is a requirement.
The successful candidate will work with the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame to research the role diversity has played in Canada’s 250+ years of horse racing history. Reporting to the Managing Director of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, access will be provided to the organization’s archive as well as industry related networks, and resources, with additional independent research required. The successful candidate will benefit from career development and coaching and access to networks of new contacts while being mentored by individuals with considerable knowledge of the horse racing industry.
The candidate will be required to work effectively both independently and in team environments, and should possess the following skills:
- Strong project management capacity.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Demonstrated research experience.
- Professionalism, the ability to take initiative, and a collaborative work style.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Competency in the Microsoft Office Suite, social media, and other web-based applications.
- Ability to work remotely, and occasionally commute to work at the CHRHF offices located at Woodbine Racetrack, Toronto.
- Flexibility and means to travel to locations where reference materials are housed.
In addition, candidates should
- have a background that includes exposure to or knowledge of horse racing would definitely be beneficial.
- be currently enrolled as an upper-year under-graduate or graduate student at a Canadian University with a focus on history, museum studies, or a related field.
- Possess work experience in similar research situations is preferable.
- Be either a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have legal status to remain in Canada;
- legally entitled to work in Canada;
- willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment
- Preference will be given to full-time students (as defined by his or her educational institution) in the semester preceding the position;
- The position will be filled based on availability of funding. Contract length and compensation: approximately 16 weeks, or a maximum 400 hours; Salary: $20.00 per hour.
Application Deadline: June 30, 2022