| March 1, 2021


NOTE: This job is subject to the availability of funding through the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations student employment program.


Would you like to gain experience working with a national heritage association? Do you have interest in a career working in Canadian History? The Juno Beach Centre Association (JBCA) is looking for a Digital Projects Coordinator for summer 2021!

  • Hourly wage: $20 (37.5 hours per week over 16 weeks)
  • Application deadline: April 16th 2021
  • Beginning of contract: May 10th 2021
  • End of contact: August 27th 2021
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • The successful candidate will be working from home and interacting with team members over Zoom, Slack, and other communication channels.


This position is offered through the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations student employment program. Eligibility is restricted to those who:

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


The Juno Beach Centre Association (JBCA) is the Canadian-based charity that owns and operates the Juno Beach Centre (JBC), Canada’s Second World War museum and cultural centre in Normandy, France. The JBC is located on the beaches of the Normandy Landings in France, where Allied Forces began the liberation of Europe from Nazi rule on June 6th, 1944. The core purpose of the Association includes:

  1. Remembering and commemorating the sacrifices made by all Canadians who were part of the Allied victory in all theatres of war and at home during the Second World War.
  2. Educating adults and children of today and future generations about the role of Canada and Canadians in preserving the freedoms we are privileged to enjoy today.

The Association’s mandate in Canada is to build awareness domestically of Canada’s role in the Second World War, to create awareness and attract more Canadian visitors to the JBC, and to develop an environment of support for fundraising initiatives that will secure the future of the JBC as an essential destination for Canadian pilgrimage and remembrance. The JBCA is tasked with developing effective awareness and communications campaigns about the significance and pertinence of this heritage in modern-day Canada.


Like other museums and heritage institutions the world over, the COVID-19 pandemic has made the JBC’s online presence all the more important for reaching our audiences. The successful candidate will play a lead role in developing new online resources available to the public, as part of an effort to increase awareness of the JBC/JBCA. The successful candidate will play a role in three ongoing digital projects for our Legacy of Honour veteran video interview series, our Juno Beach and Beyond Second World War podcast, and our social media presence.

Duties of the Digital Projects Coordinator include:

  • Video interview transcription
  • Digital archives description and collections management
  • Progress reporting
  • Coordination with other team members
  • Coordinating new digital projects and resources to be made publicly available on
  • Assisting with the creation and development of website content, social media content, blog posts, podcasts, video content and other promotional materials
  • Addressing general inquiries about the projects
  • Other administrative duties as assigned

The successful candidate will be creative, driven, and self-motivated. Other expectations include:

  • In the third or fourth year (or with a completed degree) undergraduate program in history, social sciences, education or other relevant education and experience
  • Returning to school in the fall of 2021 (degree completion or graduate/postgraduate studies)
  • A high degree of digital literacy
  • Demonstrated experience with a variety of digital platforms and technologies
  • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of Canadian history is considered an asset
  • Strong writing and communications skills, basic understanding of social media networks
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently to surpass expectations
  • Excellent organizational, time management and research skills
  • Team player and demonstrated strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically in order to develop new approaches to achieve desired results
  • Experience working within not-for-profit environments will be considered an asset
  • Experience with transcription and/or other digital history projects will be considered an asset
  • Flexible and easily adapt to change
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and willing to learn and adapt to new systems

Fluency in French is an asset but not mandatory, though basic knowledge of French is required.


  • The application bundle should be one PDF document including cover letter, CV, and 2 references with contact and title information to reach them.
  • Send your application to, with the subject line “Digital Projects Coordinator – Last Name”.
  • Applicants will also need to apply through the Young Canada Works website portal (the posting should be available in mid-April):
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • Phone calls will not be accepted.

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