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Intern - US-FM Collections Project Contract Job

2023-09-10 20:18   Marketing & Communication   Suva   1.2K views Reference: 3481
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Summary

The Fiji Museum is looking for young persons with passion and a strong work ethic to take on an exciting and innovative project to inventory the outstanding object collections cared for in the museum and create lasting community engagement from them.

With 6 positions available, this project is funded by the US Governments Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) and is fixed term employment opportunity. These positions are imperative to the success of the 'Fiji Museum Digital Inventory Collections Project' and will offer young people hands - on and real - world experience in the museum profession, especially collections management skills, as well as the opportunity to learn more about Fiji and the Pacific's cultural heritage.

 

Job Title: Intern - US-FM Collections Project

Reports to: Head of Special Projects / Manager Technical, Administration & Facilities

Employment Status: Fixed Term Contract (project specified)

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be 18 years and above
  • Completed form 7 or equivalent
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Proficiency with computer programme, including Microsoft 365
  • Good organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to multitask where required
  • Demonstrates self - motivates independent work, as well as excellent teamwork skills
  • Have interest in Fiji's cultural heritage and history, as well as that of the Pacific region.

All interested applicants are asked to submit a CV and cover letter to ac@fijimuseum.org.fj

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2023 at 4pm

JOB FUNCTIONS

Other Professional

JOB OPEN TO:

Fiji Residents Only
Company Description
The Fiji Museum was founded on a collection presented to the Suva Town Board by William Allardyce in 1904. In the following years, other collections were donated, all of which were displayed at the Town Hall. After a fire destroyed part of the collection in 1919, the museum was moved to a concrete building at Draiba. In 1930, it was moved to the upper floor of Carnegie Library, where it remained for twenty four years. During World War II, the collection was stored in various places on the island, some of it suffering greatly from the damp. The old wing of the present building was completed in 1954; the new wing in 1971. In recent years, the focus of the museum has moved from being merely a repository of artifacts to being a research and educational institution. The staff engages in archeological research, the collection and preservation of Fiji's oral tradition, the publication of materials on languages and cultures, and programmes designed to make Fiji's youth more aware of its various cultural backgrounds.