BRAMA, Dec 3, 2003, 1:00 am ET|
Call for interest in a Research/Community Liaison contract -
Ukrainian Dance research project
The Avramenko Fund for the Promotion of Ukrainian Dance in Canada
National Avramenko Fund Committee, A Subcommittee of the Taras Shevchenko Foundation
The National Committee is seeking to contract a
Researcher/Community Liaison Officer
to carry out 2 specific projects. It is envisaged that this contract will be carried out in 2 phases: Phase 1 ($4,500 plus approved expenses) commencing Dec. 15, 2003 to March 15, 2004 and then Phase 2 ($10,000 plus approved expenses) which will begin upon the completion of Phase 1 and continue to Nov. 2004, subject to confirmation of funding.
The first project is to conduct the research on Ukrainian Dance related to the life and legacy of Vasyl' Avramenko for British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec (Alberta is already completed). The researcher must conduct research, write the copy and select appropriate visual materials (photos, posters, brochures etc) for individual panels on each province to complement the existing project completed in partnership with the Alberta Ukrainian Dance Association. The researcher will be required to work with a graphics designer and display fabricator to ensure the final product is completed in time for exhibit deadlines.
The second project is to identify Vasyl' Avramenko Alumni that participated in Avramenko's first tours across Canada beginning in 1926 and the subsequent tours up to 1952. The plan is to recognize these Alumni in banquets that will be held in communities across Canada beginning the late fall of 2004.
To facilitate liaison and close communications with the Shevchenko Foundation, the researcher will be required to be located in Winnipeg and will report to the Winnipeg member of the National Avramenko Committee.
The successful candidate to carry out this contract must have the following basic requirements:
1. experience in conducting research and writing text for displays or exhibits;
2. a detailed knowledge of the history of Ukrainian Dance in Canada;
3. a network of contacts in the Ukrainian dance community across Canada;
4. facility in both English and Ukrainian languages; and,
5. ability to travel as required.
The researcher will be expected to organize and carry out research in archives and community facilities located in the 5 provinces targeted for this project. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out much of the communication electronically by email and will be required to have his/her own computer with access to an email system.
Interested candidates are asked to submit their CV's highlighting the relevant aspects of their experience to the basic requirements stated above, prior to December 10, 2003.
For more information: Yars Lozowchuk - firstname.lastname@example.org or
Myroslava Pidhirnyj - email@example.com