Summary of Employer
BenGlas Productions is committed to exploring and sharing Caribbean culture and history through film and literature. Motivated by a passion for history, education, anthropology and Caribbean culture, BenGlas Productions seeks to showcase the authentic Caribbean; what drives its people, its heroes, legends; and the colours, sounds and vibrancy that make this region so unique.
Summary of Position
The research assistant is responsible for assisting Benglas Productions in sourcing secondary data for the purpose of creating a life history of Maurice Bishop. The assistant works under the supervision of the directors of Benglas Productions and must be an independent and responsible individual. In order to provide effective and efficient services it is expected that the individual be flexible in terms of hours of work and maintains confidentiality at all times. The successful applicant will be given the opportunity to become more familiar with the processes of research design and execution.
Sources government documents, books, scholarly articles, newspaper articles and media coverage on the subject of research using research databases, public libraries and government offices etc
Scans, reads and records according to social science research protocol secondary sources retrieved.
develops processes to record relevant secondary sources and is responsible for producing and maintaining up to date records of adequate sources/ compiles processes and analyses data; records research procedures and results; files and maintains records; organizes data for recording
maintain frequent contact with research supervisors with research progress
assists with contacting local primary research subjects
performs other duties as assigned
Skills & Qualifications
Currently enrolled in a post secondary educational institution (2nd yr of TAMCC or 3yr student of St. George’s University)
Background in History (Caribbean) or Sociology
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to maintain records and familiarity with research design
Ability to conduct internet based and library research
Familiarity with academic referencing an asset (APA or MLA Referencing Guides)
Commitment of 20 hrs per month
Access to internet
3- 6 month internship (September 2012 – March 2013)
Stipend of $200 (CAD/mth)
Interested applicants should forward a copy of their cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 29, 2012.
Successful applicants should be available for an interview to be scheduled in
Grenada during the month of August, 2012