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Posted by Contemporary Studies Program on February 26, 2020 in Job Postings

Employment Opportunity: Residence Assistant(s) – CTMP Study Abroad Program, Germany May 3 – May 30, 2020                    

CTMP/GERM 3610X/Y provides an intensive introduction to the themes of collective memory, public space, inter-generational responsibility, and historical trauma. Taught entirely on site, this course offers students the opportunity to consider the ethical, aesthetic, and public struggle to memorialize the victims of Nazi fascism and Cold War Stalinism through daily seminars, visits to museums and public art installations, as well as more informal explorations of memorial initiatives 'from below.'

The course runs from May 3 to May 30, 2020. During that time, the Residence Assistant(s) (RAs) will help the Instructor supervise and provide support for the 25 students enrolled in the programme. The duties include providing initial crisis response, offering on-call support to students as needed, and liaising with the accommodations staff to ensure students are following regulations. The RAs will be expected to contribute to the student life of the programme by maintaining a friendly, respectful and safe environment, but will not attend classes or take on any course-related responsibilities.

Applicants should have an undergraduate degree. They should possess excellent leadership, communication, and listening skills, and be able to work independently. Experience in leadership positions and in providing peer support is highly desirable: applicants with Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (A.S.I.S.T.) and Mental Health First Aid will be given priority, as will those with German language skills.

Remuneration is a private room in The Circus Hostel (with shared facilities and daily breakfast), an A/B Berlin transit pass (streetcar, U-Bahn, S-train, bus), cell-phone add-on plan for international calling, and return flight and airport transfers to Berlin, Germany. RAs will arrange their own return flights, up to a set maximum, but they must arrive at The Circus on Sunday, Sunday May 3, 2020 and depart Saturday May 30, 2020.

Qualified applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae or resume and the names and contact information of three references no later than Friday March 06, 2020 to:

CTMP in Berlin, Germany

C/O Ms. Sharon Brown


Mail: 6350 Coburg Road, Halifax NS B3H 2A1

Positions subject to enrolment.

Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Sarah Clift at

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