CALL FOR JURORS – Heritage Community Investment Program

The Edmonton Heritage Council (EHC) is seeking Expressions of Interest for Jurors for our upcoming grants season. Individuals with personal and/or professional connections to community or cultural organizations engaged in heritage research or programming are encouraged to apply.

Selected jurors will serve as peer evaluators for grant applications submitted to the Edmonton Heritage Council’s Heritage Community Investment Program (HCIP). Through Operational, Project, Project Accelerator, and Travel grants, HCIP invests funds—provided by the City of Edmonton—into the stabilization, increased professionalism and innovation of heritage in Edmonton, for Edmontonians. Evaluation of grant applications will take place at in-person meetings between one and four times per year depending on the grant stream. All selected jurors will receive training on the process and expectations.

Ideal candidates may possess the following qualities:

  • Personal and/or professional connections to Edmonton’s heritage sector, including museums, archives, historical societies, community or cultural organizations, and/or independent heritage work
  • Experience in heritage research and interpretation, non-profit operations, volunteer management, event planning, and/or project management
  • The ability to critically evaluate detailed material, articulate opinions, make comparisons, and debate in a group decision-making process
  • An openness to and respect for the ideas and opinions of others

Jurors will receive an honorarium for their contributions of time and experience to the EHC’s grant review process. Evaluation of grant applications will take place in Fall 2018 and throughout 2019.

What to Submit:

If you’re interested in serving as a Juror, please submit an Expression of Interest, including:

  • Your name, email address, daytime telephone number, and current mailing address
  • A statement of interest of 500 words or less, outlining your personal and professional experiences relevant to this role
  • A current resumé

Please send Expressions of Interest to Julia Darby, Grants Coordinator, at jdarby@edmontonheritage.ca  by Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 4:00 PM. 

The EHC is a non-profit organization connecting people with the stories of their city. The EHC provides leadership, support and programs to help Edmontonians research, preserve, interpret and advocate for their heritage. Our vision is an Edmonton that embraces its diverse heritage, inclusive of all people, communities, and cultures on Treaty 6 territory.