Call for Protégés

The Edmonton Heritage Council (EHC) is pleased to share the launch of a Pilot Heritage Sector Mentorship Project.

In partnership with intervivos and alignment with the Connections and Exchanges (C&E) Plan to rejuvenate the Edmonton heritage sector, the EHC is running a pilot mentorship program. The program will have six mentors and six protégés. The mentors were selected based on their work and experience in the heritage sector. Full biographies of the selected mentors will be available online in the coming weeks.

This pilot fulfills an aim and action of C&E:

AIM: Arts and Heritage Practitioners are Economically Resilient

Action: Build mechanisms with an emphasis on mentorships

The ultimate goal of the pilot is to build the capacity of heritage practitioners in Edmonton Heritage Sector.

EHC will implement a four-month mentorship program to develop the capacity of emerging heritage professionals. This program will enable both mentors and protégés to build their professional networks, share best practices, and brainstorm solutions through a three-part dialogue series to address challenges in the heritage sector.

Become a Protégé

Build your professional network and gain knowledge and guidance from an experienced and accomplished professional in the heritage community. There are six positions available to fill as this is a pilot project. This pilot Mentorship Program is open to Individual EHC Members, past grant applicants and heritage practitioners in Edmonton. The recruitment of protégés is an open-call process.

We encourage those interested in submitting an Expression of interest to send their CV and resume electronically by Friday, September 13, 2019. In addition to a CV and resume, please answer the following questions in the application.

Questions:

  1. What do you hope to learn?
  2. What are the three top success and challenges for professionals in the Heritage Sector?
  3. What are the qualities you look for in a mentor?
  4. What skills are you interested in building through this program?
  5. What kind of protégé will you be?

We thank those interested in advance for your submissions. If you have any questions, please contact Soni Dasmohapatra, Grants Coordinator, at grants@edmontonheritage.ca.