The Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling is looking for an Oral History Project Assistant to work on a project to develop an interactive map of life history interviews through a web-based tool called Atlascine developed by the Geomedia Lab. The project assistant will work with the Coordinator and Community Facilitator to process an oral history interview collection relating to street musicians and performers for an online public history project.

Main duties will include:

  • Preparing interview transcripts for online upload onto Vimeo platform
  • Transcribing and generating time-stamps for interviews
  • Work on the Atlascine platform to generate tags for video/audio interviews
  • Scan, catalogue and file images and documents
  • During the internship, the student will be expected to contribute towards the general life of the centre and participate in the staff meetings as needed.


  • Basic computer skills
  • Some knowledge of oral history and public history fields
  • Ability to learn/use online tools
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English, and good understanding of French.

Other Skills:

  • Attention to detail, active listening, some analytical ability, and problem-solving
  • Familiarity with transcription software and online platforms such as YouTube and Vimeo
  • Knowledge of audio and video editing software

This position is best suited for students with an interest in oral history, storytelling, and/or public history. The candidate should be comfortable working autonomously while coordinating their efforts with COHDS staff.

Student gains

  • The Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling is a very multidisciplinary community of research and practice. This position allows the student to gain hands-on experience of working on an oral history project, learn new tools, and be exposed to a wide array of both community and academic research in the field. The student must be currently pursuing an undergraduate program at Concordia University to be eligible to apply. The position is for an equity-seeking student. Equity seeking students include: Black students, Indigenous students, People of Colour, members of the LGBTQ+ community, parents, caregivers for family members, refugees, newcomers, international students, and students with disabilities.

Starting Date: April 10, 2023 (negotiable)
Hours per week: 15
Total hours on the project: 120

To apply, please send a cover letter (preferably one page) and your CV to the COHDS Coordinator at The last date of application is March 31, 2023.