The Contested Histories team is looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated trainee to support
project management, research revision, fundraising, and administration on the Contested
Histories project. Covid permitting, this is an in-person position at the EuroClio office in The
The IHJR’s project Contested Histories is a multi-year initiative intended to address
controversies over statues, memorials, street names and other representations of disputed
historical legacies in public spaces. The objective of the Contested Histories project is to
provide decision-makers, policy planners, educators, and other stakeholders with a set of case
studies, best practices, and guidelines for addressing historical contestations in an effective
and responsible manner. The project also seeks to provide educators with learning materials
and guidelines on teaching and learning about contested histories both in the classroom and in
the public space.
In this role, you will work with the Contested Histories Project Manager, Research
Coordinator, and a team of professional volunteers to ensure the timely and high-quality
delivery of project outputs:
Project Management & Fundraising
Support the director and research coordinator in all phases of case study and project
Support fundraising activities and the writing of grant applications
Support the oversight of micro-interns and professional volunteers as necessary
Coordinate agendas and minutes for meetings
Support the development of the Academic Committee
Develop promotional materials
Case Study Research
Revise and edit existing case studies in preparation for publication
Condense long-from papers into case studies
Map potential external reviewers and coordinate review
Assist in preparing case studies as learning materials for educators
Support participation in mission-relevant panel discussions and events
Support the maintenance and tracking of research (including contracts)
Manage content for the website
Assist with social media postings, blog postings and other outreach
Global Mapping of Cases
Identify key players in the field (organisations, journalists, academics) and in related
fields such as law, memory, or international relations
Monitor media and check Google alerts inbox for mission-relevant news & case
Support the development of our ArcGIS platform
The ideal candidate would…
Be enrolled in a Master’s or PhD programme in Europe with outstanding academic
achievement, preferably in the area of history, heritage, memory studies, education or
Speak fluent English. Additional language skills a plus.
Have proven project management and academic research (writing and/or editing)
skills in English.
Have some knowledge of WordPress and Canva. Knowledge of ArcGIS and data-
cleaning is a plus.
Have a genuine interest in issues related to contested historical legacies.
Be a flexible and dedicated team player.
Be able to work and reside in The Netherlands.
Please apply by Monday, 5 September 2022 at 23:00 CEST to firstname.lastname@example.org
with a CV and Motivation Letter outlining your skills, experience, and interest.
This is a role for a maximum of 9 working months, starting 3 October 2022 and ending 21
July 2023. However, if a suitable candidate is not found in time for this start date, the
deadline will be extended, and more candidates considered.