West toronto Junction Historical Society seeks Publications Coordinator

Major Publications Coordinator
Organization: West toronto Junction Historical Society
Date Posted: 2018-01-23
Posted By: Christopher Sears
Date Needed: 2018-03-15
City: Toronto
Location: Ontario
Country: Canada
Primary Category: Board/Committee Positions
Type of Position: Long-Term (3 months or more)
Description & Details
The WTJHS is an active group of dedicated people passionate about local history and preserving this heritage for generations to come. The Junction is a neighbourhood within the City of Toronto, that was progressively: an incorporated village; a town; and then a city prior to amalgamation with the City of Toronto in 1909. Uniquely amongst all of the former municipalities absorbed by the City of Toronto (up until the 1950’s) the Town and later City of West Toronto was not just a bedroom community serving the City of Toronto, but instead a thriving independent municipality with its own industry and institutions. This unique history has given the neighbourhood both social and architectural legacies that the WTJHS actively promotes.

The WTJHS maintains a local history archive in the basement of the Annette Public Library, as well as a website, Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts. We work in conjunction with the Toronto Public Library to present public lectures and events on the first Thursday of the month (except for January, July, and August) in the basement of the Annette Public Library. Several times a year we attend various local events to inform the public about the Junction’s history and to promote the Society. Our members represent a cross section of Junction residents and friends of the Junction. Many of our members grew up in the Junction and have fond memories of the “old days”.

The position of Major Publications Coordinator will be responsible in enabling our society to rejuvenate our book publishing activities. The intention is to form a volunteer group under the direction of the MP Coordinator to assess our existing publications and recommend to the Board of Directors possible means and methods of bringing our publishing activities into the 21st century. This group must also formulate plans that ensure our existing publications remain up to date and available in traditional print format.

The ideal candidate is an individual with experience in both traditional and digital age publication regimes, interested in learning about our Junction history, who can support and assist the President and Board in the day-to-day running of the Society, and who enjoys working with (and leading) like-minded volunteers in group activities. Experience with fundraising would be an asset.
How to Apply / Contact
please contact us directly to the attention of:

Christopher Sears, President,

West Toronto Junction Historical Society

junctionhistorical@gmail.com

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