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Are you passionate about preserving cultural heritage? Do you have a knack for storytelling and community engagement? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you! We are thrilled to announce two openings for Research Assistant positions to help us collect and curate oral histories from the vibrant coastal regions of Lamu, Kilifi, and Mombasa. Your work will play a crucial role in developing an innovative serious game that brings the rich histories and legacies of these regions to life.

About the Project

Our project aims to document and celebrate the diverse cultural narratives of coastal Kenya. By engaging with local communities, we will collect oral stories that capture the essence of life in Lamu, Kilifi, and Mombasa. These stories will then be woven into a serious game designed to educate and inspire players about the regions' historical and cultural landscapes.

Why Apply?

  1. Make a Difference: Your work will help preserve the invaluable cultural heritage of coastal Kenya, ensuring that these stories are not lost to time.
  2. Community Engagement: You will have the opportunity to work directly with local communities, building relationships and learning firsthand about their histories and traditions.
  3. Innovative Project: Be part of a cutting-edge initiative that combines traditional storytelling with modern games to create an engaging educational tool.
  4. Professional Growth: Gain valuable experience in research, oral history collection, and community engagement, enhancing your skills and expanding your career opportunities.

Duration: 6 weeks

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should review the full job description [here] and submit their resume and a cover letter detailing their relevant experience by filling this form [Application form] to indicate your interest.

Deadline: Friday 5th July

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