Summer Programs Coordinator and Leader

Pender Island Community Hall is now accepting applications for a Summer Programs Coordinator and Leader. The position is contingent on funding and is open to youth 19 – 30 years old and be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred. This position entails a combination of administrative responsibilities and direct program delivery. The incumbent must have the ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings.

Are you looking for a challenge? You already have administration and leadership experience but you feel ready to make the leap into a management position? The Summer Programs Coordinator and Leader position will allow you to explore all areas of recreation and facility management, human resources and supervisory experience and program development and leadership while offering ongoing mentorship and supported personal challenges as you progress in knowledge and skills. Co-op students are encouraged to apply.

Duties will include:
– Plan, deliver & evaluate activities and events
– Budgeting & purchasing for the programs
– Plan, organize & lead activities & day camps
– General office administration
– Grant research and writing
– Liaise and collaborate with community organizations
– Promotion, advertising, marketing and public relations
– Community Gathering and Farmers Market assistance
– Provide direction & training to volunteers & interns
– Additional duties and responsibilities as required

Preferred skills and knowledge:
– Excellent organizational skills
– Excellent communication (verbal and written), customer service, and interpersonal skills.
– Knowledge of local activities, resources and community groups
– Experience with office procedures and budgeting.
– Experience leading children 6 – 12 years of age and youth 12 – 18 years of age
– Experience organizing and leading games songs, crafts, drama and other recreational activities.
– Interest or knowledge in heritage, rural or farm life skills.
– Working towards a degree in Recreation Management, Public Administration, Youth Work, Business, Tourism, Community Development…
– Foodsafe and Class 4 would be an asset
– Current First Aid with CPRC and AED
– Current Criminal Records Check

Anticipated Start Date: May 14, 2019
Anticipated End Date: August 31, 2019

Hours: 40 hrs/week, schedule will include most Saturdays. $16.50 /hour

Email your resume and cover letter to: bookings@penderislands.org


Café Host & Hall Helper – Leadership Program
A paid internship for youth ages 12 – 17

What is an internship?
An internship is an agreement between a student and an organization in which the student provides services to the organization and the organization provides work experience, training and work opportunities for the student. Students often use an internship to decide if they have an interest in a particular career, create a network of contacts or gain school credit. Internships can be either paid or unpaid.
The honorarium (like a wage) will start at $5 hour for a three month trial. Incremental increases will be based on experience, ability and independence. Training will be offered as needed and by request.

Initial Duties
Community Café Server, assist with maintenance, landscaping, simple office jobs, assist with activities and events and other jobs as discussed and mutually agreed upon.

Duties progression
As the intern gains experience, and subject to age, abilities and interests, there will be further opportunities for training and growth. This can include event and activity coordination, administrative skills, advertising and marketing, maintenance, landscaping, program leadership…

To apply, send in a resume (parents can help but applicants need to be fully involved in this) to bookings@penderislands.org The resume should include: your name, phone number, what jobs you do around the house, at school, as a volunteer or in other places. You should also include any hobbies, special skills or interests you have. You are encouraged to include a cover letter. You will also need to include two references 1) a parent 2) your teacher; please provide email addresses for both of your references.

Deadline to submit your resume is Saturday September 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Interviews will be held. Hours are scheduled on non-school Friday and Saturdays and are generally limited to 6 to 10 hours per month.

How to write a resume: https://www.monster.ca/career-advice/article/no-experience
How to prepare for an interview: http://kidshealth.org/en/teens/tips-interview.html
Learn about employment standards: http://www.labour.gov.bc.ca/esb/facshts/youth_general.htm


Recreation Program Leaders

Do you have ideas for recreation or activity programs? Do you want to share your skills, crafts and knowledge? Do you want a part-time casual job as a Program Leader? Then we want to hear from you!

As a Program Leader you will be responsible for planning, organizing and leading recreation activities. Activities can include, but are not limited to: arts, crafts, sports, games, workshops, dance, music, nature programs and organizing special events. If you are interested please call Andrea at 250-629-3669 or email bookings@penderislands.org


The Hall often needs volunteers for the following:
• Assist at the Community Cafes.
• Help organize and run special events.
• Garden (weeding, pruning, etc.)
• Program leadership/ assistant
• Special administrative projects
• Annual hall clean-ups
• Annual Christmas Craft Faire

If you are interested in volunteering, please call the Hall at (250) 629-3669.

New board members are always welcome. The hall board meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm. Join us!