Employment

Farm Programs Coordinator and Leader

Pender Island Community Hall is now accepting applications for a summer position as Farmers Programs Coordinator and Leader. This position is open to youth 15 – 30 years. The incumbent must have the ability to work flexible hours, including Saturdays and some evenings. This position requires an acceptable criminal record check.

Farm Programs Coordinator duties will include:
– Assist with the Farmers Market set-up
– Liaise with farmers, artists and artisans
– Develop a Youth Leadership camp about event management in conjunction with the Fall Fair
– Develop and lead farm & heritage crafts and activities for all ages
– Budgeting & purchasing for the programs
– Supervise & provide support to volunteers & LIT

Other duties will include:
– Develop a farm and heritage skills database
– General office administration
– Liaise & collaborate with community organizations
– Organize special events & regular activities
– Assist with regular events & activities
– Promotion, advertising, marketing & public relations
– Work collaboratively with the Hall Manager
– Carry out additional duties as required

Preferred skills and knowledge:
– Able to lift and carry 30 – 40lbs.
– Experience developing and leading activities.
– Interest or knowledge in heritage, rural or farm life skills and culture.
– Good communication (verbal and written), customer service, and interpersonal skills.
– Knowledge of local activities, resources and community groups
– Working towards a degree in Agriculture, Management, Business, Tourism, Community Development…
– Foodsafe and Class 4 would be an asset
– Current First Aid Training with CPR & AED
– Current Criminal Records Check

Please email a resume and cover letter to: bookings@penderislands.org

Anticipated Start Date: July 2, 2019
Anticipated End Date: August 31, 2019

Hours: 30 hrs per week minimum, plus additional hours as mutually agreed.
Schedule will include some evenings, Sundays and most Saturdays. Additional training hours may be available in the spring.
Wage: $14.50 /hour.

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

Maintenance and Programs Assistant

Pender Island Community Hall is now accepting applications for a summer student position as Programs and Maintenance Assistant. This position is open to youth 15 – 30 years. The incumbent must have the ability to work flexible hours, including Saturdays and some evenings. This position requires an acceptable criminal record check.

Maintenance Assistant duties may include:
– Assist with cleaning of all areas
– Assist with grounds keeping
– Basic building maintenance
– Building projects
– Work collaboratively with the Maintenance Manager

Programs Assistant duties will include:
– Assist with regular events & activities
– Assist with Summer Camps & activities
– Assist with Farmers Market & Fall Fair
– Assist with Community Café and lunches
– Provide support to volunteers & LIT
– Work collaboratively with the Programs Coordinators

Other duties could include:
– Assist with development of events & activities
– Promotion, advertising, marketing & public relations
– Create short Hall promotional videos
– Carry out additional duties as required
– Technical support and improvements

Preferred skills and knowledge:
– Able to lift and carry 40+ lbs.
– Basic to intermediate experience with maintenance and grounds keeping.
– Good communication (verbal and written), customer service, and interpersonal skills.
– Knowledge of local activities, resources and community groups
– Interest or knowledge in trades related careers
– Experience working with children 6 – 12 years of age.
– Experience assisting with the leadership of recreational activities
– Current First Aid Training with Child CPR & AED
– Current acceptable Criminal Records Check

Anticipated Start Date: July 2, 2019
Anticipated End Date: August 31, 2019

Hours: 30 hrs per week minimum, plus additional hours as mutually agreed.
Schedule will include some evenings, Sundays and most Saturdays.

Wage: $14.00 /hour

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

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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

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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

Volunteering

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!