Employment

Activity Leader – Youth Internship – Casual

Are you a passionate, positive, creative and motivated people person? Do you have experience or an interest in program, event or activity leadership?

The Pender Island Community Hall is looking for youth 15 – 29 to organize and lead activities and events. Depending on experience and interest, activities can include programs for pre-school, children, youth, adults, older adults or intergenerational groups. Activities can be either single classes or ongoing programs. Youth can propose in person or virtual activities or a combination.

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. Renumeration will be $15 per program hour plus a set amount of time for activity prep. Training will be offered.

• Experience working with children ages 5 – 12 years or other age ranges
• Current Standard First Aid and CPR-C & AED certificate an asset
• A satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Search
• 20 hours training related to child development an asset (courses related to child development, guidance, health and safety, or nutrition)

Hours: 1 – 6 hrs/week, by mutual agreement.
Wage: $15.00 /hour

To apply, send your resume and cover letter (including a few ideas you have for programs) to: bookings@penderislands.org

 

Volunteer Coordinator & Farm Programs Assistant

Pender Island Community Hall is accepting applications for a fall student position. The position is  is open to youth  15 – 30 years old, Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible refugee. The incumbent must have the ability to work flexible hours, including Saturdays and some evenings. This position requires an acceptable criminal record check.

Purpose: The Volunteer Coordinator & Farm Programs Assistant assists in the development and provision of recreation services through development and management of the volunteer and internship programs. In addition, they support and assist with the development of farm programs and activities.

Volunteer Coordinator duties will include:
– Manage the youth volunteer and internship programs including recruitment, training, placement and evaluation of volunteers and interns
– Maintain accurate written records
– Liaise between staff and youth
– Support, train and encourage youth volunteers and interns
– Plan and complete shopping trips for program supplies
– Be accountable/responsible to the Community Hall Coordinator

Farm Programs Assistant duties will include:
– Assist with the Artisan Market set-up
– Develop and implement Youth Leadership programs
– Assist with the development and leadership of farm & heritage crafts and activities for all ages
– Carry out additional duties and responsibilities as required

Qualifications:
– A strong commitment to professionalism
– Relevant education and work experience
– Strong skills: public speaking, self direction, multitasking, motivating others in a positive manner, organizing and effective time management, computer skills
– Experience assisting with the leadership of recreational activities
– Experience working with youth 6 – 18 years of age.
– Current First Aid/CPR,
– Current Criminal Records Check
– Bronze Cross & Foodsafe (preferred)

Anticipated Start Date: Part time August 14, 2020 (Preferred. 14 – 16 hrs/ wk.)
Anticipated End Date: December 2020

Hours: 14 – 30 hrs per week.
Schedule will include most Fridays and Saturdays. Occasional work from home is possible.

Wage: $15.50 /hour

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2021 Summer Positions 

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, Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible refugee. 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? An exciting opportunity exists for a Summer Programs Coordinator, planning and facilitating youth leadership programs and summer camp programs. We are looking for a creative, organized, and enthusiastic individual with a keen interest in recreation, leadership, the outdoors, and a passion for teaching children and youth.

Key Duties
– Pre-camp: Program planning, scheduling, promotion, registration, orientation, administration, etc
– Liaise and collaborate with community organizations
– Program delivery, supply distribution, maintain budget control, staff & volunteer supervision, support and evaluations
– Community Gathering and Farmers Market assistance
– Develop and implement an effective volunteer training and orientation program
– Provide direction & training to volunteers & youth leadership participants and summer staff
– Chair volunteer and staff meetings
– Coordinate special events (i.e. Fathers Day Kite Building)
– Evaluate the total program at summers end in detail; compile a comprehensive report with statistics and recommendations
– Assist with events and activities
– Carry out additional duties and responsibilities as required

 Preferred Skills and Experience:
– Excellent organizational, communication (verbal and written), customer service, and interpersonal skills.
– Knowledge of local activities, resources and community groups
– Experience with office procedures and budgeting.
– Experience with program planning, safety, instructional methods & leadership techniques.
– 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.
– Ability to handle emergency and discipline situations.
– Ability to supervise, evaluate, motivate, and challenge interns and staff.
– Current First Aid with CPRC and AED
– Bronze cross (or better), Foodsafe and a current Class 4 BC Driver’s License would be an asset
– The successful applicant will be required to provide criminal record clearance

Anticipated Start Date: Part time May 1, 2020 (Preferred. 8 – 10 hrs/ wk.)
Full time May 12, 2020
Anticipated End Date: September 5, 2020 (Aug 30 possible if needed)

Hours: 35 – 40 hrs/week, schedule may include most Saturdays.
Wage: $17.00 /hour

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

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Volunteer Coordinator & Farm Programs Assistant

Pender Island Community Hall is now accepting applications for a summer student position as Volunteer Coordinator and Farm Programs Assistant. The position is contingent on funding and is open to youth  15 – 30 years old, Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible refugee. The incumbent must have the ability to work flexible hours, including Saturdays and some evenings. This position requires an acceptable criminal record check.

Purpose: The Summer Volunteer Coordinator assists in the development and provision of recreation services through reliable performance and management of the summer volunteer program. In addition, they support and assist with farm programs and activities.

Volunteer Coordinator duties will include:
– Manage the summer volunteer program   including recruitment, training, placement and evaluation of volunteers
– Maintain accurate written records
– Liaise between staff and volunteers
– Support, train and encourage volunteers
– Plan and complete weekly shopping trips for summer program supplies
– Be accountable/responsible to the Summer Program Coordinator

Farm Programs Assistant duties will include:
– Assist with the Farmers Market set-up
– Assist with a Youth Leadership camp about event management in conjunction with the Fall Fair
– Assist with the development and leadership of farm & heritage crafts and activities for all ages
– Be accountable/responsible to the Farm Programs Coordinator
– Carry out additional duties and responsibilities as required

Qualifications:
– A strong commitment to professionalism
– Relevant education and work experience
– Strong skills: public speaking, self direction, multitasking, motivating others in a positive manner, organizing and effective time management, computer skills
– Experience assisting with the leadership of recreational activities
– Experience working with youth 6 – 18 years of age.
– Current First Aid/CPR,
– Current Criminal Records Check
– Bronze Cross & Foodsafe (preferred)

Anticipated Start Date: Part time May 15, 2020 (Preferred. 4 – 6 hrs/ wk.)
Full time June 30, 2020
Anticipated End Date: August 30, 2020

Hours: 30 hrs per week minimum, plus additional hours as mutually agreed.
Schedule will include some evenings, Sundays and most Saturdays.
Wage: $15.50 /hour

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

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Maintenance and Programs Assistant

Pender Island Community Hall is now accepting applications for a summer student position as Programs and Maintenance Assistant. The position is contingent on funding and is open to youth 15 – 30 years old, Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible refugee. 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 Coordinators

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

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
– Foodsafe (preferred)

Anticipated Start Date: Part time May 19, 2020 (Preferred. 4 – 6 hrs/ wk.)
Full time June 30, 2020
Anticipated End Date: August 30, 2020

Hours: 30 hrs per week minimum, plus additional hours as mutually agreed.
Schedule will include some evenings, Sundays and most Saturdays.
Wage: $15.00 /hour

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

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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 contingent on funding from Young Canada Works. 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 (preferred)
Class 4 would be an asset
Current First Aid Training with CPR & AED
Current Criminal Records Check

Anticipated Start Date:  Part time May 11, 2020 (Preferred. 4 – 6 hrs/ wk.)
Full time June 30, 2020

Hours: 30 hrs per week minimum, plus additional hours as mutually agreed.

Schedule will include some evenings, Sundays and most Saturdays.
Wage: $16.50 /hour

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

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Volunteer – Youth Leadership Program

(Volunteer experience  for youth ages 10 – 17)

Not ready, or don’t have time, to become an intern but still want to build your skills and get work experience? Become a volunteer!

To apply, drop into the Hall and speak with the Hall Coordinator, try it out for the day or try it out for a few weeks to see if it interests you.

There are two types of youth volunteers: Casual and Formal.

To become a Casual Volunteer, just drop into the Community Hall on a Friday or Saturday between 10:00 – 1:00 and see if there are any tasks you can help out with; tasks will mostly be as a cafe helper.

To become a Formal Volunteer,  you will meet with the Volunteer Coordinator or Hall Coordinator to fill out a volunteer form, discuss what skills you are interested in learning and decide on specific days that you are available to volunteer.

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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

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Volunteering

The Hall often needs volunteers for the following:

• Film Projectionist
• Youth Leadership Program Mentor
• Program leadership/ assistant
• Assist at the Community Cafes
• Help organize and run special events
• Garden (weeding, pruning, etc.)
• Special administrative projects
• Annual Hall clean-ups
• Annual Yuletide Craft Fair
• Hall Board members or committee members

If you are interested in volunteering, please call the Hall at (250) 629-3669 or email bookings@penderislands.org

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2020 September Positions 

Cafe Host & Hall Helper – Youth 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 Wednesday September 18, 2019 at 10:00 am

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