Employment

Fall 2021 Positions

Food & Farm Heritage Programs Coordinator

(Position is open to youth ages 16 – 30 years)

Pender Island Community Hall is now accepting applications for the position as Food and Farm Heritage Programs Coordinator. This is position is offered within an environment where growth, learning and personal challenges are supported and encouraged.

Food and Farm Programs duties will include:
– Assist with existing Food Programs (Markets, community meals…)
– Liaise with farmers, artists and artisans
– Develop and lead farm & heritage crafts and activities for all ages
– Interview growers & makers for social media posts
– Arrange Farm Tours and fun work bees
– Develop Youth Leadership activities in conjunction with Adventure Earth
– Budgeting & purchasing for the programs
– Supervise & provide support to volunteers & youth leadership programs

Heritage Programs 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
– Research Hall and Community Heritage
– 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)
– Current First Aid Training with CPR & AED
– Current acceptable Criminal Records Check

This position is dependent on funding from Young Canada Works, as such it is only available to those who:

• Are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
• Are legally entitled to work in Canada;
• Are between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
• Will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) during the Young Canada Works (YCW) work assignment;
• Have been a part-time or full-time high school, college, CEGEP, or university student in the semester preceding the YCW work assignment; and
• Intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW work assignment.

Start Date:   Open Until Filled – We will begin reviewing applications on Sept 3, 2021

Depending on the successful applicant’s availability, hours could be set anywhere between 18 to 35 hours per week. A total of 640 hours are available between start and April 30, 2022. Some hours can be done virtually.

Wage: $17.10 per hour

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

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Youth Activity Program Leaders

(Position is open to youth ages 15 – 30 years)

Adventure Earth is a weekly program for youth ages 13 – 24 years which typically focuses on:
– Outdoor leadership
– Civic Engagement
– Food and Farm Skills
– KSA (knowledge, skills, abilities)
– Intergenerational Engagement

We are looking for 3 – 6 people for this exciting opportunity. The team will work both collaboratively and individually. Training and support will be offered if interested and hours are flexible so Leaders can manage school and life responsibilities.

Leaders will be encouraged to take on one area of focus, then plan one activity per month. They can either directly lead the activity or find a special presenter. The leader will be responsible for organizing, advertising, running and reporting on each activity.

Start Date:  Open Until Filled – We will begin reviewing applications on Sept 10, 2021

Anticipated Hours: 6 – 16 hrs per month (as per mutual agreement)
Wage Range: $15.50 to $17.00 per hour

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

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Ongoing Openings

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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2021 Summer Positions (filled)

Volunteer Coordinator & Programs Assistant

Pender Island Community Hall is now accepting applications for a summer student position as Volunteer Coordinator and 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
– Organize and lead weekly youth activities with a focus on food literacy, community engagement, social wellness and outdoor education.
– Organize and lead a 1 week L.I.T Program
– Liaise between staff and volunteers
– Assign youth L.I.T to camps and programs and provide ongoing training and support
– Be accountable/responsible to the Summer Program Coordinator

Farm Programs Assistant duties will include:
– 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 Heritage 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, 2021 (Preferred. 4 – 6 hrs/ wk.)
Full time July 5, 2021
Anticipated End Date:   August 27, 2021

Anticipated Hours: 30 hrs per week, plus additional hours as mutually agreed.
Schedule will include some evenings, Sundays and most Saturdays.
Some negotiation is possible regarding start date and weekly hours.
Wage: $16.10 /hour

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

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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, 2021 (Preferred. 8 – 10 hrs/ wk.)
Full time May 17, 2021
Anticipated End Date:    September 4, 2021
Some negotiation is possible regarding start date and weekly hours.
Anticipated Hours: 40 hrs/week, schedule may include most Saturdays. $17.60 /hour

Please email your 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 Maintenance and 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.

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:    Possible Part time May 19, 2021 (Preferred. 2 – 6 hrs/ wk.)
Full time July 5, 2021
Anticipated End Date:                      August 27, 2021

Anticipated Hours:                         30 hrs per week, plus additional hours as mutually agreed.
Schedule will include some evenings, Sundays and most Saturdays. Some negotiation is possible regarding start date and weekly hours.

Wage: $15.60 /hour

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

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Farm Heritage Programs Coordinator

Pender Island Community Hall is now accepting applications for a summer position as Farm Heritage 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 duties will include:
– Assist with the 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

Heritage Programs 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)
Current First Aid Training with CPR & AED
Current Criminal Records Check

Anticipated Start Date:   Part time May 11, 2021 (Preferred. 4 – 6 hrs/ wk.)
Full time June 30, 2021

Anticipated End Date:    September 4, 2021

Anticipated Hours:          30 hrs per week, plus additional hours as mutually agreed.
Schedule will include some evenings, Sundays and most Saturdays. Some negotiation is possible regarding start date and weekly hours.

Wage:                                      $17.10 /hour

 

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