Employment

Bookkeeper 

The Pender Islands Recreational and Agricultural Hall Association (PIRAHA) is seeking a permanent, part-time bookkeeper (contract position), approximately 20 hours per month. 

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Bookkeeping for all society programs, including projects, grants, and fundraising
  • Working with reserve and prepaid accounts
  • Processing bi-weekly payroll and regular payroll reports 
  • Processing bank deposits, and performing bank account reconciliations
  • Recording donations and issuing various donor receipts 
  • Completing the annual T3010 filing, and GST credits administration
  • Working with the Treasurer to provide regular reports to the board
  • Liaising with staff regarding payroll and business procedures

 

Requirements: 

  1. Minimum two years bookkeeping experience, preferably in the non-profit sector
  2. Experience with Sage Business Cloud Accounting and/or Sage 50

 

Please send expressions of interest to: hall@penderislands.org

Application deadline: Monday, September 26, 5:00 p.m.

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Hired – Heritage Programs Coordinator

We are looking for a creative, organized, and enthusiastic individual with a keen interest in heritage, food and farming, a passion for community development and a desire to build up their management skills. The Food and Farms program Coordinator provides  food, farm & heritage crafts and activities for all ages, assists with weekly markets and food programs and helps build community knowledge and awareness. 

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.

Farm Programs duties will include:
– Develop & lead regular food, farm & heritage crafts and activities for all ages
– Assist with food programs
– Liaise with farmers, food producers, community organizations and artisans
– Lead a Youth Leadership camp or children’s camp
– Supervise & provide support to volunteers & LIT  
 
Heritage Programs duties will include:
– Continue the development of a farm and heritage skills database
– Improve heritage and art displays
– Organize and assist with regular events & activities
– Promotion, advertising, marketing & public relations
– General office administration
– Carry out additional duties as required
 
Preferred skills and knowledge:
– Experience developing and leading food or skills related 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:  ASAP
 
Anticipated End Date: Based on the preference of the successful candidate, this position can be part-time or full-time. A total of 440 hours are available and must be completed by March 2023. Some remote work is possible.
 
Wage: $17.10 /hour
 
Please email a resume and cover letter to: bookings@penderislands.org
 

Summer 2022

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.

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, a passion for teaching children  and a desire to build up their management skills.

Key Duties

  • Pre-camp: Program planning, scheduling, promotion, registration, orientation, administration, etc
  • During camp:  program leadership, administration and registration, direct staff and volunteers
  • Program delivery, budget management, staff & volunteer management,
  • Lead volunteer and staff meetings
  • 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) and Foodsafe would be an asset
  • The successful applicant will be required to provide criminal record clearance

Anticipated Start Date:

Part-time May 3, 2022 (8 – 10 hrs/ wk., some virtual work possible)
Full time June 27, 2022

Anticipated End Date:

September 3, 2022

Some negotiation is possible regarding start date, end 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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Food & Farm Programs Coordinator

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

This position is contingent on grant funding and as such is only 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. This is position is offered within an environment where growth, learning and personal challenges are supported and encouraged.

Duties will include:

  • Develop & lead weekly food, farm & heritage crafts and activities for all ages
  • Assist with the Wednesday and Saturday Market set-up and takedown
  • Assist with regular events & activities, Summer Camps, youth activities, lunch programs
  • Provide supervision and support to volunteers & LIT
  • Promotion, advertising, marketing & registration
  • General office administration
  • Carry out additional duties as required

Preferred skills and knowledge

  • Experience developing and leading food or skills related 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)
  • Able to lift and carry 30 – 40lbs.
  • Current First Aid Training with CPR & AED
  • Criminal Records Clearance

Anticipated Start Date:

Part-time May 10, 2022 (8 – 10 hrs/ wk., some virtual possible)
Full time July 1, 2022

Anticipated End Date:    August 27, 2022

*Additional funding for this position has been applied for and there is a chance the position could have up to 16 weeks.

Wage: $17.00 per hour depending on experience

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

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 Youth Volunteer Coordinator & Programs Assistant

Pender Island Community Hall is now accepting applications for a summer student position as Volunteer Coordinator & 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.

Youth Volunteer Coordinator duties will include:

  • Manage the summer youth volunteer program: recruitment, training, placement and evaluation of volunteers
  • Develop and implement an effective volunteer training and orientation program
  • Provide direction & training to volunteers & youth leadership participants
  • Support, train and encourage volunteers
  • Organize and lead weekly youth activities with a focus on food literacy, community engagement, social wellness and outdoor education.

Camp and Farm Programs Assistant duties will include:

  • Assist with children’s camps and  food program workshops
  • Assist with the development and leadership of farm & heritage crafts and activities for all ages
  • Carry out additional duties and responsibilities as required

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience assisting with the leadership of recreational activities
  • Experience working with youth 6 – 18 years of age.
  • Strong skills: public speaking, self direction, multitasking, motivating others in a positive manner, organizing and effective time management, computer skills
  • Current First Aid/CPR
  • Criminal Records Clearance
  • Bronze Cross & FOODSAFE (preferred)

Anticipated Start Date:

Part time June 1, 2022 (Preferred. 6 – 8 hrs/ wk.)
Full time July 5, 2022

Anticipated End Date:   August 27, 2022

Anticipated Hours: 37.5 hrs per week, plus additional hours as mutually agreed.
Schedule will include most Saturdays. Some negotiation is possible regarding start date and weekly hours.

Wage: $16.25 /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 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, grounds keeping, basic building maintenance and building projects
  • Work collaboratively with the Maintenance Manager

Programs Assistant duties will include:

  •  Assist with regular events & activities, Summer Camps, 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 informational 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 June 1, 2022 (Preferred. 6 – 8 hrs/ wk.)
Full time July 5, 2022
Anticipated End Date:   August 27, 2022

Anticipated Hours: 37.5 hrs per week.
Schedule will include some evenings, Sundays and most Saturdays. Schedule will include most Saturdays. Some negotiation is possible regarding start date and weekly hours.

Wage: $15.75 /hour

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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

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.

Application Deadline: November 11, 2021 Applications will be reviewed immediately upon receipt

Anticipated Hours: 6 – 16 hrs per month (as per mutual agreement)
Wage Range: $15.20 to $17.00 per hour (depending on experience)

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