Summer Jobs with the Environmental Youth Alliance

May 6, 2016 News

UPDATE: THESE POSITIONS HAVE BEEN FILLED. THANK-YOU TO ALL WHO APPLIED.

The Environmental Youth Alliance is hiring four (4) positions for temporary full time work this summer in our Vancouver based green spaces. EYA is a local non-profit that works to connect youth and nature.

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The 4 positions vary and will be assigned to suit the applicants interest and experience. Positions will include:

  1. Communications and Volunteer Coordination
  • Youth volunteer recruitment
  • Co-facilitation and participation in volunteer sessions
  • Creation of outreach materials and communication of program offerings to diverse community stakeholders
  • Event logistics and organization
  1. Garden site maintenance
  • Assistance with stewarding one to three garden site(s), including: Copley Community Orchard, Means of Production Garden, Cottonwood Youth Garden, Strathcona Rewilding Area, and Oak Meadows Pollinator Garden
  • Installation and care of habitat and food plants and wildlife homes
  • Garden work with community garden members and diverse community groups
  • Care for plants used in ecological arts and neighbourhood events
  1. Educational Program Design and Delivery
  • Co design and deliver workshops and work parties for diverse youth groups in outdoor garden spaces
  • Evaluate and provide input on environmental education program delivery

Candidates should have skills and/or interests in developing their skills in:

  • Independent (self motivated) and Group (team) Work
  • Communications and Design (graphic design, photography, social media)
  • Event Planning
  • Ecological Landscape Installation and Maintenance
  • Facilitating Nature Connections and Environmental Education
  • Urban Agriculture and Seed Saving
  • Outdoor work in all weather

$11.45/hr for 40 hours/week

Temporary – Summer Job for 10-16 weeks, dependant on position

Starting immediately, ending Aug 27, 2016.

Qualifications

Applicants must meet the following criteria, as set out by Services Canada:

  • Be between the ages of 15 and 30 years at the start of employment;
  • Have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in next academic year;
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

Please send your resume and cover letter explaining how your skills and interest are a fit for this position and confirming your eligibility criteria. Email JuliaT@eya.ca

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