WE ARE HIRING! TWO POSITIONS for the summer
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Education Program Planner: $14.75/hr, 280 hours (either full-time 35 hrs/week, 8 weeks or part-time over a longer period, TBD). This position may have possibility of part-time extension to assist with a Reskilling Workshop Series.
Social Media Manager: $14.75/hr, 35 hrs/week, 8 weeks
Both positions are telework at this time but may have some in-office work based in Ottawa Centre later in the season.
Tucker House Renewal Centre is a registered charity and environmental learning organization with a mission to inspire sustainable living. We put this into action by providing interactive cultural and ecological programs in both official languages for children, youth and adults at our historic cultural centre. We offer mobile and on-site educational programming including a children’s summer camp focused on environmental history, youth leadership programs, community festivals and a variety of natural history workshops. Tucker House Renewal Centre is an environmental and cultural learning centre that boasts 33 acres of biodiverse land. Our goal is to use our property and historic centre to teach children, youth and adults about environmental history and how they can plan a role in environmental conservation.
The Education Program Planner will work on natural history and cultural programs that usually take place in the summer and fall months. These activities will surround the themes of historic environmental learning, nature based arts and crafts, and seventh generation principles. Duties of the job will be adapted for telework and program planning will be adapted to accommodate social distancing requirements.
This Planner will help coordinate our Re-Skilling Workshop Series that will be launching this fall. This 10 workshop series will invite community members to come to our historic centre, and cook a collective meal together, learn practical techniques and skills while learning about sourcing sustainable food, local farmers and more. Additionally, the Education Program Planner will assist with virtual summer nature camp activities, and work on some revisions and updates to our school group program curriculum for primary school students who usually do outdoor learning in our seed-saving garden, native-tree arboretum and FSC certified forest. The Education Program Planner will be looking at how to incorporate history and culture in our environmental programming. Participants will learn about their connection to the environment by looking through the lens of history starting with the Indigenous people, moving along to the present day.
The Social Media Manager will be responsible for communications, promotion, outreach and support for our summer and fall programs including our (virtual) nature camp, outdoor school program and Reskilling Workshops Series. They will also be responsible for raising public awareness of our Tucker House 150 celebration, 1 year Native Tree Arboretum Anniversary, and more, using a variety of online platforms, e-newsletters, and direct mail. This job also entails seeking continued donations for our programs and organization by reaching out to past donors to keep them engaged with our programming and needs, even (especially) considering that many of our in-person programs are paused.
The successful candidate will be required to create promotional materials, reach out to potential clients (i.e. school groups, scouts groups, etc.), and connect with donors in order to promote our upcoming programs in adaptive ways with professional communication through a variety of styles and digital tools.
Our Programs Director and Executive Director will provide direct mentorship on a regular basis with weekly check-ins on progress and will be available to answer questions.
As we provide programming in both official languages, fluent bilingualism is a strong asset. Basic graphic design and excellent written communication skills are critical. We will be looking for applicants who can work reliably and independently.
We have an open hiring policy at Tucker House Renewal Centre. Women in STEM are encouraged to apply. As much of our programming is geared towards children, all staff will be required to provide us with a police check and go through screening for suitability to work with vulnerable persons.