The Prescott-Russell Arts Council (CAPRAC) is currently seeking to fill a youth summer employment position:
Please note that due to the pandemic, CAPRAC has put in place temporary measures to allow for the continuity of summer programming - shifting to digital/online programming, social/physical distancing, and teleconferencing/work from home. The health and safety of our employees are of utmost importance and we will continue to work diligently under these conditions.
The Prescott-Russell Arts Council is a non-profit organization whose main objective is to promote regional arts, culture, and heritage, in addition to serving its members.
Position: Community Liaison Officer
Location: Prescott-Russell Arts Council (CAPRAC), 31 St-Paul Street, Alfred ON K0B 1A0 - The majority of the work will be done from home.
Length of job: 14 weeks, May to August 2021 (starting date TBD) - 20 hours/week.
Hourly rate: $17.00/hour
Under the direction of the Coordinator, the participant will coordinate various projects related to communications, the development of unifying initiatives and the promotion of the artistic and cultural communities of Prescott and Russell.
The Community Liaison Officer is primarily responsible for the distribution of information, the maintenance of effective and ongoing communications with individuals and groups directly or indirectly involved in projects, as well as the creation and dissemination and digital content that serves to amplify the activities of artists and cultural and heritage organizations in the Prescott and Russell territory.
In his/her role as community liaison, the participant is responsible for the deployment and energization of opportunities and spaces for connection, collaboration and support to artists and various communities in the counties, such as the Facebook group "Creative Community of Prescott-Russell", the virtual series of roundtables and discussion groups.
In addition, the participant will assist in the planning and management of activities that will be disseminated in our social networks, promoting the adhesion of new members, the amplification of the creative community and the cultural outreach of the region, for example, Culture Days, in order to achieve the objectives of projects related to the promotion of our members, culture, arts and heritage.
The participant must be able to communicate in both French and English at all times for written and oral communication activities for members and the general community - the participant must prioritize French in the order of communications, and communicate in French for internal and workplace operations.
The Community Liaison Officer will need to have strong interpersonal skills in order to moderate virtual groups and discussions, as well as knowledge of virtual broadcasting software and tools (Zoom, Mailchimp, Facebook and Instagram).
The participant will be expected to keep the Coordinator informed of the progress of projects on a regular basis, to actively participate in weekly team meetings, and to perform other tasks necessary for the realization of projects related to the outreach of arts and culture in the community.
Personality traits and skills:
Being a dynamic and passionate person;
Demonstrate great flexibility;
Able to work under pressure;
Manage several projects at the same time;
Enjoy working in a team environment;
Attention to detail;
Knowledge of social media.
Be bilingual (French-English) both orally and in writing;
Possess strong French language skills and strong written and oral communication skills;
Have a valid driver’s license;
A minimum of a high school diploma is preferred;
Have access to a computer and a reliable Internet connection during working hours.
General knowledge of art, culture, and heritage. Be familiar with the region’s cultural centres.
Eligibility for the Canada Summer Jobs Program**:
Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or designated as a refugee under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment**; and,
Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the beginning of the employment and be legally authorized to work in Canada in accordance with the legislation in force in the province or territory concerned.
**Please note that this position is subject to funding from Summer Jobs Canada.