Toronto, Ontario (focused within Corktown/ Canary District area)
210 hrs (completed by August 26, 2017)
Number of Positions:
Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation is a charity that works in partnership with the City of Toronto, community groups, neighbourhoods, individuals and the business community to reimagine public green spaces and improve the health of Toronto's urban forest. One of our partner projects in 2017 is the prominent ‘Making Peace’ exhibit taking place in Corktown Common, Toronto, which focuses on the work of Indigenous artists, photographers, filmmakers and music, theatre and dance groups. Learn more at www.tptf.ca
The Youth Coordinator will work within the Making Peace Project Team and be supervised by the Exhibition Curator. The role will help facilitate the exhibit and aid in providing cultural programming for youth and children.
The Youth Event Coordinator will work as part of a team to:
- coordinate all (indoor and outdoor) activities that target youth, especially underserved youth, as part of the exhibit
- communicate directly with partner organizations, including First Nations communities
- outreach to local youth based organizations, manage youth participation at summer workshops and coordinate visits to and from the exhibit venue
- deliver communication materials, as well as general email and face to face communication with public/media, promoting the exhibit
- general surveillance of the outdoor exhibition
- act as the liaison between Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation and the ‘Making Peace’ Exhibit Curator
To be Eligible you must:
- be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the 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 the next academic year;
- be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act2; and,
- be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
Preferred candidates will have a focus on one of more of the fields of study: Communication and the Arts, First Nations history/culture, Event management.
We are looking for an individual with:
- Excellent interpersonal skills & community relations skills
- Exceptional time-management skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks
- Ability to develop effective working relationships with staff, peers, colleagues and the community in a team environment.
- Basic computer skills, particularly Word, Excel Office suite, email
Priority is placed on hiring an Aboriginal student for this role
Application Deadline: May 26, 2017
Please email your resume with cover letter stating your interest and experience related to the available position addressed to:
Carla Grant, Executive Director, Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation
Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation thanks all applicants for their interest in this position, however, please note as we are a small charity we will only be contacting those candidates selected for interview.