Friday, May 30, 2014

Youth "Community Historians" wanted on Change Islands, Newfoundland

Town of Change Islands
Green Team Job Ad Number: Zone 3 - C
Project Title: An Environmental History of Change Islands

Project Description: Team members will be “Community Historians” recording the unique history of Change Islands and how its natural environment has sustained residents for hundreds of years – providing shelter, food and fuel. The Team will interview, videotape and photograph three generations and their experiences of ‘living off the land,’ and develop informational tools such as tourism booklets, community storyboards, and newsletter articles. The Team will also conduct several Environmental Awareness Events, which will include a presentation, delivery of games, arts and crafts, activities; and other duties as assigned. Employment is from June 30 to August 22, 2014.

Team Leader (1 Position): The Team Leader is the day-to-day supervisor for the Green Team. As such this person is responsible for the conduct of Team Members and the work they undertake. The Team Leader ensures that the work required is properly assigned and carried out, and ensures that the project proceeds smoothly. This involves planning, maintaining discipline, daily acquisition of materials required, effective liaison with the Project Proponent and the Conservation Corps, troubleshooting, etc. A Team Leader is expected to demonstrate the ability to plan and organize and must have previous leadership and supervisory skills. This position is for eight weeks with a rate of pay $11.00 per hour for 35 hours per week.
Team Member (3 Positions): The Team Member is an integral part of the Green Team. The Team Member follows the direction given by the Team Leader, has the ability to work well in a team environment and feels that s/he can make a positive contribution to the projects undertaken. This position is for eight weeks at $10.00 per hour for 35 hours per week.

Qualifications for this project:
· Experience and/or interest with photography, videography and graphic design an asset
· Interviewing skills
· Writing and computer skills
· Good organizational skills an asset
· Willingness to participate in public speaking
· Willingness to learn and positive work attitude
· Youth aged 16-30

Additional Considerations: Required to get to and from worksite; applicant must have CSA approved boots and gloves; potential for evening and weekend work; one person on the Team will be required to have a valid driver’s licence and full-time access to a vehicle with adequate insurance. Reimbursement for vehicle mileage is in accordance with CCNL policy.

Application forms available: Suite 103, 10 Austin Street, St. John’s or online at

Application Process: Please return a completed application form and resume to:

MAIL or IN PERSON: Suite 103, 10 Austin Street, St. John’s, NL, A1B 4C2

FAX: (709) 729-7270


Indicate the Green Team Job Ad Number and Project Title on your application.

Deadline for Applications is Friday, May 30, 2014.

For more information, contact Joanna King, Regional Supervisor at or 709-572-9245.

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