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Tatamagouche Centre and Breaking the Silence are hiring!

We are looking to fill two 8-week long Canada Summer Jobs positions. Both positions are open to individuals who will be aged 30 and under by September 1, 2020. Both are 35 hours per week @ $12.55 per hour. Applicants must have been enrolled in university or community college in the 2019-2020 year.

1)  Breaking the Silence (BTS) – Summer Outreach Cooperant – June 29 to August 22, 2020 (with the possibility of renewal as a part-time position in the fall). Deadline to apply is Friday June 12th at noon AST. 

Work location: Online from home with strong preference given to candidates based in the Maritime region of Canada.

Duties: Under the supervision of the BTS Guatemala Coordinator, the successful applicant will:

  • Support BTS outreach & communications as needed including the creation of short videos, promotional posters, urgent actions, etc.
  • Support the expansion of the BTS contacts database for the purposes of promotion
  • Provide weekly summaries to BTS staff of key & trending issues relevant to our work including news, actions, special events, etc.
  • Assist in disseminating BTS related materials through various media including the BTS blog, listserv and social media platforms.
  • Lead the creation and establishment of a BTS cooperant alumni network including reaching out to past BTS interns to document some of their experiences in the field.
  • Integrate well into the BTS team and its collective processes, supporting needs that may arise.
  • Become familiar with all BTS areas of work as well as that of local committees.
  • Attend and participate in regular meetings with supervisor.
  • As a representative of the network, act in accordance with BTS’s mission and values.

Required skills and experience:

  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills (including strong writing skills)
  • Experience with graphic design and using social media platforms for outreach
  • Experience engaging in online research
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
  • Good knowledge of BTS and/or experience with social justice movements
  • Able to work from an anti-oppression and solidarity framework
  • Capable of taking initiative and being self-directed as well as a team player
  • Be aged 30 and under by September 1, 2020 and have been enrolled in university in the 2019-2020 year

Desired qualities:

  • Knowledge of the civil society and academic landscape in the Maritimes
  • Experience working from home / at a distance
  • Experience and/or interest in Guatemala or the Latin American region
  • Spanish language abilities will be considered a strong asset
  • Be based in or have strong roots to the Maritime region of Canada

Application details:

Submit a cover letter,  resume, and the contact information of two references in ONE document, via e-mail to BreakingtheSilenceHiring@gmail.com​ ​by Friday June 12, 2020 at noon AST.  Please indicate the position title in your subject line as well as where you heard about the posting in the body of your email. Interviews will be scheduled for June 16 and 17 with an offer made by June 19, 2020.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted to arrange for an interview.

To learn more about BTS click here.

BTS acknowledges that systemic barriers disproportionately target and affect marginalized communities. We are committed to challenging these systemic inequalities and encourage applications from individuals that represent the full diversity of communities in terms of  ability, age, class, gender, race and sexual orientation. Furthermore, we recognize and value people’s lived experience as a legitimate attestation of skills and abilities.

2) Tatamagouche Centre – Strategic Support Worker – June 15 to August 8, 2020. Deadline to apply is Friday, June 5th at noon AST.


  • Administrative support for strategic visioning and planning, including support to online gatherings.
  • Consolidating databases used for monitoring and reporting and communication.
  • Supporting the Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network (BTS) – e.g. promoting a fundraiser for BTS and the Tatamagouche school/community-Rabinal, New Hope Institute; promoting the Breaking the Silence brand of Just Us! fair trade coffee.
  • Any support required for Peace and Friendship work.
  • Some gardening and light yard work (if interested and able).

Skills and qualities desired:

  • A willingness to learn and grow
  • A self-starter able to work without a lot of supervision
  • Strong inter-personal communications skills
  • Computer knowledge (databases, designing posters)
  • Experience in using social media for organizational communication
  • Able to work from home and at Tatamagouche Centre

How to apply:

Please submit a letter no longer than one page indicating why you are interested in this position, a résumé of your education and work experience, and the names of two references (that includes emails and phone numbers). Send by email to info@tatacentre.ca or mail to Tatamagouche Centre, 259 Loop Route 6, Tatamagouche, NS B0K 1V0.

To learn more about Tatamagouche Centre click here.

Employment Equity:

The Tatamagouche Centre has a policy of employment equity policy to acknowledge that marginalized people face systemic barriers due to race, gender identity, religion, ability, or sexual orientation. We are committed to equity and intersectional inclusion in our hiring, so we encourage candidates from systemically marginalized groups, populations, and identities. This includes a commitment to accommodate diverse abilities.

Interested in becoming involved with Tatamagouche Centre?

Send us your curriculum vitae if you are interested in leading a program, future work, or volunteering. We are always looking to widen and diversify our network.