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We currently have two employment opportunities!

1) Tatamagouche Centre – Strategic Support Worker – June 14 to August 6, 2021

To apply, you must be:

  • Between 15 and 30 years of age.
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada (which means you must have a valid Social Insurance Number).
  • You do not have to be a student!

Duties:

  • Administrative support for strategic visioning and planning, including support to online gatherings.
  • 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 interpersonal communications skills
  • Computer knowledge (databases, designing posters)
  • Experience in using social media for organizational communication
  • Able to work from home and at Tatamagouche Centre (if allowed)

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). Please do not contact the Centre by phone, rather send by email to info@tatacentre.ca or mail to Tatamagouche Centre, 259 Loop Route 6, Tatamagouche, NS B0K 1V0. 

Deadline for Applications: Friday, June 4, 2021 at noon AST. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Tatamagouche Centre is adhering to all Covid-19 regulations. Learn more 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.

Tatamagouche Centre acknowledges and appreciates the support of the federal government through the Canada Summer Jobs program.

 

2) Indigenous and Youth Program Coordinator(s)

Are you ready to apply your skills to creating decolonized spaces? Do you want to build relationships across difference, create transformative experiences? Help shape the emerging generation of young activists, artists and change makers? 

Our Story: Tatamagouche Centre is a social justice-oriented education and retreat centre that has been around for 65 years (made possible by of our relationship with the United Church of Canada). 

For almost two decades we have collaborated with Indigenous people to hold Peace and Friendship Gatherings. These gatherings work towards healing ancestral trauma, decolonizing culture, and living into treaty relationships. 

Since 2002 the award-winning Social Justice Youth Camp has mentored the next generation of change-makers using a by-youth-for-youth mentorship model. 

We are located on beautiful and sacred land near the village of Tatamagouche, and our facilities include accommodations for up to 30 people (COVID-19 compliant), meeting space, and a large dining hall. We value the magic made possible when we gather in person, and can be present with our whole selves.

Contract(s): roughly 65 days between May 2021 and November 2021. However, days will be concentrated around the events being organized.  Priority will be given to Indigenous youth active in their community. 

Compensation: up to $20/hour based on skills and experience.

Location: Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia preferable but negotiable. Given the uncertainties with COVID-19, we are also flexible to consider 2-3 contracts in different provinces. We are open to being creative and exploring possibilities with strong candidates. 

Deadline for Applications:  Open until position is filled.

Our ideal candidate

  • is a community organizer who understands the power of gatherings and ceremony, land-based learning
  • is grounded in spirit and justice, curious about personal and collective wholeness.
  • has a vision for a better, more just and welcoming world
  • has an understanding of social justice issues and is able to apply this in a way that creates safer spaces across diversity
  • experience working with youth
  • communication and social media
  • has a valid drivers’ licence

Contract Description

In collaboration with the Peace and Friendship Committee and Tatamagouche staff team, the Indigenous and Youth Program Coordinator’s duties include:

Peace & Friendship Gathering

  • Organize Peace & Friendship Gathering planned for Fall, 2021 
  • Organize regular teleconferences of the Peace & Friendship committee
  • Community mobilisation with youth and  Indigenous communities across the region
  • Identify local sources for the construction of a traditional Wolastoqey Longhouse
  • Participate in and support Indigenous Ceremony

Social Justice Youth Camp (SJYC)

  • Work with facilitator(s) on program design for youth justice map
  • Recruitment, promotion and selection
  • Work collaboratively with the Tatamagouche Centre Staff team
  • Coordinate training and planning weekends with SJYC leadership team
  • Support and potentially co-facilitate youth camp

This position reports to the Executive Director. A Vulnerable Sector Check will be required.

Employment Equity

Tatamagouche Centre has a policy of employment equity to acknowledge that people pushing from the margins face systemic barriers due to race, gender identity, religion, ability, or sexual orientation. Please indicate in your cover letter if you would like to be considered for employment equity. 

To Apply

Send any questions, resumé and cover letter to info@tatacentre.ca (in PDF format). Deadline for Applications:  Open until position is filled. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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.