Employment Opportunities

Youth Project Summer Events Coordinator 2017
(Summer Student Term Position)

Job Description:  The Summer Events Coordinator will be responsible for working with staff and the Youth Board to help organize and run summer events (Prom, Camps, Pride activities etc) at the Youth Project.  Duties will include planning and preparation for events, administration, organising supplies, running events and/or programs, interaction with participants, maintaining the Youth Project space and post event cleanups.  There may also be other duties assigned.


To be successful in this position you should:

  • Support the mission of the Youth Project and have working knowledge of factors involved in creating a safe environment for youth around issues of sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • Have a strong interest in working with youth.
  • Be enthusiastic, a strong communicator and have good organizational skills.
  • Have the ability to work as part of a team but also be able to work independently and take initiative.

Previous experience working with youth, facilitation experience and creativity would all be strong assets.

This position is funded through the Canada Summer jobs program. To meet the requirements of the program the applicant must be:

  • 30 years old or under and a full time student returning to full time studies in the fall.
  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident or a refugee under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.


As an organisation serving youth around issues of sexual orientation and gender identity, the Youth Project recognizes and values lived experience as a member of communities facing discrimination. We encourage applicants to self-identify if you are a member of the LGBTQ2+ community and/or a member of other communities facing discrimination. Confidentiality is assured.

This position is open to all who qualify regardless of prior involvement or position in the Youth Project.

Hours and Pay:  The job runs for 10 weeks at 30 hours per week. Ideally from June 12th to August 18th. Pay will be $12.20 per hour.

Application Deadline:  Friday May 26th, 2017

Apply via e-mail to: jobs@youthproject.ns.ca

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