[sust-mar] Watermark Ambassador, summer job, National Water Centre, Saint John, New Brunswick

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Position: Saint John Watermark Ambassador
Type: summer job / summer student position
Location: National Water Centre, Saint John, New Brunswick

The National Water Centre is a water-oriented private arts and education facility in Canada's oldest city. Inspired by the work of Waterkeepers and other grassroots water stewards, the centre promotes swimmable, drinkable, fishable water through community-building, information sharing, research, and leadership development.

The Centre is home to the newly launched Watermark Project, a community effort to collect and archive true stories about the ways Canadians interact with water. Started by Lake Ontario Waterkeeper in 2015, the Watermark Project aims to collect one story from every Canadian Household.

The Saint John Community Watermark Project focuses on the documentation of Saint Johners’ personal connections to water and helps them discover ways to be good water stewards. The project will result in a new permanent, public archive of local water stories that inform historical, scientific, artistic, and policy work in the area.

Saint John Watermark Ambassador Position:

As the Saint John Watermark Ambassador, you will conduct outreach to local community organizations and individuals to collect written, audio, and video-recorded “Watermarks”, and publish the stories to the digital archive.

Description of Responsibilities:
• Contact and connect with the residents of Greater Saint John to collect their personal stories about their connection to water
• Collect written, spoken, and video Watermarks from the people of Saint John
• Log Watermarks to the http://www.watermarkproject.ca
• Attend community events to promote the Watermark Project to New Brunswickers
• Act as an ambassador for the Watermark Project and the National Water Centre

You are an ideal candidate if:
• You would love to spend your summer talking to the community about water.
• You have a great work ethic and are able to accomplish tasks on time and independently.
• You are articulate and outgoing.
• You are happy and able to work evenings and weekends when required for public events.
• You are comfortable using computers and are proficient in a variety of social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
• You have a valid G-class licence (access to a vehicle is a bonus but not required)
• You’re based in Greater Saint John

Mandatory Experience/ Qualifications:
• Strong writing and communications skills
• Experience with website management, including posting blogs and basic image editing
• Experience building and maintaining social media accounts and audiences, specifically Twitter, and have a basic understanding of social media analytics
• Interest in marketing and public engagement
• Interest in storytelling and interviewing

Successful candidate must be:
• 15-30 years of age inclusive, at start of employment
• registered as a full-time student in the preceding academic year and returning to school during the next academic year
• a student at a secondary, post secondary, CEGEP, vocational or technical school
• a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or has refugee protection and legally entitled to work in the relevant province

To Apply:

Each application must include 1 copy of the following documents:
• A letter that describes why you would make a great Watermark Project Ambassador (Note: This is our favourite part of the application - we look for style, personality, spelling, grammar, and your perspective on the job description.)
• Your resumé
• Names and contact information for two references.

Please submit your application as soon as possible to:

Amy Wilford
amy at waterkeeper.ca

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Other Information:

Work Term: June 27 - August 19, 2016 (8 weeks)

Compensation: $13/hr, 35 hours/week

Eligibility: Our funding requires that you are returning to school in September 2015 and are under the age of 30.

The National Water Centre and Waterkeeper are committed to having a skilled, diversified workforce, and to the equitable representation of women, aboriginal peoples, and members of a visible minority group.

About the National Water Centre

“The only way Canadians can enjoy clean water in the future is if citizens, artists, scientists, educators, and leaders have an opportunity to come together and explore their potential as a community. This centre can help make that happen,” says Mark Mattson, co-founder of the Centre.

The purpose of the centre is to find creative solutions to water issues and to promote a culture that celebrates Canada’s waterways. The guiding principles of the centre are:
• Emphasize “swimmable, drinkable, fishable” water, the hallmarks of clean water.
• Encourage academic and artistic exploration, in recognition of our need for innovation and creativity.
• Facilitate partnerships, because no institution or sector can safeguard the country’s waterways alone.
• Nurture appreciation for justice and fairness, the heart of effective environmental law and policy.
• Foster leaders, because they will ultimately determine our clean water future.


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