[sust-mar] Multimedia Outreach Asst., summer job, ACORN, Sackville NB

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Position: ACORN Multimedia Outreach Assistant
Type: summer job / summer student position
Organization: Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network Co-operative
Location: Sackville, New Brunswick

About Us:

Since 2000, ACORN has been the key organization for information on organic farming and food in Atlantic Canada. From seed to farmer to consumer, ACORN works to bring the whole picture together–making food choices healthier and more environmentally responsible. For more information, visit http://www.acornorganic.org.

Job Description:

The ACORN Multimedia Outreach Assistant will provide support to ACORN's team by promoting and advertising ACORN's outreach efforts, from regional farmer trainings to organic consumer events. With a focus on social media and online tools, the Multimedia Outreach Assistant will work to build community awareness of local organic food options across Atlantic Canada.

Specific tasks will include:
• Build ACORN's social media presence by sharing dynamic content through the organization's various platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
• Update ACORN's Online Organic Directory with point-of-sale information and promote the enhanced tool to consumers
• Encourage participation in Organic Week by reaching out to to retailers, restaurants and producers across the Maritimes and supporting their activities 
• Support with ACORN’s on-going projects and event planning, including Atlantic Farmshare Network, Grow A Farmer Program, Seed Program, etc

• Strong interest in organic food and agriculture
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Experience with various social and multimedia tools
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Experience with Macs would be considered an asset

Eligible Applicants must:
• Have been registered as full-time student in the previous academic year and ?intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year.
• Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred.
• Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment.
• Be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Job details: 

37.5 hours/week at $12.00/hour for a 10-week contract with negotiable start date.
The successful candidate will work out of ACORN’s office in Sackville, NB.

To apply:

Please email a cover letter and résumé as one single PDF to Theresa Richards at: 
admin at acornorganic.org 
Your résumé must include two references.

Application deadline is: 1:00 p.m Wednesday, June 1st, 2016.

We appreciate everyone’s interest in this position; however, only those selected for an in-person interview will be contacted.

The Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from traditionally under-represented groups such as First Nations and visible minorities.


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