The Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens’ Association (GVJCCA) is a non-profit organization that builds communities, and advocates for social justice primarily for people in Canada of Japanese heritage, and their families. The GVJCCA is the publisher of The Bulletin/Geppo, a journal of Japanese Canadian community, history & culture.

Call for Summer Student Employment Applications

Call for Summer Student Employment Applications

This year the GVJCCA is seeking applications to fill three summer student positions at 32 hours per week. 

The three positions are:

1. Archival Assistant

2. Communications Administrator

3. Event Coordinator 

An eligible participant:

1. is between 15 and 30 years  at beginning of employment ( student requirement not necessary for 2019 – as per renewal of Youth Employment Strategy 2018);

2. is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment*;

3. has a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

A. Food Safe Certificate helpful;

B. Knowledge of Japanese Canadian history helpful but not required. 

The program’s broader objectives as part of the Youth Employment Strategy are to improve the labour market participation of Canadian youth,

*International students are not eligible participants. International students include anyone who is temporarily in Canada for studies and who is not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada.

Please submit your covering letter and resume at your earliest opportunity referring to the position of interest to you. Describe your qualifications, skills, experience and suitability for the position. 

Please forward your covering letter and resume to: GVJCCA President at gvjcca@gmail.com

All short-listed applicants will be interviewed prior to becoming the successful candidates for these position.

Descriptions of the positions and required qualifications, desired assets, skills and relevant experience are detailed below.

Positions Pending Canada Summer Jobs Program

The Event Coordinator will be responsible for organizing the GVJCCA’s major fundraising event: the Powell Street Festival, August 3-4, including the Salmon Barbeque Food Booth and Human Rights Community Booth. Other events planned would include JCCA/Tonari Gumi Golf Tournament, Obon Odori, Surrey Fusion Festival booth, Intergenerational Conference (Fall). Position would include coordination of volunteer students and seniors, acquisition of gift donations through various vendors, and working with other Directors and Senior Volunteers. Individual should be well organized; attention to detail important; responsible; reliable; and motivated to help lead using good communication skills. Should be able to develop skills in multimedia management, time management, spreadsheet production, and redefine creativity. Ability to speak, read, and write Japanese will be an asset but not required.

The Archival Assistant will work with staff at the National Nikkei Museum to arrange, describe, and digitize the GVJCCA archives related to the history of the organization in the Japanese Canadian Community. This would also entail updating the Detainee Name List of the Record of Hastings Park 1942-1943 Japanese Canadian Detainees. Also required to archive The Bulletin/Geppo monthly magazine produced by the GVJCCA which provides historical monthly information to its readers. Individual should be detail orientated, self motivated, good time management skills, good level of computer literacy helpful, be familiar with the Rules of Archival Description, preservation, and conservation; knowledge of the Japanese Canadian history essential. Fluency in Japanese language will be a definite asset.

The Communications Administrator This position requires the candidate to administer and assist communication projects related to the Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens’ Association community magazine, The Bulletin, as well as work on the organization website to communicate upcoming events and post activities.  In addition, the Salmon Barbeque, the GVJCCA’s fundraising project during the 2019 Powell Street Festival will require publicity and outreach.  The candidate will also assist the Special Events Coordinator for a Fall 2019 Intergenerational Gathering in developing a communication process for informing and encouraging community members to attend.  The candidate will also provide assistance so that the Gathering’s project coordinator will be able to prepare the communication system for planning, managing and implementing steps in preparation for the Gathering.  The candidate should be familiar with electronic communication systems and have skills using related computer programs. Ability to use WordPress; ability to mult-task; ability to use Filemaker Pro and MS Office in a PC/MAC environment an asset along with using Mail Chimp.  

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Publishing monthly since 1958, The Bulletin/Geppo is a bilingual English/Japanese journal of Japanese Canadian community, history & culture.  EXPLORE

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The GVJCCA Human Rights Committee works with and supports the Japanese Canadian community, other human rights groups, and ethno-cultural organizations to promote human rights, and combat racism and discrimination, locally and internationally.  EXPLORE

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This bilingual Japanese/English Human Rights Guide is an online resource for those with questions surrounding rights and freedoms in Canada. EXPLORE