Summer Student Job Postings

Job Posting

Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens’ Association (GVJCCA) Event Coordinator
Location: 249 – 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby BC • 604 777-5222
Period of employment: May 17–August 23, 2016 (14 weeks)
Hours: 9:30 am – 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday
Salary: $10.45 per hour

Requirements:
• must be a current full-time student between the ages of 15 and 30 and intend to return to your studies in the Fall
• must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident or have official refugee protection status under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (foreign students are not eligible)
• must be legally entitled to work in Canada, according to relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations
• MUST be available able to work Sun, June 12, the holiday long weekend – July 29 to August 1, and Wed, Aug 10

Job description
The Event Coordinator, under the supervision of GVJCCA Board Members, will be responsible for organizing the GVJCCA's major fundraising event of the year, the Salmon BBQ Food Booth at the 40th Annual Powell Street Festival on July 30th and 31st, as well as help with other GVJCCA summer events, including the Annual Golf Tournament on June 12th, and 'Obon' at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre on August 10th.

This position will require:
• organizing and ensuring the completion of all tasks required for a successful Salmon
• soliciting donations from sponsors (companies and individuals)
• organizing all supplies, rentals and facilities required
• scheduling and overseeing volunteers
• coordinating the food booth at the event itself, with the help of key GVJCCA Directors
• maintaining good records, budgeting, and managing finances as well as some office administration
• communications, including some promotional and marketing work, helping post events to the Community Calendar on The Bulletin / Geppo website, coordinating social media and outreach
• assisting the Archival Assistant during any periods of down time

Skills required
• being comfortable with / around the filleting of fish
• must be self-motivated and have very good time-management and communication skills
• must have a good level of computer literacy including spreadsheets, database software, email
• must be fluent in English; Japanese language an asset
• knowledge of Canadian History/Japanese Canadian History an asset

The Coordinator will acquire skills in project management, problem solving, communications, and leadership. The setting will provide experience in cultural diversity, working as a team, working collaboratively, and the importance of community-building and preserving history for future generations.

Candidates will be chosen on the basis of their skill level and ability. We welcome all applicants regardless of race, gender, or disability.

Applications
Please forward applications with resume by email to: Lorene Oikawa, President, gvjcca@gmail.com
Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, May 11th, 2016.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Posting

Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens’ Association (GVJCCA) Communications Administrator

Location: 249 – 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby BC  •  604 777-5222
Period of employment:  May 24–August 30, 2016 (14 weeks)
Hours: 9:30 am – 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday
Salary: $10.45 per hour

Requirements:

  • must be a current full-time student between the ages of 15 and 30 and intend to return to your studies in the Fall
  • must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident or have official refugee protection status under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (foreign students are not eligible)
  • must be legally entitled to work in Canada, according to relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations
  • MUST be available able to work Sun, June 12, the holiday long weekend – July 29 to August 1, and Wed, Aug 10

Job description

The Communications Administrator will work with GVJCCA Directors and core volunteers to help produce content for the organization’s new website and online presence. As well, they will work with The Bulletin / Geppo staff to post articles to the website, work with staff and the Board to further develop and create social media and e-newsletter outreach strategies, and maintain the Community Calendar, an online calendar of Japanese Canadian community events. The Administrator will also assist the Event Coordinator with special event tasks as needed, including helping at the 40th Annual Powell Street Festival on July 30th and 31st, the Annual Golf Tournament on June 12th, and 'Obon' at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre on August 10th.

This position will require:

  • coordinating social media and outreach by communicating with many other Japanese Canadian organizations and individuals in order to gather information and event postings
  • connecting with those who might not be familiar with our organization and its activities / services
  • office administration, including maintaining our membership database, basic bookkeeping, and filing
  • managing all forms of correspondence and supporting the work of the GVJCCA Directors
  • assisting the Event Coordinator and Archival Assistant during any periods of down time

Skills required

  • must be self-motivated and have very good time-management, and communication and social skills
  • must have a good level of computer literacy, ability to use WordPress and familiarity with basic HTML; ability to use Filemaker Pro and Microsoft Office in a Mac environment as well as MailChimp an asset
  • must be fluent in English; Japanese language an asset
  • knowledge of Canadian History/Japanese Canadian History an asset

The Communications Administrator will acquire skills in project management, problem solving, communications, and leadership. The setting will provide experience in cultural diversity, working as a team, working collaboratively, and the importance of community-building and preserving history for future generations. Candidates will be chosen on the basis of their skill level and ability. We welcome all applicants regardless of race, gender, or disability.

Applications

Please forward applications with resume by email to: Lorene Oikawa, President, gvjcca@gmail.com

Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, May 18th, 2016.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Posting

Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens’ Association (GVJCCA) Archival Assistant

Location: 249 – 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby BC  •  604 777-5222

Period of employment:  May 17–August 25, 2016 (14 weeks)

Hours: 9:30 am – 5pm Tuesday to Saturday

Salary: $10.45 per hour 

Requirements:

  • must be a current full-time student between the ages of 15 and 30 and intend to return to your studies in the Fall
  • must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident or have official refugee protection status under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (foreign students are not eligible)
  • must be legally entitled to work in Canada, according to relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations
  • MUST be available able to work Sun, June 12, the holiday long weekend – July 29 to August 1, and Wed, Aug 10

Job description

The Archival Assistant, under the direction of Nikkei National Museum staff, will survey, organize, assess for importance, digitize, and catalogue GVJCCA files related to the history of the organization in the Japanese Canadian community, such as past meeting agendas and minutes, historical and other documents, photographs, publications, and other materials. In addition, there may be requests from Board Members and the Human Rights Committee to assist with research and/or grant applications. The Archival Assistant will also assist the Event Coordinator with special event tasks as needed, such as organizing the GVJCCA Human Rights Committee booth at the 40th Annual Powell Street Festival on July 30th and 31st, and support the publication work of The Bulletin / Geppo monthly magazine.

Skills required

  • student in the field of history, anthropology, museum studies, curatorial studies or library and archival studies
  • must be organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated, and have very good time-management skills
  • must have a good level of computer literacy, including spreadsheets, database software, and email
  • must be familiar with the Rules of Archival Description, preservation, and conservation
  • must be fluent in English; Japanese language an asset
  • knowledge of Canadian History/Japanese Canadian History an asset

The Archival Assistant will acquire skills in archival arranging and describing, cataloguing, museum standards and policy, and gain strategic planning, problem-solving and leadership skills. The setting will provide experience in cultural diversity, working as a team, working collaboratively, and the importance of preserving history for future generations.

Candidates will be chosen on the basis of their skill level and ability. We welcome all applicants regardless of race, gender, or disability.

Applications

Please forward applications with resume by email to: Lorene Oikawa, President, gvjcca@gmail.com

Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, May 11th

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.