Want a chance to live and work in community? To further our mission of Inspiring individual and collective transformation in a safe, inclusive, sacred space? To hone your leadership skills and develop new ones?
Between the ages of 18 and 30? This could be the opportunity for you!
Youth and young adult Leadership development is an integral part of Naramata Centre's mission in action. Our internship program provides opportunities for people aged 18-30 to learn and grow in a paid work setting. Through direct training, mentorship, and supported opportunities to lead, interns will have a chance to experience a range of functions and get a glimpse into all many aspects of life at the Centre.
In addition to being supported by Centre management, interns will be paired with a mentor who will work with them throughout their time at the Centre.
Summary of Primary job functions:
Each intern will work with individual Centre managers for periods of time during their internship based on Centre needs and the interns personal learning goals.
Interns will support a variety of activities including but not limited to:
Assisting staff and volunteers to physically prepare the Centre for its busy summer season.
Providing assistance to the Program Manager in preparing for and supporting the delivery of paid programs with independent program leaders.
Assisting the Managing Director in developing and implementing marketing plans.
Providing assistance to the Site Operations Manager and Volunteer Host in keeping the land and buildings clean, safe and in good repair.
Providing assistance to the Office Administrator in managing the weekly welcome and registration of all participants.
Creating, in consultation with the Program Manager and participants, informal children and youth programs.
Helping the Program Manager organize local qualified youth to provide childcare services for individual children.
Actively working with staff and volunteers to build community at the Centre by participating and contributing to community life.
Ideal candidates will be:
Interested in learning about and supporting the variety of roles that encompass the overall management of a nonprofit retreat centre
Flexible and adaptable
Able to work independently
Willing to follow direction
Keen to work with volunteers
Able to maintain positive relationships with a variety of people including volunteers, Centre staff and the public
Able to demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills
Familiar with group dynamics and conflict resolution strategies
Express sound judgement and initiative
Willing and able to work long hours including evenings and weekends
Able to maintain confidentiality at all times
Able to complete work and respond to requests/queries in a timely manner
Willing to support other staff and contribute to a dynamic team
Able to use personal computer and phone for Centre related tasks
Skills or experience in some or all of the following areas would be an asset:
Building maintenance & repairs, and grounds keeping
Customer service or hospitality
Leading children or youth activities
Social media for marketing purposes
Demonstrated ability and experience in upholding Naramata Centre Society values, which are: Collaboration, Diversity, Integrity, Resilience, Reverence
Knowledge of the Centre
Interns will be compensated at a rate of $16/hour. In addition, housing will be offered as a taxable benefit.
2 internships are available for 2018. Possibility of more positions if funding allows.
Please include a cover letter stating your preferred start date - May 1 or June 30
Indicate any previous history you have with the Centre and your reason for seeking an internship in 2018.