Aquaculture Outreach Specialist
Aquaculture Outreach Specialist Overview The Aquaculture Outreach Specialist, under the direction of the Sea Farmers team, works to increase the profile of Aquaculture in Nova Scotia’s rural communities. The successful candidate will help review, update, and produce marketing materials, communications, and presentations then travel throughout Nova Scotia to various community festivals, events, colleges, universities, schools, and activities to promote the Aquaculture industry.
At times, food samples may be distributed; food safety training may prove useful for applicants. The Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia (AANS) also has access to a mobile display which includes an aquarium and “touch tank” sourced with locally farmed seafood products. This display is the responsibility of the Outreach Specialist including the animals; knowledge of seafood species may also prove useful but can be learned. The Aquaculture Outreach Specialist role fulfills the awareness, education and outreach component of the Community Engagement Program and reports directly to the Community Engagement Coordinator.
Duties • Organize, coordinate, and deliver the AANS Outreach Program working closely with the Community Engagement Coordinator. • Review, update, and produce marketing materials, communications, and presentations. • Will be responsible for updates to the website (Word Press) and social medias. • The successful candidate will execute a schedule of rural Nova Scotia community events/activities (approximately 2 per month), organize display materials, set-up and take-down booths, design and deliver presentations to interested schools and groups, take photos, and write communications about their activities. • Responsible for transporting and displaying live fish and shellfish for educational purposes. • This position assists in developing and distributing the monthly newsletter to association membership and staff. • General office duties will be assigned as necessary.
Required Competencies • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle • Applicants must be within three years of completing a their bachelor’s degree • Variety of relevant backgrounds welcome, Start date: November 30th, 2015 – 12 month contract **Weekend work will be required** Remuneration: 40 hours per week at $15/hr Deadline for applications: November 12th, 2015
This position is a 12-month contract that is part of the Youth Internship Program. To be considered eligible to take part in this opportunity all applicants must meet the following criteria: - Interns must be currently unemployed or underemployed, reside in Nova Scotia, be under the age of 35 and have graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution within the last three years (proof is required). - The Intern must not be immediately related to the directors, owners, officers, or managers of the organization. - Interns are eligible to work up to a maximum of 12 months.