Summer Intern for the Pirursiivik Greenhouse and Social Art Project in Inukjuak

Job Description:

Makivik Corporation in collaboration with One Drop Foundation is implementing a project
to improve living conditions in Inukjuak, using social art as a tool to engage the community.
The project’s overall goals are to positively impact economic development, water, and food
security in Inukjuak.
Under the supervision of the manager, the Summer Intern will be responsible to initiate,
coordinate and lead day-to-day activities, to oversee the growing season (cold frames and
plant contest), organize meetings with participants or partners, ensure proper reporting,
and contribute to the project’s overall management in a timely manner.

FOR MORE INFORMATION please contact Karin Kettler at kkettler@makivik.org

Responsibilities:

1. Oversee the cold frames season: support the organizations with a cold frame, visit
the cold frames at least once a week, organize awareness workshops.
2. Coordinate activities and workshops for growing and social art activities (e.g. plant
sale, Facebook post about gardening).
3. Organize traditional activities in the community and on the land (e.g. traditional
plant event with elders, and a Nature Camp).
4. Build alliances and collaboration with local partners such as Sungituivik Family
House, Sirivik, SIPPE, the NV, cultural committee, and other community
organizations.
5. Assist with the weekly Food Box program when needed.
6. Administrative duties: assist in keeping records, taking notes for reports.

Qualifications:

§ Must be a student who recently graduated or will return in the Fall 2020
§ Languages: Inuktitut and English (spoken and written)
§ Have computer skills: Word, Excel, internet, etc.
§ Have strong capacities to work in a team setting;
§ Have leadership and initiative;
§ Be reliable and autonomous;
§ Believe that all human beings can learn and improve;
§ Be respectful (confidentiality and non-judgmental);
§ Be available to travel for trainings and for occasional visits in Kuujjuaq and Montréal.

DESIRED SKILLS OR INTERESTS:
§ Interest in social arts or forms of artistic expression;
§ Interest in greenhouses or forms of agriculture;
§ Awareness of environmental issues regarding water, land use, etc.

Benefits:

All marginal benefits available to employees of the Corporation as outlined in the Makivik Corporation Human Resources Policy Manual


It is the Corporation’s objective to favor and promote the employment of Inuit beneficiaries of the JBNQA.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


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  • Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.