REAL Hiring Two Young People this Summer
REAL has two positions available this summer, thanks to a Summer Jobs Canada grant from the Employment and Social Development Canada.
1. Retail Clerk, REAL Deal Reuse Store. This full time position would be sorting, pricing and displaying incoming donations of used items, as well as cash assistance and relief. The position is for 30 hours per week at $14.25 per hour. . The candidate would be required to work every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at our store location, 85 William St. W., Smiths Falls.
2. Garden Program Coordinator. This part time position is for someone with an interest in gardening and community organizing. The person would develop and deliver several workshops, develop and maintain our compost demonstration site, and undertake projects and maintenance associated with our property and our community, monarch and native gardens on the REAL Deal site. The position is for 15 hours per week at $15.00 an hour for 23 weeks and would end in October. Days and times would be negotiable.
Candidates for either position must be between 15 and 30 years of age at their start date and legally entitled to work in Ontario. They must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or a person who has been offered refugee protection. It is not a requirement that the person be returning to school in the fall.
Due to the Ontario stay-at-home order, the earliest either position would start would be May 26, as the REAL Deal Store is currently closed. While we have implemented the necessary COVID measures in our operation, these positions may not be suitable for someone with health concerns or someone who lives with someone at risk.
Candidates can apply by submitting a cover letter and resume by email to email@example.com by May 16, 2021. Applications will be acknowledged, but only persons being asked to an interview will be contacted again. A job description will be posted shortly. Drop ins are discouraged, but it would be worth visiting the store to become more familiar with our operation.
Rideau Roundtable is Hiring Also
The Rideau Roundtable has two summer positions available as well: a Rideau Paddlefest Coordinator and a Voyageur Canoe Tour Guide position. The Paddlefest Coordinator position is for 12 hours per week. If you are looking for full time summer employment, and feel you meet the conditions for both REAL’s Garden position (15 hours a week) and the Rideau Roundtable’s Paddlefest Coordinator (12 hours a week), please contact Peter Au, or mention your interest in both cover letters. There is an opportunity, should we find the right candidate, to create a 30 hour per week position at $16 an hour. But note the person would be working for two separate organizations, REAL and the Rideau Roundtable. Note that these positions continue into September.