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Science Communications Assistant (Part-Time)

Position details

  • $14.00/hour 

  • 4 hours per week for a maximum of 115 hours

  • Start date: September 16th, 2019

  • End date: March 2020 

  • Application deadline: September 13, 2019 by 11:59pm

The Trent Apiary is an organization that empowers students to learn about honey bees and beekeeping. The Apiary maintains 8 hives located between the Trent Vegetable Gardens and the Experimental Farm on the East Bank of Trent’s Symons Campus. 

The Trent Apiary is looking for an engaged student interested in science, agriculture and bee keeping to manage social media accounts and help build its capacity as an educational organization. This position is being offered in association with the Trent Vegetable Gardens.

Responsibilities: 

  • Creating engaging digital content on scientific/social/political issues around beekeeping and honey bees in North America

  • Updating Apiary Instagram, and Facebook weekly

  • Maintain regular contact with Trent Apiary Directors and Trent Vegetable Gardens Coordinator

  • Designing and creating promotional materials and executing presentations on beekeeping

The ideal candidate is: 

  • TWSP eligible

  • An effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills 

  • Familiar with social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook and comfortable creating content for both 

  • Comfortable with public speaking and creating and executing educational presentations 

  • Comfortable working collaboratively with the volunteers who run the Apiary 

  • Able to work independently and manage time effectively

  • Interested in issues of environmental sustainability and the Canadian food system.

  • Excited to learn about and conduct research on the above topics 

Please submit a resume and a short letter of intent to trentapiary@gmail.com. Please include “Communications Assistant” in the subject line.  Please indicate that you saw this posting on the TVG’s website. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your time!

The deadline to apply is September 13, 2019 by 11:59pm