Science Communications Assistant (Part-Time)
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.
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:
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 email@example.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