Project Officer - Cultural Programming and Communications

About you

  • You are eligible for the Canada Summer Jobs Program;

  • You are motivated by the idea of promoting sustainable agriculture;

  • You like good local food and are passionate about the environment;

  • You have never encountered a challenge that you could not face, You like to understand things as you go;

  • You like to coordinate projects and have experience in events;

  • You have experience in fundraising and are able to partner with different types of organizations;

  • You are very autonomous and know how to keep the focus on the task with little supervision;

  • You know how to take initiative and also receive advice, you pay great attention to details;

  • You have the ability to manage multiple projects and tasks in a dynamic environment;

  • You ask for help when you need it, but only after exploring the solutions for yourself;

  • You are ready to learn, you possess and you demonstrate the will to provide exceptional service;

  • You are organized, creative and have the ability to always maintain your professionalism;

  • You like collaborating, but you can also take charge of a task and run it;

  • Excellent interpersonal skills in person and by telephone, in French and English;

  • Once you are done with a project, you reflect on your successes, learn from your mistakes and are ready to move on to everything that comes after;

  • You have excellent communication skills; writing, reading and editing and speaking in French and English;

  • You have a high level of skill with Apple devices and the Google Enterprise suite and are comfortable learning new software.

About the role

All members of Really Local Harvest are small farms with big hearts! The programming and events organized by RLH aim at promoting and supporting these small businesses and showcases their products, services, operations, and values.  

Reporting to the Marketing & Events Coordinator, the Cultural Programming and Communications Project Officer will need to work with a variety of clients as well as multiple suppliers and partners. In the first few weeks of employment, the employee will have customized training to ensure professional and accurate representation of Really Local Harvest. This job will require regular interaction with the public, therefore high standards of presentation will be required. Through coaching and regular follow ups with the supervisor, the employee will improve her/his client service skills. The Project Officer will be a motivated, meticulous and dedicated person who is studying in related fields.

Event planning:

The main tasks and responsibilities of this position will be focused on event planning, management and logistics.

Communications and marketing:

The employee will be required to ensure proper promotion of activities and events and will also assist the communications coordinator regularly.


The employee will have some responsibilities relating to management of budgets, logistics, staff/volunteers and communication.

Specific responsibilities

  • Develop and manage cultural and artistic programming at farmer’s market

  • Organize events and ensure logistical support

  • Develop and manage revenue generating projects and services

  • Collaborates to the elaboration of activity budgets

  • Collaborates to the creation of directives, management charts and follow-up documents

  • Collaborate with the other team members to ensure proper communication and promotion of activities, events and projects

  • Collaborate with the other team members to manage volunteer and employee tasks related to programming and events

  • Actively solicit event and program partners

  • Organize and participate in project meetings including post-project meetings

  • Act as counsel and support to the Executive Director and the other team members in all circumstances, especially those related to events and programming

  • Other related tasks

Added Assets

The organization uses multiple online platforms and digital systems such as Google Drive and Docs, Slack (Team communication), AirTable (Data Management), Grasshopper Virtual Telephone System, Zappier, Canva, Mailchimp, Dropbox, Udemy... Most of these tools will be used by the summer employee who will have some training upon hiring. Using these tools daily will increase the employee’s digital skills.

Location: Dieppe, NB

Hourly Wage Rate: 14.00

Number of Weeks: 14

Number of Hours per Week: 37.50

If you are interested in the position, please send a CV and cover letter to