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We are currently hiring for Summer Art and Recreation Program Coordinator for the Portaupique Community Centre. See the application below. 

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Portaupique Summer Art and Recreation Program Coordinator

  • Title: Summer Art and Recreation Program Coordinator
  • Reporting to: The Programs Director at the MacPhee Centre and the Executive Director of the Portaupique Community Hall
  • Work Location: Portaupique Community Centre at 30 Portapique Loop, Bass River, NS B0M 1B0 
  • Start Date: June 17, 2024
  • End DateAugust 23, 2024
  • Length of Contract: 10 weeks
  • Hours Per Week: 20 hours for the first two weeks, 40 hours for the remaining 8 weeks.
  • Hourly Pay: $22.00 

Application Deadline: Sunday, June 2, 2024 at 11:59 PM (AST)

About Portaupique Community Centre 

The Portaupique Community Centre is designed by and for the Colchester community along the shore. It serves as a central hub and a space to create opportunities for our community to come together, reconnect, and renew a sense of community strength. We are excited to host a variety of new programs and activities, such as arts programs, children’s activities, suppers, dances, fitness classes, a community market, and youth arts and recreation summer camps. 


About the MacPhee Centre 

At the MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning, we empower youth through art in a welcoming, inclusive environment supported by our community and sponsors. We envision a world where empathy and diversity thrive and challenges are opportunities for growth. Through art, we inspire leadership, collaboration, and innovation, fostering a spirit of creativity. Our mission is to provide a safe, youth-driven space for exploration and self-expression. Together, we're shaping a future where kindness and cooperation reign and every dream is supported. Be a part of our mission to build a world where every young person can realize their full potential through the transformative power of art. 


Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Executive Director of the Portaupique Community Centre and the Programs Director of the MacPhee Centre, the Summer Program Coordinator will plan and implement daily week long summer Art and Recreation programs for youth ages 10 to 16.


Duties and Responsibilities:  

Program Development and Delivery
  • Provide overall management of programs, including the planning, development, registration, execution, and evaluation of programs in Portaupique.
  • Implement and monitor appropriate key performance indicators for MacPhee Centre’s programs to ensure goals and objectives are being achieved.
  • Research and manage costs associated with programs.
  • Work with art facilitators to determine scheduling and supply needs.
  • Act as front-line staff for summer programs.
  • Create and collect program evaluations from summer program participants, parents, and community partners.
  • Ensure program curriculum, facilitators, and experience quality for all youth, families, and partners.
Community Engagement and Recruitment
  • Communicate with program participants, community organizations, and parents or guardians. 
  • Track program registration and attendance and follow up with youth and parents.
  • Promote programs within the community.
  • Represent the organization at community events and meetings.
  • Assist with Portaupique Community Centre events.
  • Serve as the first point of escalation to address complaints; work with staff to document, respond to, and resolve complaints.
  • Maintain facilities where programs occur to ensure tidiness and readiness.
  • Summer programming planning and execution. 
  • Assist with preparing program budgets and cost analysis. 
  • Organize program materials and track program inventory.
  • Provide other general office support as required.


  • Knowledge of and experience in some or all of the following;
    • youth care,  
    • art education,  
    • art practice,  
    • recreation,  
    • general education
  • Ability to multi-task, adapt to a changing situation, solve problems, and think creatively. 
  • Must be comfortable reporting to multiple collaborators and mentors and can work independently and collaboratively. 
  • Experience with 2SLGBTQ+, Newcomer, Indigenous, or Black communities.  
  • Experience in youth development and community engagement functions. 
  • Ability to work flexible hours to accommodate program times. 
  • Basic computer skills, including MS Office 365 (MS Word, MS SharePoint, MS Teams). 
  • Driver’s license and access to a vehicle are considered an asset.  
  • A member of the Colchester community in good standing. 


If this is you, please forward your resume and a thoughtful letter explaining how your accomplishments and experience will meet the summer programming needs at Portaupique Community Centre.

We encourage interested applicants to self-identify. MacPhee Centre and Portaupique Community Centre strive to honour inclusive hiring practices regardless of gender, race, religion, age, disability, or sexual orientation.  

Applications can be emailed to Please quote the job title in the subject line and identify where you found the job posting in the body. 

The application deadline is Sunday June 2, 2024 at 11:59 PM (AST)

We cannot accept late submissions, as we will review applications and conduct interviews between June 3 and 6.

If you have any questions, please contact or (902) 469-2851. 

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Use this form to express your interest in volunteering or facilitating with us for the upcoming term! You will hear back from us via email or phone.

Use this form to express your interest in facilitation or our volunteer opportunities. Tell us a little about yourself and we will be in touch with you directly via email or phone. Consider this form the start of a larger conversation between you and the MacPhee Centre.
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