Youth Cultural Ambassador
Job Title: Youth Cultural Ambassador
Location: Montréal or Québec City
Office Location: Remotely
Duration: 6 months
Type of Employment: Part-time, 7-months contract
Salary: $1,400 stipend – to be discussed
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible
About Y4Y Québec:
Y4Y Québec is a provincial non-profit committed to addressing the issues facing English-speaking youth (ages 16-30). Y4Y is a strong, diverse, and inclusive network that is part of a larger community ecosystem focused on the English-speaking communities of Québec.
About the Project:
Youth who identify with the linguistic minority communities of Québec report having a lower sense of attachment to the province than their French-speaking peers. You Are Here is a Y4Y project designed to have a positive impact on youths’ sense of belonging. Through regional activities and intergenerational conversations, we’re fostering a sense of belonging, connecting youth to the unique features of their communities and providing an opportunity for participants to discover the richness of the place we all call home.
Working remotely, the YCA will be expected to:
● Develop, with support from Y4Y’s Project Coordinator, a communications strategy to reach out to local youth, community partners, and seniors about the events created by the project to encourage participation (September 2022).
● Develop, with support from Y4Y’s Project Coordinator, a Cultural Learning Plan to engage with local Museum staff, Boards of Directors of Cultural and Heritage sites, and local historians (September 2022).
● Visit local heritage sites to collaborate on events for projects (October 2022-January 2023).
● Organize meetings with local community groups to engage with the community and collaborate on Culture, Heritage, and the Arts events for the project (October 2022-January 2023).
● Organize meetings with local Seniors Action Groups and youth groups to foster intergenerational discussions about Heritage, Culture, the Arts, and local history (October 2022-January 2023).
● Organize three community events in their respective regions to showcase what each has learned about their communities’ heritage, inhabitants, landscape, culture, history, or other forms of communal knowledge. Past examples include museum visits, nature hikes, and storytelling sessions (November 2022 – February 2023).
Please Note: For in-person events, we will be following the COVID-19 regulations set according to the regions who are participating.
● Coordinate with other YCAs and the Project Coordinator to create a final online event to highlight ‘You are Here’, new partnerships, youth achievements & workshop heritage issues (February – March 2023).
● Must be available for the final event in March, which will take place on a soon-to-be determined date in March 2023, during a weekday evening.
● Constantly be on the lookout to recruit additional youth to attend meetings, join intergenerational conversations, and help plan events
● The applicant must be a current resident of the region for which they apply
● The applicant must fall within Y4Y’s definition of youth (ages 16-30, inclusive)
● Some experience liaising and consulting with community partners and stakeholders, and with an interest in learning more about event organizing and increasing their involvement with the local community.
● Good communications and public relations skills, with a passion for relationship-building across different groups/generations
● Strong organizational skills; ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment
● Desire to highlight their respective region’s peoples, culture, nature, history, or other pieces of communal knowledge.
● Interest in learning about the history of the English-speaking communities of Québec
Applications must include your CV and a brief cover letter explaining your relevant experience and qualifications, your interest in the project, and what you hope to learn from the experience. Completed applications may be sent by email to email@example.com.
Y4Y celebrates both shared and different lived experiences in pursuit of collective action. We are committed to employment equity and diversity and encourage applications from all qualified candidates including women, Indigenous Peoples, visible/racialized peoples, persons with disabilities, people of any sexual orientation or gender identity, etc. Applicants are welcome to self-identify in their cover letter, should they feel comfortable.