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May 20, 2010

Job Posting: 2010 Summer Student

The BC Book Prizes
Fundraising Assistant

The West Coast Book Prize Society organizes British Columbia’s largest and most prestigious annual gathering of authors, publishers, booksellers, librarians and professional associations: The BC Book Prizes. The society seeks to recognize the artistic achievements of British Columbia’s book publishing community, reward excellence in writing and publishing, and promote and encourage the development of literary arts. We fulfill this mandate by educating the public about BC writing and publishing and promoting the interaction between writers, publishers, librarians, booksellers, professional associations and the general public. Visit us online at http://www.bcbookprizes.ca for more about us.

This is a full-time 12-week summer position ideal for students interested in the writing and publishing industries. This position is also an excellent opportunity to acquire valuable skills applicable in most office environments.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

The successful candidate should have exceptional organizational and time-management skills and have computer skills in a PC environment. Applications should also have a good phone manner and previous fundraising experience would be an asset. A high level of written, oral and interpersonal communication skills is also essential.

This position is funded through Canada Summer Jobs, a Government of Canada initiative. Applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 30, must have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year, and be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Applicants must also be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

The BC Book Prizes encourages applications from individuals from traditionally disadvantaged groups including, but not limited to, First Nations, women, queer, visible minorities, people with disabilities and immigrants.

Start Date: Monday, June 7, 2010
End Date: Friday, August 27, 2010
Hours: Approximately 35 hours per week
Wage: $9.00 per hour

How to apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to:
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Application deadline: Friday, June 4, 2010

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