Administrative Assistant
Seasonal Contract

Start date: as early as May 2, 2022 (funding-dependent)

Please submit a resume and cover letter by April 25, 2022.


Dependent on funding through the Canada Summer Jobs Program, the Administrative Assistant is an entry level position suited for a passionate individual interested in developing skills in art administration. They will work closely with and report to the Executive Director on providing administrative support for daily programs and operations.

 Parrsboro Creative is a not-for-profit art organization located in a growing rural community on the spectacular Minas Basin & Bay of Fundy and the largest plein air festival organizer in Canada, awarding cash and product prizes to winning competitors from all over North America. Parrsboro Creative also runs the Cultural Campus from May to October annually, partnering with affiliate organizations to offer seasonal, cultural courses and workshops in various artistic disciplines.

*(Start date and schedule to be determined with successful candidate, but the hours will generally be worked daytime, Monday-Friday). Additional flexibility to attend weekend and/or evening events as required is needed.)

Please note that this position is dependent on funding from Canada Summer Jobs, and interested applicants must be eligible through the program in order to be considered: 

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;

  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,

  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

Key responsibilities of the Administrative Assistant include but are not limited to:

Skills and Expectations


  • Composing and designing monthly newsletters to Membership and Subscribers in Squarespace Marketing

  • Maintaining and updating website in Squarespace platform

  • Maintaining and updating database with contacts

  • Receive calls and answering enquiries by phone, email and social media

  • Writing and distributing news releases

  • Creating and promoting social media posts in Hootsuite, a social media management platform for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Operations & Support for Programs

  • Archive documents and maintain records of programs according to filing system in hard and digital copy

  • Assist in general purchasing and bookkeeping for office activities

  • Liaise with vendors and suppliers for programs

  • Assist Executive Director with grant research and funding opportunities

  • Assist students with registration for Cultural Campus Courses & Workshops

  • Assist with pre-production tasks of cultural events such as the plein air festival, courses, and pop-up art fairs


This position is full-time (35 hours per week) at $14/hour.

Please note that this position is funding-dependent. Parrsboro Creative will do its best to inform applicants of any changes to their application.

How to Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter to

Please note that references may be required if applicant is successful during the screening and interview process. Applications not received via this process will not be reviewed.

Local candidates are encouraged to apply. Applications are due April 25.

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