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The Ottawa Tool Library is pleased to announce that we’re hiring two summer positions thanks to the Canada Summer Jobs program:


Digital Marketing Specialist

You can find a printable version of this job posting here.

This posting was updated on 18 May 2022 with an updated start date.

Job Summary

The Digital Marketing Specialist will be tasked with improving our digital marketing efforts to attract members, volunteers, and supporters to our community-focused non-profit organization.

They will lead activities to promote our organization online, help to better organize and conceive those efforts, and improve interactions via our website and online platforms. This includes building and running a Google Adwords campaign, the creation of templates and online forms, exploring collaborations with local creators and likeminded non-profits; and visual and written storytelling featuring our events, projects, and people.

The successful candidate will work with our Executive Director with support from other core management team members responsible for our website development and marketing.

Although the candidate will come to the role with existing skills and experience in digital communication, the job will also provide opportunities to employ their skills in new ways and across platforms, to experiment and collaborate with others in a dynamic, inclusive, and practical setting. Depending on the skills and interests of the candidate, this role can also involve content creation with varied media like photography or videography.
The candidate needs to be available for occasional meetings and events in the evenings.

Details

  • Start date: as soon as possible
  • End date: 03 September 2022
  • Pay Rate: $18-19/hr (+4% vacation pay) depending on experience
  • Hours: 30 hrs/week to a total of 270 hrs

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a Google Adwords campaign on Google
  • Run a small-budget marketing campaign
  • Draft our monthly newsletters
  • Manage Eventbrite events and descriptions
  • Revamp copy on the website and create a new landing page
  • Streamline/revamp the online forms on the website
  • Draft and post social media content
  • Build and curate out our the stock photo library and maybe take photos of events
  • Organize our Sharepoint sites and folders for marketing purposes (stock photos, etc.)

Essential Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Can self-manage time, is organized and takes initiative
  • In-depth experience with social media platforms
  • Collaborative and a great team player
  • Friendly and engaging, preferably with experience in a hospitality, customer service, or public-facing role
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends for meetings or events

Assets Qualifications

  • In-progress or completed diploma or degree in communications or marketing
  • Work experience in the digital marketing field
  • Experience with Google Adwords campaigns
  • Expertise in graphic design, web design, photography or videography (and related software)

Prerequisites (grant-determined)

  • Under 30 years of age
  • Permanent resident or Canadian citizen

Working Environment

  • Hybrid work environment: from home as well as at our location (877a Boyd Ave, close to Canadian Tire on Carling Ave). Accessible by public transit.
  • The library itself is lit from above by LED lighting with limited natural light.
  • Single bathroom, also shared with another tenant.
  • Kitchen space with full fridge, sink, and microwave oven.
  • Concrete floors.
  • Manual doors.
  • One step to get into the Ottawa Tool Library.

To Apply

Application deadline: 24 May 2022 at 11:59pm. Send your application via email to: info@ottawatoollibrary.com.

In your cover letter, let us know why you want to work at OTL and what makes you a great fit for this position. We welcome cover letters in unconventional formats including short videos or other media. We also invite applicants to share links to articles, posts, graphic design, photography, videography or other professional and personal projects.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ottawa Tool Library is committed to an equitable hiring process. We welcome the opportunity to work collaboratively with applicants in increasing accessibility throughout this process. In recognizing traditional and systemic barriers to employment, we especially welcome applications from women, people of colour, trans and non-binary people, Indigenous peoples, those with visible and invisible disabilities and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and our team.


Tool Librarian

As this is a frontline position, you will need to be comfortable wearing a mask while working in our space.

You can find a printable version of this job posting here.

Job Summary

The responsibilities of the Tool Librarian include front desk services, cleaning up our inventory of tools, the handling of tools themselves, and helping with business and marketing promotions.

The successful candidate will be supervised and supported by our library ops management team and the Executive Director.

During initial training as a tool librarian, the candidate will work with the Library Ops Manager and experienced members of our volunteer team. They will be taught how to use our database software, learn about our diverse inventory and procedures, and undergo training on the safe use of tools.

The candidate will work our opening hours (Tue-Fri: 4:30-9:30pm and Sat. 9:30 am-2:30 pm) plus additional hours on data base management and marketing.

At the workplace itself, ensuring an accessible and respectful attitude amongst other colleagues, members, and the public will be prioritized during training and throughout the placement.

Details

  • Start date: 27 June 2022
  • End date: 03 September 2022
  • Pay Rate: $16-17/hr (+4% vacation pay) depending on experience
  • Hours: 30-35 hrs/week to a total of 280 hrs

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Learning and competently using our database software and procedures
  • Checking items in and out
  • Adding and renewing members
  • Accepting and recording payments
  • Helping to organize and clean the space
  • Organizing and maintaining our inventory
  • Updating our manual for training purposes
  • Being an advocate for the sharing economy
  • Following health and safety precautions in order to keep our members and volunteers safe during the pandemic
  • Assisting with marketing campaigns
  • Supporting our team at OTL events and workshops (no tool knowledge required)

Essential Qualifications

  • Experienced in community building and working collaboratively
  • Comfortable using various kinds of office related software and social media platforms
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Organized and takes initiative
  • Great team player
  • A friendly and engaging personality, preferably with experience in a hospitality, customer service, or public-facing role
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends is a must

Assets Qualifications

  • Experience handling tools for carpentry or other projects
  • Bi- or multilingual
  • Experience working with children
  • Social media savy
  • Experience volunteering or working for non-profit organizations

Prerequisites (grant-determined)

  • Under 30 years of age
  • Permanent resident or Canadian citizen

Working Environment

  • Hybrid work environment: from home as well as at our location (877a Boyd Ave, close to Canadian Tire on Carling Ave). Accessible by public transit.
  • The library itself is lit from above by LED lighting with limited natural light.
  • Single bathroom, also shared with another tenant.
  • Kitchen space with full fridge, sink, and microwave oven.
  • Concrete floors.
  • Manual doors.
  • One step to get into the Ottawa Tool Library.

Physical Requirements

  • Sitting or standing for long periods of time on concrete floor
  • Ability to lift up to 15 kg

To Apply

Application deadline: 22 May 2022 at 11:59pm, interviews will be held the week of 30 May 2022. Send your application via email to: info@ottawatoollibrary.com

In your cover letter, let us know why you want to work at OTL and what makes you a great fit for this position. We welcome cover letters in unconventional formats including short videos or other media.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ottawa Tool Library is committed to an equitable hiring process. We welcome the opportunity to work collaboratively with applicants in increasing accessibility throughout this process. In recognizing traditional and systemic barriers to employment, we especially welcome applications from women, people of colour, trans and non-binary people, Indigenous peoples, those with visible and invisible disabilities and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and our team.