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WE'RE HIRING!


Black Jack Captain (3-weeks)

High School Teacher

Office Administrator/Registrar
Seasonal 
Fair Jeanne Cook

 

Office Administrator/Registrar

Tall Ships Adventure is seeking a dynamic professional office administrator with 2-3 years of experience in customer service, administrative/clerical responsibilities, or special events/fundraising. This role is the central hub for the organization.

This position requires occasional flexibility for special activities, events or classes in evenings and weekends. The qualified candidate for this role must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and have exceptional interpersonal skills.  The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting and delivering the following:

  • Provide a welcoming, professional reception to the office for in-person, telephone, and email inquiries

  • Provide administrative support to the executive director, board members and various committees

  • Act as the registrar, responding promptly to inquiries by potential participants, families, and volunteers

  • Coordinate volunteers as necessary

  • Engage trainees, families, and members of the community, striving to generate a positive and lasting bond with Tall Ships Adventure

  • Complete data entry in detail for all trainees and volunteers

  • Assist with social media updates and monitoring, including updating the website

  • Organize and maintain the files and archives, updating files in keeping with established policies and procedures, making suggestions as necessary

  • Update and ensure the accuracy of the BBI database (RegPack) for current and potential volunteers, staff, trainees, and board members

  • Conduct basic bookkeeping functions, process cheque requests, time sheets and charitable tax receipts

  • Accurately input student information into ONSIS for grade processing

  • Provide administrative support for, and take a leadership role during special events and other activities

  • Complete other duties as they arise

 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Office administration certificate/diploma or certificate one of the following: fundraising, special events management, volunteer management, marketing, or social media – or the equivalent in experience

  • 2-3 years of experience working in an administrative role. Not for profit administrative or executive assistant experience considered a valuable asset

  • 1-3 years of experience working in fundraising and event planning considered a valuable asset

 

Skills

  • Advanced skills in the use of Microsoft Office programs for word processing, spreadsheets, database management, creating reports and coding and filing

  • Demonstrated knowledge of social media marketing and website maintenance

  • Proficiency in English required (verbal & written)

  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills and a professional manner

 

Qualities

  • Creative, adaptable problem solver who is a flexible team player

  • "Can do" attitude, hardworking and resourceful

  • Trustworthy and respectful of data privacy

  • Enjoys working with young people and volunteers

  • Sets high expectations for themselves and others

  • Willing to consider a Sunday – Thursday work week at some times throughout the year

  • Must be available to flex their time for occasional evenings and weekends, especially during key events and programming.

 

Bytown Brigantine is proud to support professional development in the Canadian marine industry.

At Tall Ships Adventures, we are committed to building and fostering an environment where our employees, participants and volunteers feel included, valued, and heard. We believe that a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion enables us to make better experiences for everyone. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities.

We invite qualified applicants to submit their cover letter and resume demonstrating the skills and experience required for this position by May 11, 2022 to ed@tallshipsadventure.org or by mail to Attention: Executive Director, Tall Ship Adventures, 2700 Queensview Drive, Nepean, ON K2B 8H6.

Please note that while we appreciate all applications, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Salary will commensurate based on experience.

Application deadline: Open until filled

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Experience:

•             Administrative: 2+ years (Required)

•             Database experience (Desired)

•             Experience completing cheque requests and visa statement (Desired)

 

Education:

•             DCS / DEC (Required)

Location:

•             Ottawa, ON (Preferred)

Work remotely:

•             No

Black Jack Captain (Master 60) - 3 weeks this summer

General Responsibilities

Reporting directly to the President of the Foundation and working closely with the Executive Director, the Master is responsible for the operation and safety of the vessel, her crew, trainees and gear, in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, governing authorities and Bytown Brigantine Standing Orders. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintains such records, logs or produces such reports as may be required for the smooth, efficient and compliant operation of the vessel and program;

  • Instructs demonstrates and leads by example Bytown’s sail training curriculum, for the benefit of all trainees;

  • Carries out the objectives of the foundation aboard ship while fostering and promoting an environment conducive to achieving a rewarding and character-building experience for the trainees;

  • Leads and carries out such other duties aboard ship, or on land, consistent with the required elements of operating a non-profit, charitable, sail training program;

  • Cooperates with and encourages volunteer participation in program activities, operations, shipyards, etc.;

  • Acts as host/ambassador for the foundation/program when carrying out the above.

Qualifications

  • Master < 60 GT Domestic

  • Sail training experience and/or sail endorsement desired

  • Experience and interest in working with youth in a leadership capacity ideally

  • Some familiarization with TP 33313E (Transport Canada Standard Relating to Design, Construction and Operational Safety of Sail Training Vessels), or willingness to learn

  • Willing to complete a Police Records Check for work with the vulnerable sector

 

HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER 

We are looking for the next great teacher to join our crew teaching and sailing aboard the tall ship Fair Jeanne in the summer of 2022.

Bytown Brigantine Academy is a private school inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education. We are looking for a Grade 11 teacher for  Leadership & Peer Support (GPP30), who will live and work with the crew and trainees on the tall ship Fair Jeanne, island hopping through the Thousand Islands.  

The curriculum, lessons and activities are prepared, awaiting your personal touch.

Preference will be given to applicants currently certified as teachers. Nevertheless, those currently pursuing certification are encouraged to apply should they have relevant health and fitness experience. Applicants should be familiar with the Ontario Ministry of Education Leadership & Peer Support courses offered at the secondary level and have teaching experience.

Please Note: Teacher Facilitators not currently employed by a Board of Education in Ontario must provide a completed police check, including vulnerable sector screening.

Please submit your cover letter and resume through Indeed.com. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for considering this unusual yet rewarding experience for your curriculum vitae.

Background

Tall Ships Adventure, brought to you by Bytown Brigantine, a well-established and unique tall ship sailing organization in Canada, operates various year-round programs for youth and adults. Since 1984, our primary focus has been to provide youth with the opportunity to reach new heights through adventure and character-building experiences sailing the brigantines Fair Jeanne and Black Jack.

At Tall Ships Adventures, we are committed to building and fostering an environment where our employees, trainees, and volunteers feel included, valued, and heard. We believe that a commitment to diversity and inclusion enables us to make better experiences for everyone. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities.

 

Please submit your CV to ED@tallshipsadventure.org

 

Tradesperson or Marine Service Technician

We are looking for a reliable, self-assured tradesperson/marine service technician to perform maintenance and repairs on a variety of marine watercraft including tall ships. We are looking for a tradesperson who can performs any combination of service, repair, construction or installation of recreational vessels and commercial vessels, with marine specialty skills in one or more of the following areas: composites technology, refinishing, woodworking, metals, systems installation, small engine repair and rigging. 


To be successful in this role, you should have excellent attention to detail, strong self-discipline, an ability to work to tight deadlines and changing priorities. 


Responsibilities:


• Cleaning, repairing, and maintaining all parts of the boat or vessel.
• Reading through repair and installation orders to determine the material, time, and equipment required.
• Scraping away old paint, barnacles, and debris from vessels.
• Removing and replacing rotted or rusted sections of the vessel.
• Constructing replacement parts using drawings, saws, and various hand and power tools.
• Testing engines, propellers, steering, and navigational equipment.
• Mixing and applying paint, wax, and epoxy including fiberglass.
• Liaising and consulting with the supervisor and other relevant professionals and vendors.

 

Requirements:


• Practical experience with tools and equipment used in marine maintenance and/or woodworking.
• Ability to read and understand technical manuals.
• Good verbal and written communication skills.
• A willingness to learn and accept constructive feedback.
• The ability to carry heavy loads and to stand, sit, and stoop for prolonged periods.
• Ability to work to sometimes tight deadlines.
• Willingness to work with youth and volunteers. 
• Understanding of changing priorities.


Applicants with some of the above-mentioned qualifications and a willingness to learn will be considered. 
At Tall Ships Adventures, we are committed to building and fostering an environment where our employees feel included, valued, and heard. We believe that a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion enables us to make better experiences for everyone truly. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities.
We support professional development in the Canadian marine industry. We thank everyone for their application, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 

Seasonal Work Placements

We have several Canada Summer Job opportunities available in various locations this year! please submit your resume to ed@tallshipsadventure.org with the position and location as the subject line.

Ottawa - West:

Leeds - Grenville - Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes:

Niagara Falls:

  • Co-ordinator, Special Events 

Quebec City: 

  • Co-ordinator, Special Events

 

 

 

 

 

Do you want to work for a fantastic organization making a difference in young people's lives? Are you a self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment? Then Bytown Brigantine, Tall Ships Adventure might be the place for you!

Background

As a registered not for profit, we provide youth with the opportunity to reach new heights through adventure and character-building experiences sailing. Guided by a dedicated and respected volunteer board of directors and supported by a vibrant volunteer auxiliary, we offer sail training experiences designed to maximize fun, foster lifelong friendships, challenge youth and help strengthen leadership skills. Visit www.tallshipsadventure.org  for more information.

Reporting to the Captain, we are looking for a student to fill the role as Cook aboard the Tall Ship Fair Jeanne:

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The nourishment of the ship’s company, organization of the galley, and meal routines

  • To provide fun, healthy meals and snacks to trainees and staff while summer voyages are in session

  • To be involved in BBI program activities and special events, as required

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES

  • Menu planning-in conjunction with the Captain, while keeping to a strict budget

  • Meal preparation – in a timely manner, anticipate trainee involvement in preparation and cooking, ensure appropriate quantities following safe food handling guidelines

  • Meal service with the support of trainees

  • Food ordering & purchasing: placing accurate food orders and ensuring orders are delivered/picked up in a timely manner

  • Galley & pantry cleanliness: ensure health standards are met

  • Overall operation, maintenance, order and cleanliness of the galley throughout the summer

  • Maintaining cleaning schedules

  • Ship’s laundry

  • Manage galley inventory (stove, cooking utensils, pots and pans, serving utensils and dishes, cleaning locker supplies etc.)

  • Provide mentorship and direction to staff in cooperation with Captain

  • Other duties, as required

 

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

  • Physically fit, able to stand for long periods of time and to lift 20kg

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to motivate and work with others

  • Highly organized, detail-oriented with good problem-solving skills

  • Interest and ability in cooking nutritious meals in a basic ship’s galley

  • Expect to work up to 12 hours per day

  • Food Handler’s Certificate and Standard First Aid is required

 

The successful candidate will live and work onboard the Tall Ship Fair Jeanne, from the end of June to September(the end date being negotiable). While cooking experience is highly desired, training and support are provided to help the right person get started and feel confident.   Room and board + base salary provided, positive performance reviews make the cook a multi-year summer job opportunity. 

Bytown Brigantine is proud to support professional development in the Canadian marine industry.

At Tall Ships Adventures, we are committed to building and fostering an environment where our employees, participants and volunteers feel included, valued, and heard. We believe that a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion enables us to make better experiences for everyone. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities.

We invite qualified applicants to submit their cover letter and resume demonstrating the skills and experience required for this position to ed@tallshipsadventure.org or by mail to Attention: Executive Director, Tall Ship Adventures, 2700 Queensview Drive, Nepean, ON K2B 8H6.

Please note that while we appreciate all applications, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Fair Jeanne Cook

 
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BENEFITS AND PERKS OF A MARITIME CAREER

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A Lot of opportunities for career advancement (they need you!)

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Spending time in the outdoors

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A sense of adventure and travel opportunities worldwide

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Variety in day to day work

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Universal skills give you the opportunity for career flexibility

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Job Security

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Competitive wages $$$

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Great employee benefits