CO-OP WINTER 2023: Human Resources and Office Administrator Co-op

  • Location: Sydney, NS
  • Deadline: November 30, 2023 at 4:00 pm

Please note this is a Co-operative Education opportunity and students must be enrolled in the Co-op program to apply for this opportunity.  This role is not eligible for Internship.

Human Resources and Office Administrator Co-op

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

L’sipukt-Sydney, Mi’kma’ki-Nova Scotia

35 hours per week $17/hr

16 weeks

Who We Are

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design is in Unama’ki, the land of fog, the unceded and traditional territory of the Mi’kmaq. At the Centre we strive to honour and uphold the Treaties of Peace and Friendship made with the Mi’kmaq by celebrating the ongoing tradition of beautiful and creative craftsmanship of the First Peoples of this land. We are a for-impact charitable organization and an integral and leading force in the educational, promotional, and economic development of the craft sector on Unama’ki-Cape Breton Island with a membership of over 300 individuals and organizations throughout the Island.

Unama’ki Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design consciously embeds equity, Indigenization, and sustainability into all our programming activities. We work towards the Indigenization of our operations and approaches by taking guidance from the principle of Etuaptmumk – Two-Eyed Seeing. Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design encourages applications from IBPOC, 2SLGBTQI and Official Language Minority individuals. We value the diversity of the people we hire and serve. Diversity at the Centre means fostering a workplace in which individual differences are recognized, appreciated, respected, and responded to in ways that fully develop and utilize each person’s talents and strengths. Unama’ki Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusiveness in all its work. We work proactively to be fair and equitable in practice and to build diversity into our teams, creative communities, programs, and services.

The Role

Unama’ki Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design (the Centre) is seeking an individual for the role of Human Resources and Office Coordinator in this co-operative education opportunity. Working directly with the Leadership team this role will support office, HR, and guest experience duties.

Key Responsibilities:

Provide overall administrative support to the Leadership Team.

  • Human resources-related tasks
  • Administering and maintaining confidential information and records
  • Overseeing and coordinating office administrative procedures
  • Assisting with coordination and organization of department / project meetings, information sessions, events
  • Ordering and maintaining office supplies and equipment for departments and projects
  • Tracking finances; payroll; assisting the bookkeeper/accountant with creating financial reports
  • Guest services
  • Liaising with artists

Skills and Qualifications

  • Exercises an understanding of organizational policies, procedures, and operations.
  • Consistent utilization of commonly used computer software including excel, word, power point, and willingness to learn new software
  • Organizational skills to assist multiple employees at one time with various tasks
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate respectfully with others in retail and office environments
  • Attention to detail to submit work or send communications without error
  • Adaptability and flexibility to adjust priorities for whatever task is most important at any given time
  • Ability to handle sensitive information
  • Understanding of accounting software

Start date:

The position has a start date of January 8th, 2024

How to apply:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Lori Burke, Executive Director

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