Field Station Program and Development Manager
Monday, January 15, 2018 01:45 PM

Field Station Program and Development Manager
Harrison Lewis Centre (HLC)
East Port L’Hebert, Nova Scotia
Rate of Pay: Salary, to be negotiated
Term: 6 months, with possibility of extension
Hours: Flexible, averaging 37.5 hours per week.
The not-for-profit Harrison Lewis Coastal Discovery Centre (HLC) is seeking a Manager with
interests in natural history, small-scale farming, forestry, and rural economic planning, who will
develop and maintain a robust programming and funding portfolio for the organization. The
HLC is an established field station and folk school located on a 19th Century farm overlooking
the Atlantic Ocean on Nova Scotia’s South Shore (see HarrisonLewisCentre.org)
Job Description: The candidate will, under the direction of the Board and the current HLC
caretaker, develop activities, events, and public offerings, either independently or in
collaboration with instructors or facilitators for the coming 2018 season; manage bookings and
reservations; seek out funding opportunities and write proposals; develop advertising; manage
the HLC website; and maintain an engaging and robust social media presence.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will be a creative and energetic individual with a
passion for natural history and sustainable living. They must have strong oral and written English
communication skills, be proficient in the use of computers, and typical office software. A
background in grant application and proposal writing is a must. Experience in maintaining a
professional social media profile is preferred. Capacity for self-guided and independent work is
required. Connection with the South Shore outdoors, farming/fishing, and artistic communities is
advantageous.
Work Location: While a South Shore resident is preferred, significant portions of this work may
be carried out remotely, at a home office. On-site accommodation available.
Correspondence, including a covering letter expressing interest and a resumé, should be directed
to Dirk van Loon, at [email protected] Our mailing address is 357 Sandy Bay Rd., East Port
L’Hebert, RR 1 Port Joli, NS B0T 1S0.