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JULY and AUGUST 2021

The Lawrence House Centre for the arts is a community based, independent, not-for-profit, charitable organization committed to encouraging the creation and appreciation of the visual, performing and literary arts in Sarnia-Lambton.  Located in the historic Lawrence House, built in 1892 and fully restored in 1986, the Centre is run by a volunteer-based Board of Governors and team of working volunteers.  The Centre provides a venue for performances, exhibitions, educational programs and special activities for all ages. 

In this era of COVID-19 we seek to expand our online presence through the enhancement of our existing web site and social media accounts.

The assistant to the board of directors responsibilities will include:

  • Updating and managing gift shop and gallery inventory in Shopify;
  • Updating and maintaining social media accounts;
  • Monitoring and responding to email correspondence;
  • Developing and writing procedures and instructions for Centre volunteers;
  • Assisting with audio and video recording for online platforms;
  • When working physically at the Lawrence House, greeting the public, processing sales through Shopify and answering the telephone.

Desired skills:

  • Computer skills and writing experience in Microsoft Windows and Office, WordPress web site design, Shopify or other database applications, social media platforms and Zoom.
  • Multimedia skills in photography, video and music recording and streaming
  • Knowledge of the human factors in designing and implementing required elements of the Centre website.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Self-starter: ability to identify, initiate and implement necessary tasks to fulfill the responsibilities of the job within the given time-frame.

Additional characteristics:

  • Interest in the visual, literary and musical arts.
  • Understanding of promoting the arts to the general public.

Credentials and Experience:

  • Registered for the fall term of an accredited community college certificate or diploma or university degree program.
  • Experience in designing and implementing websites, in online retail sales and in customer service.


  • Must be eligible to work in Canada;
  • Must be available for full-time work during the months of July and August 2021.

Terms of the position:

  • The position entails 30 hours of work per week at $14.25/hour for 9 weeks.
  • The work may be done remotely from the student’s residence or at the Lawrence House or a combination of both depending on requirements dictated by safely preventing the spread of COVID-19, as arranged with the Board.


  • To apply, please fill out and submit the form below.
  • The application deadline is extended to Sunday, July 4th, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
Full-Time Summer Student Application Form
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