Please consider me in your search for a Recreation Coordinator.
I believe I would excel in this position, primarily because of my essential belief in, and passion for, the positive nature of life. It’s that passion that I would tap into to foster the enrichment of the lives of those I am serving by developing programs and activities that would support their enjoyment of life.
Besides my belief in life’s positive nature, consider my rich life experience as an artist, musician, teacher, communications officer, care worker, journalist, property manager and janitor to the homeless and firefighters, to name only a few.
My Education Degree from the U of A, led to over 10 years of teaching kids from grade-three to adult in seven different countries. While overseas, I developed curricula, educational materials and assessments for many different educational programs including the Irish Leaving Certificate, IGCSE and PYP, MYP and Diploma Baccalaureate. Every day was a project management day for me but consider the film of my children’s story, The Apple of Albert’s Eye, created using illustrations created by my grade-seven classes; or how about my being team lead on a submission to build a Holocaust Memorial in Ottawa; or carving “TEACH ONLY LOVE” into a block of Douglas Fir?
When I returned to Canada in 2012, I launched my website jamesmillercreative.com to highlight my creative talents in writing, painting, photography, videography, music and graphic design. My art emphasizes the positive and my Happy Face Series is a good example. I believe my art teaching experience could be put to good use in organizing creative activities.
I’ve also worked as a Residential Care Worker for the Prince George Association for Community Living and Thomson Community Services, where I served clients with varying degrees of physical and cognitive challenges, including autism and depression.
My communications background includes time spent as a Communications Officer for The University of Calgary, a Writer/Editor for various commercial publications, a Marketing Support Specialist and as the Owner/Operator of a direct-mail advertising franchise.
Another aspect of myself that I believe would be helpful in this role is my innovative thinking. For example, I create a webpage when applying for positions of this importance and hope you have the opportunity to view it in considering my suitability for this role, as it visualizes my many talents.
Note as well, that I have passed seventy on my “lifeodometer”, which makes me able to relate to your guests in a way that’s impossible for someone who’s never seen a black and white TV.
Getting older has also caused me to become more interested in the hereafter. Explaining it to younger people, I say, “When I go into a room, I wonder what I’m here after.” I also need to take care of my physical body in different ways, for example, I asked my doctor for a prescription for half strength Viagra, explaining that I just wanted enough reaction to make sure I didn’t pee on my shoes.
I think a sense of humour is one of the most important things to have, regardless of your state, or age, in life.
Last winter, I was a janitor in homeless shelters for the Mustard Seed and, currently, I working with Horizon North as a janitor in firefighting camps in Alberta until the season ends, likely mid-September or possibly earlier.
I am very interested in this position and believe I could be exceptional in filling this role. Accordingly, let me suggest we meet to discuss the contribution I could make as your Recreation Coordinator.