The Vancouver Community Network owns, operates and promotes a free, publicly accessible, non-commercial, community computer utility in the Lower Mainland of BC which provides a public space on the Internet. The VCN techteam is Vancouver Community Network’s IT team based in downtown Vancouver, B.C. The TechTeam provides the non-profit community with friendly, professional IT solutions at an affordable rate.

Job Summary:
This position will report to the Technical Services Manager and is responsible for developing VCN’s Street Messaging System (, developing scripts, and supporting Help Desk volunteers. We are looking to hire a student for the summer.

Participating youth must:

  • be between the ages of 15 and 30 at the time of intake;
  • registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year;
  • intend to return to school full-time in the upcoming academic year;
  • meet the job requirements of the IHO, which should included stated ICT-related activities; and
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada and be legally entitled to work in Canada


  • Developing VCN’s Street Messaging System using Ruby on Rails
  • Developing server scripts and web applications.
  • Providing training and support to entry level volunteers.
  • Providing technical support to staff, volunteers, and clients.


  • Knowledge of Ruby on Rails.
  • Knowledge of SQL.
  • Knowledge of Git.
  • Knowledge of Linux.
  • Bachelors of Science in Computer Science or equivalent education is an asset.
  • Ability to learn and teach.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken English; additional languages are an asset.

VCN welcomes all applicants including persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women and aboriginals.


  • aboriginal
  • visible minority
  • person with a disability

HOURS: 40 hours a week
COMPENSATION: $10.85/hr for 360 hours
DURATION: 9 weeks


Your Name:

Your Email:

Are you between 15 and 30 years old (under 31)?

Are you a Canadian citizen/Permanent Resident/Refugee?

Were you registered as full-time student in the previous academic year?

Do you plan to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year?

VCN welcomes all applicants including persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women and aboriginals.

Are you an aboriginal student?

Are you a member of a visible minority?

Are you a student with a disability?

Attach your RESUME + COVER LETTER in ONE document (.pdf, .doc, .docx, .odt, .txt):