EDUCATION OUTREACH PROGRAM COORDINATOR, INDIGENOUS THEATRE - CANADA SUMMER JOBS

 
 

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion:
It is the National Arts Centre’s goal to be a more welcoming, inclusive, accessible, and diverse organization for all Canadians. We believe that the basis of this inclusivity requires a socially and culturally diverse workforce and, therefore, we actively seek to recruit candidates who identify as women, Indigenous, Black, Persons of Colour (IBPoC), persons from the LGBTQ2+ community and persons with disabilities. We encourage you to self-identify in the recruitment process.

COVID-19 pandemic:
The incumbent may be required to work remotely either full-time or in a hybrid fashion until the end of the pandemic. All necessary working tools needed to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of this position will be provided to the employee for this purpose.

The NAC recognizes its heightened duty to protect employees from health and safety risks during the current pandemic. Therefore, an offer of employment shall be conditional upon receipt of written confirmation that the selected candidate has been fully vaccinated. Certified medical conditions will be accommodated as well as exemptions based on established religious objection.

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Introducing the National Arts Centre.
The National Arts Centre (NAC) is Canada’s bilingual, multi-disciplinary home for the performing arts. The NAC presents, creates, produces, and co-produces performing arts programming in various streams—the NAC Orchestra, Dance, English Theatre, French Theatre, Indigenous Theatre, and Popular Music and Variety—and nurtures the next generation of audiences and artists from across Canada.

Curious to learn more? We invite you to read our strategic plan for 2020-2023 in The Next Act.

Collaboration, innovation and community-led engagement are only some of the many initiatives the NAC will leverage to help shape a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive future for the performing arts in Canada. One that embodies our slogan and loudly proclaims that Canada is our stage.

Job Number: J0522-0195
Job Title: EDUCATION OUTREACH PROGRAM COORDINATOR, INDIGENOUS THEATRE - CANADA SUMMER JOBS
Employment Type: Full-Time, Term
Job Category: Arts
Open Positions: 2
Posting Date: May 12, 2022
Closing Date: June 2, 2022
Salary: $17.00 - $17.00/Hour
Language Requirement: Bilingual is an asset
Working Hours: 35-hour work week. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 8 weeks contract. This 8-week contract opportunity is available to candidates aged 15 to 30 years old.

Key Activities

***This posting is ONLY for youth positions as part of the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) Program. Only applicants who meet the following criteria for CSJ, as set out by the Government of Canada (Employment and Social Development Canada), are eligible to be considered. Applicants who do not meet the criteria and who do not submit the requested mandatory application documents listed in the below section “Who can Apply” will NOT be considered.

A central component of NAC Indigenous Theatre’s values is to acknowledge and honour that we work on unceded Algonquin Anishinabeg territory. As a means of thanking our hosts for sharing their lands, water and stories with us, we commit to maintaining meaningful partnerships with Algonquin Anishinabeg communities with the support of the NAC Algonquin Advisory Committee and through direct interaction with community members in outreach programs and artistic and cultural collaborations. With one foot in community and one foot on the stage, we approach our work humbly as we attempt to represent the diversity and proudness of the many Indigenous Nations across this land, knowing and acknowledging these communities, their artists and their stories encompass a wide range of geographies, practices, traditions, generations and genders.
Working with Cultural Resident, the Education Outreach Program Coordinator will provide the selected individual an entry level opportunity to work within the theatre industry with a community focus, particularly aimed at youth.
The Education Outreach Program Coordinator will be involved in both the marketing and the execution of activities relating to our youth engagement programs:
1. The selected candidate will work with the Cultural Resident to plan and deliver a variety of outreach and engagement activities, including associated marketing and communication plan and materials for the local community with a particular focus on engaging Indigenous youth.
2. They will assist in developing a list of Indigenous teaching artists; identifying relevant contacts to disseminate the information; formulating the schedule and content for monthly outreach and engagement activities for the duration of the contract. The programming will include activities such as craft and artistic workshops (beading, drum making, moccasins making), artists’ talks and organizing distance learning through digital engagement.

Skill Requirements

• High school diploma;
• Experience working with and/or in First Nations, Métis and Inuit storytelling, performance, dance, theatre, music and other forms of artistic expression that honour culturally specific knowledges, languages, territories and experiences;
• Ability and willingness to share Indigenous knowledge and ways of knowing with Indigenous and non-Indigenous people and organizations to effect change, and understanding and respecting cultural protocols in undertaking this work;
• Knowledge of the arts and working with youth are assets;
• A strong interest in marketing, communications, and/or non-profit management, particularly in a performing arts setting;
• Strong interpersonal and communications skills;
• Attention to detail, precision and adaptability;
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
• Must be able to maintain discretion and absolute confidentiality at all times;
• Ability to follow directions and work with limited supervision;
• Ability to communicate in both official languages (English and French) is an asset.

Who Can Apply

• Must be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment.
• Must be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment**; and,
• have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations
• Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents who have self-identified as a member belonging to the Employment Equity group: Women, Aboriginal persons, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

**International students are not eligible participants. International students include anyone who is temporarily in Canada for studies and who is not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada. Youth awaiting a refugee status ruling, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, youth visa or work visa are ineligible. As the objective of the Canada Summer Jobs program is to support youth entering the Canadian labour market, the temporary nature of an international student’s time in Canada does not allow for a long-term connection to the labour market.

All communication will be conducted through email and interviews via videoconferencing. Please submit your cover letter and resume and ensure to have the most up-to-date information on your resume including your current email address.

While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted by us.

Important Notice

If you are a person with a disability and require accommodation for an interview or written exam, please advise us when initially contacted.

The successful candidate will be required to provide the original or a certified copy of their education credentials as appropriate, along with proof of a valid Criminal Background Check as a condition of employment.

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