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Community Engagement Animateurs for Diversity and Inclusion - up to 3 positions available

SaskCulture, Saskatchewan
Deadline: February 17, 2016 - March 18, 2016


Name: Damon Badger Heit

Phone: (306) 780-9251




March 18, 2016

Ani*ma*teur is a French word meaning to animate, to bring to life, to enliven, to spark, to create, and/ or to produce. SaskCulture Community Engagement Animateurs are cultural workers, from any area of culture or cultural discipline, who use their skills and creativity to animate the cultural life in Saskatchewan communities. This year, the Community Engagement Animateur will work in tandem with SaskCulture staff to develop, promote, deliver and evaluate a series of community engagements throughout the province. Priority for the 2016 Community Engagement Animateur program is given to opportunities that are responsive to the Call to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and SaskCulture’s Inclusion and Diversity Strategy.

SaskCulture is seeking up to three individuals, from any area of culture or cultural discipline, interested in working an 8 to a 12 month contract. The successful candidate will conduct multiple outreach engagements with diverse communities throughout the province. Based on an agreed upon work plan, these Community Engagement Animateurs will receive a contract fee paid in installments, as well as reimbursement for expenses.

Objectives for Animateurs/Community Engagement Specialists in 2016

The successful candidates will:
• Work to stimulate cultural activity in the province that is responsive to SaskCulture’s inclusion and Diversity Strategy and the Call to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
• Stimulate interest and activity for Culture Days taking place September 30th, October 1st and 2nd, 2016;
• Work with SaskCulture Outreach Consultants to identify and prioritize opportunities for community engagement;
• Offer their own unique, interactive, creative activities that can be shared with groups either at public events, or through community workshops, that inspires groups to build on ideas and work towards implementing them;
• Build community collaborations between businesses, schools, municipal and cultural organizations; and
• Work to promote the cultural success stories to the general public throughout Saskatchewan via media and social media (Facebook, twitter, blog updates).

Ideal candidates will have:
• A solid understanding of Saskatchewan’s cultural diversity and history;
• Awareness of the Call to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission;
• Awareness of the changing demographics of the province;
• Awareness of the role of SaskCulture in the province;
• Several years of experience in a particular cultural discipline or disciplines, as well as demonstrated experience in engaging the public in their discipline;
• A solid understanding of how arts and culture can increase community engagement;
• Ability to facilitate community gatherings and discussions in creative and effective ways;
• A demonstrated ability to organize work over a course of eight to twelve months to achieve stated goals;
• Strong communication skills; both verbal and written, as well as social media skills; and
• A valid Driver’s License and Ability to travel; and
• A home office or business base, with computer, internet access and cell phone service.

To apply: Send a resume, along with a letter of interest outlining how you would approach the role of Community Engagement Animateur for Inclusion and Diversity to meet the objectives of this program (listed above). Deadline for applications is March 18th, 2016.

Please apply by email to

For more information, contact:

Damon Badger Heit
SaskCulture Outreach Consultant,
(306) 780-9251, or email: