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Project Coordinator - Youth Storytelling Workshops

Saskatchewan History and Folklore Sociey, Saskatoon
Deadline: May 24, 2019 - June 15, 2019

Contact

Name: Kristin Enns-Kavanagh

Phone: 3063612296

E-mail: info@shfs.ca

Website: http://shfs.usask.ca/lis

Deadline

June 15, 2019

Project Coordinator
Youth Storytelling Workshops 2019-2020

The Saskatchewan History & Folklore Society is looking for a personable, energetic, and caring Project Coordinator with a passion for helping youth find their voice through the arts.

Youth Storytelling Workshops:
• 10 - 15 newcomer, Indigenous and settler youth (ages 13‐21) will interview a friend, family, or community member to hear their stories.
• Supported by professional artists, the youth will explore their experience of hearing these stories through the arts (such as writing, film, art, music, or theatre), with the option to share their work at a final storytelling event.
Project Coordinator Role:
• Build trust, respectful relationships, and safe space with young people
• Promote the project and keep all the people involved updated and connected
• Help recruit participants
• Coordinate about 12‐16 workshops
• Support the artists and youth as they complete their final story projects
• Coordinate and help promote a final storytelling event for the public
• Help with project evaluation and getting feedback from participants
• Report on the project at the end
Contract Term: June 1, 2019 to March 31, 2019. Can be renewed in future years.
Hours:
• About 8 hours per week (on average).
• Workload will change from week to week, requiring fewer hours some weeks and more hours in others. Very few hours will be needed in July and none in the last half of December.
• Tentatively, workshops will consist of two (three‐hour) workshops per month from September to January, on an evening or weekend. Occasionally there will also be a two‐ hour “Friday Fun” free time session (three are tentatively planned).


• The final sharing event will occur in February or March 2020. The final month leading up the event will be the most intensive with a planning session, rehearsal, or final event on most weekends; as well, youth may need additional time and help as they complete their projects.
Qualifications
• Post‐secondary education/certificate in youth‐related field or equivalent experience
• Minimum 2 years coordinating or managing programs for youth or related experience
• 3 to 5 years demonstrated experience working effectively with newcomer youth and/or Indigenous youth
• Experience in the arts or coordinating arts programming for youth preferred
• Experience working on intercultural bridging projects for youth preferred
• Valid Driver’s class 5 Saskatchewan license preferred
• Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector check
Skills
• Sound knowledge of cultural and social backgrounds of immigrants and refugees; including the settlement and integration issues of youth and their families
• Knowledge and understanding of Saskatchewan Indigenous cultures, histories, traditions, and contemporary concerns and issues
• Excellent communications skills and the ability to maintain good team relationships with other people
• Ability to work on own and independently seek out further knowledge when needed
• Ability to manage time well
• Ability to assess participants needs, identify barriers to participation, and implement good support strategies
• Ability to act professionally and ethically, respecting confidentiality and maintaining healthy boundaries
Contract value: The value of this contract is $10,880. Payment will be in installments to be determined with the successful candidate.
To apply: Email a resume and cover letter to info@shfs.ca by June 15, 2019.