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Job (Calgary): Assistant Facilitator, Village Improv for Alzheimer’s Club – Inside Out Theatre

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Job (Calgary): Assistant Facilitator, Village Improv for Alzheimer’s Club – Inside Out Theatre

Inside Out TheatreDemonstrate improv exercises for the club members and perform in brief improvised scenes

Timeframe: Tuesday afternoons, November 8 – December 13; 1:00pm – 2:00pm.

  • Must be available for at least 3 of the 6 sessions. When submitting please confirm any/all sessions you are available for.

Rate: $50/hour.
Location: Alzheimer’s Society Club 36 Program, 19 Harvest Gold Manor NE.

Deadline to submit: Friday October 21, 2016.

What you will do: The Assistant Facilitator position is part of Inside Out’s Paid & Purposeful Mentorship Program. This position is meant to introduce a theatre artist to facilitating community drama programs for adults with disabilities through a supported experience.

You will assist in facilitating an hour-long improv theatre session with Calgarians living with early on-set Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia. As part of a team of three facilitators you will demonstrate improv exercises for the club members and perform in brief improvised scenes with other members and other facilitators.

Under the guidance of a Senior Facilitator you will learn skills in making safe and creative spaces for people living with Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia, session programming and design, and developing improv exercises accessible to participants of with varying levels of dementia. In addition to learning from fellow facilitators you will also learn alternate ways of engaging with drama from the participants. This position is meant to give you the skills and confidence to lead future programs.

The VIA program is offered in partnership with The Alzheimer’s Society of Calgary Club 36 program. Club 36 is a social day program for Calgarians living with early on-set Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia. For more information on the program, we encourage you to watch the short video found here www.insideouttheatre.com.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Is Kind and Patient.
  • Has a sincere interest in incorporating disability theatre into their facilitating or artistic practices.
  • Is available for at least three sessions.
  • Is able to travel to Club 36.

Other experiences we’d like to hear about, but are not absolutely required:

  • Experience identifying, or being identified, as disabled.
  • Experience working in drama or arts programs happening in non-theatre settings.
  • Experience working with, living with, and/or being friends with people living with Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia.
  • Experience in teaching improv.

We value Accessibility and Equity:

If you are interested in applying but there is a barrier or hurdle holding you back, whether due to a disability or any other reason, please let us know. We will work with you to remove or overcome any barrier you may be facing. We aspire to have our company, it’s employees and volunteers, reflect the community we work with.

About Inside Out Theatre: Inside Out Theatre is a disability theatre company in Calgary. We offer community based drama programs to adults with disabilities that foster a love of theatre, the joy of community, and the rewards of self expression.

We make new plays created by artists with disabilities and their allies that celebrate their valuable place in the public sphere.

And we work to improve accessibility for audience members with disabilities and to ensure their equity and dignity in attending performing arts in Calgary.

Contact: To apply, please e-mail a letter to Col Cseke that explains why you’d like to join us and what about you would make for a great facilitator. You can also attach a resume if you like.

E-mail [email protected], or if you prefer you can call Col at 403-828-4801.

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