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Job (Edmonton): ASSIST Community Service Centre requires TYA Actors

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Job (Edmonton): ASSIST Community Service Centre requires TYA Actors


Organization: ASSIST Community Services Centre
Program: Smart Choices, Recognizing Problem Gambling Program
Immediate posting for TYA Actors

We are looking for part-time Casual actors to fill a role in a children’s theatre performance on addictions prevention at various summer camps, schools and youth centers throughout spring, summer and fall 2019 and winter 2019/20 with a possibility of extension into the next fiscal year depending on the program budget. Actors with experience doing sketch comedy and improve, and children theatre are most appreciated. Actors with flexible schedule are preferable. Rehearsals are to begin immediately.

Position Title: Actor, Smart Choices: Recognizing Problem Gambling

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop/revise an interactive, educational and fun presentation about children & youth gambling
  • Script the presentation, or revise the existing script and rehearse the presentation
  • Deliver the presentation to schools, camps and community groups
  • Develop and deliver fun drama games (as best practice )to target groups accordingly
  • Write a one page synopsis for the Final Report
  • Complete all paperwork for payroll, timesheets, etc.

The Ideal Candidate would possess:

  • BA Degree in art majoring drama, theatre, acting, or related field
  • Experience is an asset, or College diploma in art or related field with two years of experience
  • Or High school diploma with the minimum of three years relevant experience

Wage/Compensation: $17.50/hour

Deadline/Closing Date: Open until the position is filled

Smart Choices: Recognizing Problem Gambling educates children and youth about gambling and related addictions to develop personal strengths and decision making skills. This strategy is based on the understanding that the best way to prevent addictions is to build skills and support systems that increase resiliency and decrease the risk of unhealthy coping mechanisms.

Applicants can drop their resume with cover letter at any time during Monday to Thursday between 9:00am and 5:00pm to the following address in person, or send by E-mail, mail or fax accordingly to the contact person.

We would like to appreciate for applying, but only those candidates shortlisted for an interview will be contacted please.

Dereje Berenda (DJ), Program Coordinator
ASSIST Community Services Centre
9649 – 105A Avenue, Edmonton AB or 780-429-3111 ext. 306 or fax 780-424-7837

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