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Job (Edmonton): Alberta Playwrights’ Network – YouthRiot YEG In-Room Facilitator

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Job (Edmonton): Alberta Playwrights’ Network – YouthRiot YEG In-Room Facilitator

 

 

YouthRiot YEG is a free, 10-week program geared specifically towards youth on the LGBTQ2S+ spectrum that teaches different styles of creative writing for performance. We are seeking an In-Room Facilitator for our inaugural run of YouthRiot here in Edmonton. The In-Room facilitator will work closely with both the Artistic Associate and the Program Coordinator to create and provide a safe environment in which the program participants can learn, grow, and thrive.

Responsibilities:

  • Attending all YouthRiot YEG sessions (Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm) starting October 2, 2019 and continuing to December 3, 2019, including the final presentation
  • Reviewing applications to the program
  • Leading group check-ins at the start of each session
  • Working with the group to ensure the creation, negotiation, and facilitation of Safe Space for the participants
  • Planning and leading activities with the participants, including ensemble-building exercises
  • Assisting participants with goal-setting and troubleshooting on projects
  • Creative problem solving with both groups and individuals
  • Assisting guest instructors as required
  • Fostering a creative, inclusive workspace for the participants

Requirements:

  • Background or prior experience in project coordination, youth education, group facilitation, or similar areas
  • Must feel at ease working with teenagers and young adults
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Collaborative problem-solving/conflict resolution abilities
  • Satisfactory background screening is required for this position, which includes a Criminal Record Check/Police Information Check
  • First Aid/CPR is an asset

This is a part-time contract position with an approximate start date of September 23, 2019 and an approximate end date of December 10, 2019. Compensation for the position is $1000, with a schedule of payment to be agreed upon by both APN and the contractor.

Interested applicants should send a one-page cover letter and CV detailing all relevant experience to APN Artistic Associate, Bevin Dooley (bevin@albertaplaywrights.com). Any questions about the position or its requirements can be directed to Bevin as well.

Applications for this position will be accepted until September 17 at 11:59 pm.

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