Summer Employment Opportunity: Theatrical Education Coordinator (2 positions)

About Single Thread Theatre Company

Founded in 2003, Single Thread Theatre Company uses non-traditional spaces to explore history and culture in a provocative way. Having produced site-specific theatre for Toronto landmarks such as the Art Gallery of Ontario, Fort York, the Toronto First Post Office, the Campbell House Museum and Spadina Historic House and Gardens, Single Thread engages and inspires audiences with themes of universal significance. We are excited for our latest educational initiative; the Syrian Refugee Experience.

About the Immersive Syrian Refugee Experience

A collective of artists, educators and Kingston community members who believe that innovation in artistic practice is a powerful tool for tangible societal betterment. This project believes that individuals should tell their own stories, and that a primary responsibility of an artist is to enable that telling whenever possible. 

Job Description

The project aims to combine the many efforts to integrate the Syrian refugees into the community of Kingston, Ontario with the innovative arts practice flourishing across the city. The project co-coordinator for the experience will collaborate with the project lead, the two workshop facilitators as well as Single Thread’s Artistic Director to produce a series of three hour weekly workshops on performing art for these new members of the Kingston community. The workshops will cumulate in the creation of an original immersive theatrical experience which will be produced in July of 2017.

Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with the creative and production teams to accomplish educational and community building goals and meet deadlines in a cost-effective way
  • Assist with the creation of agendas, schedules, calendars, and other production paperwork
  • Attend production meetings as required
  • Assist with the costing and procurement of materials and services
  • Facilitate workshops, presentations and supplemental programming as needed
  • Provide support to other Single Thread educational initiatives in Kingston, Ontario.
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications

  • Project management and organization skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to work effectively under pressure
  • Willingness to pitch in
  • Available to work evenings and weekends where necessary
  • Proficiency with MS Office
  • Valid Ontario G Drivers License desirable
  • A police background check will be required
     
  • This position is funded through Canada Summer Jobs which requires that applicants must:
    • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
    • have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year
    • intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
    • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
    • be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Salary: $11.50 per hour.

Hours: 30 hours per week for eight weeks to start in late June. Weekend may be required as necessary.

Application deadline: June 20th, 2016

Please send cover letter and resume to jobs [at] singlethread [dot] ca.