Insight Theatre Coordinator
Part-time Contract: October 25, 2012
Planned Parenthood Ottawa, seeks a coordinator for Insight Theatre. The English youth educational theatre troupe performs a series of skits about sexual health and social issues in schools and throughout the community. The coordinator works an average of 20-25 hours per week with intensity variation over a one-year period, including evenings and weekends. Summer auditions, training and rehearsals require a minimum of two evenings per week with possible weekend shifts from August through October. Performances occur during school primarily, between November and May.
*The initial contract will run to the end of the 2012 season (July 1 2012), and upon satisfactory evaluation may be renewed annually in one year terms.
Responsibilities include: Recruitment, screening, training & supervision of volunteer troupe members; Supervision of a drama coach & assistants;Facilitation of skit development in accordance with guidelines; Promotion and booking of theatre troupe to schools & community; Coordination of all Insight Theatre activities including: training, rehearsals, publicity, bookings, transportation, media interviews, etc; Ongoing correspondence with parents, guardians, teachers, principals and school administration regarding youth participation; Collaboration with Community Education Program Coordinator, Communications and Fundraising Coordinator and other team members; Maintenance and development of Social Media Presence; Attendance and facilitation of rehearsals & performances; Monthly, mid-year and end of year documentation of activities;Being an ambassador for PPO in the community and for Sexual Health in general, and Support and participate in the fundraising and promotional activities of PPO.
The successful candidate should have: Experience working with high school youth & youth-driven programs; Education of and/or experience in various aspects of theatre; Experience training & supervising volunteers; A good understanding of social issues and community services available in Ottawa; Effective written and oral communication skills; Experience working within the Ottawa school system; High motivation, self-direction and able to work with minimal supervision; High levels of comfort with texting, social media, and other modes of communication; Flexible schedule; Driver's license essential; and High levels of comfort in discussing sexual health topics
APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 1st at 5:00pm