PPO is hiring! Insight Theatre Coordinator

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

  • Interested candidates may email a resumé and cover letter to: Rachel Horsley, director@ppottawa.ca
    APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 1st at 5:00pm