PLEASE NOTE THIS POSTING IS NOW CLOSED. Thank you to those who applied.
About the Reframing Relations Program
Reframing Relations is an inter-disciplinary, arts-based program that aims to engage youth in creative dialogue about the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. Led by the Community Arts Council of Vancouver, the pilot phase of this program was developed in partnership with the Vancouver School Board Aboriginal Education Department, the Surrey School District, and the Urban Native Youth Association. The program responds to an articulated need from our partners for creative programming that supports both educators and students during their transition to the new BC curriculum that integrates Indigenous Education at every stage.
This program is rooted in one of the Community Arts Council of Vancouver’s core values: Indigeneity. We will always be mindful of whose traditional and ancestral land we are working on. We will openly acknowledge and respect the land, and the history, of the places where our work is done. We support programs and efforts that actively foster reconciliation between Indigenous peoples and all Canadians. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage artists who self-identify as Indigenous, Métis, POC, LGBTQI2, and from a spectrum of abilities to consider applying.
Posting Date: January 21, 2019
Deadline for Submissions: February 8, 2019
Title: Reframing Relations Program Facilitator (2 positions)
Compensation: $50-$75/hour for workshop facilitations and $20/hr for workshop prep and professional development. Number of hours varies according to number of school bookings and artist availability.
Job Description: Reframing Relations Program Facilitators will collaborate with current facilitators at the Community Arts Council of Vancouver in delivering arts-based workshops in Vancouver schools exploring the historical and current relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. Facilitators will work with youth to locate themselves, individually and collectively, within this conversation, and to explore and express their evolving understandings of reconciliation broadly defined. Two facilitators, one Indigenous and one non-Indigenous, will lead a series of workshops in each classroom, working closely with the classroom teacher and Aboriginal Education Enhancement Teacher to tailor the workshops to suit the classroom’s unique needs. We encourage artist-facilitators of all art practices (visual, performative, musical, literary, cross-disciplinary, other) to apply.
Reframing Relations Program Facilitators will be responsible for open communication with teachers during and between sessions, CACV team program evaluation, and some administration as it pertains to their school sites. The program is current includes elementary (grade 4+) and secondary school classrooms. It also includes a community component that delivers workshops delivered in community centres for a range of ages, service organizations, and businesses. For more information visit: www.cacv.ca
• Work with CACV Program Manager and Reframing Relations Project Director to prepare workshop activities following an agreed upon Lesson Plan
• Deliver workshops in classroom settings
• Collaborate closely with classroom teachers, Aboriginal Education Enhancement Teachers (AEET) and Aboriginal Education Enhancement Workers (AEEW) to tailor workshop delivery for their contexts
• Participate in learning about changes to the BC curriculum as pertains to Indigenous Education
• Support teachers and students to use an online platform to share their artistic work and evolving understandings of reconciliation
• Support program evaluation with CACV staff team
• Support documentation collection
• Participation in planning meetings at school sites as needed
• Proficiency, thoughtfulness, and depth of knowledge with issues surrounding reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.
• Experience teaching arts education or leading activities with youth.
• Self-identified artist with demonstrated body of artistic work; community engaged practice an asset.
• Demonstrated capacity to be flexible and persistent in the face of challenge.
• Well-organized with good administrative skills.
• A commitment to social justice, and a willingness to engage in personal and organizational reflection, critical dialogue and growth around issues of privilege, race, and intersecting oppressions.
• Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills with the ability to connect with both youth and adults.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to “Reframing Relations Artist Search” at: firstname.lastname@example.org