Artist Call Out

Indigenous Artist Facilitators – Summer Camp

Reports to: Program Coordinator
Term: Contract, July 5th – July 9th, 2021
Positions available: 2
Flat fee per position: $1,200.00
Commitment includes: Planning meeting, workshop design/preparation, 5 1-hour virtual workshops via Zoom, and a written program evaluation.
Total work hours allotted: 12

Schedule

Job Call released: Friday May 21st
Applications accepted until: Friday June 4th by 2:00 PM.
Successful applicants notified with an interview: Monday, June 7th.
Interviews: June 8th – June 10th
Offers made by: June 11th

Position Summary – Artist Facilitator

This contract calls for two artist facilitators to lead art workshops for a week-long at-home (virtual) Summer Camp Program. In the summer of 2020, Lakeshore Arts facilitated a virtual Summer Camp Program which engaged two Indigenous Artists who shared their artistry with youth participants in a week long series of virtual workshops. Our goal for the upcoming Summer Camp Program is the same.

The camp is intended for 20 youth ages 8 to 12 and Artist Facilitators will be encouraged to facilitate workshops in whichever artform they choose. All interactions with campers will be virtual via Zoom to uphold Covid -19 safety guidelines.

Each artist will be responsible for planning five virtual workshops, which will be one hour in length each. Workshops will take place in the morning and in the afternoon, Monday through Friday during the week of July 5th to July 9th; one artist will lead in the morning and another artist in the afternoon. Artists will take part in a virtual planning meeting and will engage in planning communication via email with the Program Coordinator in advance of the camp.

Agreed upon art supplies (which are budget dependent) will be sourced by program staff and prepared for pickup/contactless delivery to participants in advance of the first day of camp.

Requirements

  • Available for time commitments listed above; planning, facilitation, and a virtual interview (if selected) between June 8th – June 10th.
  • Have experience working with youth ages 8 to 12.
  • Have experience or transferable skills in facilitating workshops.
  • Have experience or transferable skills in facilitating workshops by way of Zoom or similar video/online format (asset, but not required).
  • Have access to a computer or similar device and to the internet in order to facilitate virtual workshops.

Application

  1. Please send an application via email to communityprograms@lakeshorearts.ca, in your email, please include: Resumé.
  2. Brief proposals for workshop ideas and required art supplies that would be needed.
  3. (optional) link to portfolio, website, professional social media accounts.

Please submit your email application by the cut off date listed above, June 4th, 2021, at 2:00 PM. Early submissions are encouraged.

LSA thanks you in advance for your application, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted by June 7th. Virtual interviews will take place June 8th to June 10th. The two successful candidates will receive offers on June 11th.

At LSA we approach hiring practices through an equity lens and pledge to: including a salary range or rate of pay in job postings, provide transparency in hiring timeline and dates, respond to all who request about the status of their application, offer an opportunity for feedback for candidates who attend interviews, make any accommodations possible during the recruitment and hiring process and continually make improvements to break down barriers to employment.

LSA is located in Etobicoke/Adobigok (Place of the Alders in the Ojibwe). This territory was subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant and we are grateful to have the opportunity to live and work in this territory alongside many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island.