Presented by Out On Screen Film and Video Society, the Out in Schools program harnesses the power of film to engage youth and educators on issues related to homophobia and bullying.
Since 2004, Out in Schools has reached more than 46,000 young people across BC through our classroom workshops and film presentations. Our team of experienced facilitators are passionate about making a positive impact in our schools and communities.
About the Position
The Out in Schools Facilitator position is a casual, part-time contract opportunity. Successful candidates will be responsible for delivering classroom presentations to high school students and will lead facilitated discussions related to LGBTQ issues, homophobia/transphobia, media critique and analysis. The incumbent will be no more than 30 years of age and will have previous experience working with youth. Self-motivated and organized, the candidate will liaise and build connections with educators, school administration and students. Facilitators will commit to working 100 hours per annum, with flexible hours, and will report to the Out in Schools Program Coordinator.
Criminal Record Check
As an organization working with youth, the successful candidate's position will be conditional on an acceptable criminal records check.
- Deliver Out in Schools workshop presentations to high school and middle school-aged youth
- Facilitate post-film dialogue on LGBTQ issues to as many as 500 students at one time
- Be a positive resource and role model for LGBTQ and allied communities
- Prepare and update film and Powerpoint/Prezi programs in advance of classroom presentations
- Liaise with educators and school administration
- Be available for regular training and professional development
- Assist with program evaluation
- Participate at Out in Schools special events and fundraisers
- Minimum 2 years experience working with youth and/or organizations which support youth
- Confident and experienced public speaker and presenter
- Basic presentation setup/teardown; comfortable with technology and software, including projectors, sound, Macbook, Prezi
Other qualifications that are considered an asset:
- Teaching or other relevant experience working in the field of education
- LGBTQ and community-based social profit sector work experience
- Knowledge of film and media
- Must be comfortable using basic presentation technology and software, including projectors, PowerPoint, Prezi, presentation setup/teardown
- Additional languages spoken
- Valid Class 5 Driver's License (or willingness to obtain)
This is a year-round, contract position based on 100 hours per annum, from January 27, 2014 to December 31, 2014
Anticipated Start Date: January 27, 2014
- Candidates should be between the ages of 20-30, as of the application deadline
- Successful candidates must be flexible to work during school hours (8am - 4pm) at a minimum of 1 day a week and a minimum of 4 hours per presentation
- Willing to travel throughout Metro Vancouver and British Columbia
Email cover letter and resume, in PDF format, to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00PM Friday, January 10, 2014. Please indicate "OIS Facilitator Position- YOUR NAME" in the subject line.
Out On Screen strives for meaningful employment from all communities. First Nations, people of colour, trans* and persons with dis/abilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
We thank all candidates for applying, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please look to our website for employment updates.