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Out In Schools Facilitator

Casual, part time opportuity to deliver presentations and leading facilitated discussions for youth as well as educators

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One-time
In-person & Online
Hybrid

Out On Screen is a registered charity and queer arts organization, operating on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sə̓lílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations or what is now known as Vancouver, BC. Our mission is to celebrate, illuminate, and advance queer lives through film, education and dialogue. Our vision is a society where all gender and sexual diversity thrives. Our team is passionate about making a difference in the communities we serve.

Currently we pursue our mission with two core programs:

  • The Vancouver Queer Festival is a vibrant space for queer arts, culture, and community. The Festival showcases dynamic and thought-provoking films from British Columbian filmmakers as well as other Canadian and international directors and storytellers. We curate films which contextualize and celebrate queer lives and experiences. We prioritize foregrounding diverse identities in our communities, including narratives from trans people, queer people of colour, and Indigenous people.
  • Out In Schools is an award winning education program that uses queer film to spark dialogue, to challenge homophobia, and to promote inclusion. Since its inception in 2004, we have reached more than 120,000 youth and adults across BC.

Out On Screen is currently a predominantly settler-led organization. We are in a self-assessment and learning phase to better understand what settler colonialism looks like in our organization and what we may do in the future to make changes.

We have identified that there are gaps between our internal practices and our organizational values of intersectionality, anti-oppression, and social justice. We want to be a workplace where all staff and volunteers feel safe, seen, and supported in their work. Each individual’s experience is deeply and uniquely influenced by our current and historical organizational culture.

We welcome questions and further conversation about these realities from candidates who are interested in applying, and within our interview process.

Job Summary

The Out In Schools Facilitator position is a casual, part-time contract opportunity that is responsible for delivering presentations and leading facilitated discussions with an intersectional lens on 2SLGBTQIA+ issues for youth as well as educators. This is an entry level position best suited for those aged 18-25.

Compensation

Facilitators are responsible for invoicing and tracking all hours worked. Contract wage is $25/hour.

Reporting

Reports to Out In Schools Program Coordinators, Danny Lybbert and Avery Shannon

Responsibilities

  • Deliver Out In Schools workshop presentations (in-person and digitally)
  • Facilitate post-film dialogue on 2SLGBTQIA+ issues to as many as 500+ students at one time
  • Be a positive resource and role model for 2SLGBTQIA+ and allied communities
  • Model and practice Out On Screen’s values and mission
  • Liaise with educators and school administration
  • Be available for regular training and professional development
  • Track and invoice for hours worked
  • Assist with program evaluation
  • Be a part of our social media campaigns (Instagram, facebook, website)

Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Confidence and experience in public speaking and presenting
  • Knowledge of 2SLGBTQ+ language, issues, and tools for inclusion through an intersectional lens
  • Comfortable with presentation technology and software, including projectors, sound, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Committed to the values of creativity, courage, respect, intersectionality, and anti-oppression

Training and Experience

  • Experience working with youth or leading peer-to-peer engagement
  • Recent high school experience
  • Experience facilitating via Zoom and engaging a digital audience
  • Artistic practices (eg. Film, spoken word, painting, etc.)
  • 2SLGBTQIA+ and community-based sector work experience
  • Knowledge of film and media
  • Additional languages spoken
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License (or willingness to obtain)

Working Conditions

Expected Schedule

This position is a casual, part-time contract opportunity. This means hours are determined by facilitator availability and program demand.

Facilitators will commit to working 25 hours per annum with the ability to work during school hours (8AM – 4PM) and be willing to travel throughout Metro Vancouver and British Columbia.

Application & Hiring Process                               

We expect this hiring process to follow these guidelines:

  • Accepting applications on a rolling basis through to December
  • Interviews will be scheduled on an ongoing basis
  • Ideal start is January 2023, pending availability of the candidate

Note: This position requires unsupervised access to youth and prospective candidates will be required  to have a criminal record check. Out On Screen utilizes a third party service to query these records to ensure that we can meet our legal requirements and keep candidates safer.

Out On Screen strives for meaningful employment from all communities and for our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. Indigenous people, Black people, people of colour, and people across the spectrums of gender, sexuality, age, and abilities are 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.

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