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About the Position

Located in our office in Downtown Vancouver – the Out in Schools Programmer is a part-time (4 days/30 hrs per week) permanent position that will develop content, curate films, and create experiences and curriculum that deepen peoples’ knowledge of Indigenous understandings of sexuality and gender, and in particular, Two-Spirit traditions, expressions, and practices. In addition, the Programmer will be responsible for delivering and facilitating this content and other Out in School’s educational programming to a diverse variety of audiences across British Columbia.

Working with us, you will benefit from a comprehensive salary package that includes extended health benefits, access to wellness and professional development funds and the ability to be a visible ambassador in our community. The salary range for this position is between $42,000 and $44,000 per year. This position will have a flexible work schedule based upon the demands of the time of year as per the school calendar and also with particular emphasis on the lead up and during the Vancouver Queer Film Festival.

 

Accountability

Reports directly to the Education Director.

 

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Education Director to set strategic priorities.
  • Review current Out in Schools curriculum and develop and implement a plan to decolonize existing programming and practices.
  • Leads the research, consultation, development, and preparation of Two-Spirit and Indigenous content for Out in Schools “LGBT2Q+ competency” presentations for youth, educator, community, and corporate audiences.
  • Leads the research, consultation, development, and preparation Two-Spirit and Indigenous content for Two-Spirit specific presentations for youth, educator, community, and corporate audiences.
  • Train others on program changes.
  • Facilitate Out in Schools film-based dialogues on LGBT2Q+ issues with youth and adults.
  • Be a positive resource and role model for LGBT2Q+ and allied communities.
  • Uphold professional standards as outlined in Out On Screen’s employee handbook and be proactive regarding any real or perceived potential conflicts of interest.
  • Liaise with educators and school administration.
  • Be available for regular training and professional development.
  • Assist with program evaluation.
  • Share reflections and learning assessments after each presentation in the facilitator feedback survey.
  • Participate at Out in Schools special events and fundraisers and appear on behalf of Out in Schools at other select events.
  • Build relationships with relevant communities and organizations.

 

General Duties

  • Provide weekly updates on activities and progress to Education Director and provide status reports at staff meetings.
  • Work with the Out in Schools Program Coordinator to maintain accurate records of expenses and revenues.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Vancouver Queer Film Festival-Specific Responsibilities

  • Assist with coordination and promotion of youth activities (including the Youth Gala) at VQFF.
  • Act in various festival-related roles during the VQFF.

 

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Minimum 2 years experience working with youth and/or organizations that support youth or equivalent experiences.
  • Knowledge of LGBT2Q+ language, issues, and tools for inclusion through an intersectional lens.
  • Deep knowledge of a range of Indigenous histories, politics, and perspectives, and in particular diverse Indigenous traditions on gender and sexuality, with demonstrated attention to cultural protocols and contexts for those traditions.
  • Confident and experienced public speaker and presenter.
  • Comfortable with presentation technology and software, including projectors, sound, PowerPoint, etc.

 

Other qualifications that are considered an asset:

  • Recent high school experience.
  • Teaching or other relevant experience working in the field of education.
  • Artistic practices (eg. Film, spoken word, painting, etc.).
  • LGBT2Q+ and community-based sector work experience.
  • Knowledge of film and media.
  • Successfully built relationships and worked with Indigenous people in a matter that is in right relations.
  • Additional languages spoken.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License (or willingness to obtain).
  • Committed to the values of creativity, courage, respect, intersectionality, and anti-oppression.

 

Email cover letter and resume, in either PDF or Word format, to employment@outonscreen.com

Please indicate “Out in Schools Programmer – YOUR NAME” in the subject line.

 

Deadline to apply is Friday, April 20, 2018.

 

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 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.