The Spot is looking for an Art Facilitator. If you are interested, for more information contact the spot at http://thespothalifax.ca/.
Based at the Pavilion – 5816 Cogswell St Halifax
Wage: $15/hour for 4 hours/week February-May 2013
The Spot is a free music and arts program open to youth under 30. It is currently funded by Gambling Awareness Nova Scotia, and offered in partnership with Connections Halifax (CDHA), The Nova Scotia Sea School, and HRM. The current goal of The Spot is to offer recording and artistic workshops that integrate artistic creation with the development of peer relationships, coping skills, and the notion of recovery.
The Art Facilitator is responsible for leading collaborative workshops for young people aged 15-30 in partnership with other facilitators, mentors, volunteers and the Spot coordinators. The Art Facilitator contributes to a welcoming and dynamic environment that promotes wellbeing for non-mainstream youth and young adults including those living with serious mental illness, mental health concerns or addictions.
Qualities & Skill Sets
o Possession of technical skills relating to the creative arts and music
o Experience instructing in a range of activities that enhance technical skills related to artistic ability
o Ability to provide direction related to workshop design and activities
o Personal experience with mental illness and/or experience working with marginalized youth and young adults
o Ability to creatively and flexibly use multiple methods of engagement
o Awareness of, and connection to, the community arts & music scene
o Capacity to generate an ongoing dialogue relating creativity to healthy lifestyles
o Excellent communication skills
o CPR/First Aid certification
o Demonstrates collaborative style, with the ability to encourage collaboration in others
o Encourages participant and mentor leadership, while cultivating participants’ talents and skills
o Integrates individuals with different skill levels into a cohesive group
o Skillfully enhances participation of others
o Takes initiative and works within the larger view of The Spot
o Confident working in a dynamic, process-oriented environment
o Comfortable stepping into the Music Facilitator role if needed
To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Barb and Mike at [email protected]
Successful applicant will require a criminal records check/vulnerable sector check.