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WORKMAN ARTS SATELLITE

Thanks to a $1 million investment over four years from the Slaight Family Foundation, Workman Arts is expanding its art training programs throughout the GTA by partnering with Scarborough Arts, Urban Arts, North York Arts, East End Arts, Arts Etobicoke and Lakeshore Arts. The expanded program tackles the prevalence of social isolation in individuals with mental health issues and the lack of opportunities to build lasting social connections through meaningful engagement outside of the mainstream mental health system. Workman Arts’ art training programs are unique in the mental health sector because they do not treat the art class as secondary to the mental health benefits. High-quality art classes across all disciplines are facilitated by instructors with lived experience of mental health and/or addiction issues.

Workman Arts Satellite is Hiring!

PROGRAM SUPPORT AND FESTIVAL PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT,  WORKMAN ARTS SATELLITE

DEADLINE: August 16, 2022, 5 PM

Workman Arts seeks an energetic, self-motivated, team-oriented individual to join our workplace in the role of Satellite Program Assistant and Rendezvous with Madness Production Manager. Under the general direction and supervision of the Satellite Art Training Program Manager, this position is responsible for assisting our Workman Arts Satellite with the program/course setup, outreach, materials and additional admin tasks. This position will also oversee the theatre department of Rendezvous with Madness Festival in production management. Liaising with the theatre artists about venue tech questions, production schedule and other relevant duties.

What is Workman Arts Satellite:

Thanks to a $1 million investment over four years from the Slaight Family Foundation, Workman Arts is expanding its art training programs throughout the GTA by partnering with Scarborough Arts, Urban Arts, North York Arts, East End Arts, Arts Etobicoke and Lakeshore Arts. The expanded program tackles the prevalence of social isolation in individuals with mental health issues and the lack of opportunities to build lasting social connections through meaningful engagement outside of the mainstream mental health system. The Satellite program runs training classes between September and March across the 6 different LASO Organizations both online and in person. Each class is approximately 5 weeks in duration once a week. There are around 30 classes total. Each class is also paired with a peer support worker who is there to support that class. 

What is Rendezvous with Madness Festival:

This year’s festival runs from October 27-November 6. The Rendezvous with Madness Festival is the first and largest arts and mental health festival in the world. Using art as the entry point to illuminate and investigate the realities and mythologies surrounding mental illness and addiction, Rendezvous With Madness spotlights the human capacity for endurance in the face of great challenges. As community members are feeling the emotional effects of months of isolation, income precarity, and anxiety over what the future holds, the Rendezvous With Madness Festival offers a unique opportunity to come together in reflection and discussion.

The main duties of the Satellite Program Support include:

  • Communicate with instructors about needs for their course 
  • Assist with coordinating material purchasing and drop off 
  • Assist with outreach for each course
  • Assist with course set up in Theatre Manager 
  • Creating registration and class lists for attendance 
  • Creating copy for social media and newsletter 

The Main Duties of Production Manager Include:

  • Point of contact for the theatre productions in Rendezvous with Madness 
  • Liaising with theatre company and technicians at CAMH Auditorium
  • Creating a production schedule for theatre performances at the festival 
  • Supporting the production(s) in all production-related elements 
  • Monitor daily production activities i.e load in, tech day, performance schedule 
  • Other related duties as assigned

Required/Suggested Skills:

  • Experience with Arts administration (1-2 years)
  • Stage management or production experience (2+ years)
  • Awareness and understanding of the different neighbourhoods being served
  • Lived experience with mental health or addiction
  • G Drivers License (Prefered) 
  • Experience using Canva, Microsoft excel, google drive, outlook 
  • Must be available to work on-site October 1-November 6th. 

INFORMATION 

Deadline: August 16, 2022, 5 PM

Start date: Week of August 22 until December 16, 2022

Hours: 15 hrs/week (Aug 22 -Sept.30), 20 hrs/week (October 3 – November 11), 15 hrs/week (November 14-Dec.16)

Rate of pay: $25/hr 

Please submit a letter of interest outlining your experience with arts administration and production/stage management,  your most recent CV and a sample of a production schedule you have made. If this traditional model of submitting an application doesn’t work for you, please get in touch with Jules, and we will find an alternative 🙂 

Submit to Jules Vodarek Hunter at jules_vodarek@workmanarts.com

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