Dance Artist Facilitator: Leadership through the Arts Program Pilot

Job Description (Contract Position)

 Prologue Performing Arts and the School of Toronto Dance Theatre are partnering on the Leadership through the Arts Program pilot. The Leadership through the Arts Program (LAP) is a new initiative designed to foster youth leadership and support the development of school based arts projects among high school students in schools across Ontario. With the guidance of classroom teachers and mentorship from LAP artists, students will participate in workshops designed to develop leadership skills and have the opportunity to plan and execute their own arts based workshop series for an elementary class in their community.

Prologue Performing Arts and the School of Toronto Dance Theatre are seeking a professional dance artist living and working in the Algoma region to contribute to the development of the content for workshops as well as facilitate the in-class sessions between February – May 2023. This is an in person position working with a class at Superior Heights Collegiate and Vocational School in Sault Ste. Marie so the artist must be available to travel to the school each week.

The LAP Dance Artist Facilitator will work with a high school dance class once a week for an hour from February – May 2023 for a total of 10 hours in class (5 hours of workshops and 5 hours of mentorship). The project will culminate with an afternoon of dance in which the high school students will facilitate a workshop for visiting elementary students. The LAP Dance Artist Facilitator will attend the afternoon (3 hours) to support the workshops. In addition, the artist will have 3 hours of planning and preparation time for a total of 16 project hours. Compensation for the project will be a total of $1,312.00.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience as a professional dance artist
  • Experience working with and mentoring youth as well as facilitating dance workshops
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Live and work in the Algoma region
  • Approved vulnerable sector screening through your local police services that has been completed within a year (or a new VSS completed upon hiring) submitted to Prologue Performing Arts before beginning work with students

Prologue Performing Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to creating an inclusive company culture. If this traditional model of submitting an application doesn’t work for you, please don’t hesitate to contact emma@prologue.org and we will find an alternative method that works for you.

About Prologue Performing Arts

Prologue Performing Arts is a not-for-profit charitable organization that facilitates access to performing arts experiences in schools and communities across Ontario. Our roster of professional artists and companies present performances and workshops in dance, music, theatre, puppetry, opera, storytelling, spoken word and more in both English and French.

To apply please email your cover letter and resume to Special Projects Coordinator Emma Pagacz at emma@prologue.org. Please include “Dance Artist Facilitator – LAP Pilot” in the subject line of your email. Application deadline is December 16, 2022.