Project Coordinator – Contract Position

The Project Coordinator reports directly to the Executive Director and works in conjunction with the Special Projects Coordinator and is responsible for managing a year-long project working with visually impaired youth at the W. Ross Macdonald School for the Blind. Prologue will be working with and learning from the students at the W. Ross Macdonald School for the Blind in order to gain insights into how performing arts organizations can proactively program for all audience types from the creation stage to on stage performances. Prologue’s mission is to ensure all youth across Ontario have equal opportunities to experience the arts and we believe this year-long initiative will help us begin to develop and refine how we program for schools and the community.

This position is part-time for 16 hours per week from January 2023 to June 2023. The position is on hold for the summer months when the school is not in operation and then resumes in September 2023 to January 2024. The position MUST be able to drive to the W. Ross Macdonald school in Brantford for a minimum of one time per week for the duration of the project and also includes some administrative virtual office work. Salary is $45/hour with a maximum of 16 hours per week. Artistic experience and administration are a desired requirement for the position.

Project Management

  • The Project Coordinator will liaise with the school, Prologue administration, and guest artists for the duration of the
  • They will liaise with the drama teacher of the school to develop the project outline for the semester, including mentoring the students, learning the process of programming for visually impaired youth audiences and helping execute the year end and holiday production for the school.
  • This position will also be the artist representative throughout the project to help the students and teacher with their production as well as observing and developing new and different techniques that will help program and create for visually impaired
  • Project Coordinator will work with the Executive Director and Special Projects Coordinator at Prologue Performing Arts to ensure the project is on budget, is following the timeline that has been set up, and recording all feedback and learnings of the
  • They will work with teachers, the Principal and students to execute PD sessions for artists and round table discussions with students before and after the
  • Administration of the project as

Artist Relations and outreach

  • Source, secure and contract guest artists that will visit the students to help with the production they are working
  • Ensuring artists and school contacts are in line with visions of the
  • Provide the project with a network of artists to call upon when needed depending on the needs of the school and project. This could include performing arts artists and/or technical
  • Organizing PD sessions for the guest artists facilitated by the teacher/staff at Ross Macdonald on working with visually impaired students.

Reporting and data analysis

  • Host an end of project webinar for the arts community to discuss learnings, observations and initial recommendations for creating an inclusive production for visually impaired youth audiences.
  • Observe and record all findings, learnings and survey/roundtable summaries to be used for future programming as well as Canada Council final
  • Create, implement and execute all teacher surveys, roundtable discussions with students and other methods to gather data for

Requirements

  • Minimum 2 years of experience as an artistic performer and/or
  • Preferred involvement in the artistic community and access to artistic networks as
  • Strong administration and organizational
  • Strong writing and creative
  • Excellent time management skills with a keen attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications
  • French language is an asset

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 Maria Williams at maria@prologue.org and we will find an alternative method.

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 Executive Director Maria Williams at maria@prologue.org. Please include “Project Coordinator” in the subject line of your email. Application deadline is December 9, 2022.