Job Posting - Project Coordinator, Transform Dance

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About Transform Dance

Supported by the Toronto Arts Council’s Open Door program, Generator is embarking on a transformative justice and mediation project in the dance sector in Toronto. We will lead three groups of artists who have experienced sexual and/or workplace harassment through three distinct, one-size-fits-one processes designed to heal relationships, change the culture, and increase community accountability. This process - Transform Dance - will include a Project Coordinator and Advisory Group (consisting of experienced facilitators and mediators, Indigenous elders, Human Resources specialists, lawyers, and other project advisors).

About the Position

Generator is hiring a Project Coordinator for Transform Dance. The Project Coordinator will engage with the Advisory group and the individuals who will potentially become case studies, and  will also write a final report on the process with recommendations to the wider arts community. Due to the sensitive nature of these conversations, the Project Coordinator will require the skills to both support individuals and to make recommendations for support outside of the project, such as resources on healing, counselling and self-care strategies.  

Qualifications

  • Proven skills in psychosocial assessment, crisis intervention, referrals and case management

  • Degree in Social Work/Counseling/Therapy discipline from a recognized university, or equivalent combination of education and experience working with cases of harassment and/or violence against women

  • Proficiency in current assessment, counseling/therapy and psychosocial counseling techniques for working with individuals, groups and communities

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

  • Knowledge of the dance community considered an asset

Responsibilities

  • Plan and facilitate Advisory Group meetings

  • Source and select three case studies in coordination with the Advisory Group

  • Coordinate all elements of the implementation of the case studies

  • Write final report, including recommendations on the process

Hours of Work & Compensation

This position will start in April and run until December 2019 at the latest. The total compensation for the project will be $20,000. This is a part-time contract position. The hours, fee payments, and scheduling of the position will be negotiated with the successful candidate and will consider the candidate’s other commitments as well as the timing of the case studies.

About Generator

Generator is a mentoring, teaching, and innovation incubator that expands the skills, tools, and competencies of independent artists, producers and leaders. From intensive programs to workshops, Generator is transforming the role of the artist producer one artist at a time. Generator’s work culture policy can be found here.

How to Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to joinus@generatorto.com. Please address the following in your cover letter:

  • How do you approach working with Equity-seeking individuals in your work?

  • What is your framework for working with an Advisory group, as outlined in the description of the position

  • Please provide 2 references, with an explanation of your relationship to them, and how they can speak to your experience with transformative justice and/or mediation.

Deadline to Apply: Friday, March 15 at 5pm EST
Interviews will take place on Monday, March 25
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This project has been conceived with and will be supported by the Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists (CADA-ON), Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA), Dancer Transition Resource Centre (DTRC), Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA), as well as community members.

If you have questions about this program generally, please reach out to Generator’s Lead Producer, Kristina Lemieux, at kristina@generatorto.com.