Job Posting Information
The North Coast Innovation Lab (NCIL) is a place-based initiative for people who are invested in the future of Prince Rupert to identify, prioritize and work together on tangible projects that build a resilient economy as a tool for community well-being.
Raven Tales Revival Project Coordinator
We are looking for a passionate, empathic, and creative Masters student to bring energy and enthusiasm to the youth-led multimedia storytelling initiative known as Raven Tales Revival. In adherence to the United Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, the Project Coordinator will work with Indigenous youth and allies in Prince Rupert to create and stage a play while documenting and archiving the experience using multimedia and creative practices. With a focus on developing literacy in reading, writing, communication, teamwork, critical thinking and technology for youth, this initiative will be coordinated in collaboration with Change Makers’ Executive Director, literacy practitioners, filmmakers, theatre facilitator and elders.
Activities and Deliverables
- Recruit, supervise and mentor youth participating in the project.
- Help youth to create and edit weekly short videos and final documentary, maintaining focus on their experience and understanding of the truth and impacts of colonialism and their hopes and ideas for achieving reconciliation.
- Coordinate storytelling, theatre and filmmaking events and outreach activities.
- Supporting the maintenance of Change Makers’ website, blog and social media accounts pertaining to Raven Tales Revival.
- Work collaboratively with Change Makers, First Nations organizations, and other cultural and arts institutions to advance understanding of, and explore pathways for meaningful community practice of Truth and Reconciliation.
- Collaborate with other organizations and institutions to enhance experiential learning opportunities for Raven Tales Revival participants, notably in the areas of theatrical production, cultural awareness and expression, storytelling, social justice, and health and well-being
- Explore digital literacy activities, resources and tools within Prince Rupert to enhance the Raven Tale Revival project (such as photography, social media management, etc.).
- Work with youth to workshop and create a play and present final play during the summer of 2020.
- Co-convene and facilitate 1+ project specific gatherings, events, or activities in the community around storytelling, creative expression, and/or cultural awareness.
- Co-facilitate and present at 1-2 community gatherings to share project updates and community-based research findings, with relevant stakeholders and the community at large.
Desired Skills, Capabilities, and Qualifications:
- You understand and appreciate Canada’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation and are willing to work with across cultures and socio-economic classes to create authentic dialogue, increase understanding and explore ideas for achieving reconciliation
- You possess knowledge and interest in First Nations’ cultures and history, an understanding of how these unique cultures have been impacted by colonialism and a willingness to honor and support traditional wisdom
- You have excellent written and verbal communication skills; possessing a great sense of story with an ability to integrate different knowledge and ideas to create a narrative
- You are familiar with social media platforms and standard computer software programs (ie. Microsoft Office suite).
- You have experience with camera and sound equipment as well as and Adobe Suite (Adobe Premier Elements, and Adobe Creative Cloud Applications)
- You are a relationship builder with demonstrated experience working with people of diverse backgrounds, education levels, ages, etc.
- You are innovative, creative and open to new approaches to problem solving, evaluation, and collaboration. You’re constantly learning and applying those learnings to the next iteration of ideas and projects.
- You have strong leadership, organizational and time-management skills, are capable working with a timeline.
- You understand the innovative and experiential nature of this project, and are able to adapt the project goals and outcomes based on learnings, resources, and capacity
- You are excited to experience and embrace the rural, coastal life in Prince Rupert!
How to Apply
Please apply by sending a cover letter and CV to Alexie Stephens at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday March 8th at midnight PT. Identify which position(s) you are applying for in the subject of the email. Clarifying questions are welcome. We thank all applicants, however, we will only be contacting those who are successful for interviews.
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