Monday, September 17, 2007

Just Theatre Tour Coordinator


Position: Just Theatre Tour Coordinator
Organization: Ontario Council for International Cooperation

Position Type: Contract
Date posted: September 11, 2007
Duration: October 2007 - March 2008
Deadline: September 21, 2007 - 12 noon
Location: Toronto, ON


The Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC)
is a coalition of Ontario-based voluntary organizations
committed to achieving global development in a peaceful
and healthy environment, with social justice, human dignity
and participation for all.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Just Theatre Tour
Coordinator will be responsible for helping to develop,
undertake and evaluate all aspects of a pilot school-focused
theatre project, to be launched in January 2008.

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic organizer with
proven experience facilitating projects with diverse
stakeholders. S/he will have creative ideas, strong
communication skills, and knowledge of international
development issues. As a key member of a small staff
team, s/he must be able to work independently on a variety
of tasks, and to motivate others to participate.


* Further developing a database of and relationships with
educators, school boards, teachers federations and the
Ontario Ministry of Education to promote the tour and
other global education resources and opportunities;
* Liaising with key stakeholders (above) and serving as the
primary contact person with the actors/theatre company
throughout planning, implementation and evaluation of the
* Creating appropriate communications materials and
website content to promote the tour;
* Assisting in the development of a workshop to follow
the play;
* Promoting and booking the tour to schools;
* Implementing a media/outreach strategy;
* Assisting with the development of the tour schedule and
overseeing tour logistics (such as renting vehicles and
booking hotel rooms, where necessary);
* Driving equipment, props, actors and other materials to
schools, on time, throughout the tour;
* Introducing the play and representing OCIC at schools;
* Facilitating the workshop with students and teachers in
schools, where requested;
* Documenting best practices/lessons learned;
* Assisting with follow-up activities, such as synthesis of
evaluations, preparation of financial and final report items;
* Responding to tour-related and general telephone, email
and fax inquiries, as assigned;
* Providing support to OCIC public engagement activities,
including the OCIC Global Citizens Forum (October), the
Kaleidoscope Real World Video Challenge (from October)
and International Development Week (February), as

Desired Experience, Skills and Qualifications:

* Valid drivers license, excellent driving skills and comfort
driving a van loaded with equipment and actors;
* Knowledge of international development issues
(especially child labour, fair trade and global citizenship);
* Minimum of 2 years experience working with
international development organizations;
* Demonstrated group facilitation and public presentation
* Demonstrated experience in public
awareness/engagement with youth;
* Demonstrated experience coordinating activities and
* Knowledge of global education resources;
* Ability to build relationships and work as a team player
with diverse stakeholders;
* Interpersonal and cross-cultural communication
* Detail-oriented with ability to organize work, set
priorities, meet deadlines, monitor progress towards goals
and track information;
* Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel, internet, e-
* Enthusiastic and creative;
* Bilingual (English & French) an asset;
* Knowledge of GTA-area schools and experience driving
in the GTA an asset.

Salary: $15.00 per hour / 28 hours per week

To Apply:

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, the
names of two references and a writing sample of no more
than one page (such as a press release of an upcoming
theatre tour, or an invitation to participate in a project)
to info dontspaam* by 12 noon, Friday, September 21, 2007.

Please note Just Theatre Tour Coordinator in the subject

Interviews will be conducted October 4th or 5th. The Just
Theatre Tour Coordinator position will ideally commence
immediately thereafter.

OCIC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed
to hiring individuals who reflect the diversity of Canadian
communities. As such, we strongly encourage First Nations
people and people of colour to apply and self-identify in
their cover letter. While OCIC appreciates the efforts of all
applicants, only those selected for an interview will be
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Date posted to Sep 12 2007
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