Story Writing Instructor

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Story Writing Instructor

Story Writing Instructor Volunteer
Position Type:
Part-time, volunteer

ChatterBox Theatre Society is a charity serving South Calgary and Okotoks regions. As per our mission, we are more than a theatre as we are dedicated to delivering a meaningful theatrical experience to young audiences through interaction and humour.

We aim to teach children positive values and offer them support in their development stages, build a stronger community by encouraging public interaction and dialogue, and nurture and promote our local artists. We focus on the values of family, friendship, teamwork, and trust. We lead by example, so we need to be what we want our children to become.

COVID-19 has had an immense impact on the youth sector, including mental health problems and stress, financial pressures, isolation from peers, and school environment. ChatterBox Theatre Society offers the story writing summer project to students in Calgary and the surrounding areas.

Each instructor will engage over a period of one month, July or August of 2021.

Key Responsibilities

  • Participate in planning the training program for students: instructions, documents, meetings.
  • Assist students during public meetings and ensure the conversations with the children in the public follow ChatterBox Theatre Society protocol.
  • Direct, advise, and offer support to students in the story writing process over the designated period of time.
  • Evaluate the final submission.
  • Provide updates to project coordinator and board members over the time of the engagement.

Skills and Experience

  • Proved knowledge and/or experience in children’s story writing.
  • Interest in youth education.
  • Integrity, teamwork, community, creativity, and humor are mandatory values.
  • Experience working with youth and children is preferred.

Languages: English

Compensation: This is a volunteer position. A volunteer letter will be provided.


Four to eight hours per week over one month, July or August. This position may be required to attend special ad hoc meetings when necessary. Due to COVID restrictions, this is a remote position.

If you share the same values, want to be a part of an exciting organization, and would like to make a valuable contribution to our community, please send your resume and a cover letter to

To learn more about our plans, people and culture, visit our website at

We are strongly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusivity within the community. We welcome and encourage applications from all religious backgrounds, BIPOC, people with disabilities, and others who can contribute to the diversification of our community. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume and a cover letter.

We thank you for your interest in this opportunity; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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