Summer Performing Arts Facilitator

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Summer Performing Arts Facilitator

This is a temporary opportunity, 30 hours per week, May 17, 2021 to August 27, 2021.

Due to the continuing restrictions imposed by COVID19, this position will require both remote and on-site work flexibility.

Who We Are

The National accessArts Centre is a fun, fast-paced, dynamic work environment where we all collaborate to provide artistic training, creation, exhibition, and present opportunities for artists with disabilities. As a creativity hub for artists living with disabilities, so often limited in their opportunities and choices, we blur the lines between professional artists, disabled artists, entrepreneurs, innovators, and storytellers by sharing their work internationally and re-shaping how the world views and appreciates their talents and place in our communities.

Who You Are & What You Will Do

A highly motivated mover or performing artist with an established skill set and a desire to work in both the arts and disability communities. You are passionate about helping other artists achieve their performing and movement arts goals, in all elements of the artistic process, and are committed to ensuring that creative decisions made by our artists are theirs and theirs alone. You will support the learning of specific styles while accounting for their unique abilities. As part of our creative team, you will assist with the development of digital/online facilitation while ensuring proper safety protocols, participating in team planning sessions, and supporting the National accessArts Centre at events and community programming.

Reporting to the manager, performing arts, you will work as part of a team committed to the advancement of our artists in our self-directed studio, both in-person and online, and seek to deliver outstanding opportunities.

  • Artist Support: Participate in artist assessment, skills and workshop development; understand and support artists’ needs; guide artists to identify goals and conceptualize new works.
  • Studio Operations: Share the responsibility of ensuring the studio or practice area is clean, safe, and equipped to meet the needs of our artists; ensure any suspected mental or physical health challenges are appropriately reported.
  • Assist with Rehearsals, Performances & Events: Provide the necessary support for all of the NaAC performances, projects, and events, including set up/tear down, and facilitation.

Experience & Skills You’ll Bring:

  • Established creative skill set in performance/movement art or other relevant experience.
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills; attention to detail.
  • Mature attitude; ability to work autonomously in a collaborative environment.
  • Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities (asset).
  • A strong team player with a mature attitude and ability to work autonomously in a collaborative environment.
  • Basic skills in Microsoft Outlook and Word; Zoom facilitation.

Pay Rate & Working Hours

$17.85/hour (+4% vacation pay)
Monday – Friday
9:00am – 3:30pm + possible evenings or weekends


We are seeking to fill this position under the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) grant. As per CSJ regulations, all candidates must be 15 to 30 years of age at the start of employment; legally entitled to work in Canada and Alberta AND a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or a person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of employment.

To apply submit your resume, with a cover letter, to Raewyn Reid at no later than April 30, 2021.

The National accessArts Centre is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment. Our employment decisions will be based on our organization’s needs for this position and the successful applicant’s qualifications.

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