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Community Engagement Coordinator

Community Engagement Coordinator

Community engagement coordinator for Parts & Labour, produced by Field Work.

Field Work is seeking a community-minded artist or community organizer to lead community engagement activities for Parts & Labour, a new documentary play.

About The Show

Parts & Labour is a documentary play centered around the diverse experiences of temporary foreign worker’s in meat packing plants in Alberta.

Through verbatim text Parts & Labour documents the experiences of 40+ real people including workers, community organizers, community residents, researchers, politicians, and more. Each performance also features a live, on-stage interview with a special guest who’s lived experience relates to the stories shared in the play.

Parts & Labor has been in development in various iterations since 2014, including an online version centered around the COVID-19 outbreaks at meat packing plants.

You can view this performance here to get a sense of the stories. youtube.com.

The Position

Working in close collaboration with the producer and creative team, the community engagement coordinator will have two primary focuses; audience engagement & special guest coordinating.

Audience Engagement Duties Include:

  • Connect with individuals, organizations, and communities who relate to these stories.
  • Identify and remove barriers to attending, including physical, cultural, financial, and transportation barriers.
  • Act as the key contact person for general audience communications and assistance.

Special Guest Coordinating Duties Include:

  • Identifying and inviting potential guests.
  • Coordinating and supporting their participation on performance days.
  • Coordinating guest honorariums.
Who We’re Looking for

Our ideal candidate is sincere, personable, caring and kind, someone with a genuine enthusiasm for community building through art. We’re looking for a great communicator who’s comfortable reaching out to individuals and organizations and happy to represent Parts & Labour in the community.

Experience in community organizing, community engagement, arts administration, working with newcomer communities and/or migrant workers is a huge asset.

Coordinator Fee & Schedule

Total Coordinator Fee: $5,000, based on expected 200 hours at $25/hour

Schedule:

  • Start date, June 6, 2022
  • Contract end date, July 9, 2022

Flexible weekly schedule based on personal availability and community needs, some evenings and weekend time is to be expected.

Must be available in the evening for performance dates of June 29 – July 1, July 5 – 9, 2022.

Working location is likewise flexible with a mix of in-person collaboration with the creative & production team, work from home, and in-community engagement.

Coordinator must be based in Calgary during contract dates.

To Submit

Please submit a letter of interest and resume to producer Col Cseke at fieldworktheatre@gmail.com. We’ll respond to everyone, selected candidates will be invited to an interview.

Deadline to Submit: May 6, 2022

About Field Work

Field Work is dedicated to sharing true stories in meaningful ways. We’ll start each new project by choosing the right form to tell the story, whether that’s live performance, oral history, audio documentary, story-telling nights, or something else entirely. Field Work was initiated by Col Cseke and features an evolving group of amazing artists, story-tellers, writers, and performers.

For more information visit fieldworkstories.com.

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