[CLOSED] "Call for Captains" Internship 2020
THANK YOU, THE CALL IS NOW CLOSED. :)
The "Call for Captains" Programme is a four-month long community arts attachment programme with Superhero Me from Jan – April 2020, with a compulsory training stint in end Nov – Dec 2019. It will culminate in FESTIVAL 2020, based out of Enabling Village (20 Lengkok Bahru S159503).
We are looking for 8 captains to join the team full-time.
FESTIVAL 2020 will focus on fostering inclusion through the arts. It is a poignant homecoming for Superhero Me, as Lengkok Bahru was the birthplace of our tiny movement with 15 children back in 2014. The children, who started out with us as K2 children, will take their PSLE next year. Together, we have reached out to more than 20,000 people over the last five years.
Please read up on Superhero Me (
) on our Values, Projects and Mission and update yourself through our social media channels before you apply. This is a paid internship and more details will be shared with shortlisted applicants. We're open to working things out if you're suitable for the role, but priority for this programme will be given to those who can commit full-time.
(2) INTERNSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS + PROGRAMME
24 Oct – 6 Nov 2019 : Internship Application Opens (Google Form + Email CV)
6 – 8 Nov 2019 : Face-to-face interview, 20 min slot between 6 - 9pm at Wisma Atria (Orchard MRT)
By 10 Nov 2019: Results of Application
[PART 1: DEEP DIVE - GET TO KNOW OUR CAPTAINS AND KIDS. | NOV – DEC 2019]
Kickstart your journey with Superhero Me with some training, where we'll share our approach, practical ways of working with children with special needs and facilitating inclusive art experiences. You'll work with our core community of kids and shadow veteran captains who will buddy you through your journey with us.
WELCOME PARTY: 16 Nov (Sat) 230pm – 5pm (Compulsory)
TRAINING DATE OPTIONS:
(A) PLAYLABS: One-off Inclusive Art Workshops. Choose 2 sessions
Saturdays 23/11 or 30/11 or 7/12 or 14/12; Slots: 930am – 1pm or 130pm – 4pm)
(B) PLAYDATES: Inclusive Art Camps. Choose either (Optional)
(B.1) Explorer Track on 18/11, 25/11, 2/12, [9am-1pm] & 6/12 PM or
(B.2) Hunter Track on 4/12, 11/12, 18/12 [9am-1pm] & 20/12 AM (*updated on 5/11)
We take a break from 21 Dec – 2 Jan 2020!
[PART 2: ARTWORK & EXPERIENCE CREATION WITH COMMUNITY | JAN – MAR 2020]
JAN 2020: Captains undergo training in disability awareness, inclusive arts and spend time at our partner schools. You will meet caregivers, people with disabilities, artists, educators, social workers and be exposed to the workings of Special Education and Inclusive education. You will make art with the children. You'll also be trained in inclusive theatre and work with peers who are different from you, as part of a performance we are presenting in March 2020!
FEB 2020: Captains will run inclusive art programmes for schools to foster friendships between children from mainstream and SPED schools over 6 sessions of work. It will include creating artwork and building your confidence to host the public during FESTIVAL 2020. You'll be pushed to develop a deeper understanding of inclusion and skills to be part of community arts initiative. We will train you in advocacy and the vocabulary of inclusion.
[ PART 3: SUPERHERO WE FESTIVAL 2019 | DATES: 9– 30 Mar 2020 ]
MAR 2020: Captains learn to advocate and guide the public through our Festival experience. You'll assist with setup and running of our Festival, facilitate inclusive experiences to bring together children with and without special needs. On weekdays, we host schools. On weekends and school holidays, we host the public, run inclusive camps, perform an inclusive theatre piece and seed ideas about inclusion. It will be FUN and HEART, HARD WORK! :)
The internship will wrap up by 4 Apr 2020.
(3) OUR APPROACH TO INTERNSHIPS:
1) CULTIVATE CURIOSITY : We get a kick out of growing our own people and inspiring them to become curious individuals who take action and work hard.
2) INCLUSION, WHAT DOES IT MEAN? Most of you have no experience with kids with special needs. Neither did we when we first started. Our kids have fundamentally changed the way we approach people different from us and removed the fear commonly associated with disability. Singapore has a long, long way to go towards inclusion and we believe there is no time better than to start effecting that change now.
3) TALK LESS, DO MORE: Yes we have to think, reflect and aspire. Beyond that, we have to do. Experience is the best teacher.
(4) REQUIREMENTS: ARE YOU WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR?
Anyone age 16 and above is welcome to apply.
We are looking for a mix of folks trained in education, arts, social sciences, media, design, production, tech, maths, ways of the world.... Our captains come from all walks of life and learn to work in a diverse, fast-paced environment. We have worked with students, artists, musicians, teachers, moms of typically-developing kids, architects, computing geeks, journalists, photographers, theatre folk, youths with special needs, social workers, early intervention teacher-trainees, therapists, seniors, authors, lawyers, post-army folk, people finding their way. A common thread that unites our differences? We believe inclusion needs less talk and more action.
We ask for applicants to demonstrate:
Applying for this internship means you are as responsible for the experience as we are. This is not school, this is life (and the lives of others) you're dealing with.
You have a strong sense of idealism, purpose and desire to build a kinder Singapore. But you might be lonely and are looking for comradeship to find the way forward.
You place yourself in the shoes of others and understand what they're feeling. You understand that Different does not mean Less. PS: There is a difference between Empathy and Sympathy (Watch:
(5) SUBMIT THIS FORM + EMAIL CV.
If you got this far, thank you for reading.
Fill up the form and do email a copy of your CV to
to Jean with the header "Call for Captains 2020: NAME" by 6 Nov 2019 2359 hours.
The sooner you apply, the earlier you can get in touch. Thank you!
Schooling or Working? Please list your organisation if any.
Tell us about yourself in 50 words or less.
What are three skill sets that you're proud of?
What is one failure that you're proud of?
Have you worked with children before? If Yes, please share more.
What will you bring to the Superhero Me team?
What do you hope to learn from us?
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