The "Call for Captains" Programme is a three-month long community arts attachment programme with Superhero Me from Jan – March 2019, with a compulsory training stint in end Nov 2018. It will culminate in our Festival, set in a Special Education School.
We are looking for 8 captains to join the team.
INTERNSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS:10 – 28 Oct 2018 : Internship Application Opens (Google Form + Email CV)28 Oct – 31 Oct 2018 : Face-to-face interviewBy 1 Nov 2018: Results of Application3 or 10 Nov 2018: Welcome Tea
Please read up on Superhero Me (www.superherome.sg) on our Values, Projects and Mission and update yourself through our social media channels before you apply. This is a paid internship.
More details will be shared with shortlisted applicants. Re commitment: We're open to working things out if you're suitable for the role. Most of us have other commitments like work/school too :)______________________________________________________________________________________________
(2) INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME
PART 1: INTRO TO DISABILITY, WORKING WITH PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS TRAINING, MEET OUR KIDS
WELCOME DINNER: 15/16 Nov TRAINING DATES: 17 Nov Sat (9am - 1pm), 24 Nov Sat (9am – 1pm) MEET OUR KIDS: 30 Nov, Dec 1 (10am – 1pm) [updated 14 Oct]
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 meet your colleagues and fellow captains from all walks of life.
We take a break in Dec 2018.
PART 2: ARTWORK & EXPERIENCE CREATION WITH COMMUNITYDATES: Jan - Feb 2019, ~ 3 DAYS A WEEK TO FULL TIME
In Jan & Feb, we will go full steam with preparations for the Superhero We Festival, which will take place as an arts residency in a Special Education School. You will support artists and the team in creating artwork, performance pieces and build your confidence to host children with and without special needs during our Festival. You'll be pushed to develop an understanding of inclusion through work with children with special needs and skills to be part of community arts initiative.
PART 3: SUPERHERO WE FESTIVAL 2019 DATES: 4 – 30 Mar 2019, ~ 3 DAYS A WEEK TO FULL TIME
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 and seed ideas about inclusion. It will be FUN and HEART, HARD WORK! :) We will wrap up by 31 March 2019.
(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 18 and above is welcome to apply.
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:
RESPONSIBILITY: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.
PURPOSE: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.
EMPATHY: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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Evwgu369Jw) ______________________________________________________________________________________________
(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 email@example.com to Jean with the header "Call for Captains 2019" by 30 Oct 2018 2359 hours. Thank you!