This position is for post-secondary students (at the Senior-Bachelors or Masters-level) who are visual artists, poets, or dancers interested in a career in arts-education, community development, and/or working with youth. The mentorship component of this program was created to be an opportunity for experiential education and employment for those interested in pursuing a career incorporating the arts, social justice, equity, and well-being while engaging with authenticity and purpose. Mentors must have a passion for growth, self-development, community development, and making a positive impact on the world.
During this 3-day Arts Enrichment and Personal Development Program Gr 12 students (drawn from a wide range of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds) will be provided with an opportunity to develop their artistic skills while delving into deep conversations about their true purpose in life through arts-engaged activities. The youth selected for the program will be self-identified artists (visual artists, poets, or dancers) who wish to make meaningful contributions to society. The youth will have the opportunity to gain mentorship while exploring ideas around potential career paths in the arts. Mentors will lead/support (in pairs) pods of 6-7 youth, through breakout activities while providing youth with guidance, moral and emotional support, and encouragement.
This is a paid training opportunity. Deadline to register is Fri Sept 21st, 2018.
To apply, you must be available for all of the following dates:
Interviews: Tues-Wed Sept 25-26th (10-6pm)Training Dates: Sat Sep 29th (2-7pm), Tues Oct 9th (2-7pm), Thurs Oct 11th (1-6pm)Program Dates: Fri-Sun Oct 12th-14th, 2018 (8:30am-8:30pm)Location: York University, Keele Campus Please send any questions to: email@example.com
Each student mentor will be paid $15/hr - if selected for an interview you will be notified on Sept 24th.
To apply to be a Mentor with the Creative Lab please submit your resume and cover letter along with your completed application below.
For more information please visit voiceofpurpose.org/thecreativelab