ARTS OUTREACH WORKER


Reports to: Creative Life Director
Application Deadline: Nov 9th, 2018
Classification: Full-time, (32 hours/week), Salary (fundraising required)
Location: East Vancouver


Position
Overview

The Arts Outreach Worker will provide multidisciplinary visual arts workshops to youth aged 15-25 living with mental illness, navigating poverty, living homelessness or otherwise on the margins. The focus of the Arts Outreach Worker is two-fold: to support other local youth services providers, and to increase youth engagement in Creative Life programs.

Responsibilities

  • Collaboration and coordination of services with community agencies and consultation with mental health professionals.

  • Developing and maintaining excellent working relationships with community partners

  • Maintaining program reports to record statistics necessary for effective program functioning and evaluation.

  • Representing and developing the ‘brand’ and mission of Creative Life and our core values in any context.

about you

  • You have a passion for art-making and have basic skills to run an accessible visual arts workshop in a community space.

  • You are a gatherer; a person who can get people excited and committed to attend workshops as well as, create open, sacred spaces in the community.

  • You are a creative, entrepreneurial leader.

  • You are outgoing, self-motivated, and have high people skills; able to work within a team atmosphere yet can crush it solo. 

  • You have excellent problem-solving and communication skills, able to communicate with a diverse group of people, with a wide variety of experience and socioeconomic backgrounds.

  • You have lived experience, or deep knowledge of poverty and oppression and an understanding of the diverse needs of vulnerable youth including youth living with mental health, substance use, and/or social challenges.

  • You participate in the Christian faith.

QUALIFICATIONS

We highly value lived experience, and/or Post-secondary education from a University or  Community College in the area of Fine Arts, Expressive Arts, Addictions, or Education.


About Youth Unlimited
Youth Unlimited has been helping young people discover their potential since 1944. With eight chapters in Greater Vancouver, YU provides caring relationships and developmental opportunities for vulnerable youth through relevant programs and individual connections, aimed at fostering mental, physical, social, spiritual and emotional well-being among young people in the community. Formerly called Youth For Christ, Youth Unlimited is a Christian organization and cares for all youth regardless of faith, race, gender or any other trait. www.youthunlimited.com

About Creative Life
Creative Life is a community art initiative that engages young people living in East Vancouver in high quality and accessible arts programs to see transformation through communities of belonging and creativity. www.creative-life.ca


Email your interest with a resume and cover letter to dean@youthunlimited.com