PROJECT COORDINATOR – FASHION DESIGN

 

 

Your role will be to introduce high school students (special education and regular classes grades 9 to 12) to fashion design. The workshops will take place mainly in class, in close collaboration with the teachers. The project will enable young students to explore the various facets of creating and producing an article of clothing: introduction to the fashion world, brainstorming ideas and selecting materials, sketching and confection. The project’s ultimate purpose will be to create a clothing collection of 5 outfits that will be showcased at the year-end Rising Fashion Gala, in front of fashion industry professionals.

 

TERMS

  • Part-time: up to 12 hours per week, per project. It’s possible to combine several projects.
  • Salary: $16.00 per hour.
  • Contract duration: September of the current year to June of the following year. Possibility of contract renewal.
  • Employment region: Greater Montreal, North Shore and South Shore.
  • Schedule: Flexible and regular schedule based on availability of coordinator and school site.

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Teach the students how to properly use all materials required for the design and creation of clothing;
  • Guide the students through all steps leading to the creation of a collection composed of five outfits;
  • Organize and manage design and sewing workshops.

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Having the students benefit from your expertise by putting forward projects that are integrative, stimulating and diverse;
  • Working closely with the school’s teachers and administrators, and Youth Fusion officials, in order to maximize the project’s impact and awareness within the school;
  • Maintaining a professional relationship with the school (diligent attendance, communications, adherence to the culture and rules of the school environment, etc.);
  • Taking initiative, being creative and a self-starter, in order to effectively contribute to the project’s execution and success;
  • Attending team and progress meetings;
  • Supervising the students and looking after their safety;
  • When needed, representing Youth Fusion, the sponsoring post-secondary institution or the project itself before our partners;
  • Drafting the appropriate reports (midway progress and final reports) as scheduled;
  • Prepare for and participate in the year-end events to showcase the students’ success.

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

Academic

  • Currently pursuing a collegial or university education in a field related to fashion design.

 

Experience

  • Experience working and interacting with youth;
  • Sketching, patternmaking and sewing/clothes-making experience;
  • Good knowledge of textiles.

 

Will be considered as an asset

  • Any experience working with children with learning or behavioural difficulties;
  • Volunteer work or any other tangible experience working with youth (day or vacation camps, tutoring, etc.);
  • Ability to organize and facilitate activities;
  • Must have a strong desire to be a role model for the school’s students, and act as an agent of social change.

 

Language(s)

  • Spoken and written English;
  • Spoken and written French (an asset, as some schools are French speaking).

 

Computer

  • Suite Office;
  • Adobe Photoshop or equivalent.

 

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK

Verification is required to work with a vulnerable clientele. This check is done during the hiring.

 

APPLICATION

To apply, send your resume to kdelaleu@fusionjeunesse.org. Only qualified candidates will be selected for interviews. Youth Fusion is an equal opportunity employer and we are happy to make any accommodations needed to ensure a comfortable interview process for all candidates. Candidates from Indigenous, racialized, 2SLGBTQ+, and other marginalized communities are encouraged to self-identify in their application.