Your role will be to introduce high school students (special education and regular classes Secondary III through V) to fashion design. 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 is creating a clothing collection that will be showcased at the yearend Rising Fashion Gala, in front of fashion industry professionals.

Terms:

Contract Period:

September 2017 to June 2018

Number of hours of work:

Maximum of 12 hours per week

Salary:

14,50$/hour

Other benefits:

- Montreal and South Shore or Quebec
- Possibility of renewal and flexible hours

Responsibilities:

- Having the students benefit from your expertise by putting forward projects that are integrative, stimulating and wide-ranging;
- 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 university or the project itself before our partners;
- Drafting the appropriate reports (midway progress and final reports) as scheduled.

Knowledge and skills:

Currently pursuing a university education in a field related to fashion design

Experience:

- Experience working and interacting with teenagers
- Sketching, patternmaking and sewing/clothesmaking experience

Languages:

- Spoken and written French
- Spoken and written English (some English schools will be participating in the program)

Software:

- Suite Office
- Photoshop or any other image processing software

Criminal background:

A criminal background check and vulnerable sector screening is required for this position. The process is subject to a confidentiality protocol between Youth Fusion and the SPVM.