Your role will be to introduce elementary school students to the world of opera. As project coordinator, you will conduct workshops where children will be able to explore singing, tempo, songwriting, acting and staging an opera. You will help your students develop their knowledge of opera, its history and major composers. Workshops led by opera professionals and field trips will also be planned to give students a tangible sense of what they’re learning. The students will be required to write and create a short opera to be staged at the end of the project.

Terms:

Contract Period:

September 2017 to June 2018

Number of hours of work:

Maximum of 12 hours per week

Salary:

14,50$ per hour

Other benefits:

Possibility of contract renewal
Flexible and regular hours: The schedule is set at the beginning of each term, jointly with the school, and subject to the students’ academic commitments

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 classical singing or music

Experience:

- Experience working and interacting with elementary school students
- Ability to organize and present a short opera

The following will be considered as assets
- 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.)

Languages:

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

Software:

Office Suite

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.