The mandate of the opera coordinator is to enable elementary students (Grades 3-6) to discover opera. He runs workshops mainly in the classroom, in close collaboration with teachers, and develops activities that allow young people to explore different aspects of the opera world such as singing, rhythm, writing, gestures and stage directing. The activities he organizes include notions about the history of opera and its great composers. Throughout the school year, the coordinator accompanies young people in the creation of their own opera, from writing to production, which will be presented on stage at the end of the year. In addition, to make the knowledge gained more concrete, workshops with industry professionals and outings are planned.

TERMS

  • Part-time: Maximum of 10 hours per week, per project
  • Possibility for more than one contract
  • $14,50/hour
  • September to June of the following year
  • Greater Montreal Area
  • 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

APPLICATION

Send your resume and presentation letter to sbeer@fusionjeunesse.org. We only contact applicants who meet our needs and criteria.

DESCRIPTION

  • 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;
  • Agreeing to adhere to the mission and values of Youth Fusion, i.e. fostering and positively influencing school perseverance and academic success;
  • Projecting a professional attitude and maintaining a favourable working relationship with Youth Fusion officials and representatives from the school/education community;
  • Driving the project’s execution and success by taking initiative, being well organized, creative, people skilled and a self-starter;
  • Attending team and progress meetings, and training sessions;
  • Supervising the students and looking after their safety;
  • Drafting proper reports and administrative documents, and submitting them on schedule;
  • When needed, representing Youth Fusion, the sponsoring university or the project itself before our partners.

REQUIREMENTS

Academic

  • Currently pursuing university studies 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.)
  • Must have a strong desire to be a role model for the school’s students, and act as an agent of social change

Langue(s)

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

Computer

  • Office Suite

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND

A criminal background check and vulnerable sector screening is required for this position.