We are looking for a creative and hard-working School Liaison to be a part of our growing team. The candidate will engage with the broad responsibility for the handling of school and student outreach, sales of our School Tour and the coordination of the School Tour.
Reporting to the Managing Director and the Artistic Director, the School Liaison will serve as the representative to assist students on educational matters within private, and public schools, understand the Montreal school community, and alternative educational opportunities within a theatre frame. The School Liaison provides educators with appropriate content that they can share with their students during Black History Month. These plays created for young audiences have shared stories about the Black Diaspora, historical figures and civil rights heroes as well as recounted the experiences of contemporary Black characters.
For over thirty years, the tour has travelled to well over a dozen schools performing to thousands of students every season. It has become a staple of Black History Month that the Black community and educational institutions, English-and French-language alike, look forward to every year. It is an important part of Montreal’s community and a contribution to theatre for young people that we hope to continue for many years to come, hopefully creating a better future for all through the magical world of theatre.

 

Key Responsibilities

– Liaison with schools to facilitate the dissemination of information.
– Create outreach strategies to reach students and parents.
– Coordinate visits and workshops in the schools as requested.
– Develop and maintain strong relationships with school representatives.
– Coordinate all aspects of school sales.
– Prepare study guides for each production.
– Be responsible for the logistical and organizational aspects of the school tour ensuring a smooth experience for the school and the touring team.
– Contact and liaise with school contacts as necessary regarding schedules.

Required Skills and Attributes

Excellent command of English with superior writing skills and good understanding of French, both oral and written.
Attention to detail and precision.
Excellent time management skills, and the ability to identify needs, handle multiple tasks and work with tight deadlines.
Creative, enthusiastic, organized, highly motivated and demonstrated ability to work with a team.
Experience in theatre or the arts would be an asset.
Proficiency in word processing and MS Office suite.

Black Theatre Workshop is Canada’s longest running Black theatre company and is committed to reflecting Black culture and community by developing and providing visibility for Black Canadian artists. Black Theatre Workshop is an award-winning English- speaking theatre company based in Montreal, Quebec.

This is a part time, permanent position. Salary for this position is based on experience and between $17-19/hour, with an expected 15-20 hour work week which could fluctuate during the season. Contract to begin September 2021. Please submit a cover letter and resume to the Managing Director Adèle Benoit, by August 29, 2021 by email: adele@theatrebtw.ca Black Theatre Workshop is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strongly supports and values diversity in the workplace. All applicants are thanked for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.