Associate Producer / Care Doulas

  • Full Time
  • Ontario
  • Remote
  • $28.00 – $45.00 per hour
  • Deadline: June 30, 2024
  • June 30, 2024

ArtsPond

Art for change and care.

Description

THE OPPORTUNITY

ArtsPond is seeking an Associate Producer from Ontario to join our team for the 2024-25 season, with the option to renew and extend the position depending upon availability and funding.

For the same period, we are also seeking one or two Care Doulas from Indigenous and d/Deaf or Disabled communities in the artistic, creative, or cultural industries in Ontario.

In collaboration with the Creative Lead and Board of Directors, incumbent(s) will be tasked with providing guidance and care in the design and/or delivery of two creative projects:

  • I Love My Gig Ontario is a creative fellowship to imagine a positive post-pandemic future that is rooted in abundance and love rather than uncertainty and loss. 15 fellows from each of Ontario’s 15 tourism regions will explore what types of care they hope to receive and how they can be better equipped to give and share care with others in their communities in the future. Our goals for this fellowship are to help creatives of all kinds better understand how they can become not only careseekers but caregivers in their communities. By doing so, we also hope to illustrate how mutual aid groups like ArtsPond’s I Lost My Gig Canada can lift up the potential of precarious careseekers and inspired caregivers to help navigate the demands of new post-pandemic planetary disasters or more established homegrown resource deserts and daily life challenges in arts and culture. Each fellow will have approximately 50 hours of self-directed experimentation and learning plus two full-group and two small-group check-ins at different stages of the fellowship. Their final contribution will be a series of recommendations for action in their own lives and the community at large.  Participating fellows of all ages will be selected from priority groups in any artistic, creative, or cultural discipline. Priority groups include Indigenous, Racialized, d/Deaf, Disabled, and Outside the Core (suburban, rural, and remote).
  • Caring Cultures is a creative fellowship to imagine a future for arts and culture-led social change and holistic care in response to complex disasters and longstanding systemic gaps and barriers in their lives and communities. 8 fellows from the Greater Toronto to Hamilton Area will explore their own stories and how they imagine they might want to become changemakers or caregivers in the future, not only in response to the pandemic, but other big crises like climate change, unaffordability of housing, racism, ableism, colonialism, digital transformation, economic inequalities, and much more. These stories and perspectives will be used to help validate ArtsPond’s second decade strategic plan while providing guidance to other arts support organizations in the region that are seeking to share remedies and therapies to communities in need.  Each fellow will have approximately 75 hours of self-directed experimentation and learning plus three all-group and two small group check-ins at different stages of the fellowship.  Their end product will be a series of recommendations for action in their own lives and the community at large.  Participating fellows will be youth 18 to 35 years of age in any artistic, creative, or cultural discipline. Priority groups include Indigenous, Racialized, d/Deaf, Disabled, and Outside the core (suburban, rural, and remote).

SCHEDULES

Schedules for the two fellowships are dependent upon the availability of the incumbents. Timelines may be extended to ensure a healthy experience. Subject to change, both fellowships are currently scheduled to run concurrently:

  • Planning and design (Jul to Oct 2024)
  • Participant recruitment (Aug to Nov 2024)
  • Participant onboarding (Nov 2024 to Jan 2025)
  • Participant care (Jan to April 2025)
  • Final report and recommendations (May to Jul 2025).

RESPONSIBILITIES

For the Associate Producer:

  • Community outreach (25%)
    Support social media and website marketing and other outreach activities to the community to help increase awareness and recruit participants from equity-deserving groups in Ontario.
  • Participant support (50%)
    Participant support involves working directly with staff and participants to help them with fellowship journeys, solve problems, and connect with others effectively.
  • Knowledge sensemaking and stewarding (10%)
    Taking notes at meetings and disseminating shared knowledge to participants and the public.
  • General administration duties (15%)
    Support the Creative Lead in general administration tasks, including the stewardship of participant contracts, liaising with community partners, and other duties as required.

For the Care Doulas:  

  • Program design (25%)
    Program design involves working with the Creative Lead, Care Lead (Racialized), Care Doulas, and others to design a fellowship experience that is enjoyable and accessible for the participants, including the types of questions or frameworks for storytelling that are recommended for the fellows to pursue various stages of problem ideation and solution sensemaking.
  • Participant support (50%)
    Participant support involves working directly with participants to help them with their fellowship journeys, solve problems, and connect with other participants effectively.
  • Knowledge sensemaking and stewarding (25%).
    Knowledge sensemaking and stewarding involves distilling participant wisdom and recommendations into an accessible final report that is respectful of participant stories, experiences, and identities.

COMPENSATION

For the Associate Producer:

This is a part-time employee contract with a flexible schedule between June/July 2024 and July 2025, with the option to be extended pending the availability of funding. Total compensation is $17,000 inclusive of 4% vacation pay and other benefits. The compensation range is from $27.50 to $35.00 per hour, average 10 hours per week. Depending on the availability of the incumbent, we anticipate extension of this position to include two additional projects starting in Fall 2024. These projects are confirmed but funding has not yet been received. Details to be available soon.

For the Care Doulas:

This is a part-time employee contract with a flexible schedule between June/July 2024 and July 2025, with the option to be extended pending the availability of funding.  Total compensation will vary depending on whether the position is filled by a single incumbent, or shared between two incumbents:

  • One incumbent:  $41,500 inclusive of 4% vacation pay and other benefits, compensation range from $37.50 to $45 per hour, average 15 to 20 hours per week
  • Two incumbents: $20,750 each, inclusive of 4% vacation pay and other benefits, , compensation range from $37.50 to $45 per hour, average 10 hours per week.

To apply, email your details to jobs@artspond.com

The desired deadline to apply is June 15, 2024. If necessary, the posting will remain open after this deadline until they are filled. Please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae (or a 2.5 to 5 minute video) outlining your skills and interests related to the position to: Jessa Agilo, Founder, CEO ArtsPond / Étang d’Arts [email protected] Please reference which of the positions you are applying for in the subject line: “24510 Care Doula: Indigenous” “24520 Care Doula: d/Deaf or Disabled” “24600 Associate Producer”


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