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Job Number:  46992
Cultural Programmer
Job Posted: Thursday, 9 August 2018
Closing Date: Tuesday, 21 August 2018
(56 days ago)
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $22 per hour + generous health & welfare pkg after 3 months


Cultural Activity Programmer

Internal / External Posting ID#: PSW-18-004


The Cultural Programmer is responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of cultural, recreational, social and/or educational programs that are consistent with the mission and mandate of the DEWC.  Her responsibility will include working with DEWC Indigenous Elder’s program members ensuring relevant programming that maximizes decision making and participation of centre members 


Reporting directly to the Program Development Manager, the Cultural Programmer will work in collaboration with other DEWC staff to promote integrated services to women.  She will work from a feminist perspective and within an anti-oppression framework.


In-Centre Programming

Plans, organizes and implements cultural, recreational, social, and/or educational programs and activities that can take place inside or outside the DEWC

Facilitates the organizing of Special Events such as:  National Aboriginal Day; Christmas Dinner, and seasonal group activities; as identified in consultation with the staff group

Participates in planning and development of arts activities and workshops

Coordinates volunteer facilitators and scheduling of programs


Indigenous Elder’s Programming

Works with the DEWC Elders program members to plan and coordinate cultural and recreational programs and activities.

Organizes and facilitates the participation of DEWC elders at the annual Elder’s Gathering


Community Networking and Liaison 

Works with community Indigenous and social service organizations to enhance Programming opportunities including the recruiting of out of area volunteers

Develops partnerships and act as liaison with community groups in the development and support of programs

Solicit partnerships, in-kind donations and community sponsorships to support events and programming


Education and Resource

Maintains and up-dates resources relevant to Centre Programming ie. out of centre/community events and opportunities

Coordinates the DEWC Newsletter, ensuring Calendar and contributions specific to the program



Ensures funder reports accurately reflect contract requirement.  Provides activity reports to the management team.  Provides statistics and relevant data that will support fundraising activities for the program.



Engage in training and workshops that are relevant to the job and where the information is beneficial to the women in the DTES.


Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years related experience working with low-income women, at least 2 years in a women serving or inner city drop-in environment
  • Must have a strong working knowledge and analysis of the issues impacting women in the dtes, including violence against women, mental health, homelessness, and addictions
  • Candidate must work from strong feminist analysis and within an anti-oppression framework
  • Experience developing and facilitating programs and groups including assessing and evaluating
  • Extensive experience in the development and facilitation of cultural, recreational, and arts groups and activities
  • Understanding of and practices a trauma informed care response when working with women
  • Efficient organizational skills including record keeping, scheduling, and problem-solving abilities
  • Demonstrated administrative skills, including report writing
  • Demonstrated computer and IT aptitude
  • Strong conflict resolution skills and practice
  • Demonstrated crises intervention training and experience
  • Experience providing assisted referral as well as familiarity with support services, agencies and community resources in the Downtown Eastside
  • Excellent communication skills required, including the ability to work in a respectful and cooperative manner with co-workers, and centre members
  • Ability to work within a chaotic environment and with a diverse community of women
  • A First Aid certificate is required
  • Candidate must undergo a criminal record check
  • Class 4 drivers license (an asset)
  • Women with addiction issues, need to be at least 2 years clean and sober

Position reports to:   Program Development Manager


Aboriginal Women and Women of Colour are Strongly Encouraged to Apply


Position Details:

  • Start Date: September 18, 2018 / Temporary - Part – Time, 35 hrs - wk / Tues – Sat (until return of incumbent)
  • Union (BCGEU) - Salary Range - $22.00per/hr  + generous health and wellness benefits
  • Location – DEWC Drop In Centre, 302 Columbia St. Vancouver

  Please submit resume and cover letter to the HR Administrator via e-mail, mail or fax to:

302 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 4J1

Fax:  604-681-8470 Email:   



How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please submit current resume & cover letter to:
The Cultural Activity Programmer Hiring Committee
via: email, mail, fax or in person.
Contact Details:
The Cultural Activity Programmer Hiring Committee
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
302 Columbia Street
Vancouver, BC, V6A 4J1
Fax: 604-681-8470
www:   www.dewc.ca

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