Megaphone is an award-winning social enterprise that offers meaningful work and community connection to people experiencing poverty and homelessness in Vancouver and Victoria. Megaphone is a small but feisty organization that works with more than 200 marginalized people in British Columbia every year through its vendor, photography, Speakers Bureau and writing workshop programs. We are committed to empowering people and creating positive social change in our communities.
The Writing Workshop Facilitator is a contract role. This position is responsible for planning and facilitating Megaphone’s weekly, 1-hour creative writing workshop at Onsite Detox and Transitional Housing Program at 139 E Hastings, open to residents in the Onsite facility. The role will report to Megaphone’s Managing Editor.
This role requires a thoughtful, creative, and supportive facilitator with strong writing, group work, and communication skills who is comfortable and familiar with working alongside people with multiple barriers including poverty, addictions, and mental and physical health challenges. This role is based in Vancouver.
Communication with Managing Editor and Host Organization
Required Qualifications: These are the non-negotiables. You’ll need these to succeed.
Ideal Qualifications: The right candidate will tick some of these boxes, but don’t feel you need all of these to apply.
Megaphone recognizes the importance of an inclusive workplace and a diverse workforce. We welcome and encourage all people to apply, including people of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds; LGBTQ2+ identified persons; women; people with disabilities; and people with lived experience of issues on which Megaphone is working to change the public conversation: such as poverty, mental illness, homelessness, or our colonial legacy.
Hours: Every Thursday at 7pm. Please note: Megaphone will consider hiring 2 facilitators to alternate weeks, so that each facilitator would run two workshops per month.
Pay: $50 per 1h workshop facilitated, inclusive of prep and editing time.
Closing Date: Open until filled
We thank all applicants for their interest in working with Megaphone. Only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.
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