Project Coordinator – Part-Time – 44 weeks
Founded in January 2003, SAWITRI Theatre Group is an award-winning, incorporated not-for-profit organization under the artistic leadership of Jasmine Sawant and Shruti Shah, presenting original, challenging and exciting works featuring established professionals as well as emerging artists. It strives to educate, entertain and heal through the arts, especially theatre arts that are South Asian in character, origin or topic and foreground women as well as issues of social or political importance. A preeminent producer and presenter of South Asian Theatre Arts in Mississauga, SAWITRI Theatre Group is known to take risks, bringing unique experiences to its audiences, producing plays in some of India’s many languages, including English. Operationally, SAWITRI Theatre Group is supported by The Open Space, Nitin Sawant, and the unstinting support of family, friends and volunteers and partly supported by the City of Mississauga through their annual operating grant program.
The Project Coordinator for the ‘Stitch In Time’ (SIT)’ Project, will design and coordinate workshops and manage the operational requirements of this project.
The ‘SIT’ Project
The ‘Stitch In Time’ project will provide access to women to learn or renew skills to express themselves through fabric-art, making items that connect them to their culture. Open to women participants who are economically marginalized or women who are survivors of violence, the project aims to help break down barriers and make the participants feel more connected to their community.
-Coordinate various aspects of the project; e.g. organizing workshops, the content of the workshops, the locations, timings, etc.
-Identify designers, instructors and consultants for the project and schedule them appropriately for the workshops
-Solicit in-kind donations and coordinate project volunteers
-Recruit workshop participants and engage them throughout the project
-Ensure the project runs within the prescribed time, scope and budget
-Participate in meetings and other project-related activities as required
– Report regularly to the Artistic Director and submit written reports as required
-Work with the program evaluator to collect participant and other program data
-Other tasks and duties applicable to the position
Education and Experience
-Completion of a diploma or degree in social sciences, business or communications or usable/wearable art or equivalent combination of education and work experience
-Previous experience managing a project similar in scope and design
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
-Motivated and able to work independently
-Strong work ethic, excellent organizational skills, resourcefulness and flexibility a must
-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; excellent relationship‐building skills
-Knowledge of trends, sewing and embroidery required
-Knowledge of local festival and other markets an asset
-Proficiency working in a Microsoft Office environment required
-Knowledge of social media and digital marketing required
-Availability to work evenings and weekends as required
-South Asian language skills an asset
-Ontario valid driver’s license and access to vehicle an asset
The Project Coordinator works in workshop locations, SAWITRI Theatre office and from home as required. Frequent travel within Mississauga is required. Occasional travel out of Mississauga may be required.
To apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter to Hiring Committee, SAWITRI Theatre Group by email only.
Application Deadline: Friday, October 11, 2019, by 11:59 pm
Start Date: Immediate
Position: 13 Hours per week, occasional evenings and weekends for 44 weeks.
Compensation: commensurate with experience
Note: The successful candidate must be able to obtain a vulnerable sector check with results acceptable to SAWITRI Theatre Group as a mandatory condition of hiring.
We thank all interested candidates in advance. Unfortunately, we are only able to respond to those selected for an interview.
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