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Counsellors, International Summer English and Theatre Program – 3 positions

Dates: July 12 -August 5, 2018
Rate of Pay: $15.00 per hour
Hours of Work: Sunday – Saturday, shifts will generally be scheduled between 3:30pm and 9:00am the next morning.  Counsellors are on-call overnight and expected to present in the building during their shifts.

About the Program

The University of Toronto invites high school students to participate in its International Summer Theatre Program. Designed to help aspiring young artists explore their potential in the expressive arts, this intensive arts immersion program offers students the exciting opportunity to work with some of Canada’s finest creative talents and to enhance their understanding of the global arts landscape through direct exposure to Toronto’s rich, multicultural, and thriving arts scene.

Students will experience daily professional-level workshops in the dramatic arts, where they will be challenged to develop their own unique artistic voices and cultivate self-discipline as they learn how to work cooperatively with others to achieve team goals. The program’s small class sizes will ensure that students are given the chance to work closely with workshop instructors to receive personalized attention and get feedback on individual creative projects.

Outside daytime classes, students will be encouraged to take part in the city’s diverse, world-class cultural activities. Extracurricular group outings to professional theatre productions and concerts will be regularly organized for students and are a crucial feature of the program. Beyond learning key concepts in the performing arts, students will learn invaluable social, leadership, and communication skills. The program includes daily two-hour English language classes with outstanding instructors. Being immersed in an English environment where students can continually practice their language skills will facilitate students’ linguistic abilities while helping them to build confidence.

Furthermore, the program will introduce youth to what is involved in becoming a student at The University of Toronto, one of North America’s most prestigious academic institutions. From living on campus in the beautiful dormitories at University College to experiencing the school’s reputably high standards in coursework, students will gain first-hand experience of life at The University of Toronto while making like-minded friends from other countries.

Position Description

The Summer Theatre Program caters to youth (aged 14-18) from around the world who have an interest in drama, theatre and performance, as well as a desire to enhance their English language skills.  Counsellors live in residence and are responsible for offering students with support, leadership and guidance.  Counsellors create a sense of community among participants, while also ensuring that residence policies are respected.  They also organize evening and weekend activities, and occasionally accompany students on program-related excursions.

Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent team work skills
  • Experience working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Sensitive to the needs of others
  • Event planning and program planning experience
  • Experience responding to emergency situations
  • Experience with English-language learners an asset
  • Experience with drama, theatre or the performing arts an asset
  • Valid First Aid/CPR certification
  • Previous experience as a Residence Don or camp counsellor preferred

Application Instructions

Submit a resume and cover letter to uc.residences@utoronto.ca by Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Additional Information

Additional information about the International Summer Theatre Program is available at http://summerdrama.utoronto.ca/

Questions regarding the Counsellor position or the application process should be directed to uc.residences@utoronto.ca.

 

Counsellor, Performing Arts Summer Camp – 1 position

Dates: July 24 – August 7th, 2018
Rate of pay: $15.00 per hour
Hours of Work: Shifts will be scheduled throughout the week, including weekends. Shifts will be scheduled between the hours of 7am and 8pm. 

Position Description

The performing arts camp caters to youth (aged 14-18) from Shanghai China who have an interest in drama, theatre and performance.  Counsellors are responsible for offering students support, leadership and guidance.  Counsellors organize activities, and occasionally accompany students on program-related excursions.

Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent team work skills
  • Experience working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Sensitive to the needs of others
  • Event planning and program planning experience
  • Experience responding to emergency situations
  • Experience with English-language learners an asset
  • Experience with drama, theatre or the performing arts an asset
  • Valid First Aid/CPR certification
  • Previous experience as a Residence Don or camp counsellor preferred

Application Instructions

Submit a resume and cover letter to uc.residences@utoronto.ca by Wednesday, June 13, 2018