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Bookmaker Workshop Facilitator
Closing Date: Friday, November 30

Position Summary
We are seeking a Facilitator to help deliver our Bookmaker Workshops, which will run in 40 classes (Grades K-6) from January to May (2019). Participating schools are located primarily within SD61. We have a particular focus on schools that are identified as having a high percentage of vulnerable youth – students who may be at risk in terms of their academic achievement and social functioning.

Each week, two Workshop Facilitators will work together, alongside several volunteers, to visit one school. Within this week, we conduct several workshop sessions with different classes over a series of days.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Participate in training prior to the start of workshops
  • Working with the Executive Director and Program Coordinator, develop, prepare and organize materials for workshops
  • Travel to schools within the Victoria area and facilitate workshops, working directly with students (grades K-8) to engage and motivate them through the Story Studio writing process
  • Mentor and lead 2-3 volunteers in the classroom
  • Type and edit student work, to assist in the final creation of student books
  • Build positive relationships with school administrators, teachers and educators
  • Gather feedback from participants and educators to strengthen and improve workshops
  • Please note that Workshop Facilitators are responsible for their own transportation to and from schools


Required (must have):
–          Undergraduate degree (in progress or completed)

Desired (an asset):
–          Teaching certificate
–          Coaching certificate


Required (must have):
–          Public speaking to young (5-11yo) audiences
–          Working in a camp or school setting
–          Classroom management
–          Facilitating workshops

Desired (an asset):
–          Experience in creative writing and publishing

Knowledge/Skills Required:

Required (must have):
–          Valid driver’s license

Desired (an asset):
–          Experience working within a Google environment (Docs, Sheets, Drive)

Competencies / Personal Attributes:
–          Dynamic speaking
–          Strong facilitation abilities
–          Passion for creative writing, literacy issues
–          Strong organizational skills
–          Self-directed
–          Punctual and dependable
–          Excellent oral communication skills
–          Creative
–          Able to troubleshoot effectively
–          Positive and flexible

Part-time Contract; $27/hour, 300 hours total (approximately 14-18 hours/week)


Contract Duration:
Training (3 days in December, TBD); Workshops (January 7 – May 31 2019); Must be available to conduct workshops during school hours


How to Apply – CLOSING DATE  – FRIDAY NOVEMBER 30, 2018

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to and include “Job Opportunity – Workshop Facilitator” and your name in the subject line.