Head & Hands envisions a society where all youth are participants and are inspired by the endless possibilities available to them. Our mission is to work with youth to promote their physical and mental wellbeing. Our approach is preventative, non-judgmental, and holistic with a fundamental commitment to providing an environment that welcomes youth without discrimination. We facilitate social change and the empowerment of youth based on their current needs within our community and society at large.
About Jeunesse 2000 (J2K)
Jeunesse 2000 is a satellite program of Head & Hands. J2K is a non-judgmental and welcoming drop-in centre that caters to Montreal youth between the ages of 12 and 17 years old. Offered in collaboration with the City of Montreal, this is a place where youth can be themselves: chill, play sports, cook, play video games, watch movies, take part in our music workshops, or sing and rap in our studio, all free of charge, all year long. It’s the spot to be!
About the Animator Position
The ideal candidate is open-minded, creative, reliable, punctual, dynamic, flexible, and enjoys working in a team. The ideal candidate also brings an understanding of urban youth arts, culture and music. Responsibilities include:
Maintain a safe space for youth participants
Animate activities with youth, such as basketball, workshops, cooking, discussions, outings
Participation in weekly staff meetings
Event planning and participation in J2K and Head & Hands events
Bilingualism (English and French), knowledge of other languages an asset
Commitment to Head & Hands mission and approach
Experience and comfort working with youth
Knowledge of computers and social media
Experience working in a community organization
Administration skills (exp. in grant writing)
Good communication skills
Able to work with a team
Please apply by submitting your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Attn: Jeunesse 2000 hiring committee” in the subject line. Applications can also be submitted by fax to (514) 481-2336 or in person at 5833 Sherbrooke West (Moving, we will be reopening in our new space – Monday, January 8th, 2018 at 3465 Avenue Benny). Guidelines for preparing your CV and cover letter are available on our website. No incomplete or late applications will be accepted.As an organization that works to facilitate social change and the empowerment of diverse communities of youth, Head & Hands recognizes that experiencing marginalization and oppression often brings both challenges and valuable skills and perspectives. People of colour, people with disabilities, women, two-spirited and queer people, trans people, and other candidates who experience marginalization are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to a creating a workplace as diverse as the communities we serve, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.Applications are due by Monday January 15th 2018 by 12 noon. All candidates will be sent a confirmation that their application was received, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted further.