Storytelling Festival Short-term Project Worker

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Greater Toronto Area
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Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 2:15pm
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This Storytelling Festival Worker will report to the Program Manager in charge of the festival. A person is required to support CultureLink’s storytelling festival and their work in shared advocacy, creative development, communications, and community empowerment to the newcomer community. This position will also be responsible for connecting with outside agencies and organizing education seminars. This position will require work with other departments within CultureLink to access resources that will help clients overcome settlement barriers.


  • Support the storytelling network in its key functions including strategy, promotion, advocacy, professional development, education and lifelong learning
  • Maintain regular communications with storytellers and the wider network of supporters and partners
  • Support the Program Manager in administration, finance and good governance, including reporting regarding the storytelling festival
  • Advise on projects and connect storytellers with opportunities
  • Plan and execute the festival activities marketing and communications
  • Assist with the organisation and hosting of the festival
  • Identify stories related to countries and cultures that reflect newcomers experiences within Toronto
  • Provide public education and advocacy
  • Conduct evaluation on programming and client’s satisfaction survey
  • Track records and manage data entry
  • Prepare necessary reports
  • Attend regular community meetings, events and liaise with community organizations for services networking
  • Attend and participate in team and agency wide meetings
  • Participate in agency wide activities
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Post-secondary degree in field relevant to job or combination of equivalent education/ experience
  • Over 2 years’ experience working with storytelling and newcomers
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with partners
  • Strong program planning skills, and proven track record in identifying effective programs that address the needs of immigrant families
  • Willing to take initiative, to be proactive and resourceful in addressing settlement needs
  • Proven sensitivity and commitment to newcomer families; experience in advocacy work
  • Strong settlement counseling and cross-cultural communication skills
  • Strong group facilitation skills being able to plan, research and run group sessions on various topics
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English
  • Strong organization skills and ability to prioritize work and organize it in a systematic manner
  • Understanding anti-racism theory and practice, anti-oppression framework and proven ability to work effectively with a diverse client population who face multiple barriers
  • Ability to work cooperatively as part of a team and to give input into program and strategic planning
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Police reference check available
  • Competency in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Internet use are required

This is a Bargaining Unit Position
Short-term Project Worker /Classification A
Duration: Starting on January 8, 2018 until March 9, 2018
Hours: 7 hours/week
Salary: $25.22 – 26.74 per hour.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please submit your cover letter and resume by email quoting reference number CLU-2017-35 by January 3, 2018 at 5:00 p.m to:

Glen Walsh, Program Manager


CultureLink works within an anti-oppression framework and is committed to equity.

Thank you to all applicants for their interest in the position, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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