Intlantsi Creative Development Programme - Keiskamma Trust, Hamburg.
Keiskamma Trust is seeking an energetic, flexible community arts facilitator to assist with basic training of young adult volunteers as community arts facilitators! The position is funded until June 2014. The training you would deliver is mostly experiential; the sessions and modules are already pre-planned, but you would be encouraged to share your own methods and ideas if they support the philosophy of the programme. There is one day per week available for a trial period this term. If we find the right person there is potential for that to increase to 2 or 3 days per week thereafter, but this would be dependent upon having a driver's license (own car not essential). We are seeking a commitment until the end of June 2014, but will consider commitments to December 2013. Applicants require musical ability, but also need to be comfortable delivering sessions in at least 2 of the following mediums: art, dance/movement, drama, puppetry and creative writing. This does not mean you have be 'GOOD' in these mediums, just willing to use them and having had enough exposure to guide volunteers who have had no experience in or exposure to the arts prior to joining this course. You need to understand the importance of professional behaviour, consistency of delivery and good communication. You need to be able to hold the boundaries and expectations of your group whilst remaining supportive and understanding.
The aim of Intlantsi is to provide vulnerable, marginalised children living in poverty stricken, rural areas with access to their full creative potential, and to develop and spread creative activities into the communities in which these children are growing.
Please contact Merran Roy for further information on the position advertised or about the Intlantsi Programme.
cell: 072 2377341
Application procedure: Email Merran a full CV with detailed work experience descriptions (paid and/or voluntary). Attach a brief written narrative outlining your motivations for applying. Deadline for applications: Friday 31st May. Interviews will be held in Hamburg during the week beginning 10th June. Early applications and visits during the application process are strongly encouraged, and opportunities to facilitate pieces of training during these visits can be arranged. Motivations for financial assistance with transport to interviews may be made and will be judged individually according to need and distance. Salary negotiable according to individual skill level.
For those of you in South Africa, this means each time you shop at Woolworths (and other shops), you will have a chance to swipe your MyVillage card to support the programmes of the Keiskamma Trust. More info on how this works below.
Before we can issue MyVillage cards to our supporters we need to manually sign up 1000 supporters. This is where we need YOUR help.
Please download the application form from this link (pdf file).
Make the beneficiary Keiskamma Trust,
address : PO BOX 483, Peddie, Eastern Cape, 5640
At this preliminary stage we are not registered on the MyVillage site so our supporters cannot apply on-line. Until we have 1000 supporters we have to use snail mail! Please do not fax your form to the number listed on the form. We have to gather all 1000 hard copies and deliver them to the MyVillage at one time, with the signed contract. Please mail your form marked : KEISKAMMA / My Village c/o PO BOX 91095 Auckland Park, Johannesburg, 2006
If you have friends and family who would like to support us in this way please let them know!
We will let you know as soon as we have reached our target of 1000 !
Thank you for your support from all of us at the Keiskamma Trust
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