Bilingual Artist-Educators (Music and/or Drama background)
The Canadian Opera Company is looking for two bilingual artist-educators with music and/or drama backgrounds to facilitate “Introduction to Opera” workshops for students and teachers in Sudbury and Timmins this fall.
The COC’s popular Xstrata Ensemble Studio School Tour will be traveling to Sudbury and Timmins with a production of The Brothers Grimm, an opera written specifically for students in Kindergarten to Grade 6. Prior to touring the opera to these regions, the COC will lead “Introduction to Opera” workshops for the students attending the performances and professional development workshops to enable educators to prepare their students for the opera.
The “Introduction to Opera” workshops will enhance the experience of watching a live performance by providing young people an introduction to the art form, dispel pre-conceived notions and stereotypes associated with opera, and familiarize the students with the production of The Brothers Grimm. During the professional development workshops, educators will receive practical ways of integrating opera into their classroom curriculum, gain new skills to enhance their own arts-based education programs, and explore lessons to help them prepare their students for the performances of The Brothers Grimm. In both workshops, students and educators will explore opera through a music and/or drama lens through engaging, interactive activities.
The COC will be sending two artist-educators to Sudbury and Timmins to run workshops between October 16 and October 27, 2012. Each day will consist of three 45 minute to one-hour workshops for students, with the professional development workshops taking place some evenings and/or on the weekend. The artist-educators will be required to lead some workshops in French.
The ideal candidates demonstrate a high proficiency in oral and written English and French, teaching experience with large groups of primary/junior level students, strong familiarity and enthusiasm for opera, an understanding of the Ontario curriculum and strong organizational skills. Candidates must be willing to travel and have valid driver’s licenses. Piano proficiency is an asset.
Chosen artist-educators may be considered to facilitate future education and outreach programs and workshops.
The COC will gladly accept examples of work including CDs and MP3s. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to:
Education and Outreach
Canadian Opera Company
227 Front St. E., Toronto, ON M5A 1E8
E-mail: email@example.com Fax: 416-363-5584
Closing date: Monday, September 17, 2012 at 5 p.m.
For more information about the Xstrata Ensemble Studio School Tour and all of the COC’s education and outreach initiatives, please visit our website coc.ca/Explore, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.