Do you want to be a Consent Actor-Educator?
Consent Actor-Educator (Speak About It, Inc.)
Speak About It, Inc. is a nonprofit that provides performance-based sexual assault prevention programs to colleges and high schools across the country and the world. Our goal is to educate, entertain, and empower students to take an active role in sexual assault prevention and create positive change in their communities by promoting awareness of healthy sexual choices, encouraging empathy, and advocating for affirmative consent. We are seeking Actor-Educators for our 2019-2020 season.
Our past educators have been professional actors, Gender/Women’s Studies majors, baristas with a passion for sex ed, recent grads with an interest in social justice, relationship gurus, domestic violence advocates, children’s theater directors, special ed teachers, punk rock musicians, wilderness educators, stand-up comedians, and more! We welcome a diversity of folks with different work experiences, gender identities, racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, and sexual experiences.
Educators are responsible for performing a show about sex, sexuality, relationships, consent, and sexual assault, alongside four fellow educators. Educators will also lead trainings and workshops for college student leaders and high school students about aforementioned topics.
Educators tour the continent in casts of five, sometimes for weeks at a time. Regional and national travel should be expected. Collaboration, teamwork, flexibility, and a commitment to self -care and group morale are required for success while on the road. Note: No formal acting experience is required.
The season includes our summer 2019 College Orientation Tour, and high school and college shows throughout the year. Educators must be available for rehearsals and training July 22 through August 9, and for the summer tour, August 15 to September 6, though dates are subject to change slightly. Preference will be given to educators available for both the summer tour and for one to three day show engagements throughout the remainder of the academic year.
Responsibilities of our educators include:
- Performing Speak About It, a 60-minute performance about consent, boundaries, and healthy relationships, for high school- and college-aged audiences of various sizes.
- Collaborating with student leaders to lead post-show conversations focused on sexual assault prevention, healthy relationships, bystander intervention, hookup culture, consent, alcohol and other drugs, and related topics.
- Connecting audience members with appropriate support resources related to sexual violence and relationship abuse when necessary.
- Attending a three-week performance rehearsal and training series in July and August 2019. The training combines team building in your casts and as a whole ensemble, sex and relationship education, intersectionality workshops, and rehearsal for the tour. Speak About It will provide training on topics including: facilitated discussions, active listening, sexual assault response, gender, diversity, and intersectionality. Additional training offered throughout the year as required.
- Availability to perform full-time during our fall tour, which spans approximately four weeks in late August and early September.
- After tour, other opportunities to perform will be offered on an as-needed basis and compensated with a daily rate. There are opportunities to facilitate Speak About It’s other discussion-based programs during the academic year if desired.
Our ideal educators are…
- Empathetic and active listeners
- Collaborative team players
- Excellent interpersonal communicators
- Flexible, self-starters
- Comfortable and experienced with speaking in front of a crowd
- Have interest or prior academic/work experience in topics including: consent, healthy sexuality, sexual violence prevention, LGBTQIA+ issues, and related topics.
- Interested and able to talk about these issues on stage.
- Improvisers, on stage and in life.
- Able to understand diverse perspectives and navigate dialogue between conflicting opinions, including those different from their own.
- Open to new ideas and new people.
- Have prior work/volunteer/academic experience as educators, particularly facilitating discussion groups. This could include: teachers, mentors, Scout leaders, outdoor educators, after-school educators, camp counselors, or other educational/leadership roles etc.
- Aware of and interested in current events and national and campus policies concerning sexual assault prevention and response, Title IX, and gender-based violence among young adults.
- Professionals, with a sense of humor and humility
- Driver’s license preferred.
- Bachelor’s degree preferred.
- You will be going on tour to a variety of locations. It is recommended that you have a strong personal support network.
Have questions? You can reach us at email@example.com or call (207) 370-0280 during normal business hours.
Employment type: Required attendance for Rehearsals (July 22 through August 9) and Orientation Tour (August 15 – September 5), As-needed mid-September to May. Independent contractor status.
Compensation: Educators will be paid $300 per week with housing provided during rehearsals, and $300 per week during Orientation tour, plus $175 food stipend with housing and travel costs covered by Speak About It for the majority of nights during tour.
After Orientation Tour, educators will be paid a flat per-show rate, including per-diems for food.
Speak About It will cover any show-related travel and lodging for any non-local shows.
Email a brief statement of interest about why you're excited about our work to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include professional resume, and a theater resume/headshot if you have one. If you are interested in applying to be a Cast Manager, please include that information in your submission. Resumes will be accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis.
Speak About It, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Speak About It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that partners with high schools and colleges to educate, entertain, and empower students to create positive change within their communities, advocate for and practice healthy relationship habits, and prevent sexual violence.
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