Do you want to be a Consent Actor-Educator?
Come work with us!
We are seeking Actor-Educators for our 2020-21 season.
Speak About It 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. Our programs advocate affirmative consent, promote awareness of healthy sexual choices, and encourage empathy.
If you are interested, please email a brief statement of interest about why you're excited about our work to email@example.com. Include professional resume, and a theater resume/headshot if you have one. And, join us for an in-person audition! We're hosting them in the following cities, or online.
- -NYC: April 10 and 11, sign up here.
- Location: CUNY School of Professional Studies, 119 W 31st St, Room 203
- -Philadelphia: April 17 and 18, sign up here.
- Location: University of the Arts, 401 South Broad St, Room 106
- -Boston: April 22 and 23, sign up here.
- Location: TBD
- -Portland, ME: April 29 and 30, times variable, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule audition.
Don't live in one of these cities? Schedule a video audition by emailing: email@example.com.
After auditions, callbacks will take place via Google Hangouts Meet the week of April 27.
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, children’s theater directors, punk rock musicians, wilderness educators, and more! We are committed to inclusivity, and welcome a diversity of folks with different work experiences, gender identities, racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, and sexual experiences. We perform for high school and college students, so we seek Actor-Educators who are relatable for 16-24 year olds.
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.
Educators are seasonal workers. The season includes our summer 2020 College Orientation Tour: rehearsals and training July 27 through August 14, and for the summer tour, August 14 to September 4, and on retainer for brief additional performances through the end of September. Orientation Tour dates are subject to change slightly. Educators who are interested can apply to remain with Speak About It throughout the academic year.
Responsibilities of our educators include:
- -Effectively 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 2020. 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.
- -Educators who sign on to work with Speak About It throughout the academic year may be asked to learn and facilitate additional Speak About It programs.
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 strongly preferred.
- -Some experience in a college setting preferred.
- -You will be going on tour to a variety of locations and working with emotionally significant topics. It is recommended that you have a strong personal support network.
Speak About It endeavors to show a range of identities and experiences on stage, and are committed to inclusive casting. We are seeking Actor-Educators from all racial and ethnic backgrounds and identities, gender identities and expressions, all body types and sizes, and folks who have lived experience with disabilities and neuro-atypicality. Rehearsal and most performance spaces are ADA accessible, and accommodations can be made for summer housing. Training and script materials can be provided in large print.
Have questions? You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (207) 370-0280.
Employment type: Seasonal (w/ option of part-time after Sept 2020.)
Required attendance for Rehearsals (July 27 through August 14) and Orientation Tour (August 14 – September 4)
Compensation: Educators will be paid $15/hour for training and travel, and $20/hour for performances. Housing is provided during summer rehearsals in Portland, ME.
Speak About It will cover any show-related travel and lodging for any non-local shows.
Interested in a Full Year?
Speak About It does offer high school and college shows throughout the year, and Educators can re-apply for the remainder of the school year as part-time employees starting in October 2020 through May 2021. Shows are scheduled as-needed, but we tend to have between 2 and 8 per month throughout the USA. Pay rates are the same.
Schedule an audition spot in the links at the top of the page. Email a brief statement of interest about why you're excited about our work to email@example.com. Include professional resume, and a theater resume/headshot if you have one.
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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