Job Offer: Lunch + After-Camp Animators

To successfully carry out the Freedom School Project, Harambec is seeking a animator for lunch hour + After-Camp Animators

About Harambec

Harambec is an organization dedicated to defending the rights of Black women and Black non-binary individuals in the tradition of Black radical feminism. Our work is rooted in Afrofuturistic, intersectional, and decolonial Black feminisms. As a Black feminist organization, Harambec is committed to the idea of flame keeping through the preservation, continuation, and reclamation of Black feminist and African Diasporic knowledge. We explore the relationship and intersections between Afrofuturist arts, scholarship, and community organizing, thereby broadening the sectoral boundaries and reach of Black feminist activism and scholarship.

Context

This summer Harambec is launching its pilot project The Montreal Freedom School (MFS) that will take place for the first time in Montreal from August 5 to August 16, 2024.

Inspired by the Freedom School tradition, we’ve created a sanctuary for Black youth to learn, discuss relevant topics, develop strategies to address real-life challenges, and forge strong community connections. The Freedom School would not only foster a strong sense of identity, pride, and cultural appreciation, but it would also equip Black youth with the knowledge, skills, and tools to challenge systemic racism. This space can also offer relief for Black parents by providing a safe and supportive space for them to come together, exchange valuable insights, resources, and support one another in navigating these challenges.

By providing a dedicated anti-racist program specifically tailored to meet the needs of Black youth, we can create a space where they can thrive, free from the burden of racial bias and discrimination. This initiative aims to engage our youth in conversations crucial to their development as they prepare to return to school. It’s also an opportunity for them to receive training in leadership and community organizing to enhance their contributions to society.

The program will feature participatory workshops led by experienced facilitators and guest speakers, as well as activities like walking history tours, meditation, film screenings, and arts workshops. Topics covered include Black identity in Quebec & Canada, preventing gender-based violence, recognizing threats to Black lives locally & globally, practicing solidarity, learning from past & current resistance movements, Restorative Justice practices, and reclaiming our stories.

To successfully carry out this project Harambec is seeking a animator for lunch hour + After-Camp Animators

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and engage with children during lunch breaks and staying after-camp for parents pick-up
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of all participants
  • Assist with the setup and cleanup of lunch and after day camp

Requirements:

  • Identifying as Black
  • Certification (CPA, DAFA)
  • Experience working with children

Work Conditions:

  • Salary: $25 per hour.Work schedule:

    Monday – Friday, 11:30AM-2:00PM and  3:30PM-6:30PMPosition is from August 5-16 

  • Application Deadline: Please apply by June 15, 2024.For any questions contact us at info@harambec.com