Media Minds: Workshop Facilitator

Help youth build confidence through film education.

Media Minds is an after-school program for youth in Grades 6–7 that promotes growth in self-esteem, positive social connections, skill-building and creativity through film education. SFU students host team-based workshops designed to boost interpersonal skills while helping youth integrate into and engage in their community. Held at a local high school, Media Minds helps to ease the transition for elementary school students to high school by engaging high school student volunteers, and empowering participants to speak up, share their ideas, and think creatively to overcome the barriers they face. The skills acquired through the Media Minds program include: storyboarding, lighting, sound, filming, and using basic editing software. Students will be encouraged to engage in conversations with the high-school and university volunteers, and build relationships for opportunities beyond the program.

Your role:

As a workshop facilitator, you will have the opportunity to work alongside team members to directly interact with and provide mentorship to youth by facilitating team-based workshops focused on film education. In this role, you will be able to develop your communication and public speaking abilities, all while working in an inclusive and fun team environment with like-minded individuals.

Program dates & times:

The sessions will run for 9 weeks, once per week from approximately 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Thursday afternoons. The program will run from February 13th -April 23rd, 2020 (there will be no sessions on March 19th or 26th due to Spring Break). 

Location:

Media Minds will be delivered at Kwantlen Park Secondary School in Surrey (10441 132 Street, Surrey BC).

Training:

Volunteers will attend a training session with the Media Minds Program and Volunteer Supervisor before the first workshop, date TBD.

Applicants should:

  • have an interest in film and digital media;
  • have experience using or have the ability to learn film editing software;
  • have an interest in working with youth in Grades 6-7;
  • be passionate about helping those in the community and making a difference;
  • have a positive and energetic attitude;
  • have a strong commitment to fostering a supportive team environment;
  • possess effective interpersonal communication skills;
  • be able to work with people from diverse backgrounds and personalities;
  • public speaking skills will be considered an asset.

How to apply:

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Trisha Dulku, Community Engagement Associate (community-volunteer@sfu.ca) with your name, contact information, current program and year of study at SFU, and any previous relevant experience. 

You will be asked to participate in a quick phone interview at a time that is convenient for you.

Deadline to apply: Sunday, January 19th, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

This opportunity is recognized on the Co-Curricular Record (CCR), an official university document that tracks your co-curricular involvement at SFU. Learn more about the Co-Curricular Record at www.sfu.ca/students/get-involved/recognition/co-curricular-record.