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The League of Canadian Poets is always interested in conversations with volunteers who would be a great fit for the work that we do. Reach out to admin@poets.ca if you are interested in volunteer opportunities!

Any open positions will be posted to this page. If no positions are posted, then we are not actively seeking new team members.

We want to remove barriers that may limit you from joining our team. Email us at admin@poets.ca to let us know how we can provide you with reasonable accommodations through our application process.


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Cross-Pollinations Series Co-ordinator (part-time)

 

Posted: January 11, 2023

Deadline: January 22, 2023

Commitment: Freelance/independent contractor; 12-month contract starting February 1, 2023; approximately 10-20 hours of work monthly

Salary: $6,000, paid monthly in $500 instalments starting February 28, 2023

The League of Canadian Poets is seeking an experienced events organizer to co-ordinate the monthly Cross-Pollinations virtual rounds series on Zoom. Supported by the Canadian Association for Health Humanities and the Health Arts Research Centre, this series features artists and Health Humanities professionals for multi-faceted conversations about healthcare, art, healing, and humanities.

The successful candidate will have experience with virtual event co-ordination and knowledge of the Health Humanities field. Existing knowledge of poets and poetry in Canada is an asset, but the LCP office is able to provide guidance for poet selections as needed.

Presenters should be confirmed no later than 6 weeks in advance, and backup presenters should be prepared in the case of last-minute cancellations. Guidelines for promotional copy and distribution will be provided, although an existing Health Humanities community connection is also an asset.

Responsibilities:

  • Identifying potential presenters from both the Health Humanities and poetry communities
  • Securing presenters for events
  • Providing guidance to presenters
  • Preparing and distributing promotional copy for events
  • Editing and distributing event recording

Opportunities:

  • Hosting events

Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years’ experience booking presenters for events
  • 1-2 years’ experience facilitating virtual events, with specific Zoom experience
  • Familiarity with Health Humanities
  • Familiarity with video editing software
  • Experience writing promotional copy for events

To apply, email your resume and cover letter as separate documents to nicole@poets.ca by 11:59pm EST on January 22, 2023.

About our organization and partners

The Canadian Association for Health Humanities exists to promote the exchange of ideas and critical dialogue among scholars and practitioners, as well as foster collaborative explorations nationally and internationally. Through meetings, publications and related activities, CAHH seeks to facilitate initiatives as well as interdisciplinary, cross-professional inquiry into research and educational practices relevant to the health humanities.

The Health Arts Research Centre is intended as part of an integrated response to an identified need for a knowledge centre dedicated to renewing health in Northern BC through creative, geographically, and socio­-culturally specific means and as an agent for building capacity to bring that knowledge into practice, especially in the North, and especially for Indigenous communities.

Established in 1966, the League of Canadian Poets is Canada’s largest professional organization for established and emerging Canadian poets. The League of Canadian Poets’ mandate is to enhance the status of poets and foster professional poetry communities. The League works to enlarge the audience for poetry by encouraging publication, performance, education, and recognition of Canadian poetry locally, nationally, and internationally, and supports equitable and inclusive freedom of expression in Canada.