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Nia Centre for the Arts is building Canada’s first professional multi-disciplinary arts Centre dedicated to Afro-diasporic art and artists.

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Youth Outreach and Program Facilitator

Are you an enthusiastic and dedicated youth worker who can develop strong relationships with young people? Come and join our team as we launch our first youth-designated space in our new building. This position will focus on supporting all of the Centre’s youth programs which provide a range of services to support the healthy development of Black and racialized youth through mentorship, skills training, employment and opportunities to build positive relationships with their peers and community.


  • Perform a range of responsibilities that are responsive to Nia Centre Youth Programming offerings including afterschool programs, school based programs, workshops and special events
  • Develop, plan, and implement workshops that promote skill development, creativity and personal development among young people
  • Plan and coordinate outreach activities that are intended to identify, and capture the attention and interest of, and foster involvement of Black youth (and their families) including, but not limited to:

Build relationships with young people in a variety of capacities

Receiving and sharing information about their interests, concerns and needs – providing information regarding relevant programs, services and opportunitiesGuiding and facilitating access to programs, services and opportunities that may be of assistance or responsive to articulated needs and requestsEnabling positive civic participation in their neighbourhood/communityDevelop and nurture linkages and maintaining effective working relationships with other community stakeholders

  • Create a safe, enjoyable and inclusive environment for participants at the Centre
  • Create and facilitate lesson plans for daily activities
  • Maintain service statistics and support documentation, data collection and reporting that is consistent with the standards and procedures of the program, legislation and practices of the Centre
  • Identify service delivery gaps, trends and priorities needed for youth participants and recommends strategies for improvement
  • Ensure programs are age/developmentally-appropriate, non-competitive, inclusive
  • Assist in ongoing upkeep and maintenance of program facilities and resources
  • Participate in staff training and professional development, and attend regularly scheduled meetings
  • Maintain professional collaborative relationships with peers, members, volunteers, parents and colleagues that contribute to the integrated, seamless delivery of services
  • Ensure that safety and well-being practices are implemented; this includes being knowledgeable of emergency procedures, mediating participant disputes, crisis response, duty to report, and COVID-19 safety procedures etc.


  • 2+ years experience working with Black and racialized youth ages 12-24
  • Relevant work experience and/or college degree in child and youth work/social work or related field (CYW/CYC/SSW)
  • Understanding of youth development principles, and a demonstrated commitment and knowledge to working with youth in supporting and creating opportunities for empowerment
  • Exhibit organizational time management skills, accountability, reliability, and punctuality
  • Facilitation skills in one or more of the following areas: Theatre, Visual Arts, Dance, Film, Photography would be ideal
  • Strong supervision and program planning skills
  • Good decision-making and problem solving skills
  • Experience working with diverse populations within the Black community
  • Demonstrated ability to work in fast-paced, as well as ability to escalate issues appropriately
  • Positive attitude and willingness to jump in when and where needed
  • Current First Aid and CPR training preferred
  • Police Reference Check (to be completed upon hiring)

Contract description:

Job Types: Part-time, Fixed term contract
Contract length: 12 months
Part-time hours: 30-37.5 per week

Salary: $23.00-$25.00 per hour

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Nia Centre is strongly committed to equity and inclusion within the community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including Persons with Disabilities, Persons of Colour, Indigenous and 2SLGBTQIAP community members. We thank all applicants in advance, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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