Employ to Empower (Audio Specialist – Cardboard Project 3.0)

Organization Name: Employ to Empower
Opportunity Title: Audio Specialist – Cardboard Project 3.0
Category: Communications / Marketing / Media
Commitment: Less than 6 months
Start Date: March 1, 2021
End Date: May 15, 2021

Email: events@employtoempower.com
Website: https://employtoempower.com/
Details:
  • Appropriate for youth (i.e., less than 18)
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Training or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

Organization Overview

Employ to Empower (ETE) supports residents in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) community by providing access to development and entrepreneurial resources. Our resources include affordable micro-loans and business mentorship, with the goal of having a long-term impact on our members’ personal and economic well-being. We also actively advocate for creating positive social change in the DTES.

Cardboard Project Event Overview

The Cardboard Project is a unique, artistic exhibit that features a collection of 100+ written experiences by Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside residents. This year on Saturday May 15th, the Cardboard Project 3.0 will be taking on a virtual platform, showcasing the Cardboard pieces collected from this year and previous years’ using a unique digital display to link our audience with the stories behind these pieces.

The messages on the cardboard pieces reflect responses to this year’s question: What have you learned about connection and community in the past year?

In the midst of a historic moment in time, globally we have faced a year of social disconnect and isolation, challenging the way that we connect with others and shining a light on the importance of community. We will collect responses from both members of our DTES community, members of the greater Vancouver community, and all those participating virtually.

We hope that these responses will provide insight to attendees of the very human and very real experiences that this past year has brought. This year we will host our event virtually, where our Entrepreneurs as well as Community Thought Leaders will share the lessons, the realities, and the hopes that we have for community connectedness moving forward.

We hope that this event provides a space to reflect on our year, remind us of our resiliency, and shed light on the importance of staying socially connected within our communities, in whatever way that we can. Most importantly, we hope to give insight to the impact that the global pandemic has had on our Downtown Eastside community, and just as prevalent the meaning of community and connection have been.

We are all connected by our vulnerabilities.

Position Description

Title Description: Audio Specialist – Cardboard Project 3.0 Website
Reporting To: Advocacy Team: Dori Julian – Event Specialist (Volunteer Recruitment), Charissa Landicho – Community Outreach, and Juliette Wong – Event Specialist (Logistics)
Location: Vancouver, BC
Desired Start Date: March 1, 2021
Commitment: March 1, 2021 – May 15, 2021, Several days time slots in March and April to record audio of members of the DTES at ETE’s office & variable hours/week depending on the chosen candidate’s schedule to edit audio before the website launch
Position Type: Volunteer

Position Summary

The Audio Specialist for Cardboard Project 3.0 reports directly to the Advocacy team and is responsible for capturing and editing audio of community members who wish to share a story/explanation to accompany cardboard pieces that they created for the Cardboard Project 3.0 website. The website will feature cardboard pieces from the Downtown Eastside community in line with this year’s theme: “Community connectedness in a time of social isolation”. The Audio Specialist will collaborate with the Videographer and Web Developer to meet website requirements for audio. Audio clips will be filmed at ETE’s office in the DTES, will likely be around 1-2 minutes long, and will capture subjects in a positive light.

The Audio Specialist will work alongside the Advocacy team to create the Cardboard Project 3.0 event that aligns with our mission: empowering the residents of the DTES with a Hand-up approach, providing a platform to share their strength and resilience, and educating the Vancouver community around the stigmas in the DTES.

Key Responsibilities

-Attend virtual training session to learn about Employ to Empower and the Cardboard Project
-Discuss audio requirements with Event Specialist (Volunteer Recruitment)
-Capture and edit all audio of community members who created cardboard pieces for Cardboard Project 3.0 website
-Create audio that highlights speakers and does justice to their stories
-Provide regular updates to the Events Specialist (Volunteer Recruitment) about the progress of audio editing
-Work with Videographer and Web Developer to meet audio requirements for Cardboard Project 3.0 website
-Work alongside the Advocacy team to create an event that aligns with ETE’s mission

Qualifications

-Experience recording and editing audio
-Access to audio recording equipment, a laptop, and audio editing software
-Ability to effectively communicate with Advocacy team, Web Developer, and Videographer
-Flexibility – able to adapt and pivot in times of uncertainty (for example COVID-19)
-Diligence – completing tasks in a timely manner with great efficiency and effectiveness
-Sensitivity and compassion for speakers
-Passionate about ETE’s mission and the overall goal of the Cardboard Project: to dismantle prevailing negative stigmas and strive towards a Downtown Eastside neighbourhood where members are seen, heard, and validated, while feeling connected to the greater community.

Desired Qualities

-Compassionate and cares deeply for the DTES community
-Experience volunteering/working in the DTES and/or people who face barriers
-Strong interpersonal skills
-Demonstrates strong ability to communicate effectively both in writing and orally
-Ability to work as a team and individually
-Optional: have a following on social media to help promote the website and event by sharing ETE’s social media updates with followers

***IMPORTANT***

  • Please apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1y7i82UYLTtPDfgarC8IIStv6owrwRlNB8SupvrsWoLc/edit
  • If you are having any difficulty uploading your documents please email a resume and cover letter to events@employtoempower.com

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