Hiring: Unity Artist Educators

Calling all MCs, Breakers, Hip Hop Dancers, Beatboxers, and Graffiti Writers!

Unity Charity is Canada's leading youth mental health organization that develops resiliency and promotes well being through Hip-Hop art forms. Operating since 2007, Unity has prioritized cultivating youth leaders and delivering programs in underserved and priority communities, successfully engaging more than 250,000 youth (ages 12-29) to date.

Unity's front line Artist Educators model ways in which Hip-Hop can help youth make better

choices as leaders, mentor one another, express their stress through positive outlets, and

develop skills for success through hard work, dedication, and a positive mindset.

Application Deadline: Monday February 24, 2020 @ 5:00PM

Role Description:

Unity Charity is looking to add to our roster of Artist Educators. Artist Educators are key

members of Unity Charity’s frontline team, working with youth in Elementary, Middle and High Schools, as well as Public and community spaces in the GTA and across Canada. Artist

Educators also have the opportunity to be booked for corporate and professional performances, and to participate in ongoing professional, creative, and community-focused trainings.

Key Requirements:

  • High level of execution in your respective art form

  • Have an understanding of the Hip Hop community and be an active, and experienced in your artform(s) or recognized as an active contributor by your respective arts communities.

  • Have experience working with youth in youth based spaces (schools, community centres, etc.)

  • Act in accordance to Unity’s Behavioural Code of Conduct and exercise professional judgment in all scenarios involving youth and external stakeholders

  • Be willing to adopt Unity’s Anti-Oppression, Equity and Mental Health frameworks

  • Desire to act as a positive role model for the youth we work with

  • Willing to travel across the GTA.

Roles & Responsibilities:


  • Creating and holding inclusive spaces for youth participants.

  • Develop or refer students to materials for continued learning.


  • Instructor on one or more hip hop disciplines for youth programs.

  • Provide artistic instruction, guidance, and responses to inquiries and feedback from diverse youth groups in programming contexts

  • Experience in public performance and speaking


  • Develop workshop lesson plans & program curriculums, objectives, and requirements to meet program needs for each workshop, with support from Unity Coordinators.

  • Actively and regularly participate in Unity-led Artist Educator trainings.

  • Take attendance / collect registration forms & surveys / work with Unity coordinators to collect data and feedback


  • Be an advocate for and embody Unity values on a daily basis.

Please Note:

  • Acceptance to the artist roster does NOT guarantee a set volume of contractual work for each artist, per year. Although Unity strives to develop and assign opportunities equitably, it is subject to multiple factors including scheduling, funding, and workshop requirements throughout the year.

  • Be aware that all successful applicants will be expected to pass a Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) police check that is provided by Unity.

  • Each applicant will be subjected to a social media screening. Be prepared to share your social media handles.

Orientation is mandatory and will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2020

Artists MUST be available for this date. This will be followed by a 3 month probation period.

How to Apply:

Application Deadline: Monday, February 24, 2020

Interview Dates: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - Tuesday, March 24, 2020

To apply for this role, please forward the following items to opportunities@unitycharity.com:


  • 2 examples of your performance work (video links, pictures, or recordings, etc.)

RESUME (max 2 pages)

  • Summarizes your relevant artistic/ facilitation/ performance experience

  • Either an Artist Bio or a Cover Letter

  • 2 Professional Reference (job, workshop, performance, etc.)

Please note that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. If you have

questions or concerns about the application process, or need any accommodations to apply,

please feel free to contact us at opportunities@unitycharity.com.

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