Storytellers, Art Sanctuary

Posted by on October 08, 2012

Mission Statement

Art Sanctuary, founded in North Philadelphia, is a literary and performing arts organization. Its mission is to use the power of black art to transform individuals, unite groups of people, and enrich, and draw inspiration from the inner city. We invite established and aspiring artists to help create excellent lectures, performances, and educational programs.

Monthly Storytelling Circle
Art Sanctuary is seeking experienced storytellers living in the Tri-State area (Philly, NJ, and Delaware) to facilitate our monthly Storytelling Circle for kids. In our third year, Art Sanctuary continues to introduce families to experienced storytellers who bring the oral traditions to life. Storytellers who use song, dance, chat, music, and/or instruments to tell their amazing stories are highly welcome. Previous experience leading storytelling circles for children (ages 0-5) is required. Candidates with a strong group presence, engages young people and their families and experience working in diverse populations is preferred. Our honorarium is modest. Storytellers will be compensated for a 50 to 55 minute storytelling session.

Monthly Storytelling Circles take place every First Friday of the month starting October 5, 2012 and ending May 3, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. The storytelling circles are held at our gallery located at 628 South 16th Street Philadelphia PA 19146 (cross street: 16th and Bainbridge).

Candidates must submit:
• A résumé or a list of relevant experience
• If possible, provide video footage or web links of the candidate “in action.”
• Hi-resolution photo/portrait

Application materials should be sent by email no later than October 26, 2012 to Program Manager Biany Pérez at Subject line should read “Storyteller Search.”

After applications are reviewed, selected applicants will be contacted for phone interviews. Please do not call. Only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

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