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Photographer & Content Creator

Introduction to Photography for Newcomer Seniors

Kitchener Public Library

   About the Position

Impact Statement
Introduction to Photography for Newcomer Seniors is a new program made possible by New Horizons for Seniors grant. In this introductory photography program, newcomers 55+ will learn basic photography skills and capture what belonging means to them through a camera lens.

Create a positive, inclusive and welcoming environment for newcomers who are 55+ to learn and share; Develop content for a 6-week basic photography program series with other volunteers and library staff; Facilitate program including instruction, hands-on learning, and group discussions; Encourage storytelling and imagination through the art of photography; Provide support and direction to teen volunteers supporting the program; Help plan a final celebration and photography exhibition

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 55+

Area(s) of Interest: Arts/Culture, Library/Research , Newcomer Support

Skill(s): Collaboration, Coaching, Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Communicate in Plain Language, Self-Motivation

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: Volunteer training will take place in June 2024 (approx 2-3 hours)
Working Conditions: Library space and program rooms
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Designated accessible parking space, Support volunteers with special needs, Accessible work space, Support Newcomers
Transportation: On a bus route

Time Commitment

Duration: 4 - 6 months
Weekday - Daytime, Weekday - Evening
Content creation will take place from July – August 2024 (approx. 10-15 hours) and the program series will run six weeks from September - October 2024 and January - February 2025 (2 hours per week)

   Contact Information
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Sherry Erb
519-743-0271 Ext. 222
85 Queen Street North Kitchener, N2H 2H1

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