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Become a Youth Mentor – Deadline Tuesday March 28th! 

Uprooted Media Collective is recruiting for the position of Youth Mentor (K/W), who can work closely within the programs team to facilitate our Kitchener/Waterloo LGBTQ+ filmmaking program.

The Youth Mentor will provide film and editing guidance to youth ages 13-19, in Kitchener/Waterloo, mainly in the downtown core. They will supervise youth film groups as they independently work on their film, help problem solve, and communicate with leadership team to make youth films possible! The Youth Mentor will also help with our mission-focused initiative to connect with people with diverse lived experiences and to provide resources for them to be trained as video and community journalists.

About program:

Making a Scene is a FREE film workshop series meant to amplify the voices of LGBTQ+ youth ages 13-19 who live in Kitchener/Waterloo (Six Nations Grand River Territory).

From April 1st – Oct/Nov 2017, participants will be trained in filmmaking, editing and story-telling to collaboratively create their own short films.

The workshops begin with a flexible learning conference on April 1st -2nd at Kitchener Public Library – Downtown. Workshops will be given by community members who have skills in editing, filmmaking and storytelling.

After the conference, groups will have regular filming and editing days (Every other Saturday starting April 8th to finish the project! Completed films can be shown at the Rainbow Reels Queer and Trans Film Festival.

Part -time (4-5 hours a week)
TIMELINE: April – October 2017
SUPERVISOR: Coordinator
SALARY: Honoraria of $1500


  • Works collaboratively with coordinators to organize program, facilitate programming, and to run Saturday sessions and April 1st – 2nd workshops.
  • Maintains group guidelines and community agreements to create and maintain a safe/brave space for participants to share their stories
  • Provides supervision and guidance to youth filmmakers in Making a Scene Program


  • Submit reports and attend meeting with coordinators to maintain communication and make sure everything is going well.
  • Manages program volunteers (actors, workshop volunteers, etc)

Your role: 

Co-Facilitating the Making a Scene learning conference April 1st – 2nd, alongside coordinators

Guiding and supervising youth on Saturday filming and editing sessions

Helping coordinating team recruit and schedule volunteers and actors

Ensuring equipment, props and accessibility needs are avaliable before and after each session begins (with the help of coordinators who do the logistics for this stuff)


  • One or more years of facilitation and/or social justice training experience
  • Experience working with youth
  • Understanding of the lived experience of LGBTQ+ youth
  • Knowledge of the Waterloo Region
  • Experience in a media field (photography, film, social media, etc)
  • Understanding of social and environmental justice movements
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Avaliable April 1st -2nd (daytime)
  • Experience providing supervision, support and team leadership
  • Commitment to social, racial, and gender justice
  • Be willing to actively support the building of leadership among people traditionally excluded from social and political movements

Making a Scene encourages and invites the contributions of people from marginalized communities, such as Indigenous people, Black folks, non-Black people of colour, Deaf folks, immigrants, members of ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, poor and working class people, those on social assistance, women, single parents, LGBTQQA, pansexual, asexual, queer-oriented people, genderqueer, transgender, transsexual, intersex, two-spirit people, and parents to apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to

Deadline is Tuesday March 28th 2017.