Youth Community Animator – AHC

Please consider me in your search for a Youth Community Animator.

I have an Education degree and over 10 years of art teaching experience, much of it overseas, introducing the subject to students as young as grade-three to adult. I believe in the healing power of making art and would be happy to include that as part of what I do.

Returning to Canada in 2012, I relocated to Prince George, BC and launched my WordPress website to highlight my creative abilities in writing, photography, art, music and video production. I use my blog and twitter (now known as X) account to promote my work and my belief in a better world. I have a working knowledge of MS Office, Illustrator, Photoshop, WordPress and Movie Studio

In Prince George, I worked in a number of positions, including as a Community Support Worker and Residential Care Worker. Many of my clients were of First Nations ancestry and I provided them with informal counseling and support; medication administration and recreation and development activities. I also served as a Licensed Property Manager and volunteered in the Salvation Army’s food recovery program. Prince George, like many other parts of Canada, has issues with homelessness, poverty and drug use, which prompted me, in part, to create my music video to my song, Brand New Song.

Since moving to Edmonton, I have worked as a custodian in Mustard Seed homeless shelters before taking my current job working in camp as a cook near Fort MacMurray. I would like a job in Edmonton that uses my ability to relate to and support people.

I am lifetime observer of and believer in a better word for all, and by that, I mean culturing a state of mind that centers on love, peace, freedom and joy, regardless of external circumstance. My Happy Face Series, is a visual expression of that tenet. For a greater understanding of my philosophy, see my critique, Rethinking War.

I have been active as an artist in Edmonton since moving to the city in 2021, participating in workshops with the Latitude 53 Gallery as well as helping to paint their new space. My photograph, Spool on the Water, is on display as part of Edmonton’s juried show, FLOW and my work has also been selected for a number of online galleries.

I have a reliable vehicle and a valid driver’s license.

I believe I have the qualities you are looking for to successfully and dynamically fill the role of Youth Community Animator. Accordingly, let me suggest we meet to discuss that possibility.