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  • Posted: May 29, 2024
    Deadline: May 31, 2024
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    Awareness Against Human Trafficking was founded in 2010 by a passionate group of lawyers, missionaries and humanitarians under the leadership of Radoslaw Malinowski who observed that Kenya had become a hub of human trafficking in East and Central Africa.
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    Acting Director

    Purpose of the Position

    • The Young@HAART Acting Director is responsible for organising and overseeing all aspects of using Theater as a tool for advocacy including scheduling rehearsals, securing performance venues, and managing publicity. He or she will provide mentorship and support to YOUNG@HAART members in addition to fostering a supportive and safe rehearsal environment where young actors feel empowered to explore challenging themes and emotions. The Acting director will work closely with designers, stage managers, and technical crew to coordinate all aspects of production, including set design, lighting, sound, and costumes.
    • He/she will be reporting to the Head of Prevention:

    Key Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Collaborate with YOUNG@HAART members to select, adapt, or develop scripts that explore themes of human trafficking, exploitation, and resilience.
    • Lead rehearsal and workshops to guide young actors in character development, scene work, and ensemble building.
    • Facilitate a collaborative and inclusive creative process, encouraging input and ideas from youth participants in shaping the production.
    • Foster a supportive and safe rehearsal environment where young actors feel empowered to explore challenging themes and emotions.
    • Incorporate elements of visual storytelling, movement, and multimedia into the production to enhance its impact and engage diverse audiences.
    • Provide mentorship and support to YOUNG@HAART members, nurturing their artistic growth, leadership skills, and confidence.
    • Work closely with designers, stage managers, and technical crew to coordinate all aspects of production, including set design, lighting, sound, and costumes.
    • Organise and oversee all aspects of production, including scheduling rehearsals, securing performance venues, and managing publicity and ticket sales.

    Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities & Desired Attributes:
    Qualifications

    • Diploma in theatre arts, drama, or a related field.
    • Extensive experience in directing theatrical productions, particularly with youth or community-based theatre groups.
    • Demonstrate commitment to social justice issues, youth empowerment, and using theatre as a tool for social change.

    Skills & Abilities

    • Proficiency in directing and staging theatrical performances, including script development, and character development.
    • Strong understanding of theatre techniques and methodologies, with a focus on ensemble-based approaches and collaborative storytelling.
    • Ability to work creatively within budget constraints and logistical limitations to produce high-quality productions.
    • Excellent communication and leadership skills and an ability to inspire and motivate young actors and production team members.
    • Knowledge of trauma-informed practices and sensitivity to the needs of youth participants, including survivors of trafficking.
    • Flexibility and adaptability in managing the artistic process, responding to feedback, and making adjustments as needed.
    • Creativity and innovation in adapting scripts and narratives to address themes related to human trafficking and exploitation.

    Desirable Attributes

    • Passionate about promoting the transformative power of theatre in raising awareness, fostering empathy, and promoting social change.
    • Compassionate and empathetic towards the experiences of young actors, with a commitment to creating a supportive and inclusive artistic community.
    • Patient, adaptable, and able to navigate the challenges and uncertainties of the creative process with grace and resilience.
    • Dedicated, determined, and willing to invest time and energy to create impactful and meaningful theatre experiences for youth participants and audiences alike.
    • Innovative, resourceful, and able to find creative solutions to logistical and artistic challenges.
    • Collaborative, team-oriented, and valuing the contributions and perspectives of all production team members

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    Dance Choreographer

    Purpose of the Position

    • The Young@HAART Dance Choreographer is responsible for mentoring and guiding YOUNG@HAART members as well as fostering a supportive and inclusive environment where young people feel empowered to express themselves creatively through dance and share their perspectives on trafficking.
    • He or she promotes the critical role of creative arts in raising awareness of human trafficking and promoting social change within the community using dance. The choreographer leads dance workshops and rehearsals, and coordinates logistics for dance performances, including scheduling rehearsals, securing performance venues, and managing technical requirements.
    • He/she will be reporting to the Head of Prevention:

    Key Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Collaborate with YOUNG@HAART members to develop dance routines and performances that raise awareness of human trafficking and related social issues.
    • Lead dance workshops and rehearsals to teach choreography, improve technique, and build confidence among youth participants.
    • Facilitate a collaborative and inclusive creative process, encouraging input and ideas from youth participants in shaping the production.
    • Foster a supportive and inclusive environment where young people feel empowered to express themselves creatively and share their perspectives on trafficking.
    • Incorporate storytelling and thematic elements into dance routines to convey key messages and engage audiences emotionally.
    • Collaborate with other artistic collaborators, such as musicians, visual artists, and spoken word performers, to create multidisciplinary performances.
    • Coordinate logistics for dance performances, including scheduling rehearsals, securing performance venues, and managing technical requirements.
    • Provide mentorship and guidance to YOUNG@HAART members, nurturing their artistic growth and leadership skills.
    • Advocate for the importance of creative arts in raising awareness of human trafficking and promoting social change within the community.

    Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities & Desired Attributes:
    Qualifications

    • Diploma in performing arts, or a related field
    • Extensive experience in choreography in lieu of education and dance instruction, with a focus on contemporary and hip-hop styles.
    • Demonstrated passion for youth empowerment, creative expression, and social justice issues.

    Skills & Abilities

    • Proficiency in choreographing dance routines that convey powerful messages and evoke emotions.
    • Strong understanding of dance techniques, movement dynamics, and stage presence.
    • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups of young people, including those with varying levels of dance experience.
    • Effective communication and leadership skills and an ability to inspire and motivate youth participants.
    • Knowledge of trauma-informed practices and sensitivity to the needs of survivors of trafficking and exploitation.
    • Flexibility and adaptability in adjusting choreography to accommodate different performance spaces and audience demographics.
    • Creativity and innovation integrating storytelling and visual elements into dance performances to raise awareness of human trafficking.

    Desirable Attributes

    • Passionate about using dance as a tool for social advocacy and empowerment.
    • Compassionate and empathetic towards the experiences of young people, with a commitment to creating safe and inclusive spaces for artistic expression.
    • Energetic, enthusiastic, and with an ability to inspire and motivate youth participants through dance.
    • Patient, supportive, and willing to provide constructive feedback and encouragement to help young dancers reach their full potential.
    • Resilient, adaptable, and able to navigate challenges and setbacks in the creative process with grace and determination.
    • Collaborative, open-minded, and valuing the diverse perspectives and talents of YOUNG@HAART members.

    Method of Application

    Qualified candidates are invited to send one PDF of their cover letter, CV, contact information for 3 references, and salary expectations to hr@haartkenya.org using “YOUNG@HAART Acting Director” as the subject of your email.

    Qualified candidates are invited to send one PDF of their cover letter, CV, contact information for 3 references, and salary expectations to hr@haartkenya.org using “Young@HAART Choreographer” as the subject of your email.

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