JOB OPPORTUNITY: Bilingual Performer/Educator
Traveling Exhibition, Sonoma History for All
Get kids excited about Sonoma’s history! We’re looking for a bilingual performer/educator to facilitate an interactive curriculum that invites children ages 5-15 to imagine living through some of the most pivotal moments in local history. Connected to a traveling exhibition on the history of Sonoma, the goal of this activity is to encourage kids to think about local events would have been experienced at the time, and to consider how that experience might be shaped by a person’s identity and place in society.
This traveling exhibit and interactive curriculum are part of a grant funded project entitled Sonoma History For All. Its focus is to engage the Sonoma Valley community in developing a more inclusive version of local history – one that highlights the many voices and stories that are typically left out of the mainstream narrative, and one that celebrates the diversity that has always been a part of the local story.
Other components of the project include a community-designed mural that depicts a more inclusive version of local history, and a performance series that showcases stories, art, music, dance, and more as a representation of the multiple communities that are part of Sonoma’s story.
More About the Traveling Exhibition
The exhibition is centered around a series of collages that depict the history of Sonoma Plaza. The collages were created by a local artist and are intended to spark people’s imagination about the history of this region as a whole. Other pieces of the exhibition, which is meant for all ages, will include a blank canvas and a recording station, both of which visitors can use to share their own family’s history and other contributions to local history.
Between March and November 2023, the exhibition will travel to multiple locations across Sonoma Valley, and will be on exhibit in each space for approximately 1 month. The list of confirmed locations includes the Sonoma Community Center, La Luz Center, and the Boys & Girls Club. We are looking for approximately 4 other locations to add.
Details About This Role
- What: Facilitate 1 theater-inspired imaginative activity at each of 7 installations of the traveling exhibit, approximately 1 per month between March and November 23, 2023. Each activity will be about an hour long.
- Prep work: Participate in the development of the curriculum, alongside the Community Center’s project team
- Compensation: $5,000 total
For more information, please contact Charlotte Hajer at charlotte@sonomacommunitycenter or (707) 931-4166