Play Ambassador

Posted Aug 30, 2019 - Closing Sep 16, 2019

Term from October 2019 until April 2019
**Must attend Gen H training (October 5 & 6 or October 19 & 20)*

https://www.vivoplayproject.com/
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Change Maker. Community Connector. Site Planner. Social Innovator. Play Ambassador.

Are you, or do you want to become, a “human swiss army knife” that can be dropped into the heart of north-central Calgary to create change through spontaneous play? We have an opportunity for you to roll up your sleeves to create meaningful connections and a real impact within the community.

You will be required to plan and implement different unstructured play opportunities at a variety of locations throughout north-central Calgary. Through these play opportunities, you will engage with children and families, but also observe and document your learnings to support on-going research regarding health outcomes, community co-creation, and best practices.

This is a hybrid public health and social innovation project all facilitated through unstructured play. We are looking for diverse skill sets for our team, story spinners, master builders, child whisperers, magic makers, creative cats and everyone in between, so show us what you got!

Reports to: Team Lead, Vivo Play Project

*Responsibilities:
-*Collaborate with the Vivo Play Project Team Lead to plan and deliver unique play experiences across north-central Calgary that are informed by community insights
- Work alongside the Team Lead, capture and document data, stories, and insights to better inform the ongoing development of the Vivo Play Project and individual learnings
- Adapt program delivery in real time, making and articulating decisions that support ongoing play delivery, eliminate hazards, and balance healthy risk taking
- Supervise and support the development of leadership, responsibility, and innovative thinking in volunteers
- Fully participate in reflective journaling
- Meet and greet individuals and families upon arrival in our facility and community locations
- Maintain Vivo standards of excellence and be a positive role model for our vision, values, and commitment to service
- Follow and understand all Health and Safety protocols
- HAVE FUN!
- As a Vivo Play Ambassador you may be asked to assist in additional project areas including:

*Where Your Passions Lie:
-*Believer in living life to the fullest; interested in the world around you.
- Seeker of the new and different; willing to share and test innovative ideas.
- Future focused creative thinker; always looking to the possibilities.
- Flexible and malleable; embracer of change.
- Advocate of our organizational values; Impact; Curiosity; Courage; Together; Connection.
- ‘Can Do’ attitude; willing to jump in and lend a hand.

*Skills:
*- Engage our customers with a friendly, welcoming and helpful attitude.
- Able to make every visit memorable.
- Collaborate with the Gen H Team Lead to plan and deliver unique play experiences across north-central Calgary that are informed by community insights
- Under the guidance of the Team Lead, capture and document data, stories, and insights to better inform the ongoing development of the Gen H Play Project and individual learnings
- Adapt program delivery in real time, making and articulating decisions that support ongoing play delivery, eliminate hazards, and balance healthy risk taking
- Supervise and support the development of leadership, responsibility, and innovative thinking in volunteers
- Fully participate in reflective journaling and mandatory bi-weekly team meetings
- Individual play ambassadors may be empowered to assist in additional project areas including: Research & Evaluation, Play Training Development, Volunteer Support & Coordination, Community Engagement & Co-Creation, and Social Media & Storytelling.

*What Your Talents Include:
-*Exceptional customer engagement skills.
- Ability to work outside in various conditions and inspire other participants to feel the same
- Standard First Aid & CPR-C/AED Certification.
- A Police Information Check – Vulnerable Sectors valid within the last 6 months (or receipt as proof of request).
- Ability up to lift 40 lbs.
- Ability to travel to various sites across north-central Calgary.
- Previous experience or training in working with children, creating immersive experiences through the arts, construction and trades, wilderness survival, service design, community engagement and co-creation. (considered an asset)
- High Five: Principles of Healthy Childhood Development (considered an asset).*
The Next Steps:*Please forward your cover letter and resume on or before September 17, _2019 by email_. We thank all applicants for their interest in Vivo. Only those under consideration will be contacted.

_**PLEASE SEND IN A NON TRADITIONAL COVER LETTER*

_*At Vivo we're on a mission to raise healthier generations in Calgary and beyond. We want Canadians of all ages to achieve their optimal health at home, school, work and play. We’re creating local, evidence-based solutions to support individuals and whole communities be more active and connected by charting a course to make 10% shifts - shifts in people’s lifestyles, shifts in the care and design of communities, and shifts in decision making at organizational and government levels.

Job Type: Part-time