Careers

Curriculum Coordinators and
Program Animators

Each summer, PSYL looks to hire a coordination team that embodies different identities, styles of leadership, and life experiences to bring together diversity in the fields of youth leadership education, social and environmental justice, and community change-making. We invite applications from individuals who are passionate about intercultural learning, transformative pedagogy and stepping outside of their own comfort zones. 

Some members of the 2017 Coordinator Team working on their dance moves.

Some members of the 2017 Coordinator Team working on their dance moves.

Coordinators  are asked to commit to the full program, including a training week prior to animator arrival and a debriefing week following program's end. The dates for 2019 are June 30th to August 7th.

PSYL 2019 Employment Opportunities

PSYL Curriculum Coordinator - The team of five Curriculum Coordinators,  a Wellness Coordinator/Counsellor, and the Program Directors work as a core team to develop and implement the three week Pearson Seminar on Youth Leadership. The position begins with 2 days of planning in the spring (dates TBD), where we will build upon core curriculum and add the offerings of new team members and guest speakers. In July, we meet on campus with a week of program planning and preparation. A team of 16 youth volunteers (“Animators”) join us for a second week of preparation, where we provide them with peer-facilitation training and they assist us in designing activities for the program. The seminar begins on July 15th and concludes on August 4th. The staff team continues for 4 days of debriefing, evaluations, celebration, and wrap-up. The seminar is an intense community experience with long days; it is highly demanding and phenomenally rewarding!

This posting is now open. Please see job description here for details.

Priority will be given to applications received by Sunday, March 24, 2019.

Interviews will begin Monday, March 25, 2019.  

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Animators

The animator team is comprised of students from the international UWC network, as well as past PSYL participants. The Animators have integrated and participatory roles within PSYL. We place high expectations on the animators to model inclusive community and to positively encourage participant learning. We also support Animators' learning to grow their own skills and to step into new positions of leadership. While PSYL cannot provide travel funds for Animators, they will incur no expenses once they arrive on our campus: we provide full accommodation, all meals and program materials. As well, Animators are asked to commit to the full program, including a training week prior to participant arrival. The dates for animators are July 8th to August 3rd 2018. 

2019 Animator Applications are now open

Please see the information below to find out who to submit your application too.

UWC Animators: Animator selection is individually coordinated by each UWC. The PSYL Program Director works with the UWC schools to oversee this process. If you would like to apply, please contact the appropriate staff person at your school for more information. PSYL accepts approximately 12 UWC animators each year. 

Pearson College UWC Animators: Pearson College UWC animator applicants apply directly to PSYL.  Pearson College UWC applicants can submit their application by email to Program Director, at psyl@pearsoncollege.ca

Past-participant Animators:  Click here for the application.   Past-participant animator applicants can submit their application by email to Program Director, at psyl@pearsoncollege.ca. These applications are due Sunday, April 7th, 2019.