Eastside Story Guild Program Director


Grandview Calvary Baptist Church


Jun. 26, 2017

Organization Description:

Eastside Story Guild is a weekly program for children and youth (grades 2-12) that explores, stages and tells the Biblical story through creative performing arts. Each season, ESG produces original scripts with accompanying musical scores and presents these stories twice a year in stand-alone performances as well as in the regular worship services. This storytelling is meant to foster wonder in the our sacred stories.

A typical Friday afternoon at ESG includes sharing a meal, participating in drama games and skills, listening to the story being shared by the Storyteller, meeting in guild family groups to share personal reflections on the story, and experimenting with drama, music, art and movement/dance to find effective ways to stage the scripted story



Job Description:

The ESG Program Director is one of three paid ESG staff and works in close collaboration with the other ESG staff:

  • ESG Program Director
  • ESG Artistic Director
  • ESG Music Director (contract)

The ESG Program Director also works in close collaboration with key volunteers.

The ESG Program Director is supported by the ESG Advisory Committee, which works with the Program Director to shape and hold the vision and strategic goals of ESG, develop an annual operating budget and support staff transitions.


  • Spiritual Formation/Community Formation
  • Script-writing (in concert with Artistic Director and Music Director)
  • Volunteer Coordination Support (oversight of Artistic Director's responsibilities in volunteer coordination)
  • Administration of contacts, budget, registration (with help from an experienced administrative volunteer)
  • Fundraising (oversight of an experienced, energetic fundraising team)
  • Communications


  • Minimum one year of formal theological training and minimum two years of experience in a pastoral role, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum two years of work experience with children and/or youth
  • Leadership experience in a non-profit organization, including coordination of volunteers
  • Demonstrated interest in storytelling / narrative
  • Strong planning skills, including ability to break larger projects into manageable tasks and schedule those tasks to achieve goals over an extended period time
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to demonstrate tact, diplomacy, and empathy in facilitating dialogue and dealing effectively with difficult situations
  • Willing to become a member and regular attendant of GCBC

How to Apply:

This position may be combined with the Artistic Director position, also currently open.

Those wishing to be considered for one or both positions are invited to submit the following as a single PDF document to: esg@gcbchurch.ca.

  • Cover letter - Please indicate in the cover letter which of the two positions you are applying for or if you wish to be considered for both roles as single position
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Complete applications must be received by :00pm (Vancouver time) on Monday, 26 June 2017.



Contact Name: Erin Glanville
Contact Email: esg@gcbchurch.ca
Contact Phone: 778-883-9762

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