Social Justice Education Intern, Phallacies, Florence, MA

Phallacies works to support masculinities that are healthy for individuals, families, and communities. We are committed to work toward a world free from violence and oppression. We are men who take responsibility for educating ourselves and each other, with care, compassion, and creativity. We believe that dialogue and theater are powerful tools for change. Through workshops and trainings, presentations, consultation, and performances, Phallacies engages men in critical conversations and direct action to challenge mainstream ideas of masculinity and foster physical and emotional health and community well-being. Amongst other things, we provide health education, violence prevention and leadership development aimed at men and boys in an effort to help promote masculinities that are healthy for individuals, families, organizations and communities. Using dialogue and applied theater, we expand definitions of masculinity, create healthier men and healthier communities. Our performance pieces are generated during an ongoing dialogue process and then performed as educational and thought catalysts to encourage changing the cultural scripts about masculinities. We are seeking male identified folks to join our performance troupe.

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INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION:

We are seeking interns to join our performance troupe. Theater experience is not required, we will train you. You will learn the Phallacies model, engage in dialogue, and work to create a performance(s) focused on healthy masculinities as part of an all male-identified group. Overarching topics are masculinity and intersecting identities, health, relationships, and violence. We meet weekly on Mondays, 6-9pm in Amherst. Some additional time is required for writing and rehearsal. Performances will happen in various venues, with a primary focus on area secondary schools. Opportunities for performance out of the area may arise as well, typically in the form of colleges and conferences. This track also includes opportunities for developing skills in marketing and event planning. The Phallacies men’s health dialogue and theater program is a national award winning program where male identified individuals are welcome.

PERIOD OF INTERNSHIP: Ongoing

PAY TYPE: Possible per diem pay

OPPORTUNITY TYPE: Internship

JOB STATUS: Part-time, 5-8 hours per week.

LOCATION: Weekly meetings are in Amherst, performances vary in location.

APPLICATION DUE DATE: Rolling application and admission into the program.

REQUIRED DEGREE: No

CONTACT: Tom Schiff, Ed.D. Executive Director

HOW TO APPLY: Please send inquiries to phallaciesinc@gmail.com. Please include a paragraph describing your interest, and attach a résumé.