The Deep Play Institute (DPI) is a newly forming organization whose mission is to explore life’s biggest questions through transformative play. We are currently seeking artists, thinkers, philosophers, coaches, therapists and relational practitioners who share in our mission and vision, to be hired on as team members. Team members will help build and shape DPI by hosting their own innovative programming which helps others explore life’s biggest questions via immersive experiences that are collective, creative, out-of-the-box and playful.
Some examples of these “big questions” include: Who am I, really? What parts am I composed of? Where do I end, and you begin? What is our togetherness, and how does it change us? How does one navigate shaping and being shaped by community? What is it to perceive the world around me? What are the fluid boundaries between mind and body? What forces form my movements, actions and behaviors? What new shapes can our behaviors form, and what does this newness afford or prevent? What is good for me, and our world and how does one come to know this? How does one effect real change in our world?
Applications are due by June 30th, 2021. Please go here to read more about The Deep Play Institute. And go here to apply. You:
are caring, compassionate and self-aware
are wildly creative and curious
are enlivened by exploring big questions (existential, metaphysical, epistemological, ethical, political, spiritual, relational, etc)
want to create innovative, out-of-the-box programs that are playful and experimental
have experience putting on paid events that draw dozens of people in
have at least 5 hours a week on average to put into this work/play (the distribution of these hours on a monthly or yearly basis may be quite different than a weekly 5-hour allocation)
have a practice of some sort that you are experienced in (perhaps becoming-expert in?) that somehow relates to our mission statement
live in the United States or Canada (or if not, then you can travel to the U.S. or Canada at least once a year for annual team member meetups, and you can hold semi-frequent meetings that operate during North American time zone working hours)
What does this position entail:
Collaborate with team members to dream up innovative content, and imagine into futures and organizational development for DPI
Having the option to feature your own unique, experimental “one-on-one” practice on our website, thereby increasing the draw of people to your practice.
You will have the opportunity to host innovative programs and events through DPI which including: a weekly GROUP that features facilitators of your choice, month-long classes, one-off workshops, in-person weekend intensives (once covid is less of a thing), or other programming that fits DPI’s mission and scope
You will be listed on our website as a team member
You will attend monthly virtual meetings with other team members to connect, share and exchange ideas together
You will attend an annual, in-person, long-weekend team members meetup, to dream, vision, and to plan year-long projects with extra DPI operating budget
You will be signed on for a one-year trial period, after which a longer, collectively-agreed-upon contract will be drafted.
You will be hired as an independent contractor. It will be a shared responsibility (between you and DPI) to set the rate of your programs, and run promotion and publication of your programs. Profit generated from a given program will go to you, minus a percentage that will go towards DPI to help with operating costs.
Team member programming will be publicized on DPI’s website and distributed within DPI’s email list and social media accounts. While promotion for programs is a shared responsibility, DPI’s network is a tremendous asset and will allow you to run programming with more participants, and perhaps more experimental programming that wouldn’t be possible on other platforms.
Team members will also have the opportunity to use a sizable percentage of DPI yearly operating budget to run less profit-driven initiatives. Some examples include: launching a podcast or publication, creating a performance or theatre piece, hosting a service-driven project for low-income populations, etc