Stages is Now Hiring
Stages Doula and Photography is growing! We are looking for educated, reliable, fun, and enthusiastic people to join our team. We service the Tri-Cites and immediate surroundings, parts of the Fraser Valley, Langley, Mission, and Abbotsford, as well as Burnaby and the Vancouver area.
At Stages Doula we not only believe in education, knowledge, and support as key cornerstones to birth, but we also believe in personal power, family values as a whole, respect, and responsibility. We bring an element of fun and play into every family and birth. Laughter, fun, and a good joke is great medicine and an important tool in helping everyone relax. We also strongly believe in inclusivity: family is made up in many different ways, and we support these families without judgement and bias.
I am looking for
a birth doula,
a birth doula/photographer combination,
and 2 postpartum doulas.
Please follow the link below to complete the application. If you are applying as a photographer, please email me 2 current portfolios taken within the last 3 months.
Requirements and Role of a Birth Doula
Doulas are trained childbirth professionals who support families during their birthing time. Doulas offer unbiased family support, advocating for the client, facilitating conversations between care providers, and providing continuous support. Your role includes education, support in research, support in building a birth plan or values list, facilitating questions, and providing hands-on birth support.
Inclusive in support and language
A great sense of humour
Reliable and responsible
Available to meet with clients 2-3 times (birth and postpartum)
Available to attend 1-4 births per month
Flexible and reliable transportation
Act as a backup doula when needed
Have attended 1-3 births
Requirements and Role of a Doula/Photographer Combo
Doulas and birth photographers both support the family during their birthing, as well as aim to capture moments through the process. Your role includes prenatal meeting, birth support, birth photography, and postpartum support.
Primary focus is that of a doula (see requirements above)
Ability to multitask as a doula and photographer
Experience in photographing and editing images
Available to provide backup when needed
Provide 2 portfolios for review
Provide a minimum of 50-100 birthstory images
Requirements and Role of a Postpartum Doula
Postpartum doulas provide care to families after the birth, in the home. Your role includes light household duties and tasks, such as meal planning and prep, laundry, and tidying, as well as newborn care. It’s important to know community resources, be able to provide information on supports available within the community, teach infant care, and provide knowledge about safe sleeping practices of newborn babies in a physiological and biological way.
Postpartum generally begins after the birth of the baby in the family home. Sometimes families need support during their pregnancy--we offer this kind of support as well.
Infant & child first aid (can acquire after hire)
Variable hours depending on the contract, with a minimum of 4 hours and a max of 9 hours during the day, and a minimum of 6 hours during the evening and overnight
Current criminal record check
Breastfeeding knowledge (a continuing education breastfeeding course min of 18 hours in preferred, but not expected)
Understanding of the adjustment postpartum period and infant development
Experience as a postpartum doula, or in child infant care, is ideal
Rate of Pay
Variable--details will be discussed with the selected applicants during the interview.
To apply, please fill out this application form bellow:
If you are applying as a photographer, please email me 2 current portfolios taken within the last 3 months.
Application Closes July 8th, and you will be contacted by July 10th should you be selected.