CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FROM DEAF, MAD DISABILITY-IDENTIFIED APPLICANTS

OUTREACH COORDINATOR

Start Date: May 14, 2019  12-month contract

3 days/week (24 hours)   $22/hr (ANN = $27,456)

*Some evening and weekend work will be required

Tangled Art + Disability is boldly redefining how the world experiences art and those who create it. We are a not for profit art + disability organization dedicated to connecting professional and emerging artists, the arts community and a diverse public through creative passion and artistic excellence. Our mandate is to support disability-identified artists, to cultivate disability arts in Canada, and to enhance access to the arts for artists and audiences of all abilities.  

Tangled invites applications from Deaf, Mad or disability-identified people for the position of Outreach Coordinator. Reporting to the Executive Director and Director of Programming and working collaboratively with Tangled staff and partners, the Outreach Coordinator will:

  • Plan and coordinate community engagement activities
  • Liaise with community partners from arts & other spheres
  • Develop and coordinate new educational programs
  • Conduct external relations for Tangled’s presenting series and special projects

The nature of the position is evolving, adapting to the needs and opportunities of our growing organization. The role of Outreach Coordinator will require occasional evening and weekend commitments. Overtime is compensated with time-off in lieu, during slower periods.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES  

Outreach

  • Plan & implement activities that increase traffic to gallery and events
  • Raise awareness of organization and build organizational reach to new demographics
  • Research outside cultural activities to look for opportunities for new connections
  • Develop and maintain strong and positive ties to Tangled community members, audiences, partners, artistic and academic communities, and other cultural workers
  • Liaise with existing and cultivate new organizational partnerships

Education & Events

  • Respond to initial inquiries about accessible arts practice
  • Plan/oversee educational activities
  • Organize community building events that enhance and interpret exhibition programming
  • Assist with deployment of Tangled events
QUALIFICATIONS  
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience within Deaf, Mad and disability arts and culture;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills;
  • Ability to work independently, demonstrate initiative and adhere to deadlines with minimal supervision;
  • Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively and with collegial spirit;
  • Knowledge of and experience with AODA legislation and disability justice is considered an asset.
  • Experience in community arts or grassroots organizing considered an asset.

Tangled Art + Disability is committed to programming from within Deaf, Mad and disability communities and will only consider applicants for this position who identify with one of these communities. Within these communities, we encourage applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Colour communities, as well as LGBTQQIP2SA-identified persons.

Interested candidates are invited to send a current resume and a brief letter of interest to jobs@tangledarts.org

DEADLINE for applications: April 28.

Please no phone calls. Interviews will be held in Toronto or by Skype.