Job Posting: Accessibility & Programs Coordinator
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Applications can be in point form, through video and/or voice memos.
For those selected for an interview:
- ASL interpretation available on request.
- Captions available on Zoom.
- Option for phone interview.
- Other accommodation available on request.
We believe in creating spaces where anyone can be involved, engaged, empowered, and inspired. Luminato adheres to Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and will work proactively through all stages of recruitment to create a barrier free hiring process, and will provide accommodations as required. To request accommodations please email People & Operations Manager, Caoimhe Whelan ([email protected]).
Luminato is deeply committed to being accessible and anti-racist, both in the workplace and through the programming. We are committed to amplifying QTBIPOC voices and enhancing accessibility on stage, for our audiences, and for our staff. Selection decisions are based solely on job-related factors.
Vibrant and celebratory; a global player; supporting artists and inspiring social change: these are just a few ways to describe the international event that is Luminato, a civically engaged festival dedicated to performance, media, and visual arts programming that cuts across traditional art-form boundaries. Since 2007, when it was launched to shine a spotlight on Toronto as a globally-connected city boasting an incredible tapestry of creativity, Luminato Festival Toronto has entertained millions of people with performances, events, and spectacles involving over 15,000 artists from more than 40 countries.
The Role: Accessibility & Programs Coordinator
We’re looking for an experienced arts worker, ideally with festival experience, who is knowledgeable about Accessibility practices within the performing arts (captioning, ASL, visual stories, Audio Description). We want someone who’s excited to work with our Access Advisory and Access Program artists and festival producers to create an amazing festival for as many people as possible. Last year, Luminato hired over 30 artists, advisors, producers, and staff who identified as Mad, Deaf or Disabled. You can learn more about our access initiatives in our Access Hub.
Working closely with the Festival and Community Engagement Manager, you’ll be coordinating the Industry Series: Illuminating works and/or other festival programs with a primary focus on the festival’s Access Programs. You should love managing schedules, invoicing, reading budgets, creating accessible documents, and keeping things on track! The work environment is both independent and collaborative. Knowledge of the international performance network is not necessary, but it is a bonus!
The position is for a seasonal employee, full-time for 18 weeks between March and July 2022. Priority will be given to those with lived Mad, Deaf or Disabled experience. The pro-rated salary for this position is $50,000 per annum.
We understand that not everyone has had the opportunity to cultivate all of the skills and experience required to fulfill the listed responsibilities of this role. We encourage candidates to apply who see themselves as having a solid base skill set for the position and interested in learning the rest.
The successful candidate would have some knowledge of Accessibility practices and the larger arts scene in Toronto and/or Canada. They should be comfortable with spreadsheets and schedules, with an attention to detail.
What You Must Have:
- Administration capabilities – highly organized with plenty of capacity for admin & coordination. An example of what we mean by “admin” is drafting artist contracts, or tracking invoices received in an excel sheet.
- Familiarity with AODA and Accessibility Practices.
- Strong communication skills – the successful candidate will be responsible for email and online or in- person communications (as is safe).
It Would Be Nice If You Had:
- Event Coordinating & Registration Experience
- Arts Worker & Festival Experience
- Lived disability experience
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Teams, Zoom, Notion
- Scheduling & Project Coordination
What Can Be Learned:
- Project Management – budgeting, contracting, people management
- Financial Management – invoicing, purchase orders, contracting
- Knowledge of international performance festival networks
- Commitment to your development and growth.
- Work from home or wherever you are most productive.
- Flex-Space Office at Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street. Please note that Luminato is currently fully remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic but will be transitioning into a hybrid work environment when it is safe to do so.
- Physically accessible office space and building, however remote work can be accommodated.
- Relaxed work environment and flexible working hours.
- Work with a civically engaged, collaborative, supportive team.
How to Apply
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send us your resume and a cover letter telling us a bit about yourself, your experience, why you are the right fit for this role to [email protected]
We thank all those who apply however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Luminato is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified individuals to apply.
Deadline to apply is February 10, 2022.