Disability Arts & Justice Organizer – Contract Position

Organization

The mission of the Disability Art and Culture Project is to further the artistic expression of people with both apparent and non-apparent disabilities. We view disability as a natural and valuable variation of the human form. We believe affirmative disability identity is intertwined with racial, gender, social, and economic justice. DACP accomplishes this mission by supporting the creative expression of people with disabilities. DACP utilizes the performing arts as a method of examining disability in relation to society. DACP also supports established and emerging artists, as well as the community at large, in developing knowledge and expressions of disability culture and pride.


Description

The Disability Arts and Justice Organizer will build a strong organizing program that will maintain and recruit members and develop leaders to support organizational goals. S/he will engage new participants and partners, with particular focus on reaching people of color and social justice activists. The organizer will work on media campaigns and event coordination. This position will also work with other team members on sustainability of the organization.

 

Responsibilities

  • Design and implement a plan to engage current participants and partners in expanding roles, including leadership.
  • Design and implement a plan to engage new participants and partners, with particular focus on reaching people of color and social justice activists.
  • Maintain and update membership/donor database.
  • Participate on festival and fundraising committees, taking on planning and production tasks as needed.
  • Help design and implement a media and outreach plan for a fundraiser and festival, including social media and Web design.
  • Assist in grant writing.
  • Organize workload and prioritize tasks to meet changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Other duties at the discretion of the Artistic Director.

 

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of disability studies, the social model of disability, and/or disability justice.
  • Understanding of the intersections of disability, race, class, gender, national origin, and queerness.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in diverse groups.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work nontraditional hours, some of which will be in a demanding and rapidly changing work environment. Hours will vary depending on events.
  • Have computer, internet access, and the ability to work independently from home or other space.
  • Demonstrated ability to express ideas clearly in both written and oral communication.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize projects and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of grant writing and grant application processes. Experience in grant writing is a plus.
  • Experience with social media.
  • Website management experience is a plus.

 

Compensation

This is a contract postition 10 hours a week, for 9 months at $15 an hour. Position will start immediately after hiring.

 

To Apply

Email cover letter and resume with the names and contact information for 3 references to:

Artistic Director, Kathy Coleman, MSW, at kafia2008@yahoo.com.

Due January 6, 2012

 

Please no phone calls or questions.

 

 

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