Disability Art and Culture Project (DACP) is pleased to announce an open, paid staff position with the company. Disability Art and Culture Project has been creating innovative art for social justice since 2005 with a range of community collaborators.  We have created a new position to align with our strategic plan and the overall sustainability of our organization.

Managing Director

20 hours/week


The mission of DACP 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 expression of disability culture and pride.

DACP supports a progressive view of disability.  We embrace a social/embodiment model of disability, knowledge of critical disability studies, disability justice and disability arts.

DACP strives to advance the artistic and cultural development of the region’s disability community and to educate the arts community about inclusion and the aesthetics of disability arts.  We provide opportunities to collaborate and perform without the barriers intrinsic to many arts institutions.  We express and celebrate positive disability identities through our art.

The Managing Director will oversee and implement day to day operations including daily administration, payroll, volunteer coordination, and maintaining a calendar of all activities.  In collaboration with the Artistic Director, the Managing Director will conduct grant writing and fundraising efforts, board development and collaborations with other organizations.



  • Support the mission and philosophy of DACP
  • Knowledge of universal design, and “Beyond ADA” access
  • Direct experience in non-profit management
  • Must have previous experience in grant writing, evaluations and fundraising
  • Demonstrated ability to work in diverse groups
  • Must be extremely collaboratively minded and work within committees, other staff and volunteers
  • Must be outgoing and comfortable asking individuals and corporations for money
  • Demonstrated ability to perform presentations
  • Comfortable with research and problem solving
  • Experience with WordPress and MailChimp
  • Familiar with payroll and taxes
  • Must be flexible and willing to work nontraditional hours in a demanding and rapidly changing work environment
  • Be able to work independently from home or other space
  • Must be organized and make time deadlines

Email cover letter and resume to Kathy Coleman at kafia2008@yahoo.com by Friday, February, 26th, 2016.

The Disability Art and Culture Project is an equal opportunity employer committed to affirmative action and accessibility.  We support a racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse and inclusive organization. People of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply. If you need any accommodations to participate in the application process, please let us know.


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