Position: Community Engagement Organizer
DACP is seeking an engagement organizer. We have adopted Urban Bush Women’s definitions of engagement and outreach, both defined below.
Community engagement work is about creating an environment of exchange where mutual learning occurs that makes makes community-identified change possible.
Outreach identifies a method of interacting with a community where there is an assumption of a powerful and knowledgeable center, organization or institution that “reaches out” to an assumed less powerful and knowledgeable community. This establishes a hierarchical relationship with the assumed power center giving information to and directing those who are receivers of the information, the less powerful. In many cases, outreach merely focuses on how many are served and developing audiences to fill seats in a theater.
Urban Bush Women, a dance company founded by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar.
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 and social justice communities about equity and disability culture. We provide opportunities to collaborate and perform without the barriers intrinsic to many institutions. We express and celebrate disability identities through the arts and organizing.
The Community Engagement Organizer is a community disability justice organizer for DACP’s programs and events including: engagement with organizations and individuals in community, curriculum refinement, research, recruiting participants, leading presentations, facilitating workshops, planning, production, promotion, and collecting data for evaluation.
– Demonstrated knowledge of movement and coalition building, and Disability, Racial, Economic Justice. Familiar with current resources and ability to research
– Increase, cultivate, and retain our community base engaged in partnerships, activism, and volunteering with DACP
– Must be comfortable establishing and cultivating relationships and engaging individuals and organizations with Disability Art and Culture Project
– Demonstrated ability to work in intersectional and cross disability groups
– Must be extremely collaboratively minded and work within committees, other staff and volunteers
– Demonstrated ability to facilitate workshops, leadership and disability/intersectional trainings and presentations
– Demonstrated ability to evaluate and change programing based on evaluation
– Representing DACP and our programs/philosophy to public
– Knowledge of universal design, and “Beyond ADA” access
– Organizational skills – program implementation, logistics and follow up
– Comfortable writing for communications
– Comfortable with our technology, including social media, Google Drive, and meeting technology (projector use, Adobe Connect etc)
– Experience with non-profit organizations
– Support the mission and philosophy of DACP
– Must be flexible, self-directed and willing to work nontraditional hours in a demanding and rapidly changing work environment
Email cover letter and resume to the Disability Art and Culture Project at firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, July 5, 2018.
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.