ACCESS Coordinator, Seasonal, Full-Time Position
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is seeking an individual with excellent
interpersonal skills and a passion for aiding and advancing people with disabilities to join our Audience Services team. This role is responsible for ensuring that OSF is accessible to people with disabilities physical and programmatic compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ACCESS Coordinator supervises, coordinates and controls OSF ACCESS Services under the supervision of the Audience Services Manager.
Each year the Festival presents 11 plays in a 8.5 month season, programming for
people with disabilities includes more that 175 events that benefit more than
1,000 patrons with disabilities.
Main responsibilities include but are not limited to organizing sign interpreted and
audio described events, which would include hiring sign interpreters, and sign
coaches, arranging travel and accommodations for them, and coordinating their
work, and training schedules; organizing sign interpreted backstage tours, prologues, post-show discussions and any other events requiring sign interpretation; hiring and training audio describers and coordinating their work and training schedules; maintaining audio description equipment for our theatres; copying and distributing scripts for audio description; organizing open captioned
performances and managing all logistics involved in the process; arranging
assistance for patrons with physical disabilities to and from the theatres;
maintaining assisted listening devices; developing and strengthening current
policies and procedures for accessibility programs issues; Assisting with staff
training initiatives, convening the OSF ACCESS Committee to discuss issues of
accessibility and evaluate effectiveness of current services; actively marketing all aspects of the Access Program and working with the marketing department to update the brochures and other marketing materials. For a complete job description, please visit www.osfashland.org/about/work.
Desired qualifications; a four year Bachelor’s degree is preferred. A minimum of two years experience working in communities with disabilities is preferred.
Experience in a performance arts setting and marketing is a plus. Excellent
computer skills are required, experience in technological background in audio
visual devices required. Strong database, word processing, internet and emailing skills are required. Also required is the ability to access all areas of the theatres quickly, lift up to 25 pounds and work at a computer work station for extended periods of time. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are necessary. Knowledge of the American Disabilities Act regulations is necessary. The ability of problem solving quickly and making decisions to ensure the safety of patrons and the integrity of the performances is necessary. Ability to tactfully and courteously deal with diverse group of colleagues, volunteers, company members and the public is required. Must be able to work evenings and weekends.
Salary range is based on an hourly rate of $11.84 to $17.17; final offer will be made
based on experience. Some of the benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance; life and long term disability insurance; vacation and a matching
At OSF we believe that diverse ideas, cultures and traditions reflect the broad
diversity of the nation and enrich our insights into the work we present on
stage. We are committed to diversity in all areas of our work, including play selections, casting, marketing and public relations efforts, education
programs, strategic recruitment of staff and volunteers, and the composition of
the Board of Directors.
If you wish to apply for this position, please read carefully the following
application instructions. In a single e-mail, please send to email@example.com
a) cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position, and b)
résumé by September 9, 2012. Finalists will be required to provide a list of
references. All documents must be in Word or PDF format. No phone calls please.
In order to avoid spam and scams, we request that you type in the subject line of your email the following information: ACCESS Coordinator: Your Last Name, Your First Name (source from where you learn about this position). Example – ACCESS Coordinator: Capulet, Juliet (OSF website)