Accessibility Project Consultants/Auditors (multiple roles)
Scheduling: Mon-Fri, flexible, primarily remote, with some in-person meetings
Pay: $30/hr - contract position, casual
Application Deadline: Sat, February 17th 2024 at 11:59 PM
About Eastern Front Theatre:
Eastern Front Theatre is a Dartmouth/Punamu’kwati’jk theatre company dedicated to Atlantic Canadian artists and their stories. Known for their STAGES Theatre Festival and community outreach activities, EFT is committed to fostering accessibility and inclusivity within the performing arts sector in Nova Scotia.
About the Accessibility Project:
This phase of the project will involve the collaborative creation of a venue accessibility audit process and framework, that when completed is used by the project team to lead audits of performing arts venues across the HRM to determine how accessible they are. The team will also offer informed recommendations to venues regarding space modifications and best practices needed to help improve the current conditions of their space for artists, access staff, and audiences.
The role has 2 streams to contribute your expertise and experience in disability within the arts and performance spaces across the HRM throughout the project. Consultant responsibilities include research, working with the Project Manager and offering feedback on the development of the venue accessibility audit process. Auditor responsibilities include performing on-site venue audits with the team once the process is complete and ready to use, and offering informed recommendations to venues.
This role is categorized as casual, mostly remote, with flexible hours. There will be some in-person meetings and for those selected as auditors there will be on-site work at venues during audits. Commitment to the project will vary based on area of expertise and needs of the project.
- Collaborate with the project team to develop a standardized venue accessibility audit system.
- Utilize your expertise in disability within the arts and performance venues to contribute to the audit framework, methodology, evaluation, and reporting. Research information for the project as needed.
- Communicating with the project team including the Project Manager and auditors
- Work with Audit Team to tweak methodology as needed.
- Performing audits of performance venues using the access audit system
- Giving feedback on the access audit system.
Qualifications and Skills we’re seeking:
- In-depth knowledge of disability and disability justice within the arts and experience in accessibility advocacy. Specific experience with advocacy within performance venues and arts spaces is an asset.
- Lived experience navigating disability or accessibility advocacy.
- Demonstrated experience in conducting assessments, working on a team, doing research, and/or generating recommendations for accessibility improvements.
- Strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with a team.
- Experience working within underrepresented communities and applying an inclusive approach to projects.
- Experience using Google Suites and Excel or Google sheets is an asset.
- Access to a wi-fi connection is important, as a lot of this work is remote.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Auditors will need to navigate through venues and have capacity to participate in an audit for 2-4hrs.
Please submit your expression of interest by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are open to accepting applications in other formats that are most accessible to you, including audio or video recordings. If you wish to send your application in a different format, please notify us to ensure we receive your files properly and retain the integrity of your application.
Please don’t hesitate to contact the Project Manager Bria Miller at email@example.com if you have any questions about the job description or process.