Job Posting 67620

Accessibility Coordinator
Cinevolution Media Arts Society
WORK FROM HOME (Telecommute)
closed 2 days ago (Sat, 23 Jan)
part time - term / contract  •  $22.50/hr

Location:            Remote
Position:             Part-Time
Term:                  11 months, with possibility of extension
Hours:                20 hours/week from February 2021 - June 2021

                            16 hours/week from July 2021 - December 2021
Salary:                $22.50/hr

Anticipated Start Date: February 8, 2021

 

Cinevolution is growing, and we are searching for an Accessibility Coordinator to help amplify our mission of bringing contemporary migrant experiences into the global conversation through film and media arts, and challenging conventional definitions of identity, while making media arts accessible to all. 

As our annual media art festival moves online, we are exploring opportunities to make our programs more accessible to members of dis/Abilities communities through outreach, collaboration, and experimentation with new strategies to develop an alternative model for inclusive, interactive online presentations of media art. 

The Accessibility Coordinator will be responsible for developing and nurturing relationships with accessibility partners, researching and coordinating accessibility services and training, and coordinating and producing accessible content. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a small, dedicated team of filmmakers, artists, and community organizers to shape this evolving organization and contribute to broader conversations about accessibility and technology-mediated experiences within the arts sector and beyond.

About Cinevolution

Cinevolution is a grassroots, women-led, migrant-driven non-profit arts organization, with a mission to:

+ Promote innovation and critical discourse through film and new media art works

+ Bring new ways of thinking and expression into cross-cultural communication, and 

+ Foster creative exchange and collaboration among filmmakers and media artists in Canada and around the world

Founded in 2007, Cinevolution has been committed to making experimental film and media art accessible for all since its inception, with a particular focus on connecting and empowering immigrants and other historically marginalized communities through community festivals, participatory media art projects, film screenings, workshops, and live performance events.

Sitting at the nexus of art, academia and community, we seek to decentralize art while connecting people across cultural, political, geographic and linguistic boundaries in order to foster media literacy, stimulate critical discourse, and cultivate creativity. Our work is powered by the belief that art can transcend cultural, social and linguistic divides to transform both the artist and the audience.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with the programming team, the Accessibility Coordinator will be responsible for developing and nurturing relationships with accessibility partners, researching and coordinating accessibility services and training, and coordinating and producing accessible content. The Accessibility Coordinator will also be expected to participate actively in programming discussions and work with the team to develop creative ways to interweave accessibility with artistic intent.

Responsibilities

  • Conducting community outreach to build partnerships and promote awareness of Cinevolution’s programs and initiatives, including Digital Carnival, amongst diverse dis/Abilities communities
  • Acting as a liaison to a network of accessibility partners, accessibility consultants, and access workers to obtain and implement feedback
  • Organizing and coordinating community-based focus groups for accessibility testing of the pilot accessible online media arts presentation platform
  • Supporting the programming team and participating artists to identify accessibility strategies suitable for the interpretation of their work for differently abled audiences
  • Supporting the recruitment and training of accessibility volunteers (e.g. describers, tour guides, etc.)
  • Taking the lead in sourcing and generating accessible content (i.e. alt text for online images, transcripts for videos, description for visual works, etc.)

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of current best practice around access provision and disability culture
  • Experience working with access users and access service providers
  • Ability to work collaboratively, develop strategy and implement an action plan
  • Strong communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills with an ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • A commitment to championing diversity at every level of the organisation with a knowledge of a diverse range of cultures and a proven ability to work with people from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Enthusiasm for training, mentoring and support of emerging talent
  • A passion for the arts, particularly technology-mediated experiences

Expressions of Interest

Cinevolution values diversity in the workplace because it allows us to better understand and meet the needs of the communities we serve. It helps us foster greater creativity, breadth of experience, and personal growth among our team, and it is essential to our success as an organization.

We encourage applications from members of underrepresented and marginalized groups, including but not limited to race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, or disability. We welcome candidates from a range of different backgrounds and from sectors outside the Arts.

We are particularly committed to supporting applications from individuals with lived experience of dis/Abilities. If you would like someone to contact you about individualized application support, please email us at  or call us at 778.803.7150 ext. 100.

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