Accessibility Partnerships and Programs Fellow, 2018-2019


To educate the next generation of leaders in the accessibility field while providing a bridge between academic research and practice at LCPA.

Lincoln Center, one of the world's foremost performing arts centers, is a private non-profit organization. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts presents over 350 performances annually through our different performance series and administers educational and community outreach programs. We also maintain and provide services for the entire Lincoln Center complex of buildings and grounds that we share with the 10 other resident arts companies.

This Fellowship is a year-long; 20 hours/week at $20/hour. In addition to contributing to ongoing projects, and access to professional development and mentoring, the Fellow will complete a capstone project that demonstrates innovation in program development that will be presented to staff.

The Fellow will report to the Assistant Director of Accessibility, and work collaboratively across departments to support accessibility initiatives, including Access Ambassadors, a job training and skills building program for teens with developmental disabilities, programs for children with disabilities, and programs for individuals with dementia. The ideal candidate is a current or recent graduate student in Special Education, Social Work, Museum Studies/Education, Disability Studies, or other similar programs. With equal focus on content and professional development, this Fellow will research best practices in programs and outreach for disability populations and meet with leaders in the field.

Accessibility Partnerships and Programs Fellowship projects may include:

- Writing lesson plans for the Access Ambassador program, leading in-school skill building workshops, and job coaching students during their volunteer front-of-house shifts at Lincoln Center.
- Developing new partners, programs, and supports for Passport to the Arts or Lincoln Center Moments
- Researching and implementing accommodations for performances
- Designing and implementing qualitative and quantitative research based on programs throughout the year
- Contributing to grant-writing
- Sourcing performers and artistic partners from the disability community
- Focused outreach to new communities and event planning

Hours Requirements

The programming fellow will be required to work flexible hours, including weekdays, nights, and weekends. Due to its emphasis on family engagement, events for our Passport programs occur on Saturdays and Sundays across each season, and the fellow will be required to be in office approximately two hours prior to each event and one hour after each event. Participants in the Access Ambassador program attend shifts at Lincoln Center on weekends and weekday evenings; the programming fellow will be required to supervise and coach these students for the majority of their shifts and be in the office approximately one hour prior to shifts. Many Access Ambassador shifts overlap with Passport programs.

Physical Requirements

The programming fellow may be required to:

- Travel to and from Access Ambassador partnership schools in Manhattan and outer boroughs
- Stand for periods of approximately 2 hours for each Passport or Lincoln Center Moments event, or Access Ambassador shift
- Carry supplies in either boxes or bags
- Set up and break down tables and other supplies for events


Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected], Accessbility Partnerships and Program Fellow, 2018-2019 in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be reviewed.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. LCPA is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, patron focus, and innovation.