DEPARTMENT

Guest Services

DESCRIPTION

Accessibility Partnerships and Programs Fellowship

To educate the next generation of leaders in the accessibility field while providing a bridge between academic research and practice at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

In addition to contributing to on-going 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 and/or included in access programming for spring 2017. The Fellow will report to the Assistant Director of Accessibility, and work collaboratively across departments to support and create new accessibility initiatives, including programs for children with disabilities and individuals with dementia. The ideal candidate is a current or recent graduate student in Education, Museum Studies/Education, Social Work, 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, meet with leaders in the field, and have the opportunity to design and implement new programs. The Fellow will have a research project that will culminate in an event.

Accessibility Partnerships and Programs Fellowship projects may include:

  • Planning and administering Passport to the Arts and Lincoln Center Moments programs, including registration, supplies, check-in and evaluation
  • Co-teaching training sessions and job coaching for high school students with disabilities, both on-campus and at schools across New York City
  • Designing programming to reach new audiences and encompass varied art forms through the Passport to the Arts program
  • Planning and participating in accessibility training sessions for front-of-house staff and volunteers involved in Passport to the Arts programming
  • Answer accessibility inquiries from general public, via phone and email
  • Developing new partners, programs, and supports for Passport to the Arts or Lincoln Center Moments programs
  • Staffing and supporting programs for people with dementia and their caregivers
  • Aggregating survey data and reporting on findings
  • Researching and implementing accommodations for performances
  • Designing and implementing qualitative and quantitative research based on programs throughout the year
  • Focused outreach to new communities and event planning

This Fellowship is a year-long; 20 hours/week at $20/hour

TO APPLY

Please send cover letter, résumé to [email protected] and list "Accessibility Fellow, Partnerships, and Programs" in the subject line. Submissions 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.