Access & Community Programs Coordinator

Access & Community Programs Coordinator

The Whitney Museum of American Art seeks an Access & Community Programs Coordinator.

Reporting to the Director of Access and Community Programs, the Coordinator is responsible for managing the day to day work of Access and Community Programs at the Whitney. The Coordinator works with staff from across the museum to develop inclusive and welcoming experiences, programs and institutional policies to serve visitors with disabilities and other communities that have traditionally been underserved by cultural institutions.

Qualified candidates will possess a passionate commitment to inclusion, social justice, and the arts.

Responsibilities include:
• Work with Director of Access & Community Programs to generate and develop accessible and inclusive programming that explores the richness and complexity of American Art.
• Oversee planning and implementation of all on and off-site programs, including artmaking, guided visits, and artist programs for diverse audiences. This includes creating and facilitating opportunities to experience and engage with the Whitney’s exhibitions for people with physical, sensory, developmental, and cognitive disabilities, as well as for seniors.
• Work collaboratively with front of house staff, curators, designers, educators and other Whitney staff to ensure institutional ADA and Section 504 compliance for the Whitney’s programs, collection, exhibitions, facilities, and website.
• Oversee the production of accessible materials and accommodations for Whitney exhibitions and digital media projects, including large print materials, transcripts, captioning, and more.
• Provide training and expertise on best practices for interacting with visitors and staff with disabilities to front of house staff and colleagues across the museum.
• Manage partnerships with community-based organizations, develop a network of key stakeholders in the disability community and serve as a liaison to the Whitney Education Community Advisory Network (WECAN).
• Grow and maintain good relationships with Whitney Community and Senior Partner organizations.
• Supervise Access & Community Programs Assistant and intern; recruit, train, and evaluate freelance educators and support staff (volunteers, interpreters, etc).
• Work in collaboration with the Director of Access & Community Programs to manage departmental budgets, reporting, program evaluation, planning, and marketing efforts.

  • : Job requirements: • Education: B.A. or M.A. in education, museum studies, disability studies, studio art or art history, or a related discipline. • Experience and training: 3-4 years’ professional experience working with people with disabilities at an arts institution, nonprofit organization, or in a related field. • General skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills; experience with research, outreach, accessibility, and/or community arts education. Professional experience addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion a plus. • Specific skills: Working knowledge of the ADA and Section 504 compliance; experience in best practices of universal design; proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint). • Ideal but not necessary: Working knowledge of Trumba or other scheduling software; experience with Verbal Description and Audio Description; knowledge of Spanish, Cantonese, and/or ASL.
  • : Please submit your application, including a cover letter and resume, through the Whitney's website.
  • : 07/31/2019
  • : Mid-level
  • : Museum | Arts Organization
  • : Education
  • : Whitney Museum of American Art
  • 99 Gansevoort Street
  • New York
  • NY
  • 10014