Fellow, Digital Accessibility

Fellow, Digital Accessibility

POSITION  

Fellow, Accessibility Partnerships and Programs

DEPARTMENT  

Concert Halls and Operations  

OVERVIEW  

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA), one of Lincoln Center’s eleven resident organizations, serves a unique role on the Lincoln Center campus, serving as the landlord of the sprawling 16-acre complex, overseeing day-to-day operations, security, and maintenance. This also includes the management of major construction and renovation projects, space rentals, and coordination of outdoor public events. 

LCPA is also a leading arts presenter, showcasing a dynamic array of music, dance, and theatre on its stages, curating the American Songbook, Great Performers, Mostly Mozart Festival, Midsummer Night Swing, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, White Light Festival, and David Rubenstein Atrium series as well as overseeing production for the PBS series, Live From Lincoln Center.

Lastly, Lincoln Center Education (LCE), which is part of the LCPA umbrella, strives to help young people in New York develop skills in problem solving, collaboration, communication, imagination, and creativity through their engagement with the arts. In doing so, LCE works to develop teaching artists and oversees community, family, and school programming across the boroughs of New York City.

The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Internship and Fellows Program provides a unique learning opportunity for individuals interested in careers in performing arts administration and related fields. The Program offers invaluable hands-on training and experience through participation in projects and assignments that allow for the practical application of academic knowledge and the development of business skills necessary for a career in the arts.

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; Passport to the Arts, which offers free programs for children, teens, and adults with disabilities; and Lincoln Center Moments, a performance and workshop series for individuals with dementia and their caregivers.

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. The Fellow will be 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.  Candidates with personal or professional experience with disability are strongly encouraged to apply. 

This Fellowship is a year-long, with the expectation of a 20 hour work week. Nights and weekends shifts will be required.  The pay rate will be $20/hour. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES  

  • Contributing to lesson plans for the Access Ambassador program, in-school skill building workshops, and job coaching students during their volunteer front-of-house shifts at Lincoln Center.
  • Researching, planning and supporting Lincoln Center Moments workshops for people with dementia and their caregivers
  • Developing new partners, programs, and supports for Access Ambassadors, Passport to the Arts or Lincoln Center Moments
  • Researching, implementing and staffing accommodations for performances
  • Designing and implementing qualitative and quantitative research based on programs throughout the year
  • Contributing to grant-writing
  • Researching and recommending disabled performers and artistic partners
  • Providing administrative departmental support through phone, email and staffing events
  • 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
  • : QUALIFICATIONS   This might be the right internship for you if you are: 
    • A current or recent graduate student in Digital Media, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Adaptive Technology or other similar programs
    • Deeply interested in inclusion and accessibility from a user standpoint
    • Passionate about inclusion and equity, as well as an interest in learning about cultural accessibility
    • Working knowledge of coding, using HTML, CSS or CMS, and knowledge of WCAG standards strongly preferred.
    • Have excellent verbal, face-to-face, written communication skills, research skills, and comfort interacting with the public, including guests with disabilities, in a pleasant, professional manner.
    • Enjoy working with others
    • Have strong attention to detail skills
    • Comfortable contributing ideas and participating in group brainstorming sessions
    • Enthusiastic, energetic, and flexible
    • An excellent communicator with skills that include the ability to communicate obstacles, challenges and ask clarifying questions
    • Ability to work independently while managing various tasks
    • Excellent research and analysis skills, as well as an attention to detail.
    • Demonstrated ability to use sound judgment to identify and solve problems
    Able to multi-task and prioritize competing assignments all with a keen attention
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    SUBMISSION PROCEDURE 

    Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to the link provided. Cover letters, outlining your interest in Lincoln Center and your salary expectations, are required for applications to be considered complete. Submissions without cover letters will not be reviewed. 

    https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7421b050-ddd7-4ade-98d4-ab789c0e7a2f&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=300758&source=CC3&lang=en_US
  • :
  • : Entry-level | Part-time
  • : Arts Organization | Performing Arts
  • : Accessibility
  • : Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.
  • 70 Lincoln Center Plaza
  • New York
  • New York
  • 10023
  • : Jenara Prieto
  • : 2128755223
  • : jprieto@lincolncenter.org