PAID ROLE (SYDNEY): Accessible Arts Deaf Arts Officer

Accessible Arts is seeking to employ a Deaf Arts Officer.


Deaf Arts Officer – Part time (Three days per week)

• Stunning office location in The Rocks, Sydney.

• Active small team environment.

• Attractive NFP salary packaging options available, allowing you to sacrifice up to $16,050 per year from pre-tax salary.

• Package includes salary, 9.5% statutory superannuation and 17.5% annual leave loading.

Title: Deaf Arts Officer Employment type: 12 month, fixed term contract

Start date: February 2016

Hours per week: 22.5 hours per week, to be worked across 3 regular days.

Reports to: CEO

Location: Sydney

Company Profile: Accessible Arts is the peak arts and disability organisation in NSW. To promote full inclusion, access, opportunities and leadership in the arts for people with disability through advocacy, education and information. The organisation has been in operation for over twenty years and is held in high regard by its stakeholders. In recent years it has developed significant initiatives that have lead to increased awareness and inclusion of people with a disability in the arts.

The successful applicant will be joining a collaborative closely knit team.

General Description: Building on the two years of established networks and programs the Deaf Arts Officer will initiate, coordinate and further develop opportunities to increase the participation in and access to the arts for Deaf or hard of hearing people.

Type of person: This position will suit a person who is a self-directed independent individual with skills in project management. Ideally the person will have knowledge and or experience of Deaf Culture and the Deaf community. The person must be able to commit to three regular days per week on an ongoing basis.

Responsibilities of the Position

• Through relationship building and information dissemination build a Deaf Arts network in NSW that will further the inclusion and aspirations of members of the Deaf and hard of hearing community in the arts

• Establish and sustain relationships with other Deaf arts workers across Australia, the Deaf community in NSW and other relevant peak bodies

• Maintain current knowledge of sensory access methods and the technology required to support emerging artists and different options for Deaf and hard of hearing audiences

• Broker creative development collaborations and programs that will increase participation by members of the Deaf and hard of hearing community in the arts in NSW

• Create pathways to mainstream creative arts opportunities for artists who are Deaf or hard of hearing § Act as a referral point for all matters relating to inclusion and access to the arts for members of the Deaf and hard of hearing community.



• Demonstrated knowledge of arts practice as it relates to the Deaf and hard of hearing community

• Strong networking, partnership development and negotiation skills

• Understanding of issues and barriers faced by people who are Deaf or hard of hearing when accessing the arts

• Demonstrated ability to communicate and to network effectively with a range of stakeholders through using a variety of communication platforms including social media

• An ability to set goals, problem-solve and establish work priorities

• Experience in creating opportunities that further the involvement of a target population in the community

• Sound knowledge of access practices and systems or ability to acquire such knowledge

• Experience in organising and managing meetings and progressing the outcomes and in organising events or group activities

• Ability to provide a high standard of administrative services including the use of office equipment, keyboarding skills, word-processing and relevant software packages, with an emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail

• Ability to communicate fluently and directly with members of the Deaf community

• Demonstrated experience in committee management and report writing.

Requirement: The ability to travel independently within NSW and interstate, infrequently.

Remuneration: This position is being offered as a three-day week, one-year fixed-term contract. A competitive salary will be offered to the successful candidate. As a public benevolent institution, Accessible Arts is able to offer part of the remuneration as a non-taxable component, increasing the proportion of take home salary.

Location: The position is located at Accessible Arts, Level 3, 10 Hickson Road, Rocks, Sydney. The nearest train station is Circular Quay.

For more information: visit Applications People who are Deaf or hard of hearing are encouraged to apply for this position. There is no application form. Applicants should submit a response to the selection criteria of no more than 3 pages in addition to your CV.

Should you need to make an enquiry please direct your enquiry to CEO, Sancha Donald via email or TTY: 1800 555 677.

Applications close 5.00 p.m. Wednesday 6 January, 2016 and should be addressed to: Matthew Pethybridge Operations Manager

Selected applicants will be contacted after this date for interview. Interviews for this position will take place during the week commencing 18th January 2016.

Category: Uncategorised
Region: Newcastle
Artform: Dance, Literature, Museums And History, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts New Media And Design,

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