Communications Manager (Limited Contract), Open Access Foundation for Arts and Culture (OAFAC)

For full details on the position and how to apply, visit here.

Job Application Deadline: July 25, 2023
Interviews: August 1 – August 8, 2023
Potential Start Date: August 15, 2023
Pay Rate: $41.00/hr, 5 hr/week, flexible schedule with some Tuesday and Thursday availability required.
Location & Term: The job is remote, but the candidate must be willing to work on Pacific Standard Time. Applicants must be based in so-called “Canada.” This is a limited term contract position which ends on December 31, 2023, pending further funding.

Key Duties

Reporting to the Co-Directors and General Manager, the Communications Manager will implement a communications strategy which raises the profile of OAFAC and our activities. At this important stage in OAFAC’s organizational development, you will build our digital presence across multiple platforms, increase our sectoral recognition, and strengthen communication pathways with our community and other stakeholders. Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Create digital content that showcases OAFAC’s organizational activities and progress on flagship projects, namely Open Access Map. Digital content will include, but not be limited to, social media posts, newsletters, blog posts, and press releases.
  • Create, document, and maintain a weekly social media posting schedule.
  • Create, maintain, and distribute a monthly newsletter for OAFAC stakeholders and community members.
  • Engage with Staff in social media content creation as appropriate.
  • Regularly monitor social media analytics and present to Co-Directors and General Manager in narrative form.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • 3 – 5 years of experience in social or digital media in the cultural or non-profit sector or experience with identity-based justice organizing.
  • Skilled in accessibility practices on digital platforms.
  • Experience with the application of anti-oppressive frameworks.
  • Experience working with those in the broader disability community.
  • A commitment to Intersectional Disability Justice framework and movement building, anti-racist and anti-ableist principles and practices, and comfort working on Crip Time
  • Adept at producing and implementing creative solutions in response to stated needs.

Commitment to Self and Community Care:

  • Ability to collaborate closely and skillfully receive and integrate feedback.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision as well as collaboratively with a team.
  • Ability to recognize one’s access support and self-care needs and to seek support as needed.

Our Hiring Commitments

We are committed to the principles and practices of an accessible and equity-driven employment process. We especially encourage applicants who identify as d/Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Disabled, Crip, Fat, Mad, Chronically Ill, Neurodivergent, Blind/Low Vision, LGBTQ2SIA+, Black, Indigenous, Multiracial, and other Racialized People. We will work directly with applicants selected for interviews to arrange required access supports for the interviews themselves.

If the timeline for submission poses a barrier to you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch prior to the deadline to make alternate arrangements.

How to Apply

To apply send the following materials to with the subject line Communications Manager Application:

  • Resume, 3 pages max, in PDF format
  • Portfolio (example of past communications work), linked or in PDF format
  • Cover letter OR video (Letters, 1 page, 500 words max, in PDF format OR Video, 3.5 minutes max, through a file hosting service such as GoogleDrive, or DropBox)

About the Open Access Foundation for Arts and Culture (OAFAC)

The work of the Open Access Foundation for Arts and Culture (OAFAC) primarily takes place online. Our current Staff, Advisory Committee, and Board live and work across the unceded, stolen, and occupied territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), qʼʷa:n̓ƛʼən̓ (Kwantlen), sc̓əwaθən məsteyəxʷ (Tsawwassen), q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), Semiahmoo, Stó:lō, lək̓ʷəŋən (Lekwungen) Nations, colonially known as Metro Vancouver, BC and Victoria, BC.

OAFAC is a disability-led pandemic-era cultural organization.

OAFAC is led by a passionate group of Disabled, Sick, Mad, Fat, Hard of Hearing, Neurodivergent, Blind, Low Vision, and Nonvisual artists and cultural workers. OAFAC takes the position that the conditions of anti-Blackness, anti-Indigeneity, racism, classism, sexism, anti- fatness, and discrimination based on gender and sexual orientation, are intertwined with and reinforced by ableism, with colonialism at the root.

We take the position that these conditions shape the current local and national arts ecologies. We resist these conditions. We assert disability-informed practices of creation, collaboration, presentation, and advocacy. We centre agency, self-determination, and disability-informed futures.

Our activities advance representation of disability culture and artistry through trainings, curation, public engagements, supporting artistic development, exhibitions, performances, educational campaigns, site-specific project development, and cultural competency consultation. By providing educational, training, and mentorship opportunities, OAFAC builds capacity for those in the broader Disability Arts movement to participate in the field on their terms and gain influence within a wider cultural context. You can read more about our current and upcoming projects here.