Job Opportunities: General Manager and Access Director, Open Access Foundation for Arts and Culture (OAFAC)

Full details on both positions and how to apply are here: openaccessfoundation.org/index.php/jobs/


General Manager

Application Deadline: August 8, 2022
Interviews: August 15-19, 2022
Potential Start Date: September 6, 2022
Pay Rate: $41.00/hr, 20hr/week, some evening and weekend work, flexible schedule.

Key Duties
Reporting to the Co-Directors, the General Manager will lead the operational planning for the organization through the start up phase of its development. As a senior member of a small staff team, the General Manager will bring structure to our funded projects, in alignment with our guiding principles and funder requirements.


Access Director

Application Deadline: August 8, 2022
Interviews: August 15-19, 2022
Potential Start Date: September 6, 2022
Pay Rate: $41.00/hr, 12 hours/week, some evening and weekend work, flexible schedule.

Key Duties
Reporting to the Co-Directors, the Access Director will support the development and implementation of a culture of practice that centres radical accessibility at all levels of the organization. They will work with staff, partners and community to identify and meet access needs for the organization’s key activities, and work as an advocate promoting sectoral change in the arts.


To apply to either position, send the following materials to info@openaccessfoundation.org with the subject line Access Director Application OR General Manager Application:

  • Resume, 3 pages max, 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)

Accessibility
If the timeline for submission poses a barrier to you, please get in touch prior to the deadline to make alternate arrangements.

Jobs are remote and the candidate can be based anywhere in Canada, but must be willing to work on Pacific Standard Time. Applicants must be based in so-called Canada.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement
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, Mad, Chronically Ill, Neurodivergent, Blind/Low Vision, LGBTQ2SIA+, Black, Indigenous, Multiracial, and other People of Color. We will work directly with applicants selected for interviews to arrange required access supports for the interviews themselves.

About the Open Access Foundation for Arts and Culture (OAFAC)
Guided by the principles of Disability Justice, OAFAC is a BC-based, pandemic-era cultural organization that aims to set a new cultural standard for accessibility by nurturing creative and justice-oriented accessibility practices. OAFAC addresses the severe underrepresentation of those with lived experience of disability in leadership roles within the visual and performing arts.

Our activities aim to advance representation of disability culture and artistry through disability-led trainings, curation, public engagements, exhibitions, educational campaigns and 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. In its second year as an organization, OAFAC is in the beginning stages of developing systems and processes to support the sustainability and resilience of our organization, to be in it for the long haul.

More about OAFAC can be found here: openaccessfoundation.org