Job Posting at Toronto Fringe

The Toronto Fringe is looking for an arts savvy individual committed to accessibility to assist our Accessibility Coordinator in preparing for the 2019 Toronto Fringe Festival this summer. The ideal candidate has a curious mind and is eager to learn more about and contribute to improving access and inclusion within the arts sector. This is a position that requires equal parts paperwork (inputting data, creating documents and spreadsheets) and communicating with people. There may also be the opportunity to gain knowledge of and assist with carrying out venue accessibility audits.

Compensation: $20/hour, 12hrs/wk
Application Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2019
Interview Dates: Week of March 18, 2019
Start Date: April 1, 2019
Duration: 8 consecutive weeks with the possibility of an additional 10 weeks.

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More information about the Toronto Fringe Festival at www.fringetoronto.com.
Susan Wolf

She/Her | Accessibility Coordinator | Toronto Fringe

access@fringetoronto.com | 416-966-1062

688 Richmond Street West, Suite #204, Toronto, ON M6J 1C5

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The 2019 Toronto Fringe Festival is July 3 – 14, 2019

Job Title: Assistant
Accessibility Coordinator Reports to: Accessibility Coordinator Direct Reports: N/A
Department: Fringe Festival
Hours: Contract, 12 hrs/week – scheduled in consultation with Accessibility Coordinator
Rate: $20.00/hr
Application Friday March 15, 2019 deadline
Interview dates: Week of March 18, 2019
Start Date: April 1, 2019
Duration: 8 consecutive weeks with the possibility of an additional 10 weeks
Location: Fringe Office, downtown Toronto theatres as needed, work-from-home a possibility

Organization Description: Toronto Fringe is a grassroots, charitable organization that runs the Toronto Fringe Festival each July, the Next Stage Theatre Festival each January, and various year-round programs that benefit youth, artists, and the theatre community at large. We are a creative match-maker, connecting artists with audiences, and empowering everyone to unleash their inner artist. We create opportunities for both emerging and established artists to produce their work with artistic freedom, while engaging members of the community by making productions as affordable and accessible as possible. The Toronto Fringe is an organization committed to being inclusive and accessible and all of our programming reflects this principle. We ensure that we produce well-marketed, well-organized, and fiscally stable events through which artists may develop and produce new work. In our festivals, participants have a reasonable opportunity to earn back their investment and compensate themselves for their work. The Fringe also provides audiences with the opportunity to experience a wide variety of quality theatre at an affordable price. We are proud members of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals (CAFF) and World Fringe.

Organization Mission: The Toronto Fringe is a platform for everyone to access, discover, and experiment with the arts. By valuing creative experiences, we contribute to a healthy arts economy and, ultimately, a thriving society.

Organization Values:
ACCESS – in every sense of the word
ACCOUNTABILITY – we work with integrity and respect
CREATIVITY – freedom of expression permeates everything we do
EXPLORATION – we let curiosity be our guide
SUPPORT – empowering you to take a chance Position

Overview: The Fringe is looking for an arts savvy individual committed to accessibility to assist our Accessibility Coordinator in preparing for this year’s 2019 Fringe Festival. The ideal candidate has a curious mind and is eager to learn more about and contribute to improving access and inclusion within the arts sector. This is a position that requires equal parts paperwork (inputting data, creating documents and spreadsheets) and communicating with people. There may also be the opportunity to gain knowledge of and assist with carrying out venue accessibility audits. This position reports primarily to the Accessibility Coordinator and, at times, the Managing Director. Hours and location of work are somewhat flexible but must be set in consultation with Accessibility Coordinator.

Main Duties:
• Assist Accessibility Coordinator with administrative tasks related to accessibility for the upcoming 2019 Toronto Fringe Festival
• Assist in the creation of accessibility guides and visual stories for our venues
• Liaise with and support Fringe participants (artists/companies) with incorporating accessibility measures into their productions
• Assist in matching Fringe participants with service providers (ASL, audio description, live caption)
• Assist in managing and maintaining master schedule of performances with accessibility measures

Other Duties:
• Keep Accessibility Coordinator and Managing Director apprised of pertinent information
• Assist in venue accessibility audits as needed
• Attend accessibility training sessions, seminar, and venue tours for Festival participants as needed
• Additional duties related to the position of Assistant Accessibility Coordinator may be assigned

Skills and Qualifications:
• Proven commitment to accessibility
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Google calendar, and Google spreadsheets
• Excellent communication skills (written and verbal or ASL)
• Ability to understand, organize, and implement tasks quickly and efficiently
• Keen attention to detail
• Customer service experience or previous coordination experience
• Ability to adapt to changing priorities and circumstances • Well-developed inter-personal skills
• Sensitive and aware of diverse abilities, identities, ages, etc.
• Ability to work independently, must be disciplined and self-motivated
• Knowledge of and passion for the performing arts

Additional Assets (preferred but not required):
• Lived experience of disability
• ASL fluency
• Previous festival experience

How to Apply: Interested candidates are invited to send a current resume and a brief letter of interest as one PDF document to employment@fringetoronto.com with the subject line: 2019 Accessibility Assistant Application.

The Toronto Fringe aims to provide a supportive management approach, permitting growth and development in the workplace. We invite applications from Deaf, Mad, or disability-identified people. From within these communities, we encourage applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Colour communities, as well as LGBTQQIP2SA-identified persons.

At the Fringe, we believe that a caring and inclusive workplace builds a strong and dynamic team, which in turn improves our organization and benefits our festivals, services, patrons, and artists. Interviews will be held in downtown Toronto or by Skype. Final candidates will be asked for references. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All applications are considered confidential.