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About Theatre Development Fund
Theatre Development Fund (TDF) was founded in 1968 with the conviction that the live theatrical arts afford a unique expression of the human condition that must be sustained and nurtured. Through programs and services that promote access, education and conversation, TDF aims to construct an enduring appreciation of, and engagement with, live theatre and dance. During its forty-eight year history, TDF has provided more than eighty million people of all ages and backgrounds with access to Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway and professional dance performances at affordable prices.

TDF is committed to diversity in all its forms, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Available positions:

Accessibility Services Manager
Location: New York, NY
Department: TDF Accessibility Programs
Start Date: April 23, 2018

TDF Accessibility Programs is a department within TDF that provides autism-friendly performances for individuals with autism and their families, open captioned performances for people who are hard of hearing or deaf, sign language interpreted performances for members of the Deaf Community, audio described performances for people who are blind or have low vision, accessible performances and workshops for students with hearing and vision loss and national programs that assist regional theatres in starting their own captioning and sensory-friendly programming. The department assists in maintaining a website that provides accessibility information on current Broadway shows and offers grants to New York State cultural organizations for hosting accessible events for people with hearing disabilities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Accessibility Program for Students
Manage all activities and duties necessary to grow, strengthen and maintain TDF Accessibility Program for Students including scheduling performances, managing tickets and teachers, coordinating workshops, tracking budgets and any necessary post-show needs to prepare for the following semester.

Work with Tessitura team to assist them in understanding department ticketing and membership criteria and serve as point person for the department and Tessitura Data Coordinator to ensure Tessitura is meeting department needs.

Autism Friendly Performances
Design and create resource material with guidance from autism consultants, assist with all ticketing, presentation and programmatic needs alongside the Accessibility Programs Manager.

Design, schedule, proof read and coordinate timing of other blasts for programs, manage lists, and work with marketing department to ensure communication with members is on brand.

Open Captioned/Sign Language Interpreted/Audio Described Performances
Work with contractors and show personnel for programs, coordinate with production to ensure successful performances, manage ticketing, marketing, and all pertinent details pre and post performances.

TDF Website/TheatreAccess.NYC
Work with Associate Director of Digital Strategy and Marketing Manager to ensure necessary website pages are kept up-to-date and on brand.

Assist with customer service needs, help manage day-to-day operations of the department, and generally work to ensure all department materials meet TDF standards.

TAP Plus
Work with team to read, evaluate applications and assist with determining appropriate grant awards to arts organizations.

Board Meetings
Schedule and coordinate set-up of Communications Access Real-time Translation (CART).

National Programs
Travel occasionally to represent TDF’s National Autism Friendly Performance Training Program and National Open Captioning Training Program.

• Bachelor’s degree or life experience equivalent. Master’s degree a plus.
• Knowledge of or experience with the arts, education and accessibility fields.
• 1-3 years of experience in a nonprofit, cultural or arts organization.
• Basic knowledge of American Sign Language a plus.

Minimum Skills and/or Knowledge Required
• Strong interpersonal communications skills, comfort with public speaking and ability to represent TDF at events, warm and friendly manner, professional demeanor, ease in communication with people from diverse backgrounds.
• Ability to take charge and work independently, yet still take instruction and work with a team, and to exercise sound judgment.
• Must manage time and prioritize projects while responding quickly to event related issues, work well under pressure, meet deadlines, and handle numerous tasks simultaneously.
• Must have excellent writing, editing and proof reading skills and ability to produce educational and marketing materials, resources and public correspondence.
• Must be proficient with basic office processes, management of calendars and schedules, and standard office computers and software including MS office, Adobe Creative Suites and various marketing and ticketing programs.
• Provide outstanding customer service, be an enthusiastic professional and be able to build relationship within the theatre industry and disability field.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Hours: Monday – Friday 10 AM to 6 PM
with occasional nights, weekends, out of town travel

Location: TDF
520 Eighth Avenue, Suite 801
New York, NY 10018

How to Apply: Submit cover letter and resume including salary requirements to tapresumes@tdf.org Telephone inquires will not be accepted. TDF is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity of all kinds. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

Posting: 3/15/18 through 4/1/18 

Thank you for your interest in working at TDF.