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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.

There are two job opportunities available at TDF at this time.

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Position: Accessibility Programs Manager
Category: Administrative Full Time
Department: TDF Accessibility Programs
Reports to: Director of TDF Accessibility Programs
Start Date: Monday, December 4, 2017

This position offers an exciting opportunity to roll up your sleeves and work at the heart of making theatre more accessible for people with disabilities on Broadway, Off Broadway and nationwide. Responsibilities: Helping manage programs that include 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, national programs that assist regional theatres in starting their own captioning and sensory-friendly programming; a website that provides accessibility information on current Broadway shows and grants to assist New York State cultural organization in hosting events for people with hearing disabilities.

Job duties include but are not limited to:

Autism-Friendly Performances

 

  • Developing and scheduling trainings for volunteers, front of house staff, and cast members 
  • Building email blasts and program surveys 
  • Handling consultants, compiling recommended show modifications, supports, resource material and ordering supplies 
  • Managing database of members and volunteers 
  • Distributing tickets; reconciling box office reports, expenses, buyout payments 

All Programs

  • Managing customer service calls when needed 
  • Helping manage the day-to-day operations of the TAP department 
  • Providing Development with any requested program information for grants 
  • Aiding in the continuous expansion of TDF Accessibility Programs (TAP) 

Autism-Friendly, Open Captioned, Audio Described, Sign Language Interpreted Performances
Building performances online for ticket sales
Being a liaison between TDF and contractors, company managers, production heads
Scheduling production meetings, drawing up/distributing contracts and LOAs

National Programs

  • Coordinating conference calls, tracking/submitting contractor expenses, managing outreach, distribution of documents and accountability 

New York State Grants Program
Managing outreach, distribution of documents and accountability Broadway Accessibility & TDF Websites
Keeping website pages up-to-date to reflect current performances and programs

Skills:
Communication: speaking and writing effectively, being a good listener
Organization: planning, successfully implementing projects/ work tasks
Teamwork Skills: ability to work well with others, be an asset to the team in reaching goals
Attention to Detail: accuracy in disseminated information, keeping track of expenses
Punctuality: being dependable, on time
Critical Thinking: ability to use imagination, reasoning, past experience, research, available resources to fundamentally understand and then resolve issues
Social Skills: getting along well with other people, having the ability to handle yourself well in all situations dealing with a wide variety of personalities
Creativity: being resourceful, innovative in finding solutions to problems at work
Adaptability: ability to pick up on new ways of doing things, technology, adjust to change
Friendly Personality: easygoing, optimistic, fun to be around regardless of situation

Qualifications:

Computer proficiency that includes familiarity with using InDesign, Photoshop, Excel, WordFly, SurveyMonkey and Eventbrite. Tessitura experience a plus.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Hours: Monday – Friday 10 AM to 6 PM with occasional nights and weekends to cover performances in New York, as well as nationally
Location: TDF 520 Eighth Avenue, Suite 801 New York, NY 10018

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send in PDF format a cover letter and resume, via email, to tapresumes@tdf.org. References may be requested. No phone calls, please. TDF is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).