NIAD is an organization that aims to be artistically relevant and culturally inclusive. As an organization we deliver these aims through activities in our main galleries, our Artist of the Month installation run by studio artists and staff, and our off-site partnership collaborations.
NIAD’s Art Marketing and Partnerships Program drives audience reach, reputation and revenue: developing and diversifying audiences; building brand visibility, and creating an outstanding audience experience; and generating income for NIAD. Our active team aims to deliver outstanding art marketing to our audiences that is highly creative and effective and can connect us to the widest possible audiences.
The Accessibility and Communications Specialist works closely with the Art Marketing and Partnerships Director and the Executive Director, and participates in the collaborative work of the Art Marketing team which includes the Gallery Manager, the Online Exhibitions Coordinator, and NIAD’s Graphic Designer, as well as interns and volunteers working with the program.
One of the objectives for positions in NIAD’s Art Marketing Team is to drive forward positive change—we want to be more representative of the communities that we serve, both in terms of diversity within our teams, and in generating engagement and involvement from people who have been historically under-represented. This is an opportunity to participate in shaping accessibility and communications within a leading arts disability organization with a highly regarded reputation, working with the most inspiring content, with a committed team in a time of great change.
As with many organizations, NIAD has been met with challenges during shelter-in-place and to this end, some of the details in this job description may be impacted by the shifts we have made to working remotely. We would encourage any future staff members to be transparent in their communication about questions and needs for remote or on-site work, and as an organization, we acknowledge that these shifts will be temporary.
NIAD supports inclusivity and visibility in all areas of our working practices and spaces and want to make sure that opportunities are accessible in all ways and that all voices are truly heard and contribute to our future. We actively encourage individuals from marginalized groups to apply, in particular those from traditionally underrepresented groups, e.g., people with disabilities, BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ candidates.
If you require any accommodations in order to most effectively participate in the application process, please contact Ingrid Alonso-Rodriguez, firstname.lastname@example.org, or (510) 620-0290.
Duties and responsibilities
Teamwork and Collaboration
Publicity and Public Relations
Other tasks as needed.
Experience working with accessibility best practices in a professional setting for at least one year.
Experience in Publicity, especially in Social Media Platforms, and familiarity with art world networks for communications and PR.
Ability to communicate and work with other people to ensure that multiple goals and tasks are achieved. Experience working with teams in the disability and/or arts sector is preferred.
Telephone and email etiquette. Ability to juggle multiple tasks at once and willingness to reorganize priorities when necessary.
Willing to try new ideas and recognize when something is not working. Experience in writing with consistent and accessible voice.
Love and knowledge of contemporary art and the work of progressive studios. Network and knowledge of local and national contemporary artists is preferred but not required.
Knowledge of Shopify, Photoshop, Digital Photography, iMovie, MailChimp, PayPal, Vimeo, Flickr, Squarespace, WordPress, Salesforce, Microsoft Office, Square and various social media platforms.
This is not an exhaustive list, rather examples of work experience that we will consider. We encourage interested applicants who have related experience beyond these qualifications to apply.
This is a part-time, hourly position at 24 hours/week with benefits. Typical hours are 8:00am to 4:30pm on three weekdays, with flexibility for occasional night and weekend hours.
Background check required.
Accessibility and Communications Interns
Art Marketing and Partnerships Director
NIAD is an organization that aims to be artistically relevant and culturally inclusive. As an organization we deliver these aims through activities in our main galleries, our Artist of the Month installation run by studio artists and…
Health and Dental insurance provided.
Health and Dental insurance provided.
To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, CV or resume, a sample social media posting, and a one-page professional writing sample.