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Hiring PT Program Coordinator


Position Job Title: Program & Outreach Coordinator

 Reports to:Director of Development & Communications

 Required Time: 10-12 hours per week

 Wages: Hourly pay, commensurate with experience

 Work Schedule: 

The work schedule may be flexible and is to be arranged with the approval of the Director of Development & Communications.  Some evening and weekend hours may be required in accordance with the schedule of Audio Description theater performances.

 Telecommute Option:  Yes

 Benefits:No

Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Director of Development & Communications, the Program & Outreach Coordinator will coordinate all aspects of the Live Audio Description program, which uses wireless technology to allow “audio describers” (positioned in the back of the theater) to provide descriptions of the visual elements of live theater performances in between the actors’ dialogue.  Details are below.

 

The Program & Outreach Coordinator will also coordinate specific aspects of the Virginia Voice Audio Information Service, our core program, as assigned.  These duties will fall under the general category of Outreach, and will include representing Virginia Voice at Health Fairs and other events where services are marketed to the population we serve.  It also includes networking with, and presenting to senior residential facilities to build relationships and promote Virginia Voice listenership to residents.

 

Requirements:

The Program and Outreach Coordinator must be organized, detail-oriented and able to work independently (once fully trained).  He/she must have excellent communication skills, and be comfortable making presentations to individuals and small groups.  He/she must also be comfortable working with diversity and multi-disciplinary teams, including people with disabilities.

Previous experience with nonprofit programs is a plus, as is experience in working with seniors and people with disabilities.  Familiarity and experience with Central Virginia’s theater community is also a plus.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

Live Audio Description Program (Live A.D.)

  • Recruit and coordinate training for the volunteer Audio Describers. Help Develop and implement volunteer retention and recognition efforts.
  • Market Live A.D. to new theaters
  • Work directly with Virginia Repertory Theater (VA Rep) and other theater groups to coordinate all aspects of the Live A.D. program: schedule performances to feature Live A.D., coordinate arrival-and-departure details of audience attendants, arrange for special needs, work closely with theater marketing and box office staff, coordinate the physical aspects of Live A.D. with theater technical staff (where Audio Describers and special needs audience members will sit).
  • Work in coordination with theater marketing and box office staff to promote audience ticket sales/attendance to individuals and groups through residential facilities and organizations that serve people with vision impairment (VA Department of the Blind and Vision Impaired, Senior Connections, commercial Low Vision Centers, etc.)
  • Manage the wireless equipment used to deliver the Live A.D. service, including the set up and distribution of the transmitter receivers at Live A.D. performances.
  • Attend all Live A.D. performances.
  • Be trained as an Audio Describer, and be willing to substitute in emergency situations.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Audio Information Service (VA Voice core program)

  • Under the direction of the Director of Development & Communications, represent Virginia Voice at Health Fairs and other events where services are marketed to the population we serve.
  • Coordinate placement and replenishment of VA Voice brochures at facilities and events that serve the same population as VA Voice.
  • Present the opportunity of delivering the Virginia Voice live stream broadcast to senior residential facilities by interfacing directly with the media systems. Coordinate installation with VA Voice technical staff.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

If interested, please email resume and letter of interest to Jennifer Cunningham at jcunningham@virginiavoice.org.

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