The Accessibility Coordinator is responsible for assisting with coordinating duties in exploring, providing and improving various Museum facilities and programs for visitors with disabilities and senior citizens, in compliance with pertinent federal and state regulations, as well as best practices in the museum field.
• Schedule tours for Access to Art and A Feeling For Form, using the current system in place to schedule and track these groups.
• Support the group of Access guides and volunteers through communication of relevant information, contact lists, and the use of ALDs and other accommodations for groups and individual visitors with disabilities.
• Conduct or assist with outreach for programs and events such as Community Days, Art in Bloom, and the monthly FFF series. This includes oversight of website content, adding and updating relevant information on the website.
• Maintain Assistive Listening Devices for the touring system; conduct staff and volunteer training on how to use these devices.
• Assist volunteers and staff throughout the Museum with information related to basic Access policies and procedures, and training where applicable. Conduct or assist with administrative tasks, including maintaining outreach e-mail lists, mailings, record keeping for budget and annual report, contacting sign language interpreters, and writing contracts for these and other consultants.
• Assist with sustaining an advisory board of people with disabilities or their advocates representing constituencies with disabilities. Maintain contact through mailings, questionnaires and meetings. Prepare for meetings by filling out work orders for facilities, food services and security.
• Be prepared to lead tours for children and adults with disabilities in ongoing programs such as A Feeling For Form and Access to Art as needed.
• Oversee Lowell Institute membership program, distributing passes, track pass usage, and communicate with Lowell members.
• BA or BFA
• 1 to 3 years of relevant experience
• Excellent computer and organizational skills; comfort with technology
• The ability to communicate clearly to a diverse range of individuals
• Basic knowledge and understanding of the ADA
• Demonstrated ability to solve problems and think outside the box
• Experience with audio description, adaptive technologies, or American Sign Language a plus
• Knowledge of, or willingness to learn, about art