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CALL: Lincoln Center, Fellow, Digital Accessibility

Lincoln Center

Fellow, Digital Accessibility

Intern or FellowClerical

New York, NY, US

Fellow, Digital Accessibility

Concert Halls and Operations

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA), one of Lincoln Center’s eleven resident organizations, serves a unique role on the Lincoln Center campus, serving as the landlord of the sprawling 16-acre complex, overseeing day-to-day operations, security, and maintenance. This also includes the management of major construction and renovation projects, space rentals, and coordination of outdoor public events.

LCPA is also a leading arts presenter, showcasing a dynamic array of music, dance, and theatre on its stages, curating the American Songbook, Great Performers, Mostly Mozart Festival, Midsummer Night Swing, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, White Light Festival, and David Rubenstein Atrium series as well as overseeing production for the PBS series, Live From Lincoln Center.

Lastly, Lincoln Center Education (LCE), which is part of the LCPA umbrella, strives to help young people in New York develop skills in problem solving, collaboration, communication, imagination, and creativity through their engagement with the arts. In doing so, LCE works to develop teaching artists and oversees community, family, and school programming across the boroughs of New York City.

The Fellow will work collaboratively with Digital Media and Accessibility at Lincoln Center to further accessibility features on the website and apps, reporting to the Assistant Director of Accessibility. With equal focus on content and professional development, this Fellow will research best practices in tech accessibility, meet with leaders in the field, and have the opportunity to present a strategic plan for designing a new element on the website/app. In addition to contributing to ongoing projects, and access to professional development and mentoring, the Fellow will complete a capstone project that demonstrates innovation in digital accessibility that will be presented to staff.

This Fellowship is a year-long, with the expectation of a 20 hour work week. Nights and weekends shifts will be required. The pay rate will be $20/hour. Candidates with personal or professional experience with disability are strongly encouraged to apply.

• Managing captioning of video content, including tracking new content, captioning and publishing on social media platforms
• Writing and recording verbal description for video content
• Conducting an assessment of all aspects of the website and apps to identify possible barriers and create a prioritized list of modifications, based on web accessibility guidelines.
• Prioritizing and presenting accessibility goals based on assessment.
• Creating learning modules to train digital media colleagues in best practices in accessible design.
• Enhancing online wayfinding tools for various disability and general audiences
• Benchmarking innovative new practice in accessibility
• Reviewing and supporting accessibility for screenings
• Monitoring and augmenting compliance
• Providing administrative departmental support through phone, email and staffing and prepare for events

This might be the right internship for you if you are:
• A current or recent graduate student in Digital Media, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Adaptive Technology or other similar programs
• Deeply interested in inclusion and accessibility from a user standpoint
• Passionate about inclusion and equity, as well as an interest in learning about cultural accessibility
• Working knowledge of coding, using HTML, CSS or CMS, and knowledge of WCAG standards strongly preferred.
• Have excellent verbal, face-to-face, written communication skills, research skills, and comfort interacting with the public, including guests with disabilities, in a pleasant, professional manner.
• Enjoy working with others
• Have strong attention to detail skills
• Comfortable contributing ideas and participating in group brainstorming sessions
• Enthusiastic, energetic, and flexible
• An excellent communicator with skills that include the ability to communicate obstacles, challenges and ask clarifying questions
• Ability to work independently while managing various tasks
• Excellent research and analysis skills, as well as an attention to detail.
• Demonstrated ability to use sound judgment to identify and solve problems
• Able to multi-task and prioritize competing assignments all with a keen attention to detail

Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to the link provided. Cover letters, outlining your interest in Lincoln Center and your salary expectations, are required for applications to be considered complete. Submissions without cover letters will not be reviewed.

Internal candidates should submit an application via the employee portal.

It is the policy of Lincoln Center to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, marital or civil partnership/union status, familial or caregiver status, alienage or citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, military or veteran status, genetic information, predisposition, or carrier status, unemployment status, domestic violence, sexual violence, or stalking victim status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

LCPA is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation. 

See more and apply here.