Please note that the deadline was 5 December 2022 and has now passed
Funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Collective, DCA and LUX Scotland wish to recruit a Project Manager to lead on a three-year collaborative project that works towards creating systemic change in the Scottish arts sector for disabled visual artists and arts professionals.
Collective, DCA and LUX Scotland are committed to questioning the institutional ableism in the Scottish visual arts sector and imagining a future in which disabled artists and arts professionals have increased access to opportunities, are visible, and their expertise and experiences are truly valued. This includes disabled artists and arts professionals being represented as staff in organisations and on boards, their work shown in exhibitions, and their voices heard in decision making processes.
The aim of this project is to create opportunities for meaningful organisational development to ensure our institutions and programmes better represent the diversity of the Scottish population. This project will provide space to test and develop new ways of working, led by disabled artists and art professionals, and as the project progresses we expect to uncover further questions which will shape our approach and our activities.
Deadline: Monday 5 December 2022, 10am
The project will consist of three main strands of: commissioning, in a supportive and anti-ableist way, three ambitious commissions; research, to disseminate the findings of the project and to help influence lasting change in the sector; and organisational development, to ensure changes are made in our organisations, at all levels, to break down the barriers disabled people face when visiting, participating in and/or working with our organisations.
The role will be managed by DCA and the successful candidate will be required to work with the three organisations to implement the project plan, coordinate events and activities for artists and creative practitioners, and communicate progress along the way.
The successful candidate will work in collaboration with a freelance Independent Researcher and a freelance External Evaluator, who will be recruited alongside this Project Manager role.
We believe that strategies and policies that affect the lives of disabled people should be informed by their experience and we recognise the expertise within this community. The active participation of disabled artists and arts professionals in the planning and implementation of these is essential for the project. Therefore, under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010, applications for this role will be accepted from disabled people only.
We follow the social model of disability, which says that people are disabled by barriers in society, not by their impairment or difference, and the definition of disabled used in this proposal is people who identify as Disabled, D/deaf, chronically ill, neurodiverse, with mental ill health, sick, spoonie or otherwise, regardless of whether you have received a medical diagnosis.
Shortlisted candidates will be provided with any access software or equipment needed to participate in the interview process, along with any other reasonable adjustments that might be necessary. We will work with the selected candidate to help ensure they have the support they need to fulfil the role.
This role can be based at the DCA building in Dundee. We support hybrid and flexible working, to ensure people can work from home, when possible, and when suits their work. Collective, DCA and LUX Scotland are committed to fair work and will regularly review pay throughout this three year project to ensure this role is paid appropriately.
Download the full job description for more information.
View the BSL version of the job description here.
Deadline for completed applications is 10am Monday 5 December 2022.
Interviews are expected to take place on 13 or 14 December and will be online. The questions will be circulated in advance of the interview.
If you have access requirements you would like us to know about, we encourage you to send us your access rider along with your application. For guidance, Disability Arts Online has a free access rider template here.
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