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Casual Trainer/Assessor – Position Description

Reports to:  Accessible Arts (AArts) Operations Manager

Location: Sydney

Company Profile

Accessible Arts is the peak arts and disability organisation in NSW. To provide leadership in arts + disability through information, advocacy and the facilitation of excellence in professional arts practice.

The organisation has been in operation for thirty years and is held in high regard by its constituents and stakeholders.  In recent years it has developed significant initiatives that have led to greater awareness and inclusion of people with disability in the arts.

The organisation operates with a small team is based in the Rocks.

Through our core services of arts development, advocacy and information dissemination we:

  1. Support the professional pathways of artists with disabilities within contemporary arts practice. We also foster organisations and networks that support that development.
  2. Advise and train arts and cultural organisations to develop and implement their access strategies in order to activate creative spaces for performers, employees, artists and audience members.
  3. Contribute to key policy debates impacting the access to creative and cultural opportunities in NSW for artists, arts workers, and audience members.
  4. Provide information related to opportunities, events, research and professional development through multiple communication platforms and formats.

Our stakeholders are:

People with disability; those that work in the arts and disability sectors; partners; subscribers; financial supporters.

For further information about Accessible Arts click http://www.aarts.net.au/

Overview of the position

Accessible Arts offers open sessions in disability awareness training for managers, policy makers, frontline staff, cultural advisers, small businesses, creative practitioners and other interested parties.

We also offer a customised in-house training service that is delivered on a needs basis to venues, organisations and resident companies at any time of the year.

Accessible Arts also undertakes Access activities such as audits as part of assisting organisations to improve their accessibility through such as comprehensive Disability Inclusion Action Plan. This process reviews a company’s policies, operations and services in coordination with staff. It identifies barriers to access that impact upon visitors and staff with disability. Through the process, the level of engagement and access already in place within the organisation and it’s services are defined, while highlighting systematic disadvantages and suggests possible solutions.

To support the delivery of this training and consultancy we are looking for a casual trainer/assessor, to facilitate training and assessment.  The position is casual and hours will depend on the training demand.

Selection Criteria – Essential

  • An understanding of inclusive and accessible practice.
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or teaching qualifications
  • Demonstrated awareness and understanding of adult education principles
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in delivering training programs/workshops to adults
  • An ability to confidently appraise an organisation’s policies and practice in relation to access for people with disability holistically
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver workshops in a flexible, inclusive and participatory manner.

Selection Criteria – Desirable

  • Knowledge of the arts sector
  • Lived experience of disability.

Duty Statement 

Primary Responsibilities of the Position

  • To deliver quality training and assessment on behalf of Accessible Arts
  • To represent and promote a positive image of the organisation at all times
  • To contribute to the training and assessment program and cooperate with colleagues.

Specific Duties

  • Provide training and assessment to the arts sector around disability issues as requested
  • Contribute to course content and development
  • Provide training in alternative formats if necessary to enable people with disability to participate in the training
  • At the completion of each course, fulfil Accessible Arts requirements in relation to collecting participant feedback and contributing towards the evaluation of the effectiveness of the training resources.

Expectations

The Casual Trainer/Assessor must be familiar with Accessible Arts vision, mission, strategic direction, overall structure and services in order to speak knowledgeably on behalf of Accessible Arts

  • All training material delivered will be Accessible Arts approved
  • All Accessible Arts training material is copyright protected and is only to be used when engaged by Accessible Arts
  • Willingness and ability to travel independently to conduct training in regional and remote areas throughout NSW.

Enquiries for this position please contract Accessible Arts CEO by phone +61 9251 6499 ext. 102 or email info@aarts.net.au

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Volunteer with Us

Our small and dedicated team of volunteers make an enormous contribution to all that we do.

If you would like to volunteer for Accessible Arts please send your resume to info@aarts.net.au.

We offer a range of opportunities in our organisation to volunteer and exchange skills and knowledge. Volunteers may be recruited to assist with one off events, and for long-term appointments.

Student placements will be considered if they are relevant to the work that we do, and the arts and disability sector.

We strongly encourage people with disability to apply.