Managing Director

Deadline January 24, 2020

The mission of DACP is to further the artistic expression of people with both apparent and non-apparent disabilities. We view disability as a natural and valuable variation of the human form. We believe affirmative disability identity is intertwined with racial, gender, social, and economic justice. DACP supports established and emerging artists, activists as well as the community at large, in developing knowledge and expression of disability culture and pride.

DACP supports a progressive view of disability. We embrace a social/embodiment model of disability, knowledge of critical disability studies, disability justice, and disability arts.

DACP advances the artistic, justice, and cultural development of the region’s disability community and educates the arts and social justice communities about equity and disability culture. We provide leadership opportunities for social change identified by our community. We express and celebrate disability identities through the arts and organizing.

DACP’s programming includes:
ReelAbilities Film Festival Portland – Showcasing films by and about people with disabilities from around the world
Dis/Representation: Evolving Disability Conversations – Addresses a need expressed by our community for discussion surrounding Disability culture, justice, and art.
Inclusive Arts Vibe Dance Company – An integrated and cross-disability dance company
REAL: Reject Economic Ableist Limits – a system’s change program to activate on issues that are essential to our community.
Disability Culture and Justice Leadership Institute – The institute focuses on Disability Justice and culture. It is a six-month program that includes advocating for systems change.
Cool and Collective Disability Dialogues – Community workshops on learning about Disability Culture and Justice (This is a 2.5-year contract through the Office of Community and Civic Life)

The Managing Director is a leadership position that supports the Artistic Director of the overall operations of DACP and all programs. They will oversee and implement day to day operations, including daily administration, payroll, volunteer coordination, and maintain a calendar of all activities, board communications, and development. The Managing Director is in charge of donor and fundraising efforts, and In collaboration with the Artistic Director will assist in grant writing and reports.

As a 15-year-old art and justice organization, we are searching for a candidate who brings professional experience to the job and has knowledge in the following areas.

Fundraising, Development, and Grants
Solicit donations and cultivate relationships with donors
Maintain donor database
Issue tax receipts
Organize fundraising events and conduct fundraising campaigns including year-end campaign (Willamette Week Give!Guide, Giving Tuesday, etc.)
Grant data collection and track outcomes
Collaborate with Artistic Director on grant writing and final reports

Day to Day operations – Fiscal and Human Resources
Complete hiring paperwork
Issue and collect time-sheets
Communicate and enforce policy to staff
Coordinate with venues and contractors on rental agreements, contracts, and MOUs
Work with bookkeeper

Board and Volunteers
Schedule meetings and take minutes
Engage Board in volunteer work and track hours
Helping to identify and cultivate board members
Create work plans for board members
Identify, cultivate and support volunteers

Proficient with Google Suite, Adobe Suite, and Acrobat, Microsoft Office, iWork, WordPress, MailChimp. DACP uses Mac computers
Research technology and best practices for access and accommodations for meetings and events
Create accessible materials such as documents, flyers, forms, websites, and social media
Support staff with technology

Communications and Programs
Schedule rooms and venues
Order catering
Schedule technology for meetings and events
Recruiting and coordinating volunteers for events
Promote events using direct email, social media, press releases, community calendars, and contacts
Maintain Website
Email cover letter, resume and three references to the Disability Art and Culture Project at by January 24, 2020.

The Disability Art and Culture Project is an equal opportunity employer committed to affirmative action and accessibility. We support a racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse and inclusive organization. People of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA candidates are encouraged to apply. If you need any accommodations to participate in the application process, please let us know.

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3534 SE Main St. #2 Portland, Oregon 97214

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