Diversity, Equity, Inclusion ("DEI”) Coordinator Responsibilities & Expectations:
This position shall manage and coordinate diversity, equity and inclusion efforts both internally and externally at MusicalFare. The DEI Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing all learning, outreach, and coordinating efforts around diversity, inclusion and equity with a goal to promote an inclusive environment for employees and a welcoming space that engages the community.
REPORTS TO: Artistic/Executive Director
STATUS: Part Time (10-15 hours per week)*
SALARY: $20/hr (No benefits)
* It is MusicalFare's plan to grow this into a full-time position with benefits. All of MusicalFare's current full-time positions began as part time positions.
A. Associate’s Degree, or certification in DEI, or other training in DEI required.
B. Minimum of two-five years’ experience in diversity programming, initiatives or other type of diversity activities.
C. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
D. Demonstrated process and people management skills with the ability to recognize areas of opportunity or gaps.
E. Demonstrated problem solving and decision-making abilities
F. Industry experience in theatre or the arts preferred
RESPONSIBILITIES & EXPECTATIONS:
Work with the artistic/executive director and the board, including the DEI committee, in maintaining an organizational culture that prioritizes diversity, inclusion and belonging at MusicalFare and achieving greater equity and diversity as reflected in internally, on the board, on stage, and in the audience.
Work collaboratively with cross functional teams to achieve successful results with the organization’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion mission.
Facilitate staff learning and training programs related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Facilitate a safe environment to discuss questions and concerns surrounding the organization’s DEI goals, facilitating community discussions to discover ways to improve DEI efforts internally and within the community, facilitate discussions with other organizations and community groups to gain insight on best practices and possible areas of improvement.
Develop relationships with community groups that MusicalFare does not currently have a strong connection with and facilitate promotions and ticket sales to engage those audiences. Assist the artistic/executive director in maintaining a safe space at MusicalFare for community groups that are using the building for a group meeting or attending a production.
Work with community stakeholders, including BIPOC actors and artists, to co-host and identify opportunities to build and strengthen relationships with a variety of community groups.
Develop a MusicalFare Summer Theatre Workshop that actively seeks out BIPOC students who may be interested in participating in the as scholarship and non-scholarship attendees.
Intentionally seek out a diverse group of interns, including BIPOC, (paid with a stipend) for backstage and production staff positions.
Coordinates and leads honest and open community conversations with BIPOC artists and MusicalFare leadership.
Work with MusicalFare board and staff to ensure that equity and inclusion practices are shared throughout the organization, recognizing these efforts are not the sole responsibility of the Outreach/Inclusion/Equity position but are facilitated and exhibited by all employees.
Work with MusicalFare leadership to develop best practices that help to drive equitable and fair BIPOC representation in all theatre roles and on the MusicalFare Board of Directors.
- Work is typically performed in an environment with some physical demands such as: sitting for long periods of time (6-8 hours per day) bending, stretching, lifting, typing, speaking, hearing, handling, fingering, lifting up to 5 lbs., near acuity/clarity with or without correction, subject to inside environmental conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes, subject to moderate noise, and normal exposure to everyday risks and discomfort requiring common safety precautions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. Responsibilities occasionally may require an adjusted work schedule, overtime, and evening hours in order to meet deadlines.
- The work environment characteristics described above are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- The ability to telecommute (work remotely off-campus) as required on a regular basis or whenever necessary to continue business operations.
- Other duties as needed. Every associate is given a job description upon hire outlining the qualifications, duties, and pay grade of the position. Musical Fare reserves the right to change job descriptions as necessary.
- Will adhere to all federal and state laws, rules and regulations, and Musical Fare policies and procedures. Promote a professional and ethical environment.
This position description is intended as a guide to the general job responsibilities and is not inclusive of every duty the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Coordinator may be expected to perform.
Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume detailing your relevant background and skills to email@example.com no later than Friday, June 13, 2022.
Please us the subject line: "Outreach/Inclusion/Equity Director Position."
MusicalFare Theatre provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, genetics or any other legally protected status.