Arts-Related Announcements from The Kennedy Center

November 7, 2011 in Uncategorized
Career Opportunities in the Arts 

Interested in careers in the arts? The Kennedy Center’s Opening Stages Facebook Fan page is loaded  with  career opportunity announcements such as:

• Internships

• Fellowships

• Competitions

• Auditions

• Grants/Funding

• Scholarships

Opening Stages was developed to provide students and individuals with disabilities with information and resources on career development opportunities. The Fan page will highlight current disability-specific and mainstream opportunities, as well as upcoming exhibitions and performances featuring artists with disabilities.

Composing Disability Symposium

Thursday, November 3 – Friday, November 4, 2011 George Washington University in Washington, DC is hosting “Composing Disability”, a two day symposium bringing together Disability and Deaf Studies, Writing Studies, Education, and Global Cultural Studies for spirited, collegial dialogue, about the production of disability culture, disability writing, and disability representation in and beyond academia today. For more information go to: http://gwired.gwu.edu/dss/

The Kennedy Center introduces MyTix!

With MyTix, you can experience the Kennedy Center your way. If you are 18‒30 years old or an active duty member of the armed services, join this new program designed to make the performing arts more accessible. And by “accessible,” we mean affordable. With discount offers galore and super-special free ticket giveaways, you’ll have access to all kinds of Kennedy Center performances. So see a Broadway hit, hear a symphony concert, or try something new. Plus you’ll get to meet other arts lovers and share your experiences online and in person. Sound like a deal? You better believe it!

http://www.kennedy-center.org/offers/mytix/about.cfm

ASL at the NGA: An Introduction to the West Building Collection

Tours of the West Building collection are offered in American Sign Language (ASL) with voice interpretation into English on the second Sunday of each month at 1:00 PM, departing from the Rotunda on the West Building’s Main Floor. To learn more about this and other guided tours of the Gallery, please visit www.nga.gov/programs/tours.

In addition to these regularly occurring tours, sign language interpreters and guides for visitors who are blind or have low vision are available by appointment for tours of the permanent collection as well as for special exhibitions. Please call (202) 842-6247 or the Gallery’s Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) at (202) 842-6176 three weeks in advance for an appointment. Special headphones, which deliver full-frequency digital audio sound in a lightweight design, are available.

Printed scripts of all recorded tours are available for visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing, and free large-print brochures are available at the entrances to some of the special exhibitions. For more information, please visit www.nga.gov/ginfo/access.shtm .

Imagination Stage Job Opening

Undergraduate degree; 1-2 years of relevant experience; Non-Profit Experience; Proficient with MS Office Suite; Ability to work in a fast paced environment, handle multiple-tasks, work under a deadline; Good time-management skills; organized and have attention to detail; Excellent organization and interpersonal skills; Strong verbal and written communication skills; Must be highly organized and flexible; Enthusiasm for theatre and the arts.

$30,000 + excellent benefits

Please e-mail your cover letter, resume, and three professional references to jobs@imaginationstage.org