ART:DIS, formerly known as Very Special Arts Singapore, is a leading charity dedicated to creating learning and livelihood opportunities for persons with disabilities in the arts.
Started in 1993, ART:DIS continues the hard work and sacrifices made by our stakeholders over the past 28 years to organise art programmes, workshops, projects, collaborations, exhibitions and performances for persons with disabilities.
ART:DIS represents the pathways that we create through the arts for persons with disabilities to express themselves, gain confidence and be part of a community that is rewarding.
Through the 3Es – Enable, Empower, Engage – ART:DIS aims to inspire our artists, volunteers, partners and donors to participate in a community that is dedicated to giving back and creating a more inclusive society.
As an intern in the programmes team, he/she will be required to support the team, and the ideal candidate should:
1. Demonstrate a track record of arts education (such as involvement in a performing arts CCA/programmes in school), or show an appreciation of performing art forms (dance, music, theatre, etc);
2. Demonstrate abilities in providing support to disabled artists to conduct workshops or to perform their works in artistic, corporate or community settings.
3. Demonstrate ability in facilitation of arts projects/commissioned works and classes in different performing art forms and in different settings (educational, corporate, arts)
4. Have good interpersonal communication skills (not limited to written and spoken language - sign language is a useful communication method); serving people with a diverse range of disabilities and conditions;
5. Proficient in Microsoft applications (Words, Powerpoint, Excel) and Google applications (Doc, Slides, Sheets).
6. Have basic experience in video editing and graphic design;
7. Be caring, open-minded, and willing to go the extra mile.8. Assist in other ad-hoc tasks assigned by Supervisor
9. Able to work on Weekends.
Roles and Responsibilities:
a. Managing volunteers and logistical support for performing arts classes, annual productions, and commissions;
b. Admin work for performing arts classes such as the collection of fees for term classes and centre management;
c. Other related work, such as publicity and marketing for productions.
1. Collaborative practices across disciplines and sectors
a. Understanding and appreciation of the vibrant arts & disability landscape
2. Diversity awareness and management
a. Building a strong skillset in interpersonal relationship skills with people, with or without disabilities.
3. Social Service Programme Development
a. Transferable skills which will be honed through designing several iterations of programmes for beneficiaries, such as pedagogy-driven classes, productions, exhibitions, etc.
4. Marketing & Public Relations
a. Gaining a sensitivity to differing audience and growing an acute understanding of social media marketing and relationship management
Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.