[AI] Unique Job alert for the blindFW:

Rohiet A. Patil patil_rohit at dataone.in
Fri Jul 2 11:22:05 EDT 2010


Respected Harish sir and all,
One of my friend is willing to apli for the same. So I kindly request you to 
send me the application form if the same reach to you.
Thanks and regards,
Rohiet Patil
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kotian, H P" <hpkotian at rbi.org.in>
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 5:38 PM
Subject: [AI] Unique Job alert for the blindFW:


> Hello All
>
> Please refer to the trailing mail.
>
> I am copying below the attachments here.
> Harish Kotian.
> 1.1  Exhibition TOUR GUIDE
> Job Title: Tour Guide
> Reports to: Guide Coordinator
> Based at: Dialogue in the Dark Exhibition – In orbit Mall - Hyderabad
> 1.1.1 SUMMARY OF THE JOB DESCRIPTION
> The Tour Guide is a visually impaired person (legally blind) and works in 
> total darkness. The Tour Guide welcomes the visitors and guides them 
> through the Dialogue in the Dark exhibition. The Tour Guide handles all of 
> their needs while in the exhibition, assuring that visitors are 
> comfortable, safe and secure, while providing them with an imaginative, 
> educational and entertaining experience. Verbal communication and 
> interaction are an essential part of the visit. The commitment of the Tour 
> Guide and his/her willingness to communicate and build empathy with 
> visitors, focuses more on the ability to compensate the lack of sight than 
> on the disability itself, by motivating the visitors to explore more in 
> order to discover their own limits, and is central to the scenario's 
> success.
> 1.1.2 KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
> •              Accompany diverse groups through the exhibition and respect 
> the individual character and behavior of every visitor. Each group might 
> include a wide variety of ages, communication skills, and educational 
> levels as well as a variety of physical capabilities.
> •              Secure comfort and safety of the visitors, by keeping them 
> in a group during the whole tour, reacting adequately in emergency 
> situations and supporting physically those who need it.
> •              Help the visitors to overcome their fear of the dark, by 
> establishing trust, supporting psychologically those who need it and 
> entertaining them with humour and creative suggestions.
> •              Raise visitors’ awareness about their other senses.
> •              Serve as an ambassador for the visually impaired community, 
> openly share experiences and present positively the way of perceiving the 
> world via the other senses while compensating for the lack of sight, as 
> well as existing in that way and enjoying life.
> •              Inform the visitors about the concept, background and 
> opportunities of the Dialogue in the Dark exhibition.
> •              Be able to sustain pleasant and polite two-way 
> communication with visitors throughout each tour.
> •              Walk and stand for at least one and a half hour periods 
> while conducting tours.
> •              Remain kind, respectful and positive while answering 
> difficult questions, and even in the event of a stressful situation.
> •              Understand and maintain the tour schedule.
> •              Work as part of a team with good communication skills with 
> team mates, respect and strong commitment to the job to promote 
> professionalism, creativity and enthusiasm.
> •              Assist in other areas as needed, when not actively engaged 
> in a tour.
> •              Be appropriately dressed and maintain a well groomed 
> appearance at all times.
> •              Find way easily and quickly in all areas within the work 
> environment: exhibition spaces, break room and offices, washrooms.
> 1.1.3 WORK ENVIRONMENT
> The capacity to spend time in total darkness has to be checked especially 
> for those individuals, who have a low level of sight left. All employees 
> are subjected to a high level of noise and physical strain throughout 
> their working day.
> Employees may be required to work evenings, weekends and holidays as 
> needed to provide shift coverage for exhibition tours.
> 1.1.4 PERSONAL PROFILE
> Personality
> Empathic communicator, able to see things from the other person's point of 
> view. Well presented and good-mannered. Sufficiently mobile, with a high 
> level of acceptance of his/her blindness. Keen for a new experience and 
> open to learning. Reliable, punctual, able to get on with others and be a 
> team player.
> Qualifications and requirements
> To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to accomplish 
> each key responsibility satisfactorily. The qualifications and 
> requirements listed hereafter are representative of the knowledge, skill 
> and ability required.
> •              Soft skills
> •              Excellent verbal communication skills, good grammar and 
> enunciation
> •              Good mobility skills and capacity to get to the work place 
> unaided, taking advantage – where possible – of public transport (Tour 
> guides should be competent with their canes, to represent an independent 
> and confident person)
> •              Education or experience in presentations, leadership, 
> guiding large groups is helpful
> •              Knowledge of a foreign language (English as first choice) 
> is appreciated
> •              Psychological skills, such as the knowledge of group 
> dynamics, are a plus
> •              Acting skills, together with a clear and pleasant voice, 
> are a plus
> 1.2 CAFÉ TOUR GUIDE
> Job Title: Café Tour Guide
> Reports to: Guide Coordinator
> Based at: Dialogue in the Dark« Exhibition / Café in the dark at the end 
> of the exhibition path – In orbit Mall - Hyderabad
> 1.2.1 SUMMARY OF THE JOB DESCRIPTION
> The Café Tour Guide is a visually impaired person (legally blind) and 
> works in total darkness at the café in the dark located at the end of the 
> exhibition path. The work specifically entails welcoming visitor, taking 
> orders, processing payments, serving beverages and snacks and talking with 
> the visitors. Ideally every Dialogue in the Dark Guide should be able to 
> work either in a tour or in the dark café.
> 1.2.2 KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
> •              Meet and welcome visitors cordially as they arrive in the 
> café.
> •              Take orders and serve beverages and snacks.
> •              Interact with diverse groups and respect the individual 
> character and behavior of every visitor. Each group could include a wide 
> variety of ages, communication skills, and educational levels as well as a 
> variety of physical capabilities.
> •              Recognize and work with money rapidly, give change for 
> purchases.
> •              Keep work area clean and clear tables and counters quickly, 
> disposing of empty bottles and glasses.
> •              Track inventory, maintaining sufficient supply of food and 
> beverages for customers.
> •              Assist tour guides in moving groups from the counter to 
> seats or the exit door, as needed, helping to maintain the schedule.
> •              Walk and stand during assigned working hours.
> •              Be ready to participate politely to conversations and to 
> answer questions.
> •              Inform the visitors about the concept, background and 
> opportunities of the Dialogue in the Dark exhibition.
> •              Remain kind, respectful and positive should any stressful 
> situation occur.
> •              Understand and maintain tour schedule.
> •              Work as part of a team and communicate well with team 
> mates, respect and strong commitment to the job to promote 
> professionalism, creativity and enthusiasm.
> •              Assist in other areas, when not actively engaged in serving 
> at the café.
> •              Be appropriately dressed and maintain a well groomed 
> appearance at all times.
> •              Find way easily and quickly in all areas of the work 
> environment: exhibition spaces, break room and offices, washrooms.
> 1.2.3 WORK ENVIRONMENT
> The capacity to spend time in total darkness has to be checked especially 
> for those individuals, who have a low level of sight left. All employees 
> are subjected to a high level of noise and physical strain throughout 
> their working day.
> Employees may be required to work evenings, weekends and holidays as 
> needed to provide shift coverage for exhibition tours.
> 1.2.4 PERSONAL PROFILE
> Personality
> Energetic, enthusiastic and positive nature.  Empathic communicator, able 
> to see things from the other person's point of view. Well presented and 
> good mannered. Sufficiently mobile, with a high level of acceptance of 
> his/her blindness. Keen for a new experience and open to learning. 
> Reliable, punctual, able to get on with others and be a team player.
> Qualifications and requirements
> To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to accomplish 
> each key responsibility satisfactorily. The qualifications and 
> requirements listed hereafter are representative of the knowledge, skill 
> and ability required:
> •              Bartending or waitressing experience very helpful (This 
> experience could include working in cafeterias, canteens, or any other 
> places where food or drinks are sold)
> •              Experience in cleaning and policing service area 
> (housekeeping experience very helpful)
> •              Able to work with money and give change
> •              Capacity to use cash register/computer (if required)
> •              Soft skills
> •              Excellent verbal communication skills, good grammar and 
> enunciation
> •              Good mobility skills and capacity to get to the work place 
> unaided, taking advantage – where possible – of public transport.
> •              Knowledge of a foreign language (English as first choice) 
> is appreciated
> •              Psychological skills, such as the knowledge of group 
> dynamics, are a plus
> •              Acting skills, together with a clear and pleasant voice, 
> are a plus
> 1.3 GUIDE COORDINATOR
> Job Title: Guide Coordinator
> Reports to: Director on site
> Based at: Dialogue in the Dark Exhibition / Dark path and offices –In 
> orbit Mall - Hyderabad
> 1.3.1 SUMMARY OF THE JOB DESCRIPTION
> The Guide Coordinator is a visually impaired person (legally blind) and 
> liaises competently between guides and »Dialogue in the Dark« managers. 
> The work entails information flow, quality control of guiding, training 
> for new guides.
> The Guide Coordinator has to be competent in both issues to do with guides 
> and visitor services and informed about the management policies and 
> decisions.
> In order to get a better understanding the Coordinator has to guide 
> frequently him/herself, be involved in workshops and events and take part 
> in the management decision processes.
> 1.3.2 KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
> •              Monitor and evaluate guides’ performances, becoming aware 
> of their weaknesses and strengths and helping them adopt a better working 
> style.
> •              Ensure that guiding and in general all the customer 
> services in the dark meet with and integrate »Dialogue in the Dark« 
> requirements for quality, safety and general duty of care.
> •              Implement strategies for HR development, including 
> recruitment and selection policy/practices, discipline, grievance, 
> counseling, motivation, culture and attitudinal development, performance 
> appraisals and quality management issues.
> •              Tackle daily routines in guiding with creative proposals.
> •              Select and train new guides (only after at least 6 months 
> experience of guiding).
> •              Contribute in controlling the technical maintenance of the 
> exhibition path.
> •              Collaborate with suggestions for improvements of the 
> exhibition path.
> •              Ensure clear and balanced two-way communication between the 
> guide team and management.
> •              Solve conflicts and problems within the team.
> 1.3.3 WORK ENVIRONMENT
> Work requires spending long periods in the dark with exposure to noise and 
> a high level of physical strain. The Guide Coordinator may be required to 
> work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed to provide shift coverage 
> for exhibition tours and to be present at special events, workshops or 
> management meetings.
> 1.3.4 PERSONAL PROFILE
> Personality
> Multi-talented person willing to learn and improve. Excellent 
> communicator, able to see things from the other person's point of view. 
> Reliable, flexible, able to get on with others and be a team player. Able 
> to take decisions. Creative and open-minded. Reliable, tolerant and 
> determined.
> Qualifications and requirements
> To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to accomplish 
> each key responsibility satisfactorily. The qualifications and 
> requirements listed hereafter are representative of the knowledge, skill 
> and ability required.
> •              Soft skills
> •              Excellent verbal communication skills, good grammar and 
> enunciation
> •              Organisational skills
> •              Management skills
> •              Computer skills
> •              Guiding experience helpful
> •              Education or experience in leadership and team building a 
> plus
> •              Knowledge of a foreign language (English as first choice)
> •              Experience in working with disabled people helpful
>
> 1.4 WAITER AT DINNER IN THE DARK
> Job Title: Waiter
> Reports to: Guide Coordinator
> Based at: »Dialogue in the Dark« Exhibition / Café or Restaurant in the 
> dark
> 1.4.1 SUMMARY OF THE JOB DESCRIPTION
> The Waiter at »Dinner in the Dark« is a visually impaired person (legally 
> blind) and works in total darkness at the café or in a restaurant in the 
> dark. The work specifically entails welcoming visitor, taking orders, 
> serving beverages and meals and talking with the visitors.
> Ideally every Café Tour Guide should be able to work either in a tour or 
> as a waiter.
> 1.4.2 KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
> •              Meet and welcome visitors cordially as they arrive in the 
> café / restaurant.
> •              Accompany them to their tables.
> •              Take orders and serve beverages and meals.
> •              Set the tables for dinner in advance, keep work area clean 
> and clear tables quickly, disposing of empty dishes, bottles and glasses.
> •              Move groups from the tables to the exit door.
> •              Walk and stand during assigned working hours.
> •              Be ready to participate politely to conversations and to 
> answer questions.
> •              Inform visitors about the concept, background and 
> opportunities of the Dialogue in the Dark exhibition.
> •              Remain kind, respectful and positive should any stressful 
> situation occur.
> •              Work as part of a team and communicate well with team 
> mates, respect and strong commitment to the job to promote 
> professionalism, creativity and enthusiasm.
> •              Be appropriately dressed and maintain a well groomed 
> appearance at all times.
> •              Find way easily and quickly in all areas within the work 
> environment: exhibition spaces, break room and offices, washrooms.
>
> 1.4.3 WORK ENVIRONMENT
> The capacity to spend time in total darkness has to be checked especially 
> for those individuals, who have a low level of sight left. Waiters spend 
> long hours standing and they are subjected to a high level of noise. 
> Employees are often required to work evenings, also during weekends and 
> holidays as needed to provide staffing for dinners and events.
> 1.4.4 PERSONAL PROFILE
> Personality
> Energetic, enthusiastic and positive nature. Empathic communicator, able 
> to see things from the other person's point of view. Well presented and 
> goodmannered. Extremely mobile, with a high level of acceptance of his/her 
> blindness. Keen for a new experience, open to learning. Reliable, 
> punctual, able to get on with others and be a team player.
> Qualifications and requirements
> To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to 
> accomplish each key responsibility satisfactorily. The qualifications and 
> requirements listed hereafter are representative of the knowledge, skill 
> and ability required.
> •              Bartending or waitress experience very helpful(This 
> experience could include working in cafeterias, canteens, or any other 
> places where food or drinks are sold)
> •              Experience in cleaning and policing service area 
> (housekeeping experience very helpful)
> •              Soft skills
> •              Excellent verbal communication skills, good grammar and 
> enunciation
> •              Good mobility skills and capacity to get to the work place 
> unaided, taking advantage – where possible – of public transport
> •              Knowledge of a foreign language (English as first choice) 
> is appreciated
> •              Psychological skills, such as the knowledge of group 
> dynamics, are a plus
> •              Acting skills, together with a clear and pleasant voice, 
> are a plus
> ACE, an acronym for Art, Culture, and Education is a new & most
> contemporary social idea of creating Unique & First time experiences
> for its audience. ACE is creating a niche space for itself in the
> Knowledge entertainment segment riding on the need for Experiential
> Education that uses entertainment as a front ended tool to convey
> relevant themes of the current times thus ensuring an impactful & long
> lasting experience value to the visitors & guests.
>
> ACE, as a part of its endeavor to bring Unique and first of its kind
> experiences to India, has partnered with Dialogue Social Enterprise
> (DSE) to bring the Dialogue In the Dark ( DiD) to India starting at
> Hyderabad. Dialogue in the Dark is proposed for opening in Hyderabad
> in September 2010.
>
> Dialogue in the Dark is an exhibition which provides remarkable
> insights and extraordinary experiences. Escorted by visually impaired
> guides through galleries that are in total darkness, visitors learn
> how a daily routine can soon become an unforgettable experience. A
> reversal of roles is created in which sighted visitors lose the sense
> they rely on most—their sight—and depend upon guides who are visually
> impaired to provide security and a sense of orientation. Perceptions
> are enhanced and visitors experience the paradox of learning to see by
> not seeing, leaving them with a unique appreciation of a world without
> pictures. Through the use of smells, air currents, temperature
> changes, sounds and textures, different scenarios are presented to
> challenge the visitors as they progress through the Exhibition.
> Typical galleries feature: a walk through a public park and along a
> bustling city street, a visit to a food market, travel using public
> transport, and a stop at a café for refreshments. Throughout the whole
> experience a non-visual map is created in the visitor’s mind, along
> with a sense of fantasy and accomplishment.
>
> Dialogue in the Dark is not an ordinary exhibition; it is a platform
> for understanding between people with different abilities. It has been
> presented in 25 countries and in over 150 cities throughout Europe,
> Asia, and the Americas, promoting respect and tolerance in an
> engaging, light-hearted way. www.dialogue-in-the-dark.com
>
> We are interested in hiring guides who are blind or visually impaired
> to work in the Dialgoue in the Dark project based at Hyderabad.
>
> A highly diverse team, in terms of age, background, degree of
> impairment, gender, education and religion, is at the core of Dialogue
> in the Dark. The prime screening points for those keen to join are a
> high level of motivation and commitment to the project’s goals and the
> willingness to provide above average performance as a participating
> member of an ambitious project.
>
> Some positions can only be offered to visually impaired people, while
> there are others, where anyone meeting the requirements can apply.
> Each position requires specific qualifications. Some also require a
> particular background, i.e. a certain type of education or
> professional experience, Other jobs can only be learned within the
> Dialogue in the Dark framework, in trainings and while working at the
> exhibition. This feature pertains especially to the positions, which
> can only be covered by visually impaired people:
>
>
> The following are the positions for which we are looking at
> Blind/Visually impaired people:
>
>
>
> •        Exhibition: Tour Guide, - 10 No.s
>
> •        Café Tour Guide, - 2 No.s
>
> •        Guide Coordinator -2 No.s
>
> •        Dinners / Events in the Dark: Waiter -2 No.s
>
> •        Business Workshops in the Dark: Coach, Trainer- 2 No.s
>
> •        Trainer assistant -4 No.s
>
> Total No.of Blind/Visually impaired people required – 22 No.s
>
> Please find attached a document which clearly states the job
> description for each position in detail. We would appreciate your help
> in reaching out to the institutions/hostels/colleges where we could
> find the suitable candidates.
>
> I will mail you the application form by EOD tomorrow.
>
> Looking forward to a wonderful association with you.
>
> regards,
> Suvarna
> 9949000175
>
>
>
> From: harish [mailto:harish at accessindia.org.in]
> Sent: 28 June 2010 22:13
> To: Kotian, H P
> Subject: Fw:
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: sastry nori<mailto:norisastry at yahoo.com>
> To: Harish Kotian<mailto:harish at accessindia.org.in> ; 
> dipendra<mailto:dipendra.manocha at gmail.com> ; Rajesh 
> Asudani<mailto:rajeshasudani at rbi.org.in> ; Payal 
> Kapoor<mailto:payal69 at gmail.com>
> Cc: Suvarna Avvari<mailto:suvarna.avvari at gmail.com>
> Sent: Monday, June 28, 2010 2:40 PM
>
> Hello Friends,
>
> I met Suvarana, HR Manager of ACE, new company in Hyderabad. She is 
> looking for visually handicapped persons to be employed in ACE for special 
> posts of guides for Dialogue in the Dark. The number of posts available 
> are about 25 in Hyderabad. Work location is Madhapur.
> Brief description of ACE is attached. Also job description of the guides 
> is also attached.
>
> Please forward this job requirement among your contacts of VI persons 
> looking for jobs and ask them to send their CV to Suvarna at 
> suvarna.awari at gmail.com<mailto:suvarna.awari at gmail.com>
>
> I am copying this email to Suvarna who can provide you clarifications 
> necessary.
>
> Best regards,
> NS Sastry
> Samrita Trust
>
>
>
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