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Volunteer at the Dance/NYC 2022 Symposium

White text on a dark blue background reads 'Dance/NYC Symposium Call For Volunteers' a picture of two smiling volunteers is positioned in the top right-hand corner. As the only gathering of its kind for the dance community in the metropolitan New York City area, the Dance/NYC Symposium aims to share information, innovation, and to stimulate awareness, interest, and ongoing engagement in dance and dance education. The 2022 Symposium is a hybrid event, convening on a digital conference platform with three in-person offerings at Hunter College. The Symposium digital platform features video live-streaming, speaker and audience engagement, a community bulletin board, and sponsor opportunities. The three-day event includes virtual panel discussions, interactive workshops, expert consultations, a virtual service fair and in-person keynotes. 

In exchange for their commitment, all volunteers will receive complimentary access to the event, which includes: panel discussions, advising sessions with arts and legal consultants, training workshops, volunteer t-shirts, and more!
 

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Available Volunteer Opportunities

Training provided for all roles and responsibilities. No previous experience necessary. 

Day-Of Volunteers (In-Person) – Applications open through February 28, 2022

Day-Of Volunteers attend the Symposium on Thursday, March 17th, Friday March 18th, and/or Saturday March 19th, volunteering for a minimum of 4 hours. Preference will be given to those who can commit to all three days. There will typically be two volunteers scheduled per room at all times, as well as other production areas like registration, guest relations, and communications.

Possible responsibilities include: attendee check-in, guest relations and support, ushering, accessibility services support, production support, and load-in and load-out support. 

  • Commitment: March 17–19, 2022
  • Work one or multiple shifts 
  • Orientation: March 7, 2022
     

Day-Of Volunteers (Online) – Applications open through February 28, 2022

Day-Of Volunteers attend the Symposium on Thursday, March 17th, Friday March 18th, and/or Saturday March 19th, volunteering for a minimum of 4 hours. Preference will be given to those who can commit to all three days. There will typically be two volunteers scheduled per room at all times, as well as other production areas like registration, guest relations, and communications.

Possible responsibilities include: chat moderation, resource collection, Whova technical support, phone support, zoom support, and general monitoring and troubleshooting. 

  • Commitment: March 17–19, 2022
  • Work one or multiple shifts
  • Orientation: March 7, 2022
     

Week-Of Volunteers (Hybrid) – Applications open through February 21, 2022

Week-Of Volunteers will provide administrative support to the Programs Team. One shift takes place the week before the event and is flexible upon availability. The second shift is a mandatory load-in on Thursday, March 17th (time TBD). The last shift takes place during the Symposium for a total of 10–15 hours.

Possible responsibilities include: Material printing, collation, and preparation, administrative support, pre-production support, vendor coordination, and load-in and out.

  • Commitment: March 14–19, 2022
  • Must have afternoon availability Wednesdays and Fridays the week of March 14, plus availability for the duration of the Symposium (March 17–19, 2022)
  • Orientation: March 7, 2022
     

Month-Of Volunteers (Hybrid) Applications open through January 24, 2022

Month-Of Volunteers will be considered core members of the production team, volunteering between 5–10 hours per week starting February 6th through the Symposium. Each volunteer will provide logistical support to the Programs Team in one of the following areas: Production, Communications, VIP & Guest Relations, Ticketing, and Volunteer Coordination.

  • Commitment: February 14–March 19, 2022
  • Must have partial availability Wednesdays and Fridays the month of March 14, plus availability for the duration of the Symposium (March 17–19, 2022)
  • Orientation: February 9, 2022
     

Preferred Skills

  • Access to a computer with reliable high speed internet.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Interest in dance, the arts, and/or accessibility advocacy preferred.
     

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Questions? Please contact us at [email protected].


Accessibility 

Dance/NYC is committed to making its programs accessible to disabled people by hosting opportunities and training in accessible spaces with advance notice. Both disabled and nondisabled volunteers are encouraged to participate. 

Accommodation requests and inquiries can be made by contacting Dance/NYC at 212.966.4452 (voice only) or by email at [email protected].

Recruitment

Dance/NYC values justice, equity, inclusion, and diversity at all levels of its organization, including its Board, committees, task forces, and staff. Diversity in this context refers to groups and individuals identified by, for instance, race, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, status, religion, national origin, marital or partnership status, ancestry, political belief or activity, or status as a veteran. To foster the values of justice, equity, inclusion, and diversity, Dance/NYC seeks participation on its Board, committees, task forces, and staff from individuals who share and hold these values and reflect the diversity of the metropolitan New York City area, with a focus on majority African, Latina/o/x, Asian, Arab, and Native American (ALAANA) participation and disability and immigrant representation. For a full overview of Dance/NYC’s values on justice, equity, and inclusion and the agendas that inform this work, please refer to Dance.NYC/equity/values.

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