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Dance/NYC's Junior Committee Seeking 2019-2020 Members!

Thank you for your interest in joining the Dance/NYC Junior Committee (JComm).

If you are interested in joining the Junior Committee, please complete the online application to apply for the 2019-2020 term. All applications must be received by 11:59 pm on Friday, May 10, 2019, to be considered.


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Expected Activities

JComm is involved with several projects during the year. In the 2018-19 term, these included organizing a panel during the Dance/NYC Symposium, hosting a spring Town Hall discussion (The Dancer’s Marketplace), coordinating internal professional development sessions, and participating in a day-long anti-oppression workshop. Projects may vary from term to term. Members participate in professional development opportunities that are centered around social justice.

 

Why You Should Apply

Junior Committee members past and present have cited their years on the committee as inspiring as well beneficial — both personally and professionally. Here are just a few of the many highlights of service:

  • Presenting or facilitating panels or discussions at events such as the Dance/NYC Symposium, City Council hearings, and Junior Committee Town Halls
  • Discussing and advocating for work that moves equity in the dance field forward
  • Becoming a part of a networked group willing to share skills, resources, experience, and contacts with one another
  • Participating in voter outreach at various dance centers

*Please note: JComm does not accept applications from candidates who will be undergraduate students during their year on the Committee. If you are graduating in May, you are welcome to apply. JComm also does not accept applications from candidates who will turn 31 during their year of service.

Application Process

All applications will be read by all current members of the Junior Committee. Following the application review, selected applicants will be invited to a 30-minute in-person interview with two current JComm members. These interviews will take place between May 22, 2019 and June 3, 2019. Interview locations will be coordinated between the applicant and the committee members and will incorporate any disability accommodations requested by the applicant. The full Junior Committee will reconvene following the interviews and make a final decision on which applicants to accept. All applicants will be notified of their application status by June 7, 2019. The number of available positions in the committee varies from year to year depending on the expected workload for the upcoming year and the number of returning committee members. If you have questions about the application process, please email dancenycjcomm@gmail.com. Thank you for your interest!

 

Recruitment

Dance/NYC values diversity, inclusion, and equity at all levels of its organization, including its Board, committees, 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 equity and inclusion, Dance/NYC seeks participation on its Board, committees, 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 representation.

Ideal candidates will have lived and learned experience in issues of justice, equity, and inclusion, especially matters related to race, disability, and/or immigration.

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.

If you have questions about the application process, please email dancenycjcomm@gmail.com or sign up for our monthly newsletter. Thank you for your interest!

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