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Want to unite your passion for arts and advocacy with your passion for grantmaking? Come work at the growing nonprofit that provides leading services to dancers in the metropolitan NYC area. Dance/NYC offers a collaborative environment with room for innovation and growth. 


The Organization:

With 8 years of service, Dance/NYC has emerged as a cultural force and spokesperson on behalf of the dance field to the media, government and private funders, and the wider creative sector. It has historically supported dance in the city and advanced the field by improving conditions for individual dance artists through: 

- Advocacy

- Action-Oriented Research

- Leadership Training, Networking and Convening

- Technology and Visibility 

- Grantmaking 


Learn more about Dance/NYC’s mission and organizational values.

The Position:

Dance/NYC is looking for a part-time, temporary (Now - December 31, 2021) Grantmaking Assistant who will be responsible for executing grantmaking initiatives and priorities under the direction of the Grantmaking Manager. 

The compensation package includes $20 per hour, 20 - 30 hours per week, based on experience and competitive benefits:

- 401K Retirement Savings

- Paid vacation and holiday time

- Bonus program 


Review the job description and list of qualifications.


The Location:

 The Dance/NYC office is completely remote until further notice due to the Coronavirus (or “COVID-19”) Pandemic. 

When the time is right, Dance/NYC will be shifting into a hybrid of remote and in-person work, per New York State Guidelines. Because Dance/NYC only serves the 5 boroughs of New York City and surrounding counties, Dance/NYC are only recruiting cultural workers who are based in this geographic area.

Dance/NYC’s offices are located on the Garden Floor (ground floor) of the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, 218 East 18th Street, New York, NY 10003 in Gramercy. Access to the Garden Floor entrance includes a two-step descent. A lift to the entrance and an accessible bathroom is available onsite.  Elevators are not available in the building.

Gramercy is a quiet, family neighborhood with brownstones on tree-lined streets. It has a variety of historic restaurants, shops, and neighborhood parks. This neighborhood is also minutes away from Union Square Park. 


Cover Letter:
Your cover letter should include detailed answers to each of the following questions: 

- Why are you interested in working as the Grantmaking Assistant at Dance/NYC?

- The Grantmaking Assistant will be called upon to work on a range of projects that require the ability to relate to different audiences, manage stakeholder relationships, and problem-solve in different contexts. For example, in a given day, you might need to provide technical assistance to an applicant of a grantmaking program, help facilitate a preparatory conversation with review panelists that include current organizational funders and artists from the dance field, or prepare program materials such as Calls for Proposals, application forms, and program announcements for public release. What relevant skills and experiences would you bring to this work?

- How would you characterize your understanding of the NYC dance ecosystem and nonprofit grantmaking practices for the purposes of achieving systemic change across the field? 

- Dance/NYC is a values-driven organization, please review our values of Justice, Equity, and Inclusion (found at: ) and discuss two instances in your professional career where you have demonstrated at least one of them? 

- What is important to you in a workplace? 



The position is open until filled, but preference will be given to those candidates who apply on or before May 16, 2021. Preference will also be given to those candidates able to commit to two years. 


Equal Opportunity Employer:

Dance/NYC is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, political belief or activity, or status as a veteran. The policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, transfer, termination, layoff, compensation benefits, social and recreational programs, and all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. It is the policy of Dance/NYC to comply with all the relevant and applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Dance/NYC does not discriminate against any qualified Employees or job applicants with respect to any terms, privileges, or conditions of employment because of a person’s physical or mental disability. Dance/NYC makes reasonable accommodation wherever necessary for all Employees or applicants with disabilities, provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform the duties and assignments connected with the job and provided that any accommodations made do not require significant difficulty or expense. 


Thank you for your interest in Dance/NYC and the Grantmaking Assistant position. Dance/NYC looks forward to reviewing your application!

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