Two Community Engagement Interns work closely with the Director of Community Engagement and Community Engagement Manager to implement the Pillow’s on and off-site Community Engagement Programs.
From public dance classes to community residencies, Community Engagement Programs engage members of the broader community through partnerships with area organizations, schools, studios, colleges, and universities, serving participants of all ages and at all levels of experience, from individuals encountering dance for the first time to the advanced dancer. The Community Engagement Intern participates in the administrative, financial, and logistical functions of programming and interacts with a distinguished faculty of artists, a range of participants, volunteers, and community groups such as youth organizations, K-12 classroom teachers, dance studios, and groups with specific needs and interests.
Pillow-based responsibilities include managing the varied Community Dance Classes offered daily during the Festival (Morning Classes, Sunday Master Classes, and Families Dance Together, among others); coordinating logistics and content for group visits; and leading public tours. Administrative duties include scheduling; participant registration, data collection, and reporting; copywriting; database research; coordinating program information for partner stakeholders and Pillow staff; and maintenance of records, correspondence, and filing. Responsibilities also extend to monitoring facility needs and aiding with any general tasks required, not specific to community programs. Duties related to off-site programming vary depending upon the nature and location of the activity.
Candidates must have a dance background, with a demonstrated interest in community engagement and dance education initiatives. Excellent interpersonal, public speaking, and community relations skills are a must. This position engages with a wide variety of public; cultural competency and language skills are a plus. A positive attitude in the face of constant multi-tasking, frequent interruptions, long hours and some physical labor is essential. Candidate should be organized and detail-oriented, with excellent customer service skills, and the ability to work independently and on a team.
Two writing samples, maximum of two pages in length each, are required with the application.