Are you passionate about creativity? Do you thrive in a collaborative, grassroots environment where everyone pulls together to create equitable change? Do you value details, organization and clear communication? If you seek to apply your skills in service of social justice through the art of dance, Luna Dance Institute might be the place for you!
Luna seeks to hire a Programs Assistant to support the Director of Programs in registration, promotion, record-keeping and organization, and communication. This position begins at 10 hours/week (March-August), expanding to half-time September 2023. With some exceptions, work may be completed remotely while Luna’s Berkeley studio is being renovated.
Luna is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We seek to expand our capacity to serve by hiring faculty from previously underrepresented communities and diverse backgrounds.
Deadline to apply:March 8, however this position will remain open until filled
Apply for this position if:
Seeing how parts fit into wholes and wholes fit into systems and are excited to help by keeping track of the details
Being responsible for and responsive to the needs of diverse individuals
Learning and growing alone and with others
Working for an organization at a pivotal point in its growth
Equity and inclusion
Critical conversations on dilemmas that may not have a sole answer
You have some of these
Experience working in a nonprofit arts, education, or social justice organization
Facility with Google Workspace, Excel, Word, Zoom, Salesforce Database, social media platforms (Constant Contact, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram), Adobe Design Suite, WordPress
Keen attention to detail
Dance as a part of your life
Desire to learn
Openness to receiving feedback
Confidence to ask questions
Ability to hold self accountable when working independently
Spanish, Chinese or other language skills
Communication skills in writing, speaking, other media, interpersonal
In a typical week, you might:
Engage professionally with partners, clients and community members via email and phone
Talk about Luna’s program offerings as part of outreach and promotion
Capture and share program stories on multiple platforms
Create an improved registration system for classes
Attend a programs meeting and take notes for Director
Meet with Director to set work plan and priorities
Create and meet manageable deadlines for self
To apply: Please send cover letter indicating why you wish to work for Luna, with work history as a pdf to Jochelle Pereña, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Luna Dance Institute
Luna Dance Institute was established in 1992 with a mission to bring creativity, equity and community to every child’s life through the art of dance. In spring 2022 Luna purchased a building for our permanent home and we are raising funds to renovate it as an ADA accessible community dance hub in Berkeley, CA. Our extensive programs, now virtual and offsite, will return to in-person and onsite when we open the doors to our new space, fall 2023.
We value the endless possibilities revealed when CREATING through dance. Dance requires us to be present and open in the moment, accessing freedom in new and unpredictable ways. Dance is embodied knowledge made visible, aesthetically crafted to communicate through movement. At Luna, we value children for who they are today and for their potential to CHANGE and shape our world. We strive for integrity as we serve our COMMUNITY by increasing access to dance for all children and providing support and solidarity to those who teach them.
We believe it is every child’s right to dance. Each year we partner with multiple schools and organizations, and support hundreds of educators and teaching artists, in developing creative, high-quality dance programs for children.