About Dance Exchange:
Fueled by generosity and curiosity, Dance Exchange expands who gets to dance, where dance happens, what dance is about, and why dance matters. We collaborate across generations, disciplines, and communities to channel the power of dancemaking as a means for dialogue, a source of critical reflection, and a creative engine for thought and action. The work we cultivate and steward today grows from a legacy and commitment to intergenerational and community exchange, artmaking at the intersection of social relevance and community participation, and moving as a way to notice our world and noticing as a way to move our world. Founded in 1976 by Liz Lerman and under the artistic direction of Cassie Meador since 2011, Dance Exchange is a non-profit dance organization based in Takoma Park, Maryland. Dance Exchange is an equal opportunity employer. Dance Exchange values and prioritizes working among intergenerational teams. Our projects, programs and partnerships aim to cultivate an inclusive community representing the rich diversity of our home in the Washington DC metro region and in the communities where we work nationally and internationally.
We encourage people of color, people in the LGBTQ+ community, people living with disabilities, adults along the aging spectrum and those with other diverse lived experiences to apply. Aligning with our mission to expand who gets to dance, strong candidates will demonstrate the ability to foster belonging for people of all ages, abilities, racial/ethnic identities, gender identities and expressions, and more. Qualified candidates will be committed to equity and anti-racism.
Title: Facilities and Operations Coordinator
Starting: Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Application Deadline: August 20th 2021
Hours per week: 20. Work hours are generally weekdays between 10:00am-6:00pm, with work on weekends and evenings for special events as needed.
Place of Work: Dance Exchange’s Community and Creative Hub, 7117 Maple Ave. Takoma Park, MD with opportunities for remote work
Immediate supervisor: Manager, Dance Exchange Creative and Community Hub
Salary Range: $ 19,000 to $21,000
Benefits: Dance Exchange offers a flexible work schedule. Employees are able to attend Dance Exchange programming and events for free.
Dance Exchange seeks a part time (20 hours/week) Facilities and Operations Coordinator. Reporting to the Manager of the Dance Exchange Creative and Community Hub, the Facilities and Operations Coordinator works with the Dance Exchange team to manage the upkeep of the Dance Exchange home building and support the many groups and individuals who rent space at the Dance Exchange Creative and Community Hub annually. The candidate will also be responsible for the processing of orders for Dance Exchange merchandise, assisting with Dance Exchange local programming and community engagement, and providing support for additional operations projects as needed. The ideal candidate is a responsive and organized problem solver who enjoys working with people. They must possess strong judgment and the ability to manage a number of tasks simultaneously.
Duties and responsibilities include:
Creative Hub Management
— Communicates with renters around scheduling, payments, access and studio needs
— Monitors online booking system and provides booking information and problem solving for renters
— Creates and oversees rental contracting
— Tracks and processes weekly and monthly rental payments
— Oversees access to the Dance Exchange building through key card and online entry system
— Maintains studio rental calendar and informational material about space rental availability, policy and processes
— Provides regular reporting to the Dance Exchange team on studio rental data and income
Building Maintenance and Organization
— Provides building upkeep as needed for studios, lobby, bathroom and kitchen areas
— Supervises Work/Exchange participants in accomplishing assigned building related tasks
— Recruits new members of the building Work/Exchange and volunteer team
— Manages inventory of Dance Exchange merchandise and publications
— Processes, packages and ships product orders
— Maintains inventory and shipping supplies
— Provides regular reporting to the Dance Exchange team on merchandising data and income
— Supports the Dance Exchange presence at community events
— Provides support for local programming In consultation with the Manager of the Dance Exchange Creative and Community Hub
— Maintains the Dance Exchange programs, projects and operations calendars
Other duties as assigned.
How to Apply:
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