Photo taken by Mack Gillies
Join our team!
All positions are volunteer. Equity In Dance runs due to our team’s love of dance and passion for social justice. There is no deadline for applications, we are always accepting new volunteers to join the team!
Applications are open worldwide and to all people! Dance artists & educators from marginalized communities are encouraged to apply. Generally, we follow an age guideline of 15-24 as this is a youth-led volunteer organization. If you happen to be outside of said age guidelines, we do have opportunities for you! Please ensure you state your proper age in your application and if you are a good fit for our team, we will message you with further details.
If you’d like to retract your application, please message us through the ‘Contact Us’ form at the bottom of this page.
why volunteer with us?
Work with a team of likeminded individuals, youth leaders in the global dance world. With our staff and online community, volunteers can develop ties and foster long term professional relationships with peers, mentors, dance companies, and other organizations.
The dance world is heavily dependent on community in order to network, propose and obtain jobs, see performance, and so much more.
Not only will volunteers be able to immerse themselves in this professional community in a safe way, but staff will be able to engage in meaningful and fun conversations with other young, dance artists with a passion for making change!
develop skills for your future
As a volunteer with Equity In Dance, you will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of social justice & equity based training programs and be given the opportunity to attend virtual seminars and trainings specific to the professional dance world.
Additionally, Equity In Dance is a volunteer organization that can be used as an example of your volunteer work on your resume. Your mentors and organization directors can also act as job references per your request.
Volunteers can accomplish volunteer hours through out organization.
While volunteering with Equity In Dance, you will obtain and improve skills of basic graphic design, research, teamwork, social media content creation, creative thinking, and professional rapport.
be a part of change
Equity In Dance is a volunteer organization that is very active in both the dance community and in social justice. Our team is constantly learning, unlearning, deconstructing systems, and working to better the dance community.
As a whole, much of the dance world was founded or is supported by oppressive systems and language, and has the ability to cause extreme damage. Equity In Dance works to challenge this & help the dance world heal generations of trauma.
Create art, create change!
When will I hear back about my application?
It will take approximately 2 weeks to hear back about your application. If you send in an application and do not hear back within two weeks, know that opportunities still may arise for you in the future!
Do I need to have previous experience in graphic design to create content?
Not at all! Equity In Dance will provide you with all of the tools and guidance necessary to volunteer.
How much time do I need to dedicate to Equity In Dance in order to be a volunteer?
The time that you commit to Equity In Dance is based upon your own needs and time availability. Most of our volunteers spend 2-6 hours a month on their position, however this varies dependent on their role within the organization.
My art is not professional level, is that okay in being an Artist in Residence?
We are a youth centred volunteer organization and nobody's work or art is expected to be professional level! Equity In Dance believes that all art is extremely valuable and deserved to be appreciated. Equity In Dance wishes to support young artists flourish as they grow and develop!