Tango Mercurio’s Board of Directors is Seeking New Members!
Tango Mercurio’s Board of Directors is actively seeking passionate, diverse, and experienced Board members to guide the organization as it continues to grow.
Tango Mercurio is seeking to bring on two new Board members beginning in September 2018. Ideal Board members share a passion for tango, appreciate the value of community building and are willing to share their skills and wisdom to make the organization stronger. We hope to find candidates that will bring a diverse skill set to the Board.
Tango Mercurio needs you if:
● You are passionate about Argentine tango as a vehicle for social change;
● You have been a leader on a non-profit board before and you are ready to bring your experience and insight to another organization;
● You are excited about being part of a hard-working, respectful and inclusive team;
● You have the time and energy to spend 6-10 hours a month doing Board work such as attending Board meetings, participating in committee work, being an ambassador for Tango Mercurio in your community, and participating in fundraising activities; and/or
● You are motivated to become a great fundraiser and prepared to learn new skills to
succeed in this role.
We’re especially interested in talking with you if:
● You are an experienced fundraiser, and you are enthusiastic about sharing your skills;
● You have experience in graphic design, branding and/or marketing;
● You work in real estate or have significant experience in real estate in DC;
● You are passionate about outreach or well connected with organizations working with
underserved populations, such as LGBTQ, veterans, older adults, underprivileged youth,
or any other underserved populations.
The Board meets 4 to 6 times per year. Attendance to all Board meetings, in person or remotely,
is required. We expect Board members to devote 6 to 10 hours per month to the organization. All
Board members are expected to participate in fundraising activities and to make donations to the
organization. Board members are elected for two-year terms and can serve up to two
How to apply
Please fill out the form below outlining your relevant experience and what
contribution you can make to the organization. Selected candidates will be interviewed by
current Board members.
Application Deadline: Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Tango Mercurio is a 501(c)(3) arts-education organization founded in 2006 dedicated to
presenting the creative tango tradition as a way for individuals to find balance in their lives and
discover the unique contributions they have to make in the world.
Tango Mercurio uses Argentine tango as an agent of community development. Because tango is
a community-based art form with a global following, it embraces dancers, musicians, and the
public at large. Our mission is to promote cultural understanding and social cohesion through
Argentine tango by providing ongoing public opportunities for dance, music, learning, and
We teach classes in Argentine tango, from complete beginner to teacher-in-training. We host
social events, called milongas, where social dancers at all levels are treated to high-quality music
and a welcoming atmosphere. We present live music for dancing and cultural education, with an
all-volunteer 40-piece orchestra. And we connect the tango community to the broader
community in the Washington, DC, area, bringing dance, music, and culture to the young, the
elderly, and the public at large.
Education - Our adult tango curriculum is taught by a team of experienced instructors. Designed
to produce versatile social dancers, the program is influenced by an appreciation of natural body
alignment and movement as well as a commitment to the personal aesthetic created by each
unique tango partnership. Special workshops and guest artist residencies enrich our process of
learning and dancing tango.
Milongas - A tango community is an association of tango dancers who congregate at milongas.
For a tango community for grow and survive, dancers must have enjoyable dance experiences
and an enjoyable social environment. We host five to six milongas every month that are well
attended by alumni of the school and members of the DMV tango community at large.
Music - Tango Mercurio supports an all-volunteer orchestra, the Tango Mercurio Community
Orchestra, to nurture the revitalization of live music for dancing. The TMCO plays regularly at
local tango events and features guest artists visiting Washington, DC each year.
Outreach - With the intention of connecting generations, we have developed outreach programs
to make tango instruction and performance accessible to underserved youth and elders in our
community. We are currently designing new outreach programs for veterans and for the LGBTQ
Application Deadline: Tuesday, August 14, 2018