Internship position

We are seeking an energetic, responsible intern to join our growing organization. In this position, you learn the ins-and-outs of running an arts education nonprofit organization.

The ideal intern has a passion for arts and dance, appreciates the value of community building and is willing to share take initiative to help make the organization stronger.

Application deadline: April 1st, 2019. Email your application to Flora Le.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supporting the Executive Director, Artistic Director and Board Members in daily administrative tasks, such as

    • Respond to routine emails that we receive in our generic inbox

    • Draft and send welcome and follow-up emails to class participants

    • Populate our class roster from registration sheets (MindBody)

    • Populate our class schedules on our website and in print

    • Confirm our rental reservations for classes and events

    • Schedule Board meetings

  • Help with the logistics for various events (milongas, workshops, classes, Board meetings)

  • Any other tasks required to support our classes, outreach and live music programs.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • High school degree or equivalent

  • Proficient computer skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Self-directed and able to work without supervision

  • Energetic and eager to tackle new projects and ideas

Commitment

We expect you to work 10-15 hours per week for a 6-month term.

Benefits

This is an unpaid position. However, you are entitled to taking one tango series during the second half of your term.

Location

This opportunities is remote. Physical attendance at events in downtown Washington DC may be required a few times per month.

Our Mission

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 community engagement.

Our Programs

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. 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.

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 population.