Refugee Dance Performance Coordinator

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Utah Refugee Education and Training Center

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Every year Salt Lake City gathers to celebrate World Refugee Day! All refugee communities are welcomed and encouraged to perform a traditional dance during the celebration. In order to provide these groups more support, we are looking for a Refugee Dance Coordinator who will help these groups create amazing performances. This year we are adding a new emphasis on youth. We want to foster a community of generational learning, where the older generation passes their knowledge down to those younger. The volunteer Coordinator will help to create a friendly environment, and ensure that the youth are engaged during practices. These practices may occur throughout the week, at different times or different locations, but the Coordinator's role will be shared with a current ongoing volunteer as well. This will allow the two of you to tag team attending different practices, so the pressure is never placed solely on one volunteer. In addition, it is not expected you attend every practice. We hope that you will act as a community building presence that encourages preparation in advance, and fosters a safe fun environment. We hope that as a volunteer, you will learn as much - if not more - than you are teaching.

Expectations will include:

  • Overseeing the progress of all groups
  • Visiting and participating in each group’s practice at least once
  • Ensuring that groups are complying with all rules
  • Giving recommendations on how to create a cohesive performance
  • The week before World Refugee Day, the Dance Program Volunteer will watch every group's final performances and offer any last minute advice.

Practices:
  • Will occur weekly of biweekly
  • Beginning first week of April
  • Ending the week of World Refugee Day: June 20th

Of course, the volunteer will be invited to World Refugee Day to enjoy the amazing performances they helped to create. We hope you will join us!

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About Utah Refugee Education and Training Center

Location:

250 W 3900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84107, US

Mission Statement

The Utah Refugee Education and Training Center is a partnership between Salt Lake Community College, Utah State University and the Utah Department of Workforce Services. The Refugee Center serves two purposes: To foster opportunities for refugees to access family-sustaining employment, and to support refugee communities’ efforts to find appropriate solutions towards integration.

Description

As part of the Department of Workforce Service, the Utah Refugee Education and Training Center offers employment, intake, and program services to assist refugees in Salt Lake City with their integration journey. We serve as a hub that offers commonly needed services such as job search assistance, ESL, citizenship preparation, and basic computer skills. We also leverage skill-based volunteerism as well as targeted in-kind and financial donations to provide free trainings and programs for adults and youth with interests ranging from I.T. and computer programming to leadership and public speaking to sewing and product development. If you are interested in serving your local refugee community, we have an opportunity for you!

WHEN

Wed Apr 01, 2020 - Sat Jun 20, 2020

WHERE

250 W 3900 SMillcreekSalt Lake City, UT 84107

(40.68778,-111.89807)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Dance
  • Group Facilitation
  • Stage Management

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REQUIREMENTS

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