Photographer & Videographer

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Dance for All Bodies

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We are looking for a friendly, service oriented photographer and videographer to use their photography skills in order to help Dance for All Bodies tell more impactful stories.

This position is for you if you have experience or are interested in storytelling through photography and/or videography and want to use your skills to make arts accessible to all regardless of ability, race or income. You don’t have to be an expert photographer, just one with a lot of compassion and respect for our mission!

Location: Bay Area/CA

Job Description

  • You are expected to help DfAB expand its impact through capturing the inclusive spirit of our dance classes in short videos and photos.

Key Competitions/Skills

  • You must live in an immediate local area and have your own equipment.
  • Previous experience taking photos during dance, sports or other recreational events is preferred.
  • If you have previous experiences making short promotional videos for crowdfunding or videos with a focus on storytelling, please share them with danceforallbodies@gmail.com
  • Previous experience working in nonprofits is preferred.
  • Ask each participant to fill out a photo and video release consent form before the class.
  • Must be sensitive and thoughtful when taking photos during the class.
  • Must be committed to DfAB’s mission to change the face of dance through accessible dance classes.
  • Must have flexibility during the weekends, in order to attend the classes.
  • Ability to edit photographs and videos in a timely manner.
  • Work closely with the Social Media Coordinator to share photos and videos in a user friendly format.
  • Organize photos and videos in Google Drive.

Work Environment

You will be expected to attend classes, a majority of which are hosted in Berkeley, San Francisco or Oakland. You will be asked to join the teams weekly video calls as necessary (before upcoming dance classes and projects).

Expected Hours of Work

This is a flexible opportunity. The weeks you attend classes, you will be expected to commit about 5-6 hours/week, of which a minimum of 1 hour will be during the weekends. You will not be required to attend all classes but certain classes where we expect a big turn out.

To Apply

Send your resume and cover letter with "Photographer & Videographer" in the subject heading.

Resume

  • Include links to your portfolio or previous projects.

Cover Letter

  • Why does making dance accessible to people with physical disabilities matter to you?
  • Tell us about a time when you used photos & videos to tell a story; what was the story and what impact did your art make?

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About Dance for All Bodies

Location:

6037 CHABOLYN TERRRACE, OAKLAND, CA 94618, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Dance for All Bodies (DfAB) is to dismantle the notion that dance is only for a certain kind of body and to spread the joy of dance to all bodies. To achieve this mission, DfAB organizes low cost and adaptive dance classes, where dance moves are instructed to be modified by the dancer to fit their body. Our dance classes are adaptive, which means movements are intended and instructed to be modified by the participant to better fit their body.

Description

The inspiration behind DfAB came from a one time adaptive dance class Yagmur, one of the co-founders, organized for an amputee support group as a volunteer at San Francisco General Hospital. Yagmur left this class in August 2018 feeling a beautiful spark in her heart. Participants left the event asking when the next dance class would be and thus, Yagmur hatched a plan to satisfy this demand. She quickly realized that she needed an accomplice who shared her desire to make dance a more inclusive art form. This brought Tess, a close friend who is also a dancer, into the project.‚Äč

After some research, they learned that there were no organizations that focus on organizing adaptive dance classes in the Bay Area. As two able-bodied dancers who have the privilege of extensive dance training, they decided to make what was available to them available to people with differently abled bodies too. Thus, to make high quality, adaptive dance classes a reality they started working with experienced dance teachers with physical disabilities or who have worked in such spaces, making the dance class a positive and encouraging environment. Since August 2018, they have organized more than 15 dance classes and impacted more than 50 individuals thanks to funding from ZSFGH and Big Ideas. Currently they organize most of their dance classes in Berkeley and San Francisco. You can help DfAB expand its services to new locations and impact more lives by donating today!

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People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3075 Adeline St.Berkeley, CA 94703

(37.85259,-122.26959)
 

SKILLS

  • Visual Arts
  • Photography
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Advertising

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • This is a flexible opportunity. The weeks you attend classes, you will be expected to commit about 4-5 hours/week, of which a minimum of 1 hour will be during the weekends.

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