We are looking for a second graphic designer to work on some designs to be posted on our social media accounts and websites! These designs all aim to promote attendance in our dance classes, increased use of our services and awareness of Dance for All Bodies. You will mainly work on creating designs for events, infographics and additional posts to promote DfAB.
This position is for you if you have a passion for using your social media skills in a non-profit setting, are persistent in the face of obstacles, and believe that dance should be made accessible to all regardless of ability, race or income.
Location: Individuals from all around the U.S. are encouraged to apply for this position as this is a virtual/online volunteer opportunity.
Work in a timely manner to create graphics for Facebook events, Instagram posts etc. (time sensitive)
Translate marketing objectives into clear creative strategies
Work in collaboration with all DfAB team members but especially Outreach and Social Media Coordinator to create designs that improve number of clicks, subscribers, and participants in our dance classes.
Find new, creative ways to use the videos and images we already have to highlight different aspects of Dance for All Bodies or our achievements so far.
Use a diversity of graphics that can be welcoming to parents, kids, families, youth, young adults and older adults participating in our classes.
Analyze the impacts of your designs in collaboration with the Social Media Coordinator
Uploads all designs on the Google Drive
Personal or professional experience working with people with disabilities.
Previous experience working for a non-profit or grassroots organization is preferred.
Previous experience in graphic design (familiarity with platforms like Photoshop or Canva) is required.
Must be committed to DfAB’s mission to change the face of dance through accessible dance classes.
Disciplined in working independently and remotely; not afraid to ask questions or admit when you don’t know something.
Works in a timely manner.
Collaborative mindset ; eager to be part of a team and contribute.
Self-motivated and shows stamina in the face of obstacles.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Previous experience using Google Drive.
All work will be done remotely. We will still have weekly 1 hour video calls to check-in.
Expected Hours of Work
While there is room for flexibility in regards to hours, you will be expected to commit at least 5 hours to DfAB every week. You might be expected to commit more than that during the weeks that we host classes, as you will be expected to attend the classes. If you plan to travel or take a break, let us know in advance.
Preferred Education and Experience
At DfAB we believe that experience comes in many different forms. We want to prioritize those who demonstrate a strong commitment to our mission and are therefore willing to commit a great amount of time, thought, and effort into this cause. If you have previous experience in this field, we would love to learn more about your experiences through any previous work, a portfolio, or other examples. If not, don’t worry, we would still love to see how you can help us!
Send your resume and one short paragraph to firstname.lastname@example.org "Graphic Designer" in the subject heading.
Answer these questions in your application:
Include a link to a portfolio or designs you’ve previously made.
Why does making dance accessible to people with physical disabilities matter to you?
Tell us about a time when you approached a problem in a creative and unique way (does not have to be in the professional setting).
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 dance classes, where dance moves are instructed to be modified by the dancer to fit their body. Our dance classes are designed for people with disabilities.
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.
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!
Arts & Culture
People with Disabilities
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
September 6, 2020
Graphic Design / Print
While there is room for flexibility in regards to hours, you will be expected to commit at least 5 hours to DfAB every week.
Preferred Education and Experience
At DfAB we believe that experience comes in many different forms. We want to prioritize those who demonstrate a strong commitment to our mission and are therefore willing to commit a great amount of time, thought,