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jobs & INTERNSHIPS

Interns at DOVA are at the center of running a non-profit dance company. Although interns must specify an area of interest, they are often asked to assist in other areas throughout the internship. We view internships as a learning experience and an opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience in the basics of arts administration. Interns are able see any DOVA productions free of charge and have access to other perks that are made available to DOVA staff.

DOVA interns must be willing to work 15-20 hours per week. 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please send a résumé and letter of interest to jobs@dougvaroneanddancers.org or to the attention of the Intern Coordinator, Doug Varone and Dancers, 260 West Broadway, Suite 4, New York, NY 10013. You must specify at least one area of interest.

INTERNSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINES:

Rolling: Please apply 3 months–6 weeks prior to your desired start date.

Fundraising Interns will assist the Executive Director. Responsibilities will include funder management and relations, generating donation receipts and funder communications, assisting with individual donor campaigns and with special events, and, for the right candidate, grant writing and reporting. Candidates must possess strong writing skills, be detail oriented, capable of staying focused in a busy environment, and thrive at working independently. This is a great opportunity for an intern wishing to develop experience with non-profit arts funding and to understand the relationship between financial development and season programming.

Company Management Interns will assist the Administration Manager and Company Manager. Responsibilities will include contract drafting, budgeting, finance, securing rehearsal space, assisting with touring expenses, and general administrative duties in all departments. This is a great opportunity for someone wishing to develop experience in non-profit arts management at a hands-on organization.

Marketing Interns are fully integrated into the marketing and promotion of DOVA’s productions, workshops, and programing. They will work primarily with the Administration Manager and the Executive Director. Interns participate in the conception and launch of marketing strategies including creating print and web advertisements, social media content development, maintaining the website, organizing digital media, and organizing mailing list exchanges. They must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and preferably possess some experience with either graphic design software or basic HTML.

DOUG VARONE AND DANCERS

NOW IN OUR FOURTH DECADE

We have entered our fourth decade of making dance and still going strong: In December 2018, we self-produced everything is fine at the New Ohio Theatre in Greenwich Village, reuniting with 8 alumni dancers who performed to an original score by David Van Tieghem. Doug is choreographing, and the Company will be performing, MasterVoices’ remounting of the Weill-Hart-Gershwin musical Lady in the Dark at New York City Center. Plus, we’re returning to BAM in June for our New York Season with live music by the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Lesley Flanigan, and PUBLIQuartet.

We need your help to make this happen

Your one-time or annual gifts are an integral part of our budget. Support from donors like you makes up almost 25% of our budget each year, and provides an essential base of support, allowing us to maintain a high quality of artistic and educational programming year after year. 

Contribute to the Annual Fund

Your one-time or annual gifts are an integral part of our budget. Support from donors like you makes up almost 25% of our budget each year, and provides an essential base of support, allowing us to maintain a high quality of artistic and educational programming year after year. 

Become a Sustaining Donor

Our current sustaining donors provide us with a constant stream of funding that enables us to maintain daily operations both in our office and in the studio. This ongoing support enables us to focus on the creative, performance and educational work that have become a hallmark of Doug Varone and Dancers, making us a dance ambassador across the United States and the world.

Individual Gifts

We will be honored to accept your gift in any amount. Your support directly benefits our work, whether you make your donation now or in monthly installments:

  • $25 provides approximately one hour of rehearsal space in New York City
  • $50 enables us to do a month’s worth of communications and e-marketing
  • $100 funds a double occupancy hotel room for one night on tour
  • $275 pays our office utilities for a month
  • $500 Pays one day of per diem for the entire company while on tour
  • $1,000 underwrites a STRIPPED showing

With sincere thanks,

Doug Varone
Artistic Director 

WAYS TO GIVE

  1. Donate Online via our website. You will notice our donation button now connects you to our PayPal account. We have recently moved our donation collection to PayPal away from NYCharities. Please do not use NYCharities for donations to us or any other charity as they have lost their accreditation.
  2. Contact us at 212-279-3344 and we’ll process your credit card over the phone. We do not store credit card information we will email you a receipt of the transaction while we are on the phone.
  3. Email us at donations@dougvaroneanddancers.org and ask us to call you.  Please let us know the best number and time to reach you.  Then, we’ll process your credit card over the phone. We do not store credit card information we will email you a receipt of the transaction while we are on the phone.
  4. Make out a check to “Dova, Inc” and mail to: Dova, Inc, 260 West Broadway, Suite 4, New York, NY 10013.

OUR SUPPORTERS

Doug Varone and Dancers and the Board of Directors wish to express their deepest appreciation to the following private foundations, public agencies, and individuals for their support...

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT

Alphawood Foundation

Barbara Bell Cumming Charitable Trust

Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards

Dubose and Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund

Exploring the Metropolis, Inc.

The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation

Gladys Kreible Delmas Foundation

The Harkness Foundation for Dance

Howard Gilman FoundationJ

erome Robbins Foundation

O’Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation

The Shubert Foundation, Inc.

SHS Foundation

National Endowment for the Arts

New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and New York State Legislature

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council

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