Dance/NYC invites eligible metropolitan New York City area dance workers with disabilities who have incurred expenses for engaging in dance and/or social justice activities from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023 to submit applications for awards through the Disability. Dance. Artistry. Dance and Social Justice Fellowship Program 2023. The Fellowship Program is made possible by the generous support of the Ford Foundation.

Want to unite your passion for arts and advocacy with your passion for ensuring arts workers and organization get the funding they need to thrive? Join a growing nonprofit that serves dancers in the metropolitan NYC area. Dance/NYC offers a collaborative environment with room for innovation and growth.

The Organization:
With 11 years of service, Dance/NYC has emerged as a cultural force and spokesperson on behalf of the dance field to the media, government and private funders, and the wider creative sector. It has historically supported dance in the city and advanced the field by improving conditions for dance making organizations and individual dance workers through:

  • Advocacy
  • Action-Oriented Research
  • Leadership Training, Networking and Convening
  • Technological Resources and Visibility
  • Grantmaking

Learn more about Dance/NYC’s mission and organizational values by clicking on the link below:

The Position:
Dance/NYC seeks a part-time Grantmaking Assistant who will support the operation of Dance/NYC’s grantmaking initiatives and priorities under the direction of the Grantmaking Manager.

     The compensation package includes an hourly rate of $23 per hour and limited benefits: 

  • 403(b)
  • Variety of paid time off offerings, including paid vacation
  • Professional development and wellness services

     Review the Job Description and list of qualifications by clicking on the link below:

The Location:
     Dance/NYC is operating as a hybrid of remote and in-person work. Because Dance/NYC serves the five boroughs of New York City and surrounding counties of Bergen, Hudson in New Jersey State, and Rockland, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk counties in New York State; and the City of Yonkers, Dance/NYC is only recruiting cultural workers who are living in this geographic area and able to commute to Dance/NYC’s offices and events regularly.

     Dance/NYC’s offices are located on the Garden Floor (ground floor) of the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, 218 East 18th Street, New York, NY 10003 in Gramercy. Access to the Garden Floor entrance includes a two-step descent. A lift to the entrance and an accessible bathroom is available onsite.  Elevators are not available in the building.

     Gramercy is a quiet, family neighborhood with brownstones on tree-lined streets. It has a variety of historic restaurants, shops, and neighborhood parks. This neighborhood is also minutes away from Union Square Park.

Cover Letter:
     Your cover letter should include detailed answers to each of the following questions:

  • Why are you interested in working as the Grantmaking Assistant at Dance/NYC?
  • The Grantmaking Assistant will be called upon to work on a range of projects that require the ability to lead in decision making, work closely with leadership, and manage high level priorities. What relevant skills and experiences would you bring to this work?
  • How would you characterize your understanding of the NYC dance ecosystem?
  • Dance/NYC is a values-driven organization, please review our values of Justice, Equity, and Inclusion (found at: and discuss two instances in your professional career where you have demonstrated at least one of them?
  • What is important to you in a workplace?

     The position is open until filled, but preference will be given to those candidates who apply on or before October 20, 2023. Preference will also be given to those candidates able to commit to two years.

Dance/NYC is an equal opportunity employer.
     Employment is offered without regard to race, color, sex, age, height, weight, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, political belief or activity, or status as a veteran.  The policy applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, transfer, termination, layoff, compensation benefits, social and recreational programs, and all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.  It is the policy of Dance/NYC to comply with all the relevant and applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Dance/NYC does not discriminate against any qualified Employees or job applicants with respect to any terms, privileges, or conditions of employment because of a person’s physical or mental disability.  Dance/NYC makes reasonable accommodation wherever necessary for all Employees or applicants with disabilities, provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform the duties and assignments connected with the job and provided that any accommodations made do not require significant difficulty or expense.

Thank you for your interest in Dance/NYC and the Grantmaking Assistant position. Dance/NYC looks forward to reviewing your application!