Volunteer

Interested in volunteering? Presenting Denver is currently seeking additional volunteer ambassadors to join our Dance Festival Committee, Dance Festival Sub-Committee, Events Committee, Marketing Sub-Committee, and Grants/Fundraising Sub-Committee. We are also seeking Ambassador Web Designers, Videographers, Theater Technicians and Community Outreach Ambassadors. Read below for information about all of our volunteer opportunities and contact us to learn how to get involved. Please note that the Ambassador Description applies to all volunteer positions listed below.

Ambassador Description

Ambassador Roles/Responsibilities: There are a variety of roles for Presenting Denver Ambassadors are available based on your interests, areas of expertise and strengths. Please see the outlined list below. Request a full description for more in depth details about each role.

Community Outreach: Assist Presenting Denver by serving as a community liaison to individuals and organizations in the dance community regarding Presenting Denver events, projects, services, information and news.

Committees: Serve as a committee member to Presenting Denver to better help us fulfill our mission and vision.

Editorial:

  • Writer for the Commentary Corner provides a voice for the Denver dance scene by offering written performance coverage (non-political, non-biased and supportive of the dance community) of professional performances, unique dance events, or special stories.
  • Writer for In The Spotlight articles develops feature interviews with people in the community who support the creation and expansion of Colorado dance.
  • Editor for Presenting Denver will make any grammar/mechanical changes to The Commentary Corner, In The Spotlight and assist in the layout and publication process of the Presenting Denver website.

Photographer:

  • Provide visual/photographic documentation of Presenting Denver as available.
  • Create visual/photographic creative content for Presenting Denver. The Creative Content may be used by Presenting Denver for any purpose, including, but not limited to, current or future marketing, promotion, archiving, advertising, fundraising and grant writing.

Videographer:

  • Provide visual/video/film documentation of Presenting Denver as available.
  • Create visual/video/film creative content for Presenting Denver. The Creative Content may be used by Presenting Denver for any purpose, including, but not limited to, current or future marketing, promotion, archiving, advertising, fundraising and grant writing.

Website Design:

  • Update, maintain and create new design for the Presenting Denver website that is visually engaging, easy to use, and informative. The website will deliver information about Presenting Denver, as well as other Denver metro performing artists, educators and community resources or services. The Presenting Denver website aims to bring the dance community together and increase the public exposure of dance in the Denver metro area of Colorado.
  • Follow and maintain the style guide and/or guidelines provided by Presenting Denver
  • Develop and maintain a website that is affordable and easy for the Presenting Denver to internally maintain.
  • As needed, create and maintain additional project specific websites for Presenting Denver.

Technical Theater: Provide technical theater assistance at Presenting Denver Dance Festival and events.

In any role, as a Presenting Denver Ambassador the following principles apply:

  • Be mindful of deadlines set by Presenting Denver and only commit to what is reasonable to complete.
  • Report directly to the Executive Director of Presenting Denver, which reports to the Presenting Denver Board of Directors.
  • Serve as a liaison in the community representing Presenting Denver in a professional and friendly manner.
  • As you are able, perform ombudsman outreach by communicating Presenting Denver events and activities to the community.
    • Should you decide to attend activities or events of community partners, including scheduling coffees or other activities, the expenses accrued for these events will be the responsibility of the Ambassador.
  • Attend Presenting Denver events and activities as your schedule and resources permit assisting in increasing the exposure of dance to the community.
    • All fees associated with attending any Presenting Denver events or activities will be the financial responsibility of the Ambassador unless they are volunteering for the entire duration of an event or activity.

Financial Commitments: Outside of fees associated with attending Presenting Denver events or activities, there is no financial commitment for serving as a Presenting Denver Ambassador. Presenting Denver is thankful for any financial support you choose to give and hope that you choose to take part in our projects, services, events and other Presenting Denver activities.

Financial Compensation: Serving as an Ambassador to Presenting Denver is a volunteered position. There will be no financial compensation for any material created or time.

Time Commitments: The time commitment as a Presenting Denver Ambassador will vary depending upon the scope of work you decide to take on. Presenting Denver acknowledges that our Ambassadors have lives outside of their volunteer time and will try to work with you to the best of our ability, while still being mindful of deadlines.

*information is subject to change.

Ambassador Photographer Description

 

PD Ambassador Photographers will meet the following roles/responsibilities and commitments. Please note, pending upon the assignment, the timelines/expectations vary.

The goal of the Ambassador Photographer:

  • Provide visual/photographic documentation of Presenting Denver as available.
  • Create visual/photographic creative content for Presenting Denver. The Creative Content may be used by Presenting Denver for any purpose, including, but not limited to, current or future marketing, promotion, archiving, advertising, fundraising and grant writing.

The role of the Ambassador Photographer:

  • Marketing, promotion, advertising, archiving and the like – Hold photo shoots as needed for the marketing purposes of Presenting Denver.
  • Presenting Denver Dance Festival – provide performance photos and candid documentation of the Presenting Denver Dance Festival.
  • Events – Provide documentation and candid photos of PD events.
  • Photographers are required to provide their own equipment to best execute their work.
  • Photographers are responsible to scout out photo shoot locations prior to the scheduled photo shoot.
  • Research and secure permits as needed for photo shoots.
  • Work in conjunction with Presenting Denver to secure photo release forms from all models or pedestrians being photographed.
  • Provide non-watermarked, large and web size images to Presenting Denver via Dropbox or photo sharing program of your choice. We prefer images in both black and white and color.
  • Sign and return Presenting Denver’s “Creative Content Usage Agreement”. Creative Content may be used by Presenting Denver without creative restrictions.
  • Ambassador Photographers report directly to the Executive Director of Presenting Denver. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors.
  • Communicate with the Executive Director on all projects and identify any resources needed.
  • Log your in-kind hours as outlined by Presenting Denver.
  • Attend Presenting Denver events as schedule permits.
  • Act as a liaison in the community for Presenting Denver.

Financial Commitments: Outside of fees associated with attending Presenting Denver events or activities, there is no financial commitment for serving as a Presenting Denver Ambassador Photographer. Presenting Denver is thankful for any financial support you choose to give and hope that you choose to take part in our projects, services, events and other Presenting Denver activities.

Financial Compensation: Serving as a PD Ambassador Photographer is a volunteered position. There will be no financial compensation for your volunteered time or efforts.

Time Commitments: The time commitment as a Presenting Denver Ambassador will vary depending upon the scope of work you decide to take on. Presenting Denver acknowledges that our Ambassadors have lives outside of their volunteer time and will try to work with you to the best of our ability, while still being mindful of deadlines. Ambassadors will make every effort to attend events planned by Presenting Denver. As major projects approach, involvement may take additional time outside of the projected quarterly commitment. The current overall time commitment is 10-15 hours per quarter.

*Information is subject to change.

Ambassador Videographer Description

 

PD Ambassador Videographers will meet the following roles/responsibilities and commitments. Please note, pending upon the assignment, the timelines/expectations vary.

The goal of the Ambassador Videographer:

  • Provide visual/video/film documentation of Presenting Denver as available.
  • Create visual/video/film creative content for Presenting Denver. The Creative Content may be used by Presenting Denver for any purpose, including, but not limited to, current or future marketing, promotion, archiving, advertising, fundraising and grant writing.

The role of the Ambassador Videographer:

  • Create a storyboard and promo video reel of the PD Dance Festival.
  • Create a storyboard and short video about Presenting Denver.
  • Presenting Denver Dance Festival – provide video documentation of the PD Dance Festival and performances.
  • Events – Provide documentation of PD events.
  • Videographers are required to provide their own equipment to best execute their work.
  • Videographers are responsible to scout out photo shoot locations prior to the scheduled video shoot.
  • Research and secure permits as needed for filming.
  • Work in conjunction with Presenting Denver to secure release forms from all models or pedestrians being filmed.
  • Provide non-watermarked, video files to Presenting Denver via Dropbox or documents sharing program of your choice.
  • Sign and return Presenting Denver’s “Creative Content Usage Agreement”. Creative Content may be used by Presenting Denver without creative restrictions.
  • Ambassador Photographers report directly to the Executive Director of Presenting Denver. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors.
  • Communicate with the Executive Director on all projects and identify any resources needed.
  • Attend Presenting Denver events as your schedule permits.
  • Act as a liaison in the community for Presenting Denver.

Financial Commitments: Outside of fees associated with attending Presenting Denver events or activities, there is no financial commitment for serving as a Presenting Denver Ambassador Videographer. Presenting Denver is thankful for any financial support you choose to give and hope that you choose to take part in our projects, services, events and other Presenting Denver activities.

Financial Compensation: Serving as a PD Ambassador Videographer is a volunteered position. There will be no financial compensation for your volunteered time, material, or efforts.

Time Commitments: The time commitment as a Presenting Denver Ambassador will vary depending upon the scope of work you decide to take on. Presenting Denver acknowledges that our Ambassadors have lives outside of their volunteer time and will try to work with you to the best of our ability, while still being mindful of deadlines. Ambassadors will make every effort to attend events planned by Presenting Denver. As major projects approach, involvement may take additional time outside of the projected quarterly commitment. The current overall time commitment is 10-15 hours per quarter.

*Information is subject to change.

Ambassador Theater Technician Description

PD Ambassador Theater Technicians will meet the following roles/responsibilities and commitments. Please note, pending upon the assignment, the timelines/expectations vary.

The goal of the Ambassador Theater Technician:

  • Provide technical assistance at the Presenting Denver Dance Festival in areas on production, lighting, sound, stage management, costume, and other technical theater needs.

The role of the Ambassador Theater Technician:

  • Production Manager – Overseeing productions schedule, equipment rental, load in and load out. Developing a light plot for performances. Developing an overall production budget for the Presenting Denver Dance Festival. Working with festival artists on lighting, sound, and all performance needs. Managing the production team.
  • Light board Operator – Hanging and focusing lighting equipment, writing cues, and running light board.
  • Sound Board Operator – Determining sound needs, installing sound system at venues, running sound board. Mixing and preparing music as needed for performances.
  • Stage Manager – Working with the production team and festival artists to determine all performance cues during the Presenting Denver Dance Festival. Calling all cues during the Presenting Denver Dance Festival performances. Overseeing theater technicians and performers for performances.
  • Costume Manager – Creating and/or maintaining costumes for festival performances.
  • Theater Technicians – Working with the production team as needed to fill technical theater roles associated with the Presenting Denver Dance Festival.
  • Ambassador Theater Technicians report directly to the Production Manager.
  • The Production Manager reports directly to the Executive Director of Presenting Denver. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors.
  • Communicate with the Executive Director on all projects and identify any resources needed.
  • All Ambassador Theater Technicians will participate in load in and load out.
  • Attend Presenting Denver events as your schedule permits.
  • Act as a liaison in the community for Presenting Denver.

Financial Commitments: Outside of fees associated with attending Presenting Denver events or activities, there is no financial commitment for serving as a Presenting Denver Ambassador Theater Technician. Presenting Denver is thankful for any financial support you choose to give and hope that you choose to take part in our projects, services, events and other Presenting Denver activities.

Financial Compensation: Serving as a PD Ambassador Theater Technician is a volunteered position. There will be no financial compensation for your volunteered time, material, or efforts.

Time Commitments: The time commitment as a Presenting Denver Ambassador will vary depending upon the scope of work you decide to take on. Presenting Denver acknowledges that our Ambassadors have lives outside of their volunteer time and will try to work with you to the best of our ability, while still being mindful of deadlines. Ambassadors will make every effort to attend events planned by Presenting Denver. The current overall time commitment is 10-15 hours per quarter. The projected time commitment during the PD Dance Festival is 40-60 hours. As the PD Dance Festival approaches, involvement may require additional time outside of the projected time commitments.

*information is subject the change

Ambassador Website Designer Description

Goals of the Ambassador Website Designer(s):

  • Update, maintain and create new design for the Presenting Denver website that is visually engaging, easy to use, and informative. The website will deliver information about Presenting Denver, as well as other Denver metro performing artists, educators and community resources or services. The Presenting Denver website aims to bring the dance community together and increase the public exposure of dance in the Denver metro area of Colorado.
  • Follow and maintain the style guide and/or guidelines provided by Presenting Denver
  • Develop and maintain a website that is affordable and easy for the Presenting Denver to internally maintain.
  • As needed, create and maintain additional project specific websites for Presenting Denver.

The role of the Website Designer:

  • To update, maintain, and create new content for the website that is internally easy for Presenting Denver to use and externally easy to use for the dance community to engage with.
  • Be familiar with WordPress and other applications that are specific to our website.
  • Assist in the branding of Presenting Denver by way of the Presenting Denver website.
  • Assist in creation and maintenance of the overall look, feel and function of the Presenting Denver website.
  • Update website plug-ins and maintain correct functionality of the Presenting Denver website.
  • Assist in creation of new content for the Presenting Denver website.
  • As needed, create and maintain additional project specific websites for Presenting Denver.
  • Create an overall budget for the website(s).
  • Research external applications that may be applicable in helping the website function in the best way, while being financially conservative and responsible.
  • Brainstorm ways to help drive interaction on social media, projects, and services, donations, and newsletter subscriptions.
  • Assist in maintaining stats of the website.
  • Take suggestions from the Presenting Denver Board of Directors and staff for the needs and functions for the new Presenting Denver website.
  • Assist in creating easy functionality for internal and external use of the website.
  • Assist in the creation and maintenance of a PD Style Guides.
  • Ambassador Photographers report directly to the Executive Director of Presenting Denver. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors.
  • Communicate with the Executive Director on all projects and identify any resources needed.
  • Log your in-kind hours as outlined by Presenting Denver.
  • Act as a liaison for Presenting Denver in the community.

Financial Commitments: Outside of fees associated with attending Presenting Denver events or activities, there is no financial commitment for serving as a Presenting Denver Ambassador Website Designer. Presenting Denver is thankful for any financial support you choose to give and hope that you choose to take part in our projects, services, events and other Presenting Denver activities.

Financial Compensation: Serving as an Ambassador Website Designer is a volunteered position. There will be no financial compensation for your volunteered time, written materials, website design or other efforts.

Time Commitments: The Presenting Denver Ambassador Website Designer will meet with the rest of the Presenting Denver team as needed. Meetings will be held in Denver, Colorado during the week and are subject to change due to severe weather, holidays, or if a quorum (3 people) is unable to be met. Ambassadors will make every effort to attend the Website Committee meetings in person and come adequately prepared for each meeting. If an Ambassador is unable to attend, he/she will notify the Executive Director at least 48 hours in advance. The current overall time commitment is 5-10 hours per month. The time commitment is subject to change if an immediate projects needs to happen to best maintain the Presenting Denver website.

*information is subject to change

Ambassador Writer Description

 

PD Ambassador Writers will meet the following roles/responsibilities and commitments. Please note, depending upon the writing assignment, the timelines/expectations vary.

The Commentary Corner – Performance Coverage

  • Coordinate with Executive Director to select dance performances and rehearsals for the purpose of providing written coverage about professional dance performances or special stories relating to dance in the Denver metro community.
    • If cancellation of any selected performance must occur, the writer must notify the Executive Director at least 5 days in advance of a performance/rehearsal AND provide an alternate writer to cover the show or interview. Contact information for all writers can be found in the Google Drive.
    • More than 3 cancellations could result in the Writer no longer writing for PD for that performance calendar year. Extreme circumstances such as weather or emergencies will be discussed on a case-by-case basis with the Executive Director.
    • Performance coverage will be journalistic in nature (non-political, non-biased and supportive of the dance community by providing constructive opinions or feedback).
  • Performance coverage will include basic facts such as the name of the company, title of performance, location of performance and hyperlink of company.
  • Length of coverage will be dependent upon writer with a guideline at least 5 paragraphs or approximately 600 words, and no more than 10 paragraphs or approximately 1000 words. Please apply to the editor for special dispensation if your article needs to be outside of this range.
  • Titles will be between 1-4 words long.
  • Hyperlinks within review will be active.
  • No more than 72-120 hours (3-5 days) post-performance reviews are due to the Editorial Board.
    • Coverage will be submitted via Google Document or Word Document to presentingdenver@gmail.com.
    • The file will be save as mm-dd-yy Title (your initials). Example: 05-12-15 Dance (RF)
  • Editorial Board will make any edits deemed necessary and then submit document to Executive Director.
  • No more than 168-216 hours (7-9 days) post-performance Executive Director will post review.

The Commentary Corner – Special Stories

  • As discussed and decided with the Executive Director/Editorial Board, some writers will develop special topic stories.
  • Special Stories will be journalistic in nature (non-political, non-biased and supportive of the dance community by providing constructive opinions or feedback).
  • Timelines for these will vary pending upon the topic and need for fact-checking, photo credits and coordination.
  • Length of special stories will be dependent upon writer with a guideline at least 5 paragraphs or approximately 600 words, and no more than 10 paragraphs or approximately 1000 words. Please apply to the editor for special dispensation if your article needs to be outside of this range.
  • Titles will be between 1-4 words long.
  • Hyperlinks within special story will be active.
  • Editorial Board will review these pieces for editing purposes prior to final publication.
    • Stories will be submitted via Google Document or Word Document to presentingdenver@gmail.com
    • The file will be saved as mm-dd-yy Title (your initials)

In The Spotlight

  • Coordinate with Executive Director to schedule interview time and location
  • Arrive on-time and with approved 5-10 questions in-hand
    • Ensure any audio recording device is checked out prior to meeting, if desired.
  • Maintain professional and positive communication with interviewee.
  • Represent any quotes and information in a factual/journalistic manner.
  • Provide at least one hyperlink for audience to gather more information.
  • Format of interview is up to discretion of writer, while remaining journalistic in nature.
  • Length of article will be dependent upon writer with a guideline at least 5 paragraphs or approximately 600 words, and no more than 10 paragraphs or approximately 1000 words. Please apply to the editor for special dispensation if your article needs to be outside of this range.
  • Titles will be between 1-4 words long.
  • Editorial Board will make any edits deemed necessary and then submit document to Executive Director.
    • Interviews will be submitted via Google Document or Word Document to presentingdenver@gmail.com
    • The file will be saved as mm-dd-yy Title (your initials)

Editing:

  • All editing will take place in the Google Drive. Articles that are submitted via Word doc will be uploaded to the Google Drive. Articles that are submitted in Google Drive will be copied into a new document within the Google Drive for editing.
  • Editing will be conducting by the Editorial Board of Presenting Denver.
  • Editor(s) will make grammatical and mechanical edits to articles. Overall content of articles may change in length and structural order as editors have the discretion to edit for length and fluency. Therefore, the format and nature of your work may modify from the original draft submitted.
  • Editor(s) will make edits in suggestion mode in the Google Drive. It will be the responsibility of the writer to approve and/or deny edits, or make changes to the article as constructively suggested by the editor to best align with the mission of Presenting Denver. The writer may approve or deny edits or make changes via email or directly in the Google Drive.
  • Presenting Denver’s Executive Director will have final approval of all articles prior to publication on the Presenting Denver website.
  • Current Editors:
  • The Commentary Corner: W. Celeste Davis Stragand
  • In The Spotlight: Jane E. Werle

Timelines:

The Commentary Corner Coverage

  • 72-120 hours (3-5 days) post-performance, document is due to Editorial Board.
  • Editorial Board will review document within 24 hours and send to Executive Director with any grammatical/mechanical changes necessary.
  • 168-216 hrs (7-9 days) post-performance, Executive Director will post piece.

The Commentary Corner – Special Stories

  • Timelines for these will vary pending upon the topic and need for fact-checking, photo credits, coordination, and grammar/mechanical review.
  • Special Stories will be submitted via Google Document or Word Document to presentingdenver@gmail.com.
  • New writers conducting interviews for The Commentary Corner will be accompanied by the Executive Director once (1) prior to conducting interviews alone. If you schedule an interview, please notify the Executive Director ASAP to coordinate schedules.

In The Spotlight

  • 5 days prior to interview provide 5-10 questions to Editorial Board and Executive Director.
    • Any feedback will be sent back within 2 days.
    • New writers conducting interviews for In The Spotlight will be accompanied by the Executive Director once (1) prior to conducting interviews alone. If you schedule an interview, please notify the Executive Director ASAP to coordinate schedules.
  • 3-5 days prior to interview, check out audio recorder, if desired.
  • Draft interview due to Editorial Board and Executive Director within 4 weeks of interview.
  • Interviewee will be sent piece for any commentary and to verify quotes and otherwise provide a fact check, and will have 1 week to provide feedback.
  • Any feedback will be incorporated within 1 week of receipt and re-submitted as final product to Editorial Board and Executive Director.
  • Executive Director will post as determined by Presenting Denver calendar.

As a PD Writer the following principles apply:

  • Arrive early enough to collect tickets from will call for all performances and/or early enough to be prepared for interview.
  • Attend performances in their entirety.
  • Be mindful of deadlines set by Presenting Denver and only commit to what is reasonable to complete.
  • Report directly to the Executive Director and Editorial Board.
  • Serve as liaison in the community representing Presenting Denver in a professional and friendly manner.

Time Commitments: The time commitment as a Presenting Denver Writer will vary depending upon the length and type of submission.

Financial Commitments: Outside of fees associated with attending Presenting Denver events or activities, there is no financial commitment for serving as a Presenting Denver Ambassador Writer. Presenting Denver is thankful for any financial support you choose to give and hope that you choose to take part in our projects, services, events and other Presenting Denver activities.

Financial Compensation: Serving as Writer is a volunteered position. There will be no financial compensation for any written material or time. Final written pieces are property of Presenting Denver.

*Information is subject to change.

Community Outreach Ambassador Description

The goal of a Community Outreach Ambassador:

  • Assist Presenting Denver by serving as a community liaison to individuals and organizations in the dance community regarding Presenting Denver events, projects, services, information and news.

The role of a Community Outreach Ambassador:

  • Assist in community outreach with marketing, promotional or advertising materials, provided by Presenting Denver, via email or social media to your personal or professional networks.
  • Distribute print or digital marketing, promotional or advertising materials provided by Presenting Denver
  • Forward Presenting Denver newsletters of bulletins to your personal or professional networks.
  • Communicate and coordinate with the Marketing Sub-Committee for supportive materials and messaging.
  • Report to the Executive Director of Presenting Denver, who reports to the Presenting Denver Board of Directors
  • Act as a liaison in the community for Presenting Denver
  • Attend Presenting Denver events or activities as your schedule permits

Financial Commitments: Outside of fees associated with attending Presenting Denver events or activities, there is no financial commitment for serving as a Presenting Denver Community Outreach Ambassador. Presenting Denver is thankful for any financial support you choose to give and hope that you choose to take part in our projects, services, events and other Presenting Denver activities.

Financial Compensation: Serving as a Community Outreach Ambassador is a volunteered position. There will be no financial compensation for your volunteered time or efforts.

Time Commitments: The time commitment as a Presenting Denver Ambassador will vary depending upon the scope of work you decide to take on. Presenting Denver acknowledges that our Ambassadors have lives outside of their volunteer time and will try to work with you to the best of our ability, while still being mindful of deadlines.

*information is subject to change

Events Committee Description

Goal of the Events Committee:

  • To create events that support Presenting Denver’s mission, vision goals and objectives.
  • Support the event needs of the Presenting Denver Board of Directors and Committees.

The role of the Events Committee:

  • Plan and execute the details for the Presenting Denver events.
  • Create an annual budget for the Presenting Denver events.
  • Secure location, catering or liquor sponsor for events (if needed).
  • Perform outreach/marketing to the community about the events.
  • Volunteer at the events as your schedule permits.
  • Act as a liaison in the community for Presenting Denver.

The chairman of the Events Committee will update the Board of Directors at each meeting on the progress of the event series and answer any questions from the board. The Presenting Denver Board of Directors meets every 6 weeks on a Thursday evening from 5:30-8pm. The chairman of the Events Committee will have the option of calling in to update the board of directors as opposed to attending the meeting in person.

Financial Commitments: Outside of fees associated with attending Presenting Denver events or activities, there is no financial commitment for serving as a Presenting Denver Ambassador on the Events Committee. Presenting Denver is thankful for any financial support you choose to give and hope that you choose to take part in our projects, services, events and other Presenting Denver activities.

Financial Compensation: Serving on the Events Committee is a volunteered position. There will be no financial compensation for your volunteered time or efforts.

Time Commitments: The Presenting Denver Events Committee will meet every 8 weeks. Meetings will be held in Denver, Colorado during the week and are subject to change due to severe weather, holidays, or if a quorum (3 people) is unable to be met. Committee members will make every effort to attend the committee meetings in person and come adequately prepared for each meeting. If a committee member is unable to attend, he/she will notify the Chairman of the Events Committee at least 48 hours in advance. Committee members will make every effort to attend events planned by the events committee. As Presenting Denver events draw near, the events committee will meet as necessary. The current overall time commitment is 12-15 hours per quarter.

*Information is subject to change

Dance Festival Committee Description

The goal of the Dance Festival Committee is to:

  • Assist in the development and the execution of the Presenting Denver Dance Festival.
  • Create a dance festival in Denver that is relatable to the current dance and the non-dance audience.

The role of the Dance Festival Committee:

  • Create a budget for the Presenting Denver Dance Festival (PDDF).
  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors to create and fulfill the festival theme for the PDDF.
  • Identify and manage the festival location, needed permits, insurance, contracts, staff, technical needs and any other operating needs to execute the PDDF.
  • Manage the call for submissions for the PDDF artists.
  • Manage the adjudication process and juror panel for the PDDF.
  • Communicate with the PDDF artists on the festival commitments and expectations as set by the Board of Directors.
  • Solidify contracts and usage rights with the selected festival artists.
  • Identify, communicate, and coordinate with festival sponsors, in-kind sponsors and volunteers.
  • Guide and report of the progress of the Dance Festival Sub-Committee’s projects and programming to the Board of Directors.
  • Develop programming and events for the PDDF.
  • Collaborate with the Presenting Denver Board of Directors and other committees about specific needs to support the PDDF.
  • Collaborate with Presenting Denver’s Executive Director about specific needs to support the PDDF.
  • Be an active participant behind the scenes at the PDDF.
  • Coordinate and direct PDDF volunteers.
  • Act as a liaison in the community for Presenting Denver.

The chairman of the Dance Festival Committee will update the Board of Directors at each meeting on the progress of the committee. The Presenting Denver Board of Directors meets every 6 weeks on a Thursday evening from 5:30-8pm. The chairman of the Dance Festival Committee will have the option of calling in to update the board of directors as opposed to attending the meeting in person.

Financial Commitments: Outside of fees associated with attending Presenting Denver events or activities, there is no financial commitment for serving as a Presenting Denver Ambassador on the Dance Festival Committee. Presenting Denver is thankful for any financial support you choose to give and hope that you choose to take part in our projects, services, events and other Presenting Denver activities.

Financial Compensation: Serving on the Dance Festival Committee is a volunteered position. There will be no financial compensation for your volunteered time or efforts.

Time Commitments: The Presenting Denver Dance Festival Committee will meet every 6 weeks. Meetings will be held in Denver, Colorado during the week and are subject to change due to severe weather, holidays, or if a quorum (3 people) is unable to be met. Committee members will make every effort to attend the committee meetings in person and come adequately prepared for each meeting. If a committee member is unable to attend, he/she will notify the Chairman of the Dance Festival Committee at least 48 hours in advance. Committee members will make every effort to attend events planned by the events committee. As the dance festival approaches committee involvement may take additional time outside of the projected monthly commitment. The current overall time commitment is 10-15 hours per month.

*Information is subject to change

Grants/Fundraising Sub-Committee Description

Presenting Denver’s Development Committee will consist of two sub-committees, Marketing and Grants/Fundraising. The two sub-committees will work together to provide a sustainable financial base and to ensure the branding and messaging of Presenting Denver remains consistent to the public, potential donors and other funding sources.

The Goal of the Development Committee:

  • Make suggestions to the Board of Directors as to how the organization should proceed with fundraising and marketing opportunities.

The role of the Development Committee:

  • Oversee and assist in raising funds for Presenting Denver’s operating budget, projects and services by way of grants, sponsorships, donations, and in-kind donations.
  • Oversee and assist in creating branding and messaging for Presenting Denver
  • Attend Presenting Denver events as schedule permits
  • Act as a liaison in the community for Presenting Denver

Grants/Fundraising Sub-Committee Description

The role of the Grants/Fundraising Sub-Committee:

  • Create a strategic, sustainable fundraising campaign for Presenting Denver to raise money to support the general operating budget, projects, events and services
  • Create a donor, sponsorship and in-kind donation agreement and benefits structure
  • Raise money for Presenting Denver’s operating budget, projects, and services through donations
  • Attend Presenting Denver events as your schedule permits
  • Identify grants that Presenting Denver qualifies for and present the opportunities to the Board of Directors
  • Research and apply for grants that the Presenting Denver Board of Directors approves
  • Communicate and coordinate with the Events Committee about specific events to ensure adequate funding
  • Communicate and coordinate with the Marketing Sub-Committee for supportive materials and messaging
  • Communicate with the Executive Director of Presenting Denver to ensure that thank you notes and acknowledgement letters are sent to donors and sponsors
  • Act as a liaison in the community for Presenting Denver

The chairman of the Development Committee will update the Board of Directors at each meeting on the progress of the committee. The Presenting Denver Board of Directors meets every 6 weeks on a Thursday evening from 5:30-8pm. The chairman of the Development Committee will have the option of calling in to update the board of directors as opposed to attending the meeting in person.

Financial Commitments: Outside of fees associated with attending Presenting Denver events or activities, there is no financial commitment for serving as a Presenting Denver Ambassador on the Development Committee or Sub-Committees. Presenting Denver is thankful for any financial support you choose to give and hope that you choose to take part in our projects, services, events and other Presenting Denver activities.

Financial Compensation: Serving on the Development Committee or Sub-Committees is a volunteered position. There will be no financial compensation for your volunteered time or efforts.

Time Commitments: The Presenting Denver Development Committee will meet every 6 weeks. The Marketing Sub-Committee and Grants/Fundraising Sub-Committee will meet every 6 weeks. Meetings will be held in Denver, Colorado during the week and are subject to change due to severe weather, holidays, or if a quorum (3 people) is unable to be met. Committee members will make every effort to attend the committee meetings in person and come adequately prepared for each meeting. If a committee member is unable to attend, he/she will notify the Chairman of the Committee at least 48 hours in advance. Committee members will make every effort to attend events planned by the events committee. As a deadline approaches committee involvement may take additional time outside of the projected monthly commitment. The current overall time commitment is 10 hours per month.

*Information is subject to change

Marketing Sub-Committee Description

Presenting Denver’s Development Committee will consist of two sub-committees, Marketing and Grants/Fundraising. The two sub-committees will work together to provide a sustainable financial base and to ensure the branding and messaging of Presenting Denver remains consistent to the public, potential donors and other funding sources.

The Goal of the Development Committee:

  • Make suggestions to the Board of Directors as to how the organization should proceed with fundraising and marketing opportunities.

The role of the Development Committee:

  • Oversee and assist in raising funds for Presenting Denver’s operating budget, projects and services by way of grants, sponsorships, donations, and in-kind donations.
  • Oversee and assist in creating branding and messaging for Presenting Denver
  • Attend Presenting Denver events as schedule permits
  • Act as a liaison in the community for Presenting Denver

Marketing Sub-Committee

Goal of the Marketing Sub-Committee:

  • Create branding and messaging for Presenting Denver
  • Develop and execute a strategic marketing campaign that aligns with Presenting Denver’s 1, 3 and 5 year goals designated by the Board of Directors

The role of the Marketing Sub-Committee:

  • Create an annual Marketing Budget
  • Create the messaging and design for all web, print, social media, and other collateral needs for Presenting Denver
  • Maintain a list of press contacts
  • Create press releases as needed on behalf of Presenting Denver
  • Communicate and coordinate with the Events Committee about specific events needed to support the annual fundraising campaign
  • Communicate and coordinate with the Grants/Fundraising Sub-Committee to develop supportive materials and messaging
  • Communicate with the Executive Director on all marketing projects and identify any resource needs
  • Attend Presenting Denver events as schedule permits
  • Act as a liaison in the community for Presenting Denver

The chairman of the Development Committee will update the Board of Directors at each meeting on the progress of the committee. The Presenting Denver Board of Directors meets every 6 weeks on a Thursday evening from 5:30-8pm. The chairman of the Development Committee will have the option of calling in to update the board of directors as opposed to attending the meeting in person.

Financial Commitments: Outside of fees associated with attending Presenting Denver events or activities, there is no financial commitment for serving as a Presenting Denver Ambassador on the Development Committee or Sub-Committees. Presenting Denver is thankful for any financial support you choose to give and hope that you choose to take part in our projects, services, events and other Presenting Denver activities.

Financial Compensation: Serving on the Development Committee or Sub-Committees is a volunteered position. There will be no financial compensation for your volunteered time or efforts.

Time Commitments: The Presenting Denver Development Committee will meet every 6 weeks. The Marketing Sub-Committee and Grants/Fundraising Sub-Committee will meet every 6 weeks. Meetings will be held in Denver, Colorado during the week and are subject to change due to severe weather, holidays, or if a quorum (3 people) is unable to be met. Committee members will make every effort to attend the committee meetings in person and come adequately prepared for each meeting. If a committee member is unable to attend, he/she will notify the Chairman of the Committee at least 48 hours in advance. Committee members will make every effort to attend events planned by the events committee. As a deadline approaches committee involvement may take additional time outside of the projected monthly commitment. The current overall time commitment is 10 hours per month.

*Information is subject to change

Dance Festival Sub-Committee Description

The goal of the Dance Festival Sub-Committee is to:

  • Assist in the development and the execution of the Presenting Denver Dance Festival master classes and preview performances.
  • Create a dance festival programing that is relatable to the current dance and the non-dance audience.

The role of the Dance Festival Sub-Committee:

  • Create a budget for the Presenting Denver Dance Festival (PDDF) master classes and preview performances.
  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors to create and fulfill the festival theme for the PDDF.
  • Identify and manage the festival location, needed permits, insurance, contracts, staff, technical needs and any other operating needs to execute the PDDF.
  • Communicate with the PDDF artists on the festival commitments and expectations as set by the Board of Directors and the Dance Festival Committee.
  • Identify, communicate, and coordinate with festival sponsors, in-kind sponsors and volunteers.
  • Collaborate with the Presenting Denver Board of Directors and other committees about specific needs to support the PDDF.
  • Collaborate with Presenting Denver’s Executive Director about specific needs to support the PDDF.
  • Be an active participant behind the scenes at the PDDF.
  • Coordinate and direct PDDF volunteers.
  • Act as a liaison in the community for Presenting Denver.

The chairman of the Dance Festival Sub-Committee will update the Dance Festival co-chairs after each meeting.

Financial Commitments: Outside of fees associated with attending Presenting Denver events or activities, there is no financial commitment for serving as a Presenting Denver Ambassador on the Dance Festival Sub-Committee. Presenting Denver is thankful for any financial support you choose to give and hope that you choose to take part in our projects, services, events and other Presenting Denver activities.

Financial Compensation: Serving on the Dance Festival Sub-Committee is a volunteered position. There will be no financial compensation for your volunteered time or efforts.

Time Commitments: The Presenting Denver Dance Festival Sub-Committee will meet every 6 weeks. Meetings will be held in person or over the phone in Denver, Colorado during the week and are subject to change due to severe weather, holidays, or if a quorum (3 people) is unable to be met. Committee members will make every effort to attend the committee meetings in person and come adequately prepared for each meeting. If a committee member is unable to attend, he/she will notify the Chairman of the Dance Festival Sub-Committee at least 48 hours in advance. Committee members will make every effort to attend events planned by the events committee. As the dance festival approaches committee involvement may take additional time outside of the projected monthly commitment. The current overall time commitment is 10-15 hours per month.

*information is subject to change

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