Keshet is a thriving cultural organization in the community because of its amazing volunteers. This passionate group is the backbone of the organization, assisting with productions, organizing special events, selling ad space in the playbills, posting fliers around town along with many other crucial roles. Typically Keshet has the help of over 200 volunteers putting in thousands of hours over a given year.
The following is a list of volunteer opportunities:
Work/Study Program (see below)
Specialized Needs for Productions – LEARN MORE
Ongoing Volunteer Activities – LEARN MORE
Sign up for Keshet’s Work/Study Program and take dance classes in exchange for work hours. For every hour worked, participants are eligible for one hour of dance instruction within Keshet’s Community Class Schedule. The program runs in tandem with our class sessions. Applicants must be 18 or older to apply and must participate in an interview and orientation/training prior to acceptance into the program. No dance experience is necessary. Call, stop by, or click on the link below for more information.
Specialized Needs for Productions
Help the performers backstage with costuming and placement for entrances. This role requires a background check and an attending a training session.
Includes mending, labeling and washing costumes as well as occasional costume creation.
Includes executing a variety of Front of House functions during a production, these include: guest services, ushering and merchandise sales. Keshet provides training for our KCA Docent team.
Ongoing Volunteer Activities
Keshet is always looking for volunteers to post flyers that promote the classes and shows at venues around Albuquerque and to help the Keshet staff keep the Keshet Center for the Arts clean. Cleaning responsibilities are flexible and varied.
For more information regarding volunteering, please contact Vangie@Keshetarts.org
Keshet Dance Company is a 501c3 non-profit and have been in good standing since 1996. Our EIN number is 85-0436623. A donation letter is sent to each donor for tax purposes. Your support of Keshet programming and operations is vital to serving our community locally, nationally and internationally.
Ways to give
Call 505-224-9808 We can process Visa or Mastercard over the phone
Send a check, made out to “Keshet” to:
Keshet Center for the Arts; 4121 Cutler Ave NE, Albuquerque NM 87110
Shop with Amazon Smile
Follow this link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/85-0436623
Once you select Keshet Dance/Center for the Arts as your nonprofit, Keshet will receive 0.5% of the price of all your eligible smile.amazon.com purchases, regardless of whether you use the unique AmazonSmile link to return to the site. However, we recommend you bookmark our custom link above so you don’t accidentally shop at www.amazon.com instead of smile.amazon.com. Only purchases made at smile.amazon.com are eligible for donations.
Employee Giving Programs
As of 2016, designated giving to “Keshet Dance Company” through United Way of Central New Mexico, incurs a 10% processing fee prior to being sent to Keshet.
All in-kind donations must be pre-approved. Please call 505.224.9808 for donations of physical items or services.
Where does your money go?
Online donors can designate a specific program area or indicate “where needed most.” In addition to credit card processing fees, online systems take a 3.5% cut for processing.
Classes & Workshops
Keshet Community Dance Classes run in three sessions throughout the year [Winter/Spring; Summer and Fall sessions]. Weekly classes are available for ages 2 through adult for all levels and abilities. LEARN MORE
Keshet offers unlimited non-competitive scholarships for youth (under 18 years). Scholarships are run according to Community Dance sessions. If you wish to apply for a Youth Scholarship, the application must be completed by a parent or legal guardian, in person [15 min. prior to your first class is fine.] LEARN MORE
Adult Work/Study Program – LEARN MORE
Dance Camps and Intensives – LEARN MORE
KIIC Arts Business Workshops
Keshet Ideas and Innovation Community (KIIC) offers arts business workshops for any artist or arts entrepreneur. KIIC Members may attend these workshops for free, however non-members are welcome for a workshop fee of $30 per attendee [unless otherwise noted].
To register for the next KIIC Arts Business Workshop – CLICK HERE
Interested in joining the Keshet team?
Dance Instructors – Ongoing
Dance instructors of all styles looking for new teaching opportunities are welcome to send a cover letter and resume to Lindsay Shettlesworth, Human Resources Director. Submitting a video reel of dance instruction or choreography is encouraged.
Mail to: Keshet Center for the Arts
Attn: Lindsay Shettlesworth
4121 Cutler Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Arts Administration and Special Event Internship Opportunities
Keshet seeks candidates interested in learning about Arts Administration and Special Event coordination. Interns will gain in-depth experience and will learn how various departments work together to achieve the organization’s goals. Interns will also gain nonprofit administrative experience which can include; basic budgeting, project management, business writing, customer service and introductory database training. A commitment of 15-30 hrs/ wk for 12 weeks is required.
Superb attention to detail;
Responsible, reliable and efficient;
Excellent writing and verbal communication skills (English) Proficiency with MS Word, MS Excel and general internet proficiency
Background in dance, music, theater or performing arts is preferred
Complimentary dance or fitness classes at Keshet
Complimentary ticket to performances held at Keshet Center for the Arts
Completion of any practicum/ work experience/ school credit paperwork