Choose Robert Umali Evans for DJ Coordinator of Portland Blues & Jazz Dance Society

Choose Robert Umali Evans for DJ Coordinator of Portland Blues & Jazz Dance Society

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Dear Portland Blues Dance Community, 

My name is Robert Evans. I am appealing to you for support in my bid to become the DJ Coordinator for the Portland Blues & Jazz Dance Society. Usually these kinds of positions are given away without any transparency about who applied and what their goals are going in. This leaves some people in our community feeling like the organization is totally beyond their reach and influence. I want to normalize the idea of “campaigning” for positive change in our community, so that once I’m in a position of power I can be held accountable to uphold the values I campaigned on, and raise the standard and expectations of transparency for those who take the position after me. 

FIVE COMMITMENTS TO DANCERS: 

  1. Ensure a diverse DJ lineup with your favorites and some new faces 
  2. Be approachable and feedback-hungry for input from dancers 
  3. Ensure there is a training pathway for aspiring DJs in our scene 
  4. Ensure sound quality throughout the entire night 
  5. Ensure the DJ lineup is always clearly announced on social media 

FIVE COMMITMENTS TO DJS: 

  1. Add a tip jar for the DJs and build a DJ appreciation culture 
  2. Give plenty of advanced notice for DJ gigs and available slots 
  3. Maintain a quick response time when messaged or asked questions 
  4. Respect each DJs autonomy to create the theme and vibe they want to create during their set, and not be a micro-manager 
  5. DJ minimally and focus on hiring you, not me 

More broadly speaking regarding our community values, I am also a big supporter of live music, living legends, and local talent. Those values will inform my efforts as a DJ coordinator and I hope to bridge the gap between the DJd music and live music communities.

If you don't know enough about me to know that I can follow through with all of my commitments, I have many dancing, DJing, and coordinating credentials and references. Please contact me if you're curious about my campaign. 

Thank you for your consideration! 
Robert Umali Evans 
Job Candidate for PB&J DJ Coordinator 

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