We are launching brand new programming & specialty events which will be part of our in-house series – such as Open Mic night & LIVE at Busboys and Poets – at our newly opened Anacostia Busboys and Poets location.

We are looking for funny, energetic, charismatic, and socio-politically aware people who can facilitate an open or closed mic style event for two hours.

Email us poetry@busboysandpoets.com or go to https://www.busboysandpoets.com/about/join-our-tribe/ to enter your information

Job Type: Contract

Experience:

Hosting: 1 year (Required)

Contract Renewal:

Annually

Please send – a writing sample, 2 videos/audios of you performing or hosting, 2 references, an EPK (Electronic Press Kit or Resume), and short statement on why you would fit as a Busboys and Poets host.

Payment – You receive a $100 honorarium for each hosting gig, plus a $25 meal comp NOT including Alcoholic purchases.

Preference given to poet, performers, and residents of Ward 7 and 8.

About Busboys and Poets:
Busboys and Poets is a community where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted… a place to take a deliberate pause and feed your mind, body and soul…a space for art, culture and politics to intentionally collide… we believe that by creating such a space we can inspire social change and begin to transform our community and the world.

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