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Join the team at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago!

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks candidates with demonstrable experience advocating for equity, diversity and inclusion.

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POSITION TITLE: Director of Marketing and Communications

DEPARTMENT: Marketing and Communications

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, America’s premier contemporary dance company, seeks a dynamic, results-oriented, and mission-driven professional to serve as Director of Marketing and Communications. Reporting to the Executive Director, this position is responsible for providing leadership and strategic oversight for marketing, communications, branding, and public relations activities across the organization. Creating compelling and consistent narratives that drive public perception and measurable outcomes is key to success in this role.

The Director of Marketing and Communications manages a team of three professionals specializing in communications, marketing, and media.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Directs the Hubbard Street Dance Chicago brand.
  • Creates and executes comprehensive, integrated, multi-channel marketing plans to boost subscriber and single ticket sales and enrollment in youth and adult training programs.
  • Executes media strategies in concert with these marketing plans by researching, identifying, and cultivating press leads; pitching story ideas and placing provided media; and engaging the press and public with mission-centric communications via social media and other communications channels.
  •  Oversees execution of all public-facing materials including the organization’s Annual Report.
  • Drafts organizational announcements, press releases, and public-facing copy as needed, coordinating their routing among relevant staff, and securing necessary approvals.
  • Actively monitors published press coverage and social media mentions. Serves as a “front-line” communicator with the public, responding to inquiries and requests in a timely manner. Builds and maintains offline archives of key media coverage, and compiles topic-specific reports as needed to support senior staff.
  • Receives and presents press inquiries — including photo and video requests — in a timely manner, and drafts and delivers press invitations for opening performances and other events.
  • Project-manages photo calls, video capture, site visits, interviews, and media editing as necessary.
  • Serves as the liaison when public-facing information and materials are transferred between Hubbard Street, its institutional collaborators and partners, booking agents, and touring performance presenters.
  • Other duties as deemed appropriate.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES:

  • Provide general institutional support as member of the senior management team.
  • Create and oversee marketing budgets and revenue projections, participating in strategic planning processes, participating in meetings of the Board of Directors, the Finance Committee and the Executive Committee.
  • Other duties as deemed appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  •  Five years or more of progressive experience in communications and/or marketing, including management experience.
  •  Experience working with a board of directors.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Hubbard Street gives preference to candidates who have demonstrable experience advocating for equity, diversity and inclusion.

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@hubbardstreetdance.com (.pdfs only). Applications reviewed on a rolling basis. Salary is commensurate with experience. No phone calls, please.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in all areas of the organization.

POSITION TITLE: Teaching Artist, In-school Programs

DEPARTMENT:Education

REPORTS TO: Senior Manager of School and Community Programs

At Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, we bring artists, art and audiences together to enrich, engage, and change lives through the experience of dance.

We are seeking dynamic, results-oriented and mission-driven individuals to join our Education department as teaching artists and assistant teaching artists (part-time) for our in-school programs. Hubbard Street offers unique and innovative residencies that allow schools to incorporate dance into their classrooms and curricula. Hubbard Street teaching artists are responsible for leading these residencies, integrating dance with other subjects while introducing students to improvisation and choreography. Teaching artists are an integral part of all residencies’ curriculum planning and documentation, and will meet with classroom teachers prior to and throughout each residency. Hubbard Street teaching artists receive paid professional development and training. Classes are for students in Chicago and suburban schools in grades preK–12.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Develop, teach, and document arts-integrated curriculum that focuses on the creative process.
  • Attend all Teaching Artist professional development workshops and implement new learning in teaching practice.
  • Develop and implement assessment tools embedded within programming.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:  

  • Hubbard Street gives preference to candidates who have demonstrable experience advocating for equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • BA required, MA preferred for lead teaching artists.
  • Knowledge of state and national core arts standards.
  • Experience with arts integration.
  • Spanish language skills a plus.
  • Significant teaching experience in a school setting preferred.
  • Background in choreography and improvisation.
  • Professional demeanor when interacting with students, partner teachers and staff.
  • Ability to travel to various locations and schools in the Chicago area.

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (.pdfs only) detailing your interest and qualifications to jobs@hubbardstreetdance.com. Please include TEACHING ARTIST in the subject line of your email. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis. No phone calls, please.

POSITION TITLE: Stitcher

DEPARTMENT: Production

At Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC), we bring artists, art and audiences together to enrich, engage, and change lives through the experience of dance. Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is home to the premier contemporary dance company in the United States, the largest dance facility in Chicago, and serves the community through youth, education, and community engagement programs, and adaptive dance programs that serve thousands of children across the Chicago area.

We are seeking Overhire Stitchers. Stitchers are responsible for building and altering costumes under the supervisions of the draper or first hand and may take on additional duties as assigned. Hubbard Street is committed to equality and diversity in its workforce and encourages all interested parties to apply. Ideal candidates will be team players with strong organizational, interpersonal, and time-management skills.

Position is hourly. No travel or housing compensation is available for this position.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with industrial and home sewing machines, hand sewing and finishing techniques, laundry, and basic knowledge of costume construction techniques.
  • Experience with dance-wear is appreciated but not required.
  • Ability to work with varied personalities and timetables a must.

TO APPLY: Please send a letter of interest, resume, and references to production@hubbardstreetdance.com. No phone calls, please. Please include “Stitcher” in the subject line of your email.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in all areas of the organization.