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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.

POSITION TITLE: Manager of Individual Giving and Board Liason

DEPARTMENT: Development

REPORTS TO: External Affairs

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 a dynamic, results-oriented and mission-driven individual to join Hubbard Street’s External Affairs department. This full time position will allow a detail-oriented, entrepreneurial development professional the opportunity to be part of a coordinated External Affairs team, primarily responsible for successfully planning and executing the Annual Fund campaign and for managing Board engagement activities. The Individual Giving Manager and Board Liaison will work closely with the Director of External Affairs to develop and execute a patron centered annual fund campaign. This position will also work closely with the Director of External Affairs and Executive Director on Board engagement for the organization. The Individual Giving Manager and Board Liaison will manage and oversee the creation of a comprehensive, data driven plan to solicit individual donors (up to $5,000) and will serve as the department leader in regards to data integrity and database procedures.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Develop and execute multi-channel strategy to secure donations from current, lapsed and prospective donors up to $5,000, including direct mail solicitations, annual renewals, electronic, telephone and personal appeals.

  • Develop, manage, and coordinate budget for direct mail solicitation projects and materials.

  • Track and analyze appeals, sources and channels of Annual Fund gifts.

  • Manage comprehensive and strategic acknowledgment process for annual fund donors and major gift sponsors, including strategy for in-theater recognition and benefits fulfillment.

  • Manage calendar of full Board meetings, committee meetings and one-on-one meetings of Executive Director and Artistic Director with Board Members.

  • Serve as point of contact for Board member questions, ticketing concerns, and Board meeting documents, including note taking during meetings.

  • Manage non-ticketed benefits fulfillment for subscribers & develop and execute subscriber-donor recognition and solicitation strategy.

  • Analyze donor and loyal patron data to determine new and improved fundraising strategies.

  • Maintain and streamline Hubbard Street protocols for use of Tessitura, while providing support and training to all users of the Tessitura system.

  • Other duties as deemed appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:  

  • 3-5 years professional experience working in a related field or position.

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or comparable work experience.

  • Hubbard Street gives preference to candidates who have demonstrable experience advocating for equity, diversity and inclusion.

  • Organizational and analytical skills.

  • Entrepreneurial mindset.

  • Flexibility and a “team player” sensibility.

  • Ability to handle detailed work accurately.

  • Passion for the arts.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Emotional intelligence.

  • Confidence in and comfort with frequent in-person and phone communication with VIPs and high level donors.

  • Proficient computer skills with Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel.

  • Previous experience with Tessitura or other fundraising databases.

  • Previous experience with in-person solicitations, telefunding, or sales is a plus.

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume, portfolio link, and references to jobs@hubbardstreetdance.com (.pdfs only).

Please include INDIVIDUAL GIVING AND BOARD LIASON in the subject line of your email. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis. No phone calls, please.

POSITION TITLE: Company Manager

DEPARTMENT: Artistic

REPORTS TO: Artistic Director

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 a smart, proactive and mission-driven individual to join Hubbard Street’s Artistic department. Reporting to the Artistic Director and working closely with the Production Manager, the Company Manager is an integral part of the General Management, Artistic and Production teams, blending high-level organizational thinking with detailed hands-on tactical execution. This wide-reaching position requires a self-starter, with a varied and thorough creative problem-solving and data-driven skill set. This is a touring position; the Company Manager is on the road 3-16 weeks/year with the company.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Oversee the general care and well-being of all full time and visiting artists. Responsible for the coordination, management and day-to-day operation of all artist services.
  • Advance and organize flights, ground transportation, housing and hospitality for Hubbard Street artists and staff while on tour and for visiting artists in Chicago.
  • Schedule accompanists and teachers for company classes at home and on tour.
  • Coordinate in-house physical therapy serving our full-time artists.
  • Act as the organization’s liaison between external constituents and Hubbard Street while on the road. Facilitate meetings between Artistic Director and presenters.
  • Working alongside the Business Office, oversee the day-to-day administration of the workers comp policy for new and open claims.
  • Develop and maintain clear organizational systems for efficiently tracking and communicating information.
  • Work as a team with the Controller and Production Manager to manage and track expense budgets for artistic activity, and implement a robust reconciliation process.
  • Provide contract negotiation, licensing, and visa coordination support to General Management team.
  • Assist with the coordination of company-wide social events.
  • Supervise archival video with members of other departments.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:  

  • Hubbard Street gives preference to candidates who have demonstrable experience advocating for equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Five plus years of related experience at a touring performing arts institution.
  • Superior relationship building and interpersonal skills.
  • A strategic, data-driven, and creative problem solver, with highly developed analytical skills.
  • An excellent communicator with a team attitude who knows how to manage up successfully and is willing to pitch in and get the job done.    
  • High levels of discretion and appropriate judgment with confidential materials.
  • Demonstrated ability to work productively and graciously under strict time constraints.
  • Must be available to tour 3 to 16 weeks per year, and for evening/weekend work.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs and a valid driver’s license.

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume, portfolio link, and references to jobs@hubbardstreetdance.com (.pdfs only).

Please include COMPANY MANAGER in the subject line of your email. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis. No phone calls, please.