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

OPEN POSITIONS

POSITION TITLE: Summer Intensive Chaperone
DEPARTMENT: Summer Intensive Program  (Ages 13 - 17)
REPORTS TO: Manager of Training Operations

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

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

This is a seasonal, full-time position for our CONNECT and ADVANCE Summer Intensive Programs held in Chicago, IL at Roosevelt College and Columbia College Chicago. We are seeking an experienced and responsible Chaperone to join Hubbard Street’s Summer Intensive Staff. The Summer Intensive Chaperone is responsible for supervising up to 15 students between the ages of 13 and 17, and works with the Head Chaperone to ensure that students are supervised during class times, lunch breaks, on activities, and in the dormitory. Chaperones ensure that students are safe at all times, eating responsibly, and respecting all rules laid out by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, The University dorms, Roosevelt College, and Colombia College Chicago.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Be available from Saturday, June 11 – July 23, 2022
  • Effectively supervise students to assure student safety
  • Effectively and fairly interpret and apply policies and procedures
  • Prioritize work to reflect the needs of the students
  • Maintain a professional chaperone-to-student relationship

QUALIFICATIONS:

Hubbard Street gives preference to candidates who have demonstrable experience advocating for equity, diversity and inclusion. Applicants for the Summer Intensive Chaperone also must:

  • Possess strong communication skills
  • Be highly organized
  • Have previous experience with students 13 - 17 years of age
  • Be able to physically assist an injured student
  • Be able to live in the dormitory with students

DETAILS:

Chaperones will receive:

  • Free Housing
  • 10 Meals Per Week
  • Reimbursement for travel-related activities
  • A small stipend
  • The opportunity to train with dancers and members of the Hubbard Street Artistic Staff

TO APPLY:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of three (3) references (.pdfs only) detailing your interest and qualifications to Krista Ellensohn, Manager of Training Operations, at
kellensohn@hubbardstreetdance.com by EOB March 11, 2022. Please include SUMMER INTENSIVE CHAPERONE in the subject line of your email. 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’s work.

POSITION TITLE: Director of Education
DEPARTMENT: Education
REPORTS TO: Executive Director and Artistic Director
SALARY: $75,000

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago seeks a new Director of Education. Nationally known for innovation and effectiveness, Hubbard Street’s Education Programs build sustainable school partnerships with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) that include in-school residencies, teacher professional development, teaching artist training, and performance opportunities. These programs focus on the creative process to empower students as learners across disciplines and skills, and build long-term impact by increasing teachers’ understanding and capacity for utilizing dance education in the classroom.

The Director of Education leads all in-school education activities and serves as a member of the senior management team. Primary responsibilities include the development and management of new and existing programming and school partnerships, hiring and training teaching artists, developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with the Chicago Public Schools. Academic responsibilities include developing a variety of educator and teaching artist professional development workshops and seminars, designing HSDC’s curricula and providing vision and leadership for the growth of programs. This position also manages Hubbard Street’s Adaptive Dance programs. This position does not manage Hubbard Street’s summer intensive programs and plays a supporting role in the organization’s broader community engagement efforts.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Shape the focus of and direct Hubbard Street Dance’s Education in accordance with the organizations mission
  • Develop and maintain long-term partnerships with the Chicago Public School system and our partner schools
  • In collaboration with schools and the HSDC team, develop and maintain curriculum for Hubbard Street’s in-school programs
  • Hire, manage, and provide professional development opportunities for teaching artists
  • Direct staff and teaching artists in all administrative aspects of department’s education programs and partnerships, such as scheduling, communicating with artists and schools, monitoring throughout the year, disseminating and assessing evaluations, soliciting partners, and all other administrative needs
  • Create and maintain detailed success metrics for programs
  • Create and direct all education research initiatives
  • Liaise with artistic staff to facilitate effective creation and implementation of community programs including student performances and community weeks
  • When requested, develop performance related materials, train dancers to work with students, and other performance related workshops
  • With the marketing department, develop supporting materials to create a positive image for Education Programs, insuring visibility within the community and nationally
  • Work with development department to explore new funding opportunities,  report on current grants, and draft language in support of new grant applications
  • Work with finance department to establish and work within budgets
  • Design and implement special projects as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Five years of experience in dance education or an arts education related field.
  • Proven experience in budgeting, strategic planning and analysis to support decision making
  • Performing Arts and/or Non-profit experience a plus
  • Strong knowledge of common office software and digital engagement strategies a plus.

Please apply through the Breezy HR portal and send a cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications, along with a professional resume (.pdfs only). No phone calls, please.

APPLY NOW

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