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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.

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POSITION TITLE: Artist Training Coordinator 

DEPARTMENT: Artist Training 

REPORTS TO: Administrative Manager of Artist Training

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.

HSDC is seeking an independent, detailed-oriented, and mission-driven professional to serve as general administrative support for the Department of Artist Training. Reporting to the Administrative Manager of Artist Training, this position is responsible for providing ongoing support for the needs of our growing department. This department (currently Director, Financial Manager, Administrative Manager) is responsible for the coordination and management of all pre-professional and professional training programs. Such programming includes: Hubbard Street’s Professional Program; Winter and Spring Professional Workshops; Intermediate/Advanced, Advanced and Pre-Professional Level Summer Intensives. This entry-level position is ideal for an individual seeking to build a career in nonprofit administration.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Field general program inquiries, handle email correspondence with registered dancers, parents, and assist with incoming and outgoing phone calls

● Compile mailing lists and data reports as requested

● Collect, organize, and track dancer paperwork

● Design organizational templates, including housing and classroom lists, schedules, contact lists, program packets and preparatory materials for artist programs

● Print and organize materials for dancers and teaching artists

● Track dancer attendance for Professional Program

● Update program schedules and corresponding communication as requested

● Facilitate dancer check-in and orientation during program start dates in collaboration with the Financial and Administrative Managers

● Other duties as deemed appropriate

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

● This position involves complex scheduling; Administrative experience in a dynamic environment is a plus.

● Excellent verbal and written communication skills

● Ideal candidate thinks systematically, is able to multitask, adapt quickly and thrives in a collaborative environment

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@hubbardstreetdance.com (.pdfs only). Please include ARTIST TRAINING COORDINATOR in the subject line of your email. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis. 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 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.

POSITION TITLE: Stage Manager and Head of Props

DEPARTMENT: Production

REPORTS TO: Artistic Director and Director of Production

At Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, we bring artists, art and audiences together to enrich, engage and changes 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 across the Chicago area. Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) seeks an experienced Stage Manager and Head of Props. Reporting to the Artistic Director and the Director of Production, the Stage Manager and Head of Props is a key member of the production department. Hubbard Street Dance performs in Chicago approximately three to twelve times a year in addition to touring nationally and internationally. The ideal Stage Manager candidate can work collaboratively with the artistic and production leadership to ensure consistent artistic quality. Working under the IATSE Local 2 collective bargaining agreement, the Stage Manager and Head of Props will join a Unit Team of Head Carpenter, Head Electrician, and Head of Audio. Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is a yellowcard engagement. This position is seasonal/part time.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Work with the Director of Production and IATSE crew in the preparations and execution of Company programs.
• Make certain that all Company performance calls are in sync, including but not limited to: Dancers, Apprentices, Production, Wardrobe, Artistic, and guest performers.
• Oversee the safety of all performers and staff in both rehearsal and performance situations.
• Maintain Company callboards, backstage first aid kids, and props tables at all theater locations.
• Ensure compliance and adhere to dancer employee agreement, Company operating policies, and IATSE collective bargaining agreement.
• Ensure proper "Company time" by keeping time in the theater.
• Coordinate the cueing of all Company productions with Unit Team, designers, choreographers, local crews, and wardrobe.
• Manage or "run" all theater rehearsals for all Company productions; execute and “call” all Company performances.
• With the props team, set up barres and piano for daily dance class at all theater locations.
• Maintain inventory of all props, dance floors, floor tapes, stage management technology, and department equipment cases.
• Create and maintain Calling Sheets or Prompt Book for all Company repertoire.
• Train and supervise props team members at both IATSE and non-union venues.
• Oversee the proper laying and cleaning rituals of dance floor. Revised 4/24/19
• Coordinate with Director of Production ordering supplies for Company performances.
• With the IATSE crew, local labor, and/or Teamsters, load and unload all semis and box trucks for all Company performances.
• Attend production meetings as scheduled by Director of Production.
• Other duties as deemed appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Hubbard Street gives preference to candidates who have demonstrable experience advocating for equity, diversity and inclusion.
• Professional experience as a stage manager, with priority to candidates who have stage managed for dance. Bachelor’s degree in theater arts (MFA preferred), or comparable work experience.
• Knowledge of dance terminology and methods.
• International touring experience.
• Experience working in a union environment.
• The ability to lead and manage an IATSE and/or non-union crew through load in, technical rehearsals, changeovers, work calls, and load out.
• The ability to tape out a rehearsal studio and stage floor in proper scale.
• Proficiency in reading theatrical stage drawings.
• Seasoned experience in all elements of stagecraft.
• Literacy in the Microsoft Outlook environment, as well as Drop Box, Google Drive, Excel and Microsoft Word platforms.
• Experience in researching, purchasing, renting, value-engineering, and/or manufacturing hand props.
• Flexibility and a “team player” sensibility and committed to creating a collegiate culture while being a point of contact for several departments.
• The ability to speak in public competently and effectively before the company and audiences.
• The ability to work productively, graciously, and in an organized manner under strict time constraints, as well as face demanding situations with tenacity and sensitivity.
• Superior relationship building and interpersonal skills that allow the individual to function in a variety of settings among widely different groups of artists and stage professionals.
• Must be able to lift and carry heavy loads up to 50 lbs. and stand/sit for long periods of time.
• Valid passport required for both domestic and international travel.
• Evening, weekend, and irregular hours are required.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, work samples, and professional references (.pdfs only) to production@hubbardstreetdance.com by July 1, 2019. Please include STAGE MANAGER 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: Senior Manager of School & Community Programs

DEPARTMENT: Education

REPORTS TO: Director of Education, Youth & 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 a strategic, experienced, and mission-driven Senior Manager of School Programs to join Hubbard Street’s Education department. Reporting to the Director of Education, Youth, and Community Programs, the Senior Manager of School Programs will have strong knowledge of the current trends in public education, with emphasis on the specific issues in Chicago, and dance education. The Ideal candidate will have the ability to create integrated dance curriculum, supervise and train teaching artist staff, implement research initiatives, create and maintain long term collaborative school partnerships, serve as mentor teacher in schools, lead professional development workshops, and manage associated research projects. Primary responsibilities include developing and maintaining assigned school partnerships, hiring and training teaching artists for those programs, developing and assessing curricula, teaching professional development workshops, as well as the development of assessment and research tools.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Work with the Director of Education to develop and maintain long term school partnerships, key research initiatives, documentation protocols and materials, and teaching artist and educator professional development programs.
-  Implement partnership research initiatives, in consultation with Education Director and pertinent program staff.
· Facilitate and implement in-school planning, evaluation and professional development workshops as needed for assigned projects and schools.
· Ensure that all school programs meet all CPS and suburban requirements.
· Work with the Director of Education to create annual budget goals and manage teaching artist budgets for assigned programs.
· With the Director of Education, identify, train, schedule & supervise teaching artist faculty.
· Participate in relevant education department events and workshops, as well as other professional development opportunities as assigned.
· Serve as teaching artist for school partnerships as needed and/or for training purposes.
· Serve as the department representative at school program performances and represent Hubbard Street at in-school culminating events and other functions as assigned.
· Work with Education Director to complete special projects as needed, including development of new programming to meet organizational goals.
· Other duties as deemed appropriate

QUALIFICATIONS:

· Hubbard Street gives preference to candidates who have demonstrable experience advocating for equity, diversity and inclusion.
- The ideal candidate will be a seasoned and strategic education professional with experience in school partnership, arts integration, and dance education.
· Minimum of 5 years working in a related-field. Bachelor’s degree in dance and/or education (with dance minor) (Master’s preferred), or comparable work experience.
· Experienced manager and master teacher capable of supervising and training faculty
· Capable of creating, implementing, assessing and training others in relevant curriculum and programming.
· Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, deal with changing programs and school parameters, and an understanding of the varied educational needs of Chicago Public School students
· Superior relationship building and interpersonal skills that allow the individual to function in a variety of settings among widely different groups of people, a unique combination of creative and analytical talents.
· Flexibility and a “team player” sensibility.
· Valid driver’s license required. This position requires some non-traditional hours.
· Proficient with standard computer programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@hubbardstreetdance.com (.pdfs only). 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.