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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:  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, strategic, and results-oriented leader for the role of Director of Marketing and Communications. This position is responsible for developing and executing strategies to build brand engagement and drive earned revenue at a transformative moment in the organization’s history. This position offers a bold and creative marketing professional the opportunity to lead a renowned organization through an exciting period:

  • Reimagining how the company markets itself as we embark on an entirely new structure to our performance season
  • Rebuilding the marketing and communications team to align with our new strategic vision and to maximize new opportunities
  • Refining Hubbard Street’s image by working with top consultants and agencies on a major branding initiative

 DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Direct the Hubbard Street Dance Chicago brand
  • Create and implement a comprehensive plan for growth in earned revenue
  • Create and execute multi-channel marketing strategies to increase awareness, engagement, subscriptions, and sales for Hubbard Street programs
  • Oversee the development, dissemination, and maintenance of public-facing materials and content, in all forms of media
  • Create comprehensive plans to advance the profile of Hubbard Street, including media relations and strategic partnerships
  • Lead the organization in establishing and fulfilling high standards in customer service and audience experience
  • Manage significant vendor relationships for the organization, including public relations firms, marketing agencies, etc.
  • Manage the creation and maximize the utilization of the organization’s media assets, including moving and still images
  • Contribute reports, projections, and insights to the strategic planning process, the Board of Directors, the Finance Committee, and the Executive Committee
  • Manage budgets, resources, and staff
  • 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).  Please include "Director of Marketing and Communications" in the subject line of your email. Applications are 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: Manager of Donor Engagement and Development Operations

DEPARTMENT: Development

REPORTS TO: Director of Development

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

Hubbard Street’s Manager of Donor Engagement and Development Operations will work closely with the entire development staff in support of all development operations, as well as donor engagement and stewardship efforts. This position is responsible to establishing and maintaining standards of gift and record keeping, acknowledgments, and donor benefits and recognition. This position will also be responsible for creating and executing donor engagement activities including stewardship events, cultivation, and recognition opportunities, and fundraising event management. This position is responsible for supporting front line fundraisers in building relationships with donors and creating opportunities for various constituencies to engage with the organization.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Manage the daily gifts and records keeping for the Development Department. This includes gift processing, acknowledgement letters, contract documentation, reconciliation with Finance, expense reports, etc. Recommend and utilize best practices to improve accuracy and efficiency of gift and record keeping in Tessitura.

· Create and deliver donor benefits for the full development effort, including all donors from all constituencies. This includes making recommendations for refreshed donor benefits and tiers, utilizing industry research and donor surveys, implementing new benefits communications and delivery (mail, digital, and on-site at the Harris Theatre).

· Track and execute donor recognition for the full development effort, including all donors from all constituencies. Work with the marketing team to update web and program book donor listings and recognition as well as facilitate the production of additional donor recognition and signage as needed. Ensure donors are recognized accurately and consistently.

· Maintain protocols for the use of Tessitura and provide support to all HSDC staff users of the Tessitura system.

· Serve as the primary manager of stewardship and cultivation events including “Cocktails and Choreography,” backstage invitations, pre, post, and intermission events, etc. This includes event planning and execution, catering, invitation creation and distribution, RSVPs, and onsite facilitation. Help to build the strategy for these events in order to deepen donor relationships as well as cultivate new audiences and prospective donors.

· Serve as the primary manager of both the Bold Moves for Bold Women and the Spotlight Ball fundraising events. Serve as the day-to-day staff contact for consultants contracted to execute these events. Duties include invitation list creation

and distribution of invitations, organizing night-of agenda and event materials, supporting senior staff in run of show and remarks creation, staffing plans, catering and décor discussions, signage, auction, etc.

· Support volunteers serving on fundraising event committees. Facilitate committee communications and activities. Help to build relationships with the board and other volunteers through these working groups.

· Supervise a Development Coordinator who will be responsible for gifts and records keeping in Tessitura, reporting, and prospect research.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

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

· The ideal candidate will be a fundraising professional with 3 years of experience preferably in an arts organization.

· Experience with Tessitura database including managing plans and solicitations, reporting and list builder strongly preferred.

· Event management experience preferred.

· Excellent communication and organizational skills.

· The ideal candidate will have the ability to work productively and graciously under strict time constraints, and execute detailed work with accuracy.

· The ideal candidate will uphold a high standard of service and professionalism with internal and external contacts.

· Bachelor’s degree required.

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (.pdfs only) detailing your interest and qualifications to jobs@hubbardstreetdance.com. Please include Donor Engagement and Development Operations Manager 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: 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 fill out the linked form and upload resume. No phone calls, please.

POSITION TITLE: Summer Intensive Chaperone

DEPARTMENT: Summer Intensive Program (Ages 13-18)

REPORTS TO: Head Chaperone 

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 Intermediate/Advanced and Advanced Level Summer Intensives held in Chicago, IL at Hubbard Street Dance Center, Columbia College, and the Chicago Academy for the Arts. We are seeking an experienced and responsible Chaperone to join Hubbard Street’s Summer Intensive Staff. Reporting to the Head Chaperone, the Summer Intensive Chaperone is responsible for supervising up to 15 students between the ages of 13 and 18, 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, University dorms, Colombia College Chicago, and the Chicago Academy.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Be available beginning Friday, June 12

· 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 13-18 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

· 15 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, Financial and Administrative Manager of Artist Training, at kellensohn@hubbardstreetdance.com by FEBRUARY 15, 2020. 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.