Artistic Admin Intern

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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
1147 W. Jackson Blvd Chicago, IL 60607
Chicago, IL
Posted: November 16 2015
Application Deadline: No Deadline
Position: 2 Part-time, Unpaid

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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago offers rich and stimulating internship opportunities for college and graduate students seeking experience in administration, artistic administration, videography, lighting, education, development and marketing. Hubbard Street provides interns interested in dance and arts management the experience of working behind the scenes in one of the world’s leading contemporary dance companies. Interns have the opportunity to enhance their skills and knowledge of arts management while working closely with the staff and artists of Hubbard Street.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago interns are integral members of the organization. Interns receive an e-mail address and extension, and are entrusted with a number of challenging responsibilities. Interns work with Hubbard Street’s administrative and artistic staff to build knowledge, experience, and confidence in arts management. Interns have the opportunity to work at the theater when the company is performing in Chicago’s Harris Theater for Music and Dance, and see company performances. Interns also have the advantage of taking free classes at the Lou Conte Dance Studio.

Questions about the Hubbard Street Internship Program should be directed to Krista Ellensohn, the Manager of Pre-Professional Programs at

Hubbard Street’s Artistic Administration department is comprised of the Artistic Director, the Artistic Administrator and the Company Manager. The Artistic Administration department manages all contractual and logistical aspects of Hubbard Street’s season, both here in Chicago and on national and international tours. The Artistic Administration intern will work directly with Hubbard Street’s General Manager and Company Manager on the operations of both Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Hubbard Street 2.


Participate in all aspects of the company’s contractual and logistical operations
Coordinate music licensing
Coordinate choreography licensing
Manage designer contracts
Track company repertory
Research company tour destinations and travel
Apply for travel visas
General administrative tasks such as mailings and filing
Other duties as assigned


Applicants for the Hubbard Street Internship Program must:

• Have completed at least one year of college
• Be available for a minimum of twenty hours per week. Specific number of hours per week is determined per Department.
• Possess strong written and verbal skills
• Be knowledgeable of Microsoft Office programs
• Have excellent communication and organizational skills
• Possess the ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment
College credit is available as arranged by your college or university. Internships are offered for semester, full-year and summer sessions. Please note that although internships are unpaid, interns have the opportunity to see company performances and take classes at the Lou Conte Dance Studio free of charge.

Applicants interested in the Hubbard Street Internship Program must submit the following materials:
• Completed Internship Application Form (Available on Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s Website)
• Cover Letter
• Resume
• Two Letters of Recommendation

Please send all materials to:
Krista Ellensohn, Manager of Pre-Professional Programs
1147 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607
f: 312-455-8240
No phone calls please.

*Application deadlines:
• Fall (September-December): Applications due May 30
• Spring (January-May): Applications due Sept 30
• Summer (June-August): Applications due Jan 30
Application materials received on or before the application deadline will be given priority, however materials are accepted until all positions are filled.

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