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Development Internship - Hubbard Street Dance ChicagoBookmark This
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
1147 W. Jackson Blvd.
Posted: March 19 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid
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DescriptionInternships at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago — be a part of the team!
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.
About Our Development Internship:
Hubbard Street’s Development department is comprised of the Chief Marketing and Development Officer and four full-time staff members. Together the group is responsible for raising contributed revenue of more than $3.5 million. Hubbard Street’s development department supports all components of the organization including the main company, Hubbard Street 2 (HS2), Hubbard Street Youth, Education & Community Programs and the Lou Conte Dance Studio.
• 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.
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
• Two Letters of Recommendation
Please send all materials to:
Krista Ellensohn, Manager of Pre-Professional Programs
1147 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607
No phone calls please.
Assist with event planning and working alongside staff at events to cultivate donors
Assist with organization and execution of annual fund mailings
Assist with donor acknowledgement and donor perk mailings
Package and sending grant proposals
Prospect Research – individuals, corporations, foundations
Update board members’ records in Tessitura database (Hubbard Street will provide training)
Create board orientation binders
Record development expenses in Excel
Various data entry projects using Tessitura database
Draft grant proposals and reports
Other duties as assigned
RequirementsApplicants 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
• 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.