Lighting Internship - Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
1147 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL
Posted: March 19 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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Internships 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 Lighting Internship:
This internship will provide its recipient with the knowledge necessary to light for a touring dance company. The Lighting Intern will be responsible with assisting the Lighting Director and Production Manager in the day-to-day operations of the Production Department specifically in regards to the lighting department. The successful Lighting Intern should have a working knowledge of theatrical lighting and production practices, and should either possess or be pursuing a baccalaureate degree in Lighting Design. Graduate students are also encouraged to apply. The Lighting Intern will be working on projects involving both Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s main company, and Hubbard Street 2.

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

Application Materials:
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.


Helping to maintain Archival Lighting Paperwork for current and past repertoire
Helping to review technical information on, and evaluate potential performance venues
Helping to maintain the current tech rider and advance technical info for future performances
Helping to document new repertoire
Help evaluate potential repertoire acquisitions
Helping to research lighting and projection equipment
Assisting with the preparation and on-site execution of Chicago-area performances
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
• 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.


Required - Microsoft Office, Communication Skills, Oral & Written Communication Skills, Work in A Fast Paced Environment, Comfortable working independently, Excellent organizational skills

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