Enrich Chicago Director

Enrich Chicago (“Enrich”) seeks a full-time Director to work with the Board of Directors in achieving an anti-racist vision for Chicago’s arts community.

Founded in 2014, Enrich is a rapidly growing collective of arts organizations in Chicago with three primary programs, and ambitious plans for the future. It currently conducts anti-racism organizing in Chicago by making Undoing Racism Workshops available to boards, staffs, artists, and community members of arts organizations in partnership with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, and offering support and resources for organizations in their anti-racism work; leads an Arts Administrators Pathways Program in partnership with Chicago High School for the Arts; and leads a research initiative around the racial dynamics of philanthropic giving in Chicago.

Qualifications:

An ideal candidate will be committed to the mission and vision of Enrich Chicago and have an authentic desire to undo racism in our community. They will have the ability to develop a collective vision and move it forward; provide active volunteer stewardship; represent Enrich externally both to funders and to partners locally and nationally; be an excellent, succinct, and inspiring communicator; and will have the ability and willingness to manage the day-to-day details of a new organization while keeping an eye on the big picture.

Responsibilities include:

Board Governance and Leadership

  • Working with board and partners to articulate and advance a powerful vision for realization of Enrich Chicago’s goals.  Assuming a leadership role with the Board of Directors in setting direction and providing recommendations to bring to the full Cohort.

  • Proactive stewardship of Board and Cohort members to ensure forward momentum in meeting agreed-upon objectives.

  • Setting out a clear path for the development of Enrich as an institution, and fulfilling the organizational requirements to do so effectively.

  • Set agendas for all meetings and communicate with appropriate parties; preparation for and attendance at all cohort and committee meetings.  Ensure individual committee work connects to larger Enrich goals and schedule. Current committees include: Education, Communications & Reflection, Funding Equity, and Steering Committee.

  • Represent Enrich at conferences, panels, etc.

 Fundraising

  • With Board Members, meet with funders and potential collaborators as needed to advance strategic relationships.

  • Grant writing and preparation; reporting as required

  • Routine communication with all funders.

 Program Oversight

  • Acting as an anti-racist organizer, including participation in all Undoing Racism workshops & affinity spaces

  • Negotiation of contracts with Peoples Institute for Undoing Racism workshops and/or other vendors and partners;

  • Work with Board of Directors to pursue development of in-house training initiative combining PISB anti-racism training with arts & culture specific components; toolkits to support organizing work across the city; and/or other new programmatic initiatives as determined by the collective.

  • Primary liaison with SIRC’s foundation research project, or other research vehicles.

  • With Board of Directors, conceptualize and develop structures for onboarding new members; supervising development of additional chapters if deemed appropriate.

 Staff, Operations, and Fiscal Management

  • Oversight of Enrich Chicago budget and finances.  Responsibility for financial reporting, accounts payable and receivable, preparation of tax

    forms, etc. 

  • Ensure continual updating of Enrich web site.  Develop comprehensive marketing and public relations initiatives for Enrich.

  • Supervision of Enrich Coordinator’s work.

  • Maintenance of Enrich office space (location TBD)

  • Other duties as agreed with Board of Directors.

The position is a full-time, salaried (exempt) position. Salary will be $55,000-65,000 annually, under one-year contract, subject to renewal at discretion of Enrich Board of Directors.

Benefits package includes 20 days of paid time off (PTO) annually, comprising vacation, personal days, sick days, at employee’s discretion; health insurance; and all travel costs associated with Enrich initiatives, including transportation, accommodations, meals, to be reimbursed with receipts, commuting between home and office excepting.

This position reports to the Board of Directors. Enrich Chicago is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and those with other marginalized identities are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Bau Graves bgraves@oldtownschool.org by August 4th, 2017.


Joffrey Ballet: Lighting Supervisor

The Lighting Supervisor works closely with the Production Manager, Director of Artistic Operations, and Artistic Director to plan, coordinate, supervise, and implement all aspects of The Joffrey Ballet’s lighting and video needs for all performances (and events, as needed). Possibility for original lighting design opportunities. Must have an interest in playing an active part in the creative process and collaborating with a variety of artists.  This individual must have strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication and personnel management skills; work with people of varying backgrounds and experience levels; be extremely organized and work in a timely manner; and gather/analyze information skillfully. This is a full-time position with benefits.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: Undergraduate degree preferred (not required, but job experience as a Lighting Designer, Master Electrician, Lighting Supervisor a must). 5 to 7 years of professional experience in lighting, ballet preferred (but not required). Should have national and international touring experience, shown a willingness to take initiative; demonstrated leadership qualities and problem-solving skills; be familiar with working with various union contracts; possess strong computer skills (MS Office 360, Vectorworks, and 3D drafting capabilities). Deep commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity is required. 

WORK SCHEDULE: Cyclical working hours depending on season. Touring requires long days. Work schedule will fluctuate to coincide with crew and performance hours. Includes evening and weekend hours. 

TO APPLY: Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to hr@joffrey.org


Joffrey Ballet: Sponsorship Director

The Sponsorship Director manages the overall sponsorship program by identifying, cultivating, and stewarding corporate prospects and donors to maximize sponsorship revenue. This individual is responsible for an annual fundraising goal as well as the strategic expansion of the program while working closely with the Chief Development Officer, Development, and Marketing teams.

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS: Minimum 5 years of experience in corporate, advertising, or sports marketing or sponsorship is ideal. Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with strong analytical and research skills are essential. Must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, creative, strategic, organized, and highly computer literate. Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, donors, program participants, and other supporters. Deep commitment towards diversity, inclusion, and equity. Tessitura experience is preferred. An undergraduate degree in public relations, communications, marketing, or similar disciplines is strongly preferred.   

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5pm, additional hours as required.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to hr@joffrey.org


Joffrey Ballet: Assistant Director, Grants and Sponsorships

The Assistant Director, Grants and Sponsorships reports to the Director of Major Gifts and is responsible for raising funds with a focus on corporate, foundation, and government funders and prospects. This includes managing the production of proposals, grants, reports and stewardship, while meeting all deadlines. This position works closely with the Sponsorship Director, senior development officers, and executives to effectively communicate, build relationships, and solicit support of the Joffrey.

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENT: Undergraduate degree required. A minimum of three (3) years of development experience necessary, with a proven track record of accomplishment and success in fundraising in an arts or related organization. The ideal candidate will have exceptional ability to speak and write persuasively with donors and prospective donors about the needs and goals of The Joffrey Ballet. He/she will be a self-starter with the ability to make decisions in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, be knowledgeable about Chicago’s institutional funding community and embrace opportunities to learn.  Excellent strategic, technical, organizational, and computer skills required. Must be professional, detail-oriented and have excellent communication skills. Knowledge of Tessitura or other development information systems a plus. Deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion required.

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5pm, additional hours as required, including regular attendance at evening and weekend performances and events.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to hr@joffrey.org


Hubbard Street Dance Chicago: Wardrobe Supervisor

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 skilled, responsible and mission-driven individual to join Hubbard Street's Production Department. Reporting to the Production Manager, the Wardrobe Supervisor is responsible for costume, hair, makeup and accessory needs for all company engagements at home in Chicago as well as out on tour; including load-in, technical rehearsals, run and load-outs. The Wardrobe Supervisor, with assistance from an overhire team, maintains and manages all repertoires and alterations of existing inventory. This supervisor position is an integral part of the Production department, working collaboratively with a number of different constituents and in a truly team oriented environment.

For a PDF of the full job description and information on how to apply, please click here.