Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble(CDE) is looking for a part-time managing director(approximately 15 hours/week) to help us grow and re-connect to our community and audience. The managing director will be responsible for grant writing and development as well as helping to manage the day-to-day operations of CDE, including helping to oversee our arts education program and performances and contributing to our social media communications needs. This salaried position is primarily remote but will require bi-weekly in-person meetings with the Artistic Executive Director and periodic school visits during the school year. The managing director reports to and works closely with the Artistic Executive Director. Progress and support will be discussed and tracked via quarterly check-ins with the Board President.
The ideal candidate has experience in and equal passion about arts education and nonprofit theatre. They can communicate both aspects of CDE to various audiences. Candidates should be able to demonstrate experience with grant writing, budget development, and staff management. We are seeking candidates who want to help us expand our current arts education programming and enhance the community engagement component of our performance series, which is currently two shows/season, with six performances per show over three weeks each.
Development – Maintain calendar for foundation grant proposals and deadlines, as well as fundraising campaigns throughout the year. Set high-level fundraising strategy and goals, track progress, and carry out day-to-day development operations in tandem with the Artistic Executive Director and Board President. Previous direct engagement with fundraising and development is a plus.
Budget – Create and track season and show budgets in tandem with the Artistic Executive Director. Work with the Board Treasurer to track the financial state of the company and keep the Board of Directors up to date on developments and prospects.
Personnel – Work with the Artistic Executive Director to manage the hiring process by process contracts.
Production – Coordinate with production staff to oversee high-level logistics of production, especially with regards to protocol and disruption related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Maintain a relationship with Ebenezer Lutheran Church where we are in residency at and have been renovating the auditorium. Oversee season dates with the venue including mainstage productions, workshops and other space needs. Assist with the audition process.
Communications – Work with the Artistic Executive Director and CDE’s PR firm to create select social media content and develop monthly newsletter. Conduct focused research and produce specific content for various communication outlets.
Undergraduate degree or commensurate experience.
At least two years of experience with arts administration, grant writing, or other comparable skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
Experience as a teaching artist or performer a plus.
Attend all performances
Attend in person meetings 1-2/month
Able to visit schools during school day to observe program and visually document.
Potential creative and teaching opportunities may also be available, which would be in addition to this job description and salary.
About CDE: Founded in 2001, Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble’s mission is to engage, inspire, and challenge the community, both onstage and in the classroom, through innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary storytelling to illuminate aspects of social issues. We do this in the genre of Tanztheatre,"which unites all art media to achieve an all-embracing, radical change in humankind.” CDE’s vision is twofold:
Residents of Chicagoland are inspired to make their world a better place by exploring important social issues in an artistic setting.
All students have access to arts education and can holistically develop their skills to be proactive, positive members of society.
Learn more at http://www.danztheatre.org. Instructions to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on March 15, 2022. CDE will reach out to strong candidates to schedule interviews, which will be conducted over a remote platform. The start date is on or before April 30, with mid-April as the ideal time, in advance of our May performances.
EEOC Statement Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.Adopted January 2010
DEI Statement Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble strives to create an equitable and empowering space for our artists, administrators, teachers, audiences, and for children of all backgrounds. We aim to build a platform for the voices of the diverse communities we serve. All are welcome. Adopted January 2010.
Land Acknowledgment Statement Ebenezer Lutheran Church Auditorium sits on the traditional homelands of the Three Fires Confederacy: Odawa, Ojibwe, and Potawatomi nations, as well as the Fox, Ho-Chunk, Inoka, Miami, Sac, and their descendants. We recognize that Indigenous peoples are the traditional stewards of the land that we now occupy, living here long before Chicago was a city and still thriving here today. We invite you to join us in offering them our respect and gratitude. Created January 2020.