Want to work with Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble? Please, no phone calls. Marketing Director Teaching Artists
Marketing Director Position Type: Part-Time- Flexible Schedule
Pay: Monthly, Independent Contractor status $500
Marketing Director will reply to emails, text messages and phone calls within a timely manner
Attend weekly working meetings with Executive Director, Development Director and Artistic Director (Day of week to be determine once school year begins)
Track time and duties on payroll tracker
Job Description Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble, founded in 2001, is Chicago’s only multidisciplinary arts organization dedicated to social justice and socially conscious work that build community through the arts “one voice, one story, one person at a time.”
As we prepare for our 20th anniversary season we are seeking a self-starter and motivated communicator who can join our team. The candidate must be able to successfully market our organizations performances and arts educational programs with a comprehensive message about the company as a whole. Candidates must be able to create content for social media, print and written documents, design social media graphic and flyers and programs for events and be able to work with a graphic designer for bigger projects. The candidate must be able to reach, communicate and connect with Chicago’s diverse communities and build new audiences. Community and audience engagement are two core essential aspects to CDE. Community engagement happens outside the walls of the performance space while audience engagement happens during performances in the form of talkbacks, social service resources and audience surveys and social media.
Manage overall ‘Look & Feel’ of CDE Branding Material with Executive Director and Artistic Director
Develop & Implement Marketing Calendar
Build campaigns per specific production and arts educational programs
Create Show Posters with Graphic Designer
Create & Develop content for posting on social media
Paid Ad Campaigns
Write Press Release
Send and Follow up Release
Manage Social Media accounts
Update Website (Weebly)
Manage Hot Tix, See Chicago Dance, League of Chicago Plays Accounts per production
Community and Audience Engagement Community and audience engagement are two core essential aspects to CDE. Community engagement happens outside the walls of the performance space while audience engagement happens during performances in the form of talkbacks, social service resources and audience surveys.
Attend at least one networking event a month on behalf of CDE (League of Chicago Theater, See Chicago Dance, Northside Theater Group or other events that would help promote CDE)
Cultivate artists relationships with the community
Connect with relevant Social Service Organizations (working with Artistic Director)
Education Booth for performances
Day of support at performances
Use survey and track audience responses
Arts Educational Programming Marketing
Assist and design creative promotions to attract new schools and community centers
Market and sell programming to schools
Meet regularly with Executive Director and Development Director
Attend Quarterly Board Meetings
Assist with Organizing and Coordinating Fundraising Campaigns/ Events
Annual Fundraiser Gala
Smaller Ensemble/ Board Events
Skills & Qualifications:
Some formal training and at least 1 year of relevant experience in marketing communications, media, or related fields
Strong writing and communication skills, with a professional public demeanor
Detail oriented and organized
Proficient in Microsoft Word & Excel and/or Mac programs, (must have laptop to work off of) email marketing, and social media platforms required. Basic understanding of
video editing software and HTML preferred.
Self motivated and creative, able to work well independently and as a team
Can meet once a week for a planning meeting with our Executive Director and work from our office at least once a week and other times by themselves at a home office
Is connected to email and phone and can regularly check-in and respond to messages.
Is comfortable with technology, including having experience with a website content management system.
A commitment to the mission, vision and philosophy of Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble (www.danztheatre.org)
To apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and sample of past written and design work (campaign materials and/or a portfolio are a plus) with attention to Ellyzabeth Adler: firstname.lastname@example.org Please use subject line: Marketing Director Application No phone calls please. CDE is an equal opportunity employer, Position begins Fall of 2019.
We are seeking teaching artists for 2019-2020 school year. Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble is looking for teachers for our summer camp program and next school year. We are looking for individuals interested in learning how to utilize the arts in the classroom to link literacy and social-emotional learning. This is an excellent opportunity for creative people know that teaching the arts is more than just dance steps and memorizing lines. People of color and male-identifying are strongly encouraged to apply. Teacher must have 1-2 years of experience working with students. School Year Programs CDE works with school’s and community centers through out the city and is currently hiring teachers for next year. We are hiring dance and theater teachers.
Dance Teachers must have experience with Creative Movement, Jazz, Ballet, Modern and choreography technique. Teachers with backgrounds in Hip-hop are also encouraged to apply but must have a background in other styles of dance.
Theater Teachers must have experience with readers theater, improv, basic acting and adapting children's books into plays and devising theater with students.
Compensation: Lead Teachers: $25-45 depending on program and experience. Assistant Teachers: $15 an hour
Application: email the following information to Ellyzabeth Adler, Executive Director, Ellyzabeth@danztheatre.org with “Teaching Artist Application” in subject heading no phone calls
Resume with teaching experience & three references
A brief explanation on how your teaching philosophy fits with ours, your experience, why teaching in a school or community center is different than a studio and why you love teaching.
Any curriculum ideas for the school programs you are interested in applying for
State whether or not you have a car & availability
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble challenges, engages and inspires audiences both onstage and in the classroom, through innovative, multidisciplinary storytelling in the genre of Tanztheatre, which unites all art media and to achieve an all-embracing, radical change in humankind. As an Ensemble, we collaboratively create thought-provoking arts performances and educational outreach programs incorporating elements of theatre, music, movement, visual arts and literary text. We are dedicated to “performance with a purpose.” Arts Educational Programs Mission: Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble arts educational programs teach math, science and literacy through the visual and performing arts with a progressive education teaching model that emphasizes social/emotional learning.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
Attend all Teaching Artist professional development workshops
Develop, teach, and document arts-integrated curriculum that focuses on the creative process, social emotional learning and literacy.
Implement assessment tools embedded within programming
Collaborate with classroom teachers/program directors and colleagues to create innovative residency experiences for students
Skills & Qualifications: • Minimum 2 years teaching experience in school or community center settings • BA or BFA required • Knowledge of state and national core arts standards • Experience with arts integration/multidisciplinary arts learning • Spanish language skills a plus • Must be able to improvise/be flexible • Demonstrate experience advocating for equality, diversity and inclusion and understand social/emotional learning • Professional demeanor when interacting with students, partner teachers and staff
Must be able to collaborate/ work well with administrative staff, and classroom teachers
• Ability to travel to various locations and schools in the Chicago area.
Must be patient and skilled in childhood and youth development
Minimum 1 year commitment
Teaching Philosophy: Methodology for educational purpose and objectives CDE teaching artists carefully plan lessons through a fully developed progressive education curriculum and pedagogy that explore a particular theme through music, dance, art, and drama. Classes include multiple arts disciplines and encourage students to be creative in new artistic ways. Working with classroom teachers is additionally designed to reinforce math, science, and reading skills through art and performance, which results in a much more memorable, exciting experience for the students and the classrooms teachers are trained to replicate components of the program after the residency is complete. By emphasizing the creative process, students are provided with an outlet to express their thoughts and opinions through the arts thereby nurturing teamwork, discipline, constructive criticism, and the ability to see projects through to completion. This type of education enables CDE to provide students with skills that better prepare them for high school and college. Because many students return to distressed home environments at the end of the day, this teaching methodology has evolved to encourage students' social- emotional growth in addition to their artistic competency. CDE instructors are trained to positively reinforce good behaviors, team work, and creative risk-taking rather than creating an authoritarian environment. As a result, students discover holistic development to better empower their educational and creative prowess.
Prior to each session, classroom teachers and the CDE teaching artists collaborate through planning meetings to create a unit of study.The theatre curriculum will coincide with lessons taught by the classrooms teachers and part of their classroom unit plans.