This position is a two-year full-time benefits-eligible position, including work on some evenings and weekends. Â Please note this position is a grant funded position and is only guaranteed for two years.Â
Works with representatives of the eight participating dance companies and colleagues across the Logan Center and the University of Chicago to facilitate the Chicago Black Dance Legacy project as part of the Logan Centerâ™s overall community engagement strategy. Â
Interacts closely with the Director of Community Arts and Executive Director of the Logan Center to provide overall project coordination and implementation of the Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project including coordination of meetings, communication with the participating dance companies about the status of the project, management of the overall project timeline, and coordination of the project budget.
Collaborates with the communications and marketing liaisons of each dance company and the Logan Center communications team to support joint marketing and communications efforts including collection of information on all public events, update the CBDLP website, and audience development initiatives.
Coordinates joint programming efforts including partnership with the International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) on joint education programs, with DCASE on joint programming at the Cultural Center and Millennium Park, and colleagues across the Logan Center for the Legacy Discussion series and other joint programs.
Engages with organizational consultants and OCE Community Accelerator program to facilitate the organizational capacity workshops and grant program for dance company specific projects.Â
In conjunction with the Dance companies and south side venues, develops tools to create a stronger network of southside performance and rehearsal spaces to support the work of the eight dance companies.
Works in partnership with the UChicago Arts / Logan Center development teams on project evaluation for grant reports and to support fundraising efforts to raise additional funds to support the project.
As a member of the Logan Center staff, participate in staff meetings.
Uses moderate/solid understanding and experience to administer the delivery of services to program participants and/or beneficiaries.
Analyzes program budgets and recommends or makes budgetary recommendations.
Performs other related work as needed.
Minimum of 3 years of experience working with community organizations.
Minimum of 3 years arts administration and work with dance companies.
Excellent written and spoken communications skills.
Handle confidential information with utmost discretion.Â
Strong computer skills including use of Excel and PowerPoint.
Knowledge of arts marketing, communications and audience development.
Strong organizational, planning, problem solving, and project management skills.
Take initiative, work independently and contribute as a member of a team.Â
Handle multiple tasks simultaneously and under tight deadlines.
Demonstrated success in building collaborative relationships with diverse arts constituencies, experience working with the dance community.
Display Emotional Intelligence.
Foster Partnership & Collaboration.
Considerable office work.
Occasional pushing and lifting of chairs and tables to set up events; some light lifting (10 to 50 lbs).Â
Travel to various city locations.
Occasionally work on evenings and weekends.Â Â
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