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Theater and Performance Programming Manager (Temporary)
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University of Chicago | Chicago, IL
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Job Description

Department4261220 Arts Incubator

About the UnitArts + Public Life (APL), an initiative of UChicago Arts, provides platforms for artists and access to arts programming through artist residencies, arts education, cultural entrepreneurship, and arts-led programs and events. APL operates the Arts Incubator on the Arts Block, a burgeoning arts and culture corridor along East Garfield Boulevard from South Prairie Avenue to South Martin Luther King Drive. Two additional facilities, a black box theater and a small creative business incubator will open fall 2018 and spring 2019, respectively. The Arts Incubator a 10,000 square-foot multidisciplinary University arts facility supports multiple disciplines-performance, music, and visual art-the Arts Incubator houses a public art gallery, flexible event space, two artist studios, a woodshop and office space. The Green Line Arts Center, a 6,000+ square foot performance venue, opening fall 2018, will house a 75-seat, 1,250 square foot black box theater, a 750 square foot rehearsal and performance space and an 800 square foot lobby for additional events and programs. The third space to be activated in spring 2018, the historic Garfield CTA station, will be renovated and re-opened as a Washington Park welcome center offering community information and creative business incubator. Arts and Public Life strengthens and develops sustainable partnerships with local community organizations and residents, artists and arts organizations with a focus on three primary areas of creative activity: 1) enhanced opportunities for collaboration with artists of color, diverse cultural organizations, and women through new space and programmatic efforts on Chicago's south side; 2) strengthened arts education with local schools and campus arts partners, and 3) sustainable community partnerships that ensure the broader University activities serve as important community assets. To learn more please visit https://arts.uchicago.edu/artsandpubliclife./

Job Information

Job Summary:

The temporary Theater and Performance Programming Manager is a six-month position that will help create sustainable partnerships with community artists and performing arts organizations to develop robust performing arts programming, in addition to collaborating with University-based arts partners. Will work closely with APL team to develop and implement programs at the Green Line Performing Arts Center. Works closely with Director and Associate Directors to develop a new Performing Artist in Residence program and coordinates all aspects of preparation for the application and call. Assist in the development of processes related to box office operations, space rentals and programs co-produced with partners. Works with Operations Manager to implement and manage calendaring and schedules for the Green Line Performing Arts Center. To learn more about the Green Line Performing Arts Center visit https://arts.uchicago.edu/apl/glpac

This role is offered as a six-month, up to 40 hours a week, temporary, non-benefits eligible position.

Responsibilities:

* Will work closely with APL team to develop and implement programs at the Green Line Performing Arts Center.
* Works closely with Director and Associate Directors to develop a new Performing Artist in Residence program and coordinates all aspects of preparation for the application and call.
* Works with Operations Manager to implement and manage calendaring and schedules for the Green Line Performing Arts Center.
* Serve as a member of the UChicago Arts staff as a temporary, non-benefits eligible employee and assist with various programs and projects, and other duties as assigned. .

Competencies:

* Institutional Understanding
* Decisiveness and Accountability
* Business Acumen
* Partnership and Collaboration
* University Stewardship

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience, and Certifications:

Education:

* High School Diploma or GED Required
* Bachelor's degree preferred

Experience:

* A minimum of five years of experience in theater and/or performing arts management experience required

Technical Knowledge or Skills:

* Strong relationships with the Chicago theater and dance community required.
* Experience working or managing artists or artists related to programs preferred
* Excellent oral and written communications skills
* Solid knowledge of the arts community on the South Side of Chicago
* Significant experience and demonstrated success working with diverse communities
* Strong organizational, planning, problem solving and project management skills
* Ability to take initiative, work independently and contribute as a member of a team
* Required to maintain deadlines, work within budgets, set priorities and manage several projects simultaneously
* Can manage a workload that balances long-range planning with the unanticipated daily demands of managing publicly visible projects
* Ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments simultaneously
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
* Ability to work evenings and weekends
* Considerable office work including ability to sit and use computers for 6 to 8 hours.
* Occasional pushing and lifting of chairs and tables to set up events. Some light lifting (10- to 50lbs) is required.
* Ability to travel to various locations around the city.

Required Documents:

* Resume, Cover Letter

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

Benefit EligibilityNo

Pay FrequencyHourly

Pay RangeDepends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours40

UnionNon-Union

Job is Exempt?No

Drug Test Required?No

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?No

Health Screen Required?No

Posting Date2019-01-16-08:00

Remove from Posting On or Before2019-07-16-07:00

Posting Statement:

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

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About University of Chicago

Founded by oil magnate John D. Rockefeller, the University of Chicago is a private, nondenominational institution of higher learning. Scientists at the University are working at the cutting edge of virtually every field of science, from cosmological astrophysics to molecular genetics and from high-energy particle physics to psychoneuroimmunology. Seventy-nine recipients of the Nobel Prize have been researchers, students or faculty members at the University at some point in their careers.