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Director of Marketing and Communications

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, America’s premier contemporary dance company, seeks a dynamic, strategic, and results-oriented leader for the role of Director of Marketing and Communications. This position is responsible for developing and executing strategies to build brand engagement and drive earned revenue at a transformative moment in the organization’s history. This position offers a bold and creative marketing professional the opportunity to lead a renowned organization through an exciting period:

  • Reimagining how the company markets itself as we embark on an entirely new structure to our performance season
  • Rebuilding the marketing and communications team to align with our new strategic vision and to maximize new opportunities
  • Refining Hubbard Street’s image by working with top consultants and agencies on a major branding initiative.


  • Direct the Hubbard Street Dance Chicago brand.
  • Create and implement a comprehensive plan for growth in earned revenue.
  • Create and execute multi-channel marketing strategies to increase awareness, engagement, subscriptions, and sales for Hubbard Street programs
  • Oversee the development, dissemination, and maintenance of public-facing materials and content, in all forms of media.
  • Create comprehensive plans to advance the profile of Hubbard Street, including media relations and strategic partnerships.
  • Lead the organization in establishing and fulfilling high standards in customer service and audience experience.
  • Manage significant vendor relationships for the organization, including public relations firms, marketing agencies, etc.
  • Manage the creation and maximize the utilization of the organization’s media assets, including moving and still images.
  • Contribute reports, projections, and insights to the strategic planning process, the Board of Directors, the Finance Committee, and the Executive Committee.
  • Manage budgets, resources, and staff.
  • Other duties as deemed appropriate.


  • Five years or more of progressive experience in communications and/or marketing, including management experience.
  • Experience working with a board of directors.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Hubbard Street gives preference to candidates who have demonstrable experience advocating for equity, diversity and inclusion.
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago, IL