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Winter/Spring Faculty Intern | Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Become a Hubbard Street Dance Faculty Intern!

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is seeking Faculty Interns for the Winter/Spring 2019 season. This unique opportunity affords candidates unparalleled professional training in all levels of studio and community teaching for children (ages 18 months – 18 years), alongside their development as arts administrators. We’re looking for individuals who are passionate about dance education, interested in pursuing a career in the arts, and are motivated to learn about creating community dance programs, in schools and in our studios. With opportunities to create meaningful connections with the best professional teaching artists, dancers, choreographers, and arts administrators in the field, interns will gain hands-on experience and leave well prepared, with a portfolio of work for the next steps in launching their career.

Faculty Interns will be on site at the Hubbard Street Dance Center’s Youth Dance Program and/or at our partner schools (depending on experience, goals, and availability) training with our world class faculty. Interns will observe and craft curriculum for feedback, receive ongoing mentoring and training, attend free professional development workshops, co-teach alongside faculty, and attend staff meetings to understand and contribute to the administrative details that support all programs. Interns will have at least 2 teaching assignments and 1 administrative assignment.


 Must be a college student or recent graduate

 Some dance experience is required, candidates pursuing degrees in dance or arts administration preferred

 Preferred candidates will be available for a minimum of three five-hour shifts per week, 2 of which must be evening or weekend, January – May. Breaks correspond to current Chicago Public Schools calendar.

 Must pass background check and attend required training prior to beginning work in the classroom


 Assist assigned classes, tracking student progress and co-teaching as assigned

 Attendance at staff and planning meetings

 Attendance at all required training and professional development workshops

 Successful completion of portfolio assignments, including curriculum and administrative goals


 Professional training and teaching at the finest contemporary dance program in the country

 Career development and mentoring with company staff and leadership

 Interns will leave with a portfolio of work that may include sample lesson plans created, review of resume, professional writing sample, teaching sample videos, administrative projects, student data collection projects (sans student data). All tailored to the interests of the intern and the needs of the company.

 Free Professional Development Workshops

 Networking with other interns pursuing dance education/arts administration, as well as professional faculty members

 Unlimited free classes at the Lou Conte Dance Studio

 Free tickets to all Hubbard Street Dance Chicago self-produced performances during the internship period

 Internships provide college credit if desired and a potential teaching stipend for certain positions


Job Type: Unpaid Internship
Location: Chicago, IL