Director of Marketing and Communications

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago


Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is among the most original forces in contemporary dance. As one of the only professional dance companies to perform year-round, Hubbard Street is continually touring nationwide and internationally. Now in its 40th year, the main company has appeared in celebrated dance venues in 44 states and 19 countries.

Position Details

Director of Marketing and Communications
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

POSITION TITLE: Director of Marketing and Communications

DEPARTMENT: Marketing and Communications

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

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.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

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