Chicago dance theater company Lucky Plush Productions seeks a graduate student with strong interest in non-profit managment to serve as Volunteer Cultiavtion Lab Fellow for 2018/19
Become a crucial partner of Lucky Plush Productions’ award-winning team as we implement Year 2 of Volunteer Cultivation Lab (VCL). VCL is a unique fellow-led program that provides valuable skill building opportunities to graduate students with a strong interest in nonprofit management and entrepreneurial business models. Customized mentoring and enrichment opportunities will bridge classroom knowledge to practical career preparation. The fellow will lead VCL by recruiting, hiring, overseeing, and stewarding a body of experienced professional and high-level student volunteers in the following areas:
● Marketing/communications: brand management, messaging, graphic design, photography, video, public relations
● Financial management: accounting, business processes, budgeting, forecasting
● Fundraising: policies and strategies, fundraising initiatives and target donor identification
● Company/tour management: operations, logistics, scheduling
● Presenter networking: booking, contracts
● Project/program management: local programming and new initiatives
Based in Chicago, Lucky Plush Productions is an internationally touring dance-theater company that provokes, inspires, and entertains audiences through its layered choreography, surprising humor, and socially relevant storytelling. Lucky Plush is also recognized as a leader for its entrepreneurial approach to arts management. The company received a 2016 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, and Artistic Director Julia Rhoads received a 2014 Fractured Atlas Arts Entrepreneurship Award for initiating Creative Partners, a fundraising model that provides a shared development staff for Lucky Plush and other nationally-recognized companies.
Volunteer Cultivation Lab (VCL) is made possible through the significant endorsement and financial support of Chicago’s lead funders through Arts Work Fund. In activating a network of diverse high-level professional volunteers, VCL dramatically increases the organizational and creative output of LPP without a corresponding surge in expense. VCL simultaneously enriches the Chicago arts sector by boosting community engagement with the arts.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: July 1, 2018