Company Status:Nonprofit Organization – Performing Arts/Arts Education
Hours:16-20 hours/week, additional hours during programs
Start / End Dates:Early September through Mid December, Exact dates negotiable
Company and Internship Information
Chicago Human Rhythm Project is the nation’s largest and only year-round presenter of American tap and contemporary percussive arts. We are seeking interns to assist us with the coordination of several major programs and overall office administration, marketing, and fundraising. This internship is best-suited for candidates that are looking for a high level of responsibility and independence. Interns must be adept at communication and be able to follow through independently on important and detailed projects. This is an excellent opportunity to “own” several large-scale projects and make significant contributions, while learning about the operations of an arts presentation and education organization.
PROGRAM: Fall Concert Performance at the Dance Center of Columbia College, Thanksgiving Day Parade, Winter Tap Jamboree, STOMPING GROUNDS
CHRP has multiple programs over the next six months, and the administrative interns help with execution of all of them. Job responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: marketing assistance, intensive artist and student management, travel and hotel arrangements for artists, registration support including data entry and maintenance of income/expense reports, patron and merchandise management during concert events, and general administrative support, including faxing, filing, and copying.
PROGRAM: American Rhythm Center
A project of Chicago Human Rhythm Project, the American Rhythm Center (ARC) is a collaborative effort to foster community growth through rhythmic expression, aiming to offer diverse, high-quality dance and movement classes to the general public while centralizing the education programs, rehearsal space and administrative offices of several core groups, as well as additional emerging companies and independent artists. Job responsibilities may include checking people into classes, facilitating space rentals, communicating with community partners and affiliate organizations, and marketing/social media assistance.
MUST BE A College Junior, Senior, or in the process of applying to be/currently a graduate student (Arts administration, arts management, communications, marketing, nonprofit management, or performing arts majors preferred)
Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, social media savvy, and graphic design a plus
Chicago Human Rhythm Project, co-founded by Lane Alexander and Kelly Michaels in 1990, builds community through American tap and contemporary percussive arts in world class, innovative performance, education and outreach programs. CHRP has grown from presenting performances in small venues over two days of classes to presenting in large and mid-sized venues over twelve months of residencies, works...hops and classes at community-centered locations. Annual programs spotlight Global Rhythms, Winter Tap JAMboree, Stomping Grounds, Chicago Rhythm Fest, and Rhythm World at major venues around Chicago including the MCA, Harris Theater, Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University and The DuSable Museum. Ongoing tap dancing classes, designed for adults 18 years and older, are taught in CHRP’s Tap Studio, welcoming students from beginner to the professional level. BAM!, CHRP's resident performance and education ensemble, provides after school arts education classes at three elementary schools including St. Sabina, Paul Revere and Bronzeville Lighthouse. BAM! also performs its acclaimed lecture demonstration -We All Got Rhythm - throughout Chicago which has been seen by more than 60,000 school children over the last five years. CHRP’s latest, exciting undertaking is the creation of the American Rhythm Center (the ARC) and the development of a consortium of resident dance companies in the heart of downtown Chicago.