Visceral Dance Chicago Internship

End Date
Nov 1, 2023

Visceral Dance Chicago

This position will support the Artistic and Executive Directors in a fast-paced non-profit dance company. They will expand their understanding of arts administration and work closely in outreach programming development. 

Throughout the internship they will:
Research potential partners for both outreach as well as company performances
Assist in designing outreach programming
Organize and catalog archival documents
Assist in social media posting and creation of eblasts
Assist at all company performances and events

Supervisor: Dawn Stanislaw

Preferred availability is 3-4 days a week, 20-25 hours per week

Immediately start, ending May, 2023

Compensation and Benefits:
Unpaid Internship
Unlimited complimentary dance classes
Membership at Chicago Athletic Clubs
Membership at Guild Row Social Club

Strong written and oral communication skills
Background in or appreciation of dance
Strong organizational skills
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Excellent administrations skills and attention to detail
Experience in Excel, Word and the Google suite
Experience in Photoshop and iMovie is preferable but not required

Visceral Dance Chicago, founded and led by Artistic Director Nick Pupillo, has been engaging and connecting its artists with audiences since 2013 and is now a nationally and internationally recognized driving force in contemporary dance. The company has developed a diverse and respected repertoire that continues to challenge audiences’ expectations. Visceral Dance exemplifies Pupillo’s daring vision to explore the infinite possibilities of contemporary movement and present the best of emerging, established, and innovative choreographers. The company has been praised for its exceptional technicality, diversity, versatility, and daring athleticism.

Coinciding with the company’s 10th anniversary is the 15th anniversary of the Visceral Dance Center, which offers classes for youth and adults seven days a week, taught by industry professionals. Visceral Dance Center is known for its positive environment, exceptional faculty, and a brand-new, spacious state-of-the art facility located in the Avondale neighborhood along the Chicago River. This new space serves the growing needs of the entire Chicago arts community, which uses the building for rehearsals, workshops, and auditions, and includes an in-house theater space, The Ann Barzel Theater, available for performances and special events.

To Apply:
If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and references to Dawn Stanislaw at No phone calls, please.