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ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Full time

CSz Chicago (formerly called “ComedySportz Chicago”) is seeking a full-time Artistic Director to be responsible for the management of the Training Center of CSz Chicago and all artistic products of the company.  Duties include but are not limited to:

COMEDYSPORTZ PERFORMANCE/ENSEMBLE DEVELOPMENT:

•    Manage ensemble scheduling, casting, growth and development

•    Run/curate rehearsals

•    Oversee Stage Manager and Music Director

•    Maintain and strengthen artistic quality of ComedySportz show

•    Assist with the artistic direction of internal special events

•    Curate Signature Show Runs

•    Collaborate with Creative Sales department on content for corporate events and new products

 

TRAINING CENTER/SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL IMPROVISATION:

•    Design and implement curriculum for the Chicago School of Professional Improvisation, Training Center, and special workshops

•    Hire and manage Instructors

•    Grow student base and programs offered

·       Select and manage House Teams/Coaches

•    Design, cultivate and grow Summer Camps

•    Coordinate scheduling and duties of Interns

•    Manage rental of classroom space

 

GENERAL BUSINESS:

·       Contribute artistic perspective on business decisions of company

·       Participate in personnel issues as they pertain to the artistic ensemble or faculty

·       Cultivate a culture of proactivity, accountability, authenticity, and excellence

 

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

·       5 years performance experience in improvisation, preferably in the Chicago market

·       Previous experience teaching improvisation to performers and business professionals

·       Previous experience leading an artistic ensemble

 

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to AD@cszchicago.com by january 4, 2019.