Director of communications
The Director of Communications will define and lead effective, accurate communications strategies to support Ingenuity’s objectives and enhance the organization’s mission and reputation. They will act as Ingenuity’s key media spokesperson and maintain positive relationships between various internal and external stakeholders, ensuring Ingenuity is viewed as the primary source of arts education-related information within Chicago’s diverse arts and education network.
Support the design and implementation of advocacy strategies that will help to advance the CPS Arts Education Plan within schools and communities. Support the creation and implementation of policies that drive the sustainable investments necessary to guarantee equitable access to arts education for every student in every Chicago public school.
Data & Research
Develop innovative strategies for collecting, managing, and analyzing data about arts education in CPS to inform and drive expanded arts programs and to facilitate research on the impact of those programs.
Partnerships & Professional Learning
Craft tools and resources to support community arts partners working in Chicago Public Schools. Support the design of Ingenuity professional learning series, including Summits and Institutes, to build the capacity of both organizations and individual teaching artists working in schools.
Ingenuity hosts high-performing interns interested in the intersection of education and arts education, youth development, public policy and school reform. Interns support all of Ingenuity’s areas of focus, and they receive a rich learning experience including participation in sector meetings, planning for Ingenuity Institutes, and supporting various research. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
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What interns have to say about their experience with Ingenuity:
“Designing the Partner Starter Institute allowed me to work with a range of staff members as I created the invitation list, developed content, spread the word, and finally executed. I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked on such a dynamic project as it has greatly prepared me for the next step.”
“I plan to continue working in the public education sector, advancing District policy through programming and advocacy efforts. I am eager for what is to come and cannot wait to see Ingenuity enter the next phase of their work. Thank you for a great summer!”
“Interning at Ingenuity was a challenging extension of my graduate studies that exposed me to strategic thinking and innovation in the Chicago education arena. I was immediately welcomed into the team and experienced a fantastic office culture that valued the input of all staff members. I left the internship as a more critical thinker because of the opportunities I had to contribute extensively to the Data & Research and Public Policy initiatives. If you want an internship experience that integrates you within the team and organizes your work so you maximize your time with the company, look no further than the team at Ingenuity.”