Chicago, IL

Artistic Director

The Chicago Humanities Festival is in the search for an experienced, visionary Artistic Director to shape thoughtful, entertaining programs with contemporary thought-leaders, and grow diverse and engaged audiences. Please click to view the full position description or to nominate/apply.

Reporting to and partnering with the Executive Director, the Artistic Director: manages the Programming Team and is a primary liaison with the Board Program Committee; is responsible for shaping, articulating and executing the Festival’s programmatic vision; and manages key relationships with a variety of external partners. Strong candidates must understand the broader cultural landscape, have a finger on the pulse of contemporary tastes, be able to connect programming to earned and contributed revenue streams and understand today’s cultural audiences (knowledge of the Chicago community a plus).

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) presents vital civic and cultural conversations on the most compelling topics of our time through smart, engaging events and programs. For over 30 years the Festival has hosted compelling conversations with fascinating individuals who deeply consider our past, present, and future through the multiple lenses of the arts, humanities and social sciences. Thoughtfully curated Spring and Fall seasons annually attract 50,000 people to 90+ in-person programs. CHF also has an extensive online presence, including over 100,000 YouTube subscribers.

We appreciate you sharing the position description with your network, and also any nominations you might have.

For additional information or to apply, please contact Lee Kappelman or Oscar Quiros at info[at]moppenheim[dot]com.