Volunteer Press Agent

Submitted by Alex Olsen on Sat, 10/27/2018 - 2:27pm

MacArthur Award-winning Lucky Plush Productions is an internationally touring dance-theater company that provokes, inspires, and entertains audiences through its layered choreography, surprising humor, and socially relevant storytelling. Since 2000, Lucky Plush has created 30 original dance-theater works including 13 evening-length productions. In addition to regularly performing in Chicago, the company has presented work in 55+ US cities from Maine to Hawaii, and its international partners span from New Zealand to Cuba.


Lucky Plush seeks an outgoing volunteer press agent to organize the company’s database of press contacts and to generate press coverage for the company’s spring benefit performance. Applicant will ideally have familiarity with the Chicago theater/dance landscape as well as experience or a strong interest in a public relations career. Volunteer must be a self-starter but will receive guidance and support through Lucky Plush’s administration. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to gain experience or boost their resume.

Skills & Qualifications: 

Responsibilities May Include:

  • Compile comprehensive list of Chicago press contacts

  • Create and circulate press releases

  • Help create and pitch story ideas to media contacts

  • Extend invitations to dance and theatre writers/bloggers and greet them at performances

  • Set up interviews and rehearsal viewings for media representatives

To Apply: 


Interested applicants should submit resume and statement of interest to Alex Olsen at alexo@luckyplush.com

Contact Information
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Alex A Olsen
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