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Work with HOBT

After a challenging year and significant layoffs, HOBT’s current staff capacity isn’t sufficient to rebuild HOBT and the MayDay celebration in a deeply accessible and equitable way. After more than six months of hearing from our community about what is most important to carry into the future, we are ready to rebuild staff capacity and begin a new chapter!

We are excited to announce that HOBT is hiring for two new roles: Community Programs Manager and Development Manager. The Community Programs Manager position is specifically designed to give more attention to relationships with artists and community partners. This role will support our school & community residencies, neighborhood partnerships, outreach events, rental programs, and more. The Development Manager will bring essential support and capacity to ensuring the financial health of the organization, including cultivating an individual donor program. 

You will note that these positions are at a higher pay scale and they have benefits — this is an intentional choice, and an important step forward as we more deeply align our organizational practices with our values.  

And the work of reimagining MayDay continues! The selection of the MayDay Council is underway; council members will be announced in mid-December and their work will begin in earnest in January. Facilitated by Free Black Dirt, the MayDay Council will lead the work of designing an equitable, accessible, and resilient MayDay that centers the voices of artists, particularly trans/queer artists and artists of color. 

We are continuing to create and support new puppet work and performance, from monthly Puppet Cabarets to family-friendly performances at Midtown Global Market, and an evening of new works in March! Find all the details here.