Volunteer, intern, or work with the Alliance or with one of our 45+ Core and Partner Members

Listings are updated as often as possible but please see the Member’s website or other contact info for most current information.


Marketing Manager

See Chicago Dance

Full-time · $42,000/year, plus health insurance

Posted: May 12 – Closes May 23, 2022

The Marketing Manager is responsible for leading SCD communications and marketing efforts and overseeing the provision of promotional opportunities to our members (i.e. ad sales, which includes setting earned income goals annually). In addition, the MM works with SCD staff to expand the reach and interconnectedness of our digital communications and to increase the vitality of the dance sector in Chicago.

Executive Director

Changing Worlds

Full-time · $100,000-$115,000/year, plus benefits

Posted: Apr 28, 2022

Changing Worlds’ mission is to foster inclusive communities through oral history, writing, music, and art programs that improve student learning, affirm identity, and enhance cross-cultural understanding. The Executive Director supports the Board, directs the staff, builds and maintains stakeholder relationships, develops and manages sources of income, and ensures the quality and effectiveness of programs and services.

Project curator

Media Burn Archive

Full-time, 2-year contact · $44,000/year, with 4 percent cost of living increase in year two

Posted: Apr 27, 2022. Applications accepted through May 15.

The Curator will be joining Resurrecting the 1970s Guerrilla Television Movement is a 3-year project . They will be responsible for creating access to the digitized collections through archival description, research, and outreach. This will include creating metadata, researching video contents, responding to reference requests, and conducting community outreach for the Guerilla Television video collection. The Curator works closely with all project partners to preserve, make accessible, and promote the use of the video collection across a diverse group of users for teaching, learning, exhibition, programming and scholarship.


Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago

Full-time · $35,000-$40,000/year

Posted: Apr 18, 2022

ECAC’s volunteer program currently places volunteers and interns per year in a number of programs including Refugee Resettlement, ESL Education, Youth Services, Employment Services, and several other areas. The Volunteer Coordinator ensures the smooth operation of the volunteer program and plays a key role in the development of the organization as a whole. Contact [email protected] if interested.



Mitchell Museum of the American Indian

Unpaid internship

Posted: May 3, 2022

The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian is looking for a self-motivated IT intern with a passion for technology, collaboration, and creative problem-solving. The intern will work on a variety of technology support and capacity building projects. Summer term.


Puerto Rican Arts Alliance

Unpaid internship, work-study available depending on school

Posted: Apr 27, 2022

PRAA’s El Archivo is a digital photo archive documenting the histories of Puerto Ricans in Chicago and the Midwest. The project seeks interns in areas of Curatorial Research, Exhibition Design & Development, Collections Management, graphic Design, [email protected] & Latin American History, Library & Archives Studies. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Chicago Scots

Posted: March 31, 2022

Chicago Scots accepts applications from volunteers on a rolling basis. They invite and welcome the support of volunteers at their annual events, such as the Scottish Festival and Highland Games, and at their principal charity, Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care.

Chinese American Museum of Chicago

Posted: March 10, 2022

CAMOC accepts volunteer applications on a rolling basis for help with special events, to act as docents, or greeters within the museum, among other areas. Fluency in English is required, Fluency in Mandarin and/or Cantonese is a strong plus.

DANK Haus German American Cultural Center

Posted: March 31, 2022

DANK Haus is seeking volunteers with a wide range of skill sets to get involved in their events and programming. Whether it’s a once a year commitment or once a week, there is something you can do to help DANK Haus! You might help serve food at an event, help in the library, help install a new exhibition; there are many possibilities.

Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago

Posted: March 10, 2022

ECAC welcomes volunteers in all service and program departments including Refugee Resettlement, English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction, Youth programming and Employment services. Other opportunities include interpretation (Arabic, Burmese, and French), grant writing, fundraising, donation organizing, museum, and special event coordination.

South Side Community Art Center

Posted: March 10, 2022

SSCAC accepts volunteer applications on a rolling basis for special events, marketing, maintenance, security, legal assistance, technology, sales, housekeeping, research, writing, and customer service, and other areas.