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.


Chief Operating Officer

South Side Community Art Center

Salary Range: $85,000 to $95,000 annually based on experience

The South Side Community Art Center’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) is responsible for providing organizational leadership and vision and as the second senior leader of the Center, oversees financial and resource management, and works in partnership with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and staff to advance the organization’s efforts to impact both the established and emerging arts community while maintaining a legacy of arts advocacy on Chicago’s Southside.

Application: Provide a resume, cover letter, and 3 references to [email protected]. The application review process will begin Monday, June 3, 2024.

Chief Executive Officer

Japanese American Service Committee

Salary Range: Base compensation is commensurate with candidate experience, estimated between $130K – $160K.

The CEO will be an executive leader who will guide the organization, its leadership and team through its next phase of growth. The CEO will be committed to JASC’s mission and lead in all aspects of its evolution, while working collaboratively with its board, staff, and community to build and strengthen its regional and national impact.

Application: To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Emma Kemper & Tedric Palmer at [email protected].


HANA Center

Salary Range: $75,000 – $90,000

HANA seeks an Organizing Director who will lead a team with vision, motivation, and dedication to build community power to bring structural change toward achieving racial, social, and economic justice.

HANA’s Organizing Director provides deep understanding and experience in community leadership, power building, membership, and campaign development and implementation with a focus on empowering directly impacted and vulnerable community members to create systemic changes. The Organizing Director drives HANA’s ambitious program to build a strong base of community leaders to fight for bold progressive policies and practices at local, state, and national levels. The Organizing Director will build and sustain a strong team of community organizers to strengthen HANA’s organizing program.

The Organizing Director is a full-time exempt position that will be split between the Chicago and Prospect Heights offices.

Application: Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject “Organizing Director.”

Manager of Marketing and Communications (Full-Time)

Illinois Humanities

Salary Range: $72,000 – $76,000

The Manager of Marketing and Communications works with the Senior Director of Development and Communications and across departments to: continually strengthen the organization’s communications practices and systems; oversee the implementation of marketing campaigns and communications projects; ensure communications products adhere to brand and editorial guidelines; and produce and support creative marketing (i.e., social media, editorial, and email campaigns) that advance institutional priorities and messaging.


Dance Teachers for School Programs

Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts

Kalapriya Center for Performing Arts is currently seeking dance teachers for its various school programs and academy initiatives. We invite applications from enthusiasts and experienced teachers to be a part of our team. (Note: we will consider your application even if you don’t have any previous dance teaching experience). Teachers will be traveling to our partner Chicago Public Schools to execute our dance education programs. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Music instructors

Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts

Kalapriya Center for Performing Arts is currently seeking a tabla instructor for our fall class session.

Qualifications include 5+ years of teaching experience, availability on nights and weekends, experience working with both adults and children is preferred, and ability to work with students of a range of levels.

Dance interns

Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts 

Hourly Compensation: $15 per hour and $50 for each performance

Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts is seeking dance interns for 2024. The dance interns will learn the repertoire of Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts from the Artistic Director, and will have opportunities to perform in new productions and showcases throughout the city.

If interested, please send a resume telling us a little bit about yourself and your previous dance experience, if any. Email the resume and cover letter – [email protected] 

Theater Associate (part-time)

Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts

Kalapriya is looking for a person to direct and conduct a middle school theatre program at one of their partner schools, from mid-October 2023 till mid-May 2024. The selected individual will need to work with about 20 students between grades 4-8 for 3 hrs/week doing the casting, direction, and production.

Please send your resume with your education, training and internships and experience to [email protected]. Subject should read Theater Associate.

Program Assistant (Part-time)

National Indo-American Museum

Hourly Compensation: $25 per hour

The program assistant interacts with community members and coordinates the logistics for existing programs at Chicago schools. They will assist the Board of Directors to deliver content, onsite set-up and take down, as well as registration, payments and reports at the conclusion of each program.

Please send a cover letter of your interest and experiences, along with a cover letter to [email protected].

Museum Director

Ukrainian National Museum

The Ukrainian National Museum (“UNM”) seeks a Director who will continue the excellence of the UNM’s past and lead the institution to even greater growth in the years to come.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Manages the staff in maintaining the UNM’s building, collection, daily operations, budgeting and finance, fundraising, marketing, PR, educational and public programming, and exhibition development.
  • Seeks grant opportunities and supervises all grant applications and projects.
  • Directs the management, preservation and cataloguing of the UNM’s collections and archive.

Application Instructions: Please submit resume and cover letter including salary requirements to [email protected].


Museum administrator 

Ukrainian National Museum

The Ukrainian National Museum (“UNM”) seeks an Administrator who will plan, lead, and directs museum operations and special projects, including maintenance and marketing through the effective and efficient deployment of Human, Physical, and Financial resources.

Application Instructions: Please submit resume and cover letter including salary requirements to [email protected].


Museum Associate

Ukrainian National Museum

The Ukrainian National Museum of Chicago has an opening for an Associate position. The Associate serves as an ambassador for the museum. This individual must be fluent in English and Ukrainian and know Ukrainian history, culture, and the Ukrainian National Museum and Ukrainian Village history. Additional training can be provided.

Application Instructions: Send your Resume/CV to [email protected].

Multiple Positions

Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo is dedicated to connecting people with nature by providing a free, family-oriented wildlife experience in the heart of Chicago and by advancing the highest quality of animal care, education, science, and conservation. Our staff inspires communities to create environments where wildlife will thrive in our urbanizing world. If you’d like to join our team, which spans many disciplines united in the pursuit of these critical goals, we invite you to apply.


Public Humanities Intern (Seasonal, part-time)

The Newberry

The Newberry collection—some 1.6 million books, 600,000 maps, and 5 million manuscript pages—is a portal to more than six centuries of human history, from the Middle Ages to the present. We connect researchers and visitors with our collection in the Newberry’s reading rooms, exhibition galleries, program spaces, classrooms, and online digital resources.

Reporting to the Director of Public Programs and Adult Education, the Intern will conduct preliminary planning for the project “Religion and Civil Rights in Chicago.” This position will preferably begin in mid-March 2024 and will last five months 

TO APPLY: Interested candidates should attach a cover letter and resume, both as PDF documents, to their application in the Newberry Career Center. 

Dance Intern

Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts

Hourly Compensation: $15 per hour for all rehearsals and $50 for each performance

Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts is seeking dance interns for 2023. The dance interns will learn the repertoire of Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts from the Artistic Director, and will have opportunities to perform in new productions and showcases throughout the city. Interns will learn diverse Indian dance forms ranging from folk, Bollywood, and Indian classical dance. 

If interested, please send a resume telling us a little bit about yourself and your previous dance experience, if any. Email the resume and cover letter – [email protected] .

Volunteer Opportunities

HANA Center

Volunteer to Be a Community Navigator

Join us in making a difference! HANA’s Super Navigator, Mrs. Hyun Choi, has been instrumental in helping community members understand their rights and access legal resources. Since May 10, Mrs. Choi has connected with approximately 2,000 individuals and recruited 30 dedicated Community Navigators. These volunteers conduct outreach and share vital resources at churches, temples, and other public locations in the suburbs and City of Chicago.

If you’re passionate about community outreach and want to become a Community Navigator, please contact Mrs. Hyun Choi at [email protected]

    Heritage Museum of Asian Art

    Volunteer Call for Heritage Museum of Asian Art’s 10th Anniversary Gala

    The Heritage Museum of Asian Art is seeking enthusiastic volunteers for our 10th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, June 8th. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a milestone celebration for one of Chicago’s premier cultural institutions.

    While experience is preferred, it is not a mandatory requirement. We welcome all dedicated individuals who are passionate about supporting the arts and creating a memorable event experience. While we cannot offer a stipend, volunteers will be provided with food and refreshments during the event.

    Volunteers should plan to arrive at 4 PM on June 8th for a brief training session. The Gala will take place from 5:30 PM to 9 PM.

    How to Apply: Interested individuals should send an email to [email protected] with a short introduction. If available, please include a copy of your resume or CV, but this is not mandatory.


    Volunteer with the Swedish American Museum

    Volunteer for Midsommarfest 2024. If you are registering for multiple people at the same time, please comment their names and email addresses. Please email the Swedish American Museum’s Volunteer Coordinator Layne at [email protected], with your t-shirt size and preference (we typically have V-neck or tank tops). If you are volunteering for multiple shifts we will ensure you get a break, please let me know if you have a preference on what time you get your break.

    Puerto Rican Arts Alliance

    Volunteer with the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance

    Lend a hand at the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance, and make an important difference to the thousands of children and families who are impacted by our work. Volunteers are an essential part of the PRAA team, and we have opportunities to suit almost every schedule and interest.

    To learn more about the many ways for individuals, organizations, and corporations to volunteer for PRAA complete and submit the Volunteer Form or contact Nancy Ward at 773-342-8865 ext 105.

    Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

    Volunteer for the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

    We are seeking dedicated volunteers to join our team. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in advancing the organization’s mission by managing grant writing, reporting, and fundraising efforts. The Development Coordinator will work closely with the organization’s President and Executive Manager to align development efforts with the overall strategic goals of UIMA.


    Chicago Architecture Center

    Volunteer for Open House Chicago 2024

    Chicago Architecture Center is thrilled to involve over 1,000 volunteers needed to greet and assist visitors at 100+ sites throughout the city. OHC Volunteer Greeters work ONE shift either Saturday or Sunday, for 3.5-5.5 hours. As a thank you, each volunteer receives great benefits, including a Priority Access Pass which lets you skip long lines.

    Chicago Architecture Center

    Volunteer for Education Guides 2024

    Education guides facilitate 90-minute field trips for students. These interactive experiences focus on architecture, design and Chicago history. Sessions incorporate hands-on collaboration tools to foster critical thinking in young people. 

    Chicago Scots

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.