Chicago’s Most Endangered Buildings 2023

Chicago’s Most Endangered Buildings 2023

Join Preservation Chicago as they reveal Chicago’s 7 Most Endangered list for 2023. For 20 years, this list of imminently threatened historic buildings and community assets is used to mobilize the support necessary to save these sites from demolition.

This program is FREE with advanced registration. Both In-Person & Virtual options are available.

Ward Miller, the Executive Director of Preservation Chicago, will announce the 2023 Chicago 7 Most Endangered and share the history, threat and recommendations for each selection.

Despite seemingly impossible odds, the public interest and attention generated by Preservation Chicago’s Chicago 7 Most Endangered list, coupled with dedicated advocacy has resulted in a remarkable number of preservation victories over the years.

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Chicago 7 Most Endangered program, a brief retrospective will highlight notable wins and losses.

AIA/CES Credits: 1 LUs

Ward MillerWard Miller is the executive director of Preservation Chicago, a position he has held since 2013. For more than 30 years, Miller has advocated for the preservation of Chicago’s historic buildings. He spent two decades on the issues committee for Landmarks Illinois and served as vice president of Logan Square Preservation for 15 years. He also helped the City Club of Chicago in its efforts to save the Chicago Theatre, the Page Brothers Building and several buildings on Block 37. Prior to his current role, Miller worked on many other restoration projects including Holy Family Church, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Heller House and the grand staircase at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Operations Specialist (Full-time, hybrid)

Chicago Cultural Alliance Job Announcement
Operations Specialist (Full-Time/Hybrid)

Position: Operations Specialist
Salary range: $45,000 to $50,000/year + benefits
Reports to: Executive Director
Type: Full-time, 40 hrs/week. *Note: This is a hybrid position (2 days/week in-office; 3 days/week remote).
How to apply: If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with “Operations Specialist” as the subject. Only complete applications will be considered. Applications can be addressed to Mónica Félix (Executive Director).
Process: We will accept applications until the position is filled. 1st interview: 30-min Zoom call; 2nd interview: in person in office.

About Us

The Chicago Cultural Alliance’s mission is to connect, promote, and support centers of cultural heritage for a more inclusive Chicago. We are an active consortium of over 40 cultural heritage museums, centers, and historical societies that span 28 neighborhoods and 7 suburbs in the Chicagoland area and represent over 30 different cultures from around the world. Our programs include the annual Activating Heritage conference, World Dumpling Fest, Journey Chicago, knowledge sharing opportunities, and support services. Learn more about our mission, programs, and members at

About the Position

The Chicago Cultural Alliance (CCA) is seeking a full-time Operations Specialist. This role is essential to ensuring that the CCA team is meeting project deadlines while enforcing practices that reinforce organization and efficiency standards. The ideal candidate is someone with an eye for detail and the ability to adapt to the various needs of a nonprofit environment. We are seeking applicants who will embrace operations and administration with an understanding that this role is central to our organization’s ability to support centers of cultural heritage efficiently and with the greatest impact.
The ideal candidate should expect to commit a minimum of 3 years to this role. This role is not a good fit for anyone preparing to transition to graduate school or transition to another professional role. We encourage applications from serious candidates looking to join a team of dedicated nonprofit professionals who are passionate about advocating for Chicago’s cultural institutions and fostering a deeper sense of cross-cultural understanding through our work.

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CCA Operations Specialist – Job announcement 2022