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444 N WabashSuite 500Chicago, IL 60611


The Arts & Business Council of Chicago (A&BC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to linking the strengths of arts and business for the mutual benefit of both. The A&BC builds arts and business partnerships that enhance the management capacity of over 300 arts organizations in metro Chicago each year, while developing the leadership capabilities of business professionals through effective volunteerism.

A&BC is looking for an intern who can work independently and who is interested in arts management. Interns are trusted to manage their project(s) and workload. We have flexibility in the type of project interns can pursue based on the individual’s interests.

The Program Department oversees the key components of A&BC’s mission. This volunteer internship will assist in all aspects of planning and managing such programs as Business Volunteers for the Arts, our pro bono management consulting program; On BOARD, our program to train professionals to be effectiv

Responsibilities may include:

    • Assisting in the creation and updating of program documents and materials
    • Assisting in compiling data for program implementation, tracking and grants
    • Tracking and managing new and active A&BC Members
    • Cultivating new partnerships with organizations and businesses to add to member benefits
    • Helping with database management and event registration
    • Creating program surveys for tracking and evaluation
    • Assisting with event management
    • Assisting in gathering and analyzing social media data
    • Researching learning opportunities for arts clients
    • Providing general administrative tasks, as needed
    • Special projects based on candidate interests


  • Pursuing a liberal arts degree or a recent graduate, an interest in arts administration or a business major a plus
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office software and database programs
  • Ability to work well independently

Schedule: Flexible - 20 hrs/wk

To apply: Send a cover letter and resume to ngarcia@artsbiz-chicago.org.


  • Arts Administration
  • Program Management

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Requirements & Commitment

  • 20-25 hours/week

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