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Join The Arts of Life as a Music Assistant!

Music Assistant Volunteer/ Intern

This position is ideal for those interested in music, education, songwriting or advocacy for the disability community.

The Arts of Life continually creates an environment that is trusting, nurturing, and respectful. We are all equals in this space and should be given the most respect possible. We understand that all of us have bad days and all of us are developing as individuals and we encourage each other to share both the positive things that make us who we are and the negative things that make us who we are. We encourage everyone to share their goals and aspirations so that we are able to be of some help along their journey. We hope to provide this environment and offer our philosophy to everyone that joins our community, not just our artists. If our environment is true, it will have the same effect on everyone.

Whenever you are in our studio, you influence our artists and your roll is to be a person who is:

  • Prompt and reliable
  • Consistently excellence in your job performance
  • Able to problem solve and work with minimal supervision
  • Creative, dedicated, and takes initiative
  • Consistently positive and flexible
  • Able to assist all individuals served by Arts of Life
  • Respectful of themselves and others
  • Honest, compassionate and empathetic
  • Principled, tenacious and hard working


Music Assistant


Arts Coordinator


Band Commitment

Percentage of Time: 85%

The Music Assistant is responsible for one or more of the following:

  • Assisting band members in songwriting/ composing/ arrangements.
  • Assisting band members in vocal coaching
  • Assisting band members in instrument lessons
  • Sound engineering/ recording/ mixing/ mastering
  • Producing
  • Choreography
  • Performing with band for both rehearsals and shows


Percentage of Time: 5%

Percentage of Time: <5%

*Additional time should be expected if position requires time outside of studio (band gigs, etc)


  • Currently pursuing or holding a Bachelor’s degree in musical studies, recording arts, audio engineering, or the like.
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Be organized, creative, collaborative, dedicated, professional, and timely.
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Valid driver’s license.


A full 6 hours per week is to be expected. This position may have additional hours depending on shows or recording schedules.

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About Arts of Life North Shore


1963 Johns Drive, Glenview, IL 60025, US

Mission Statement

The Arts of Life advances the creative arts community by providing artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities a collective space to expand their practice and strengthen their leadership.


The Arts of Life is a non profit organization committed to providing high quality, innovative services for adults with developmental disabilities. Our community is arts based and focused on the growth of its artists through the creation of a supportive environment.


We'll work with your schedule.


1963 Johns DriveGlenview, IL 60025



  • Electronic Instrument
  • Keyboard Instrument
  • Music Arts
  • Singing
  • Special Needs
  • Songwriting


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 hours per week
  • Attendance at band gigs and projects required.

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