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We're always looking for exceptional and dedicated people to join our team.

For more than 60 years, Chicago Children’s Choir (CCC) has worked to inspire, unite and change the lives of youth through music.

What began as a small choir in Hyde Park born in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement to foster racial understanding has since grown into a nonprofit with an international footprint that is Chicago’s premier arts education and performing organization. CCC serves every corner of Chicago through a vast network of 140 choirs whose singers bridge cultural and economic divides to become ambassadors for peace.


Open Roles


How to Apply

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to jobs [at] ccchoir [dot] org, with the job title in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

What it's like to work at CCC.

Sincerely, we’re a family. We get it done while having fun. At CCC, we’re all working toward a colorful, peaceful, equitable future—and that feels good. We share a passion for music and the vast potential of young people.

In addition to work you can believe in, CCC offers the following perks:

  • Unlimited paid time off, including 8 state holidays and company-wide two week winter break.

  • Half-day Fridays out of respect for the work we do on evenings and weekends.

  • A choice from three health insurance options with 70 percent of medical and dental premiums covered. We also offer vision plans, short and long term disability insurance and life insurance.

  • A retirement plan with matched contributions up to 3 percent after a year of employment. We’re invested in your future!

  • A pre-tax commuter program that allows you to save on public transportation and parking.

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About Chicago Children's Choir

In a traditional year, CCC provides transformative programs through partnerships with over 90 schools, 11 community-based after-school music programs, Dimension, an ensemble for singers with changing or changed voices, and the world-renowned Voice of Chicago choir. As a national and international touring ensemble, CCC has performed for dignitaries such as former President Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela and former Chinese President Hu Jintao and with artists such as Chance the Rapper, Yo-Yo Ma, Andrea Bocelli, Beyoncé, and Celine Dion.

Over the past year, CCC has thrived, creating high quality online programs and virtual content that brings hope and light to audiences across the globe.

CCC is a civic treasure and model for urban music education with more than 75% of youth able to access its programming free of charge.

“OTR” Life Experience

We know that many of your most character-building experiences — where resilience, grit and grace were required to persevere — do not show up neatly on a resume. So, we want to hear some of those “OTR” (“off the resume”) moments for you. In order to be on the CCC team, EQ (Emotional Intelligence) is not a nice-to-have…it’s a must. So, show us your EQ.

A Not-So-Fun Fact:

We know research tells us that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and people of color tend to only apply when they feel they’ve checked every single box. If you are unsure that you’ve checked every box in these descriptions, but you think you have what it takes to enhance the CCC as we grow our team—we want to hear from you.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Chicago Children’s Choir is an equal opportunity employer that actively pursues candidates of diverse backgrounds and experiences. We are committed to providing diversity, equity, and inclusion training to all employees, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, nationality or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, age, medical condition, disability, or veteran status in admission or access to, or employment in, its programs and activities.

Digital Marketing Specialist

Serving as a member of CCC’s marketing and communications staff, the Digital Marketing Specialist will support a range of marketing efforts—from social media management to recruitment campaigns. You’ll play a core part in crafting and executing a digital strategy based on content and marketing objectives. Keeping a close eye on analytics and your finger on the pulse of emerging trends, you’ll take a holistic and creative approach to content creation and execution, producing high quality deliverables regularly for all CCC audiences in an array of formats. This role will work closely and collaboratively with the Director of Marketing.


About CCC Programs

For 65 years, Chicago Children’s Choir has worked to empower and unite youth from diverse backgrounds to find their voice and celebrate their common humanity through the power of music. What began as a small choir in Hyde Park born in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement to foster racial understanding has since grown into a nonprofit with an international footprint that is Chicago’s premier arts education and performing organization. CCC serves thousands of young people ages 8 through 18 from every zip code of Chicago through a vast network of school and after-school programs.

CCC provides transformative programs through partnerships with over 70 schools, 12 community-based after-school music programs, Dimension, an ensemble for singers with changing or changed voices, and the world-renowned Voice of Chicago ensemble. As a national and international touring ensemble, CCC has performed for dignitaries such as former President Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela and former Chinese President Hu Jintao and with artists such as Chance the Rapper, Yo-Yo Ma, Andrea Bocelli, Beyonce and Celine Dion.

CCC is a civic treasure and model for culturally responsive music education. More than 75 percent of youth access its programming free of charge and 100 percent of high school seniors graduate.

Work samples for this role are welcome but not required.

Key Responsibilities

Content Development & Copywriting

  • Maintain regular posting schedule across Chicago Children’s Choir Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, TikTok and YouTube with guidance from our Director of Marketing;

  • Developing written & multimedia content across CCC’s digital platforms—this includes, but is not limited to, social media, the website, newsletters, etc.

  • Sustain a consistent and meaningful presence on CCC’s social media channels by regularly posting compelling content and actively monitoring and engaging with our audiences

  • Assist in executing email campaigns based on monthly marketing calendar, including drafting copy and coordinating optimization efforts such as A/B testing and list segmentation

Digital Strategy

  • Conduct regular reporting on digital traffic, email performance and social analytics to offer insights that optimize our digital strategy

  • Coordinate market strategy, in collaboration with Director of Marketing, to maximize program registrations, optimize concert ticket sales and drive streams & subscriptions across platforms

  • Generate new ideas and content forms to grow subscriber base/followership

Marketing Support

  • Maintain and regularly solicit edits for organizational websites

  • Prepare for and assist with on-site marketing activation at concerts and events, including signage and banners, table presence, distribution of printed materials and other front-of-house needs

  • Provide general support to the marketing department on an ongoing basis, which may include concert ticketing, maintaining photo and video archives and other tasks as assigned

About You

  • You are a nimble creator with 2-3 years experience working in content creation and/or marketing (internships count).

  • You can work quickly and efficiently to produce a high volume of content in myriad forms without sacrificing quality—for you, the devil is in the details.

  • You’re hungry for an experience that will expose you to a vibrant range of marketing responsibilities that set you up for a diverse set of opportunities in the future.

  • You are a solutions-oriented problem solver who can pivot when necessary to reach a team goal.

  • You have some experience writing in myriad styles and formats (with a primary knack for social media and email copy) and consider yourself a strong writer.

  • You work well in an environment where no task is too big or too small.

  • You are a highly collaborative, organized self-starter who’s excited to join our team.

Development Associate

As a key member of the development team, the Development Associate will provide support for fundraising activity that meets CCC’s goal of significantly growing philanthropic support aligned with the Choir’s new strategic plan. This person will report to the Vice President, Development and work closely with the full development team as well as colleagues in programs and marketing. The Development Associate will manage development communications, play a key role in event management, provide departmental support, and support engagement with CCC alumni.


About CCC School Choir Programs

For 65 years, Chicago Children’s Choir (CCC) has worked to empower and unite youth from diverse backgrounds to find their voice and celebrate their common humanity through the power of music. What began as a small choir in Hyde Park born in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement to foster racial understanding has since grown into a nonprofit with an international footprint that is Chicago’s premier arts education and performing organization. CCC serves thousands of young people ages 8 through 18 from every zip code of Chicago through a vast network of school and after-school programs.

CCC provides transformative programs through partnerships with over 70 schools, 12 community-based after-school music programs, Dimension, an ensemble for singers with changing or changed voices, and the world-renowned Voice of Chicago ensemble. As a national and international touring ensemble, CCC has performed for dignitaries such as former President Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela and former Chinese President Hu Jintao and with artists such as Chance the Rapper, Yo-Yo Ma, Andrea Bocelli, Beyonce and Celine Dion.

CCC is a civic treasure and model for culturally responsive music education. More than 75 percent of youth access its programming free of charge and 100 percent of high school seniors graduate.

Key Responsibilities

Development Communications and Operations

  • Work with Associate Director of Individual Giving to set strategy for executing CCC's Annual Campaign and project manage communications with key stakeholders
  • Assist in preparation, logistics, and communications for development events
  • Manage gift acknowledgements and other donor acknowledgement communications
  • Field inquiries from donors regarding contributions, donor benefits and development related activities
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date donor information in database, including event participation
  • Cultivate and steward donor relationships, attending events and helping the team as needed
  • Coordinate parent and corporate volunteers at concerts and events

Alumni Engagement

  • Work with Manager of Special Events to set strategy around engaging Alumni in meaningful CCC activities and project manage alumni communications
  • Execute engagement activities for past participants of the Choir with a goal to foster alumni as advocates of the organization and grow philanthropic support from this community
  • Support CCC's ability to communicate regularly with alumni through well-maintained and augmented data

Qualifications

Ideal candidates for the Development Associate role will possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Bachelors' degree in relevant discipline
  • 1-4 years experience in a non-profit or arts-related setting
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Superior customer service
  • Experience or interest in the arts, preferably music
  • Passion for the CCC mission and program
  • Committed to an equitable and inclusive community
  • Committed to open and honest communication
  • Salesforce experience or other CRM knowledge
  • Builds strong, collaborative relationships with fellow staff, Board members, and donors alike
  • Detailed oriented and take pride in creating and participating in efficient processes
  • Excited about digging into data, fearless and has a "can-do" attitude
  • Is a planner, a list-maker, an organizational aficionado
  • Flexibility to work after regular office hours for concerts and events

Neighborhood Choir Program Assistant

Program Assistants for CCC serve a vital role as part of our program team. They have the unique opportunity to work with singers in Neighborhood Choir Programs throughout the city of Chicago, inclusive of families from a wide variety of racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Program Assistants are responsible for all non-musical aspects related to the Neighborhood Choir(s) to which they are assigned. Program Assistants work closely with the Conductor of their Neighborhood Choir to gather important information that is then communicated to singers and their families. Program Assistants are present for all rehearsals, concerts and events related to their Neighborhood Choir.

Key Responsibilities

Community Engagement, Communication and Relationship Building

  • Be a strong advocate and ambassador for the mission and legacy of Chicago Children's Choir by welcoming new families, maintaining strong relationships with current families, assisting with recruitment and attending community events.
  • Supervise singers before and after rehearsals and concerts. Plan to arrive thirty minutes prior to rehearsal and leave thirty minutes after rehearsal ends.
  • Communicate regularly with community partners to ensure the best possible experiences for all stakeholders.
  • Send weekly emails to families with pertinent information such as schedules and upcoming events.
  • Assist with tour accounting and attend the annual tour in the Spring. Tours are National and usually span three to four days.
  • Distribute flyers for fundraisers, events and other CCC activities.
  • Communicate effectively with families in order to foster deep and meaningful relationships with CCC.
  • Maintain strong relationships with singers and families to ensure continued participation throughout the year. Give detailed reports when a singer discontinues participation.

Organizational Support and Administrative

  • Collect and track registration and attendance and report updates to conductor and office regularly.
  • Create monthly calendars in a timely manner, submit to office and conductor for edits and distribute paper and digital copies to families.
  • Actively participate in weekly Program Team meetings.
  • Communicate regularly with the Program Team to ensure equitable experiences amongst all programs.
  • Attend and assist with organization-wide events
  • Collect payments for tuition, fundraising and tour from singers, issue receipts and deliver to the main office. Keep accurate records of all transactions.

Qualifications

  • Passion for working with diverse youth ages 8-18 and for fostering deep and authentic relationships with their families and communities.
  • Strong understanding of Google Suite, specifically Google Docs and Google Sheets
  • Experience working with children and youth from diverse backgrounds is preferred.
  • Commitment to collaboration in a team, as part of a larger organizational staff and with families and community partners in a mission-driven environment.
  • Dedication to anti-racism and equity.
  • Creativity, flexibility, self-motivation, energy and enthusiasm for this vitally important work.

Production Coordinator

The Production Coordinator plans and executes Chicago Children’s Choir concerts, including contracted engagements and events produced by the organization. They serve as the first point of contact for artistic collaborators and event producers in bringing to life meaningful performances for youth and communities. This person liaises with venues, audio/visual companies, instrumentalists and other event collaborators. The Production Coordinator reports to the Production Manager and works closely with all departments, especially program staff and faculty.


About CCC School Choir Programs

For 65 years, Chicago Children’s Choir (CCC) has worked to empower and unite youth from diverse backgrounds to find their voice and celebrate their common humanity through the power of music. What began as a small choir in Hyde Park born in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement to foster racial understanding has since grown into a nonprofit with an international footprint that is Chicago’s premier arts education and performing organization. CCC serves thousands of young people ages 8 through 18 from every zip code of Chicago through a vast network of school and after-school programs.

CCC provides transformative programs through partnerships with over 70 schools, 12 community-based after-school music programs, Dimension, an ensemble for singers with changing or changed voices, and the world-renowned Voice of Chicago ensemble. As a national and international touring ensemble, CCC has performed for dignitaries such as former President Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela and former Chinese President Hu Jintao and with artists such as Chance the Rapper, Yo-Yo Ma, Andrea Bocelli, Beyonce and Celine Dion.

CCC is a civic treasure and model for culturally responsive music education. More than 75% of youth access its programming free of charge and 100% of high school seniors graduate.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Serve as liaison for all performance venues, vendors and contracted musicians; oversee contractual paperwork and communicate event information
  • Facilitate and track expenses and revenue for all productions, including payment of venues, vendors, musicians, and other program related payees, by compiling and submitting all check requests and invoices.
  • Field requests for Choir performances
  • Assume responsibility for all CCC equipment necessary for production including moving and receipt of all equipment and supplies for concerts
  • Create timeline documents per engagement and relay information to all parties involved
  • Compile all information needed for concert programs
  • Book, order and request all buses and food needs for productions and events
  • Provide sheet music and recorded music needs for productions
  • Assist with all guest artist needs (travel, accommodations, hospitality, etc.)
  • Provide onsite support for productions
  • Field requests for CCC’s original music - whether sheet music or recordings- and facilitate access as appropriate
  • Collaborate with Development department on performances with corporate partners
  • Assist with artistic initiatives, including productions of full-length original works
  • In collaboration with artistic staff, support creation of visual components for productions

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent work experience
  • Attention to detail and commitment to excellence
  • Excellent project management, prioritization and problem solving skills
  • Ability to remain calm and collected under pressure
  • Tech savvy; proficient in Google and with knowledge of A/V equipment
  • Flexibility to work after regular office hours for concerts, events and tours
  • Experience or interest in the arts and passion for the CCC mission