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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% 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% 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 above, 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.

Director of School Programs

The Director of School Programs enables high quality choral music education for thousands of youth. This person develops meaningful relationships with Chicago Public Schools, school administrators and arts educators to bring Chicago Children’s Choir programming to students at their schools. The Director of School Programs works closely with CCC faculty to ensure that the Choir is a well integrated part of the school community. The Director of School Programs coordinates opportunities for school program singers to participate in organization-wide activities and to become ambassadors for their schools and communities. This individual collaborates with CCC Faculty to assess learning and growth of our program participants and share insights with singers, their families and educational partners. The Director of School Programs reports to the Head of Programs and works closely with all program staff and faculty.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build and maintain relationships with school partners, including principals, administrators and arts liaisons

  • Promote CCC programs to school administrators and engage new partners

  • Schedule programs aligned with school and faculty calendars

  • Collaborate with CCC faculty and educator partners to achieve student-centered goals, such as a continuity of learning opportunity over time, growth in social-emotional learning and strength of musical knowledge and performance skills

  • Serve as primary liaison with Chicago Public Schools offices of arts education and procurement

  • Develop systems and processes to collect and analyze school program participant data and learning outcomes

  • Ensure school program participants have opportunities to perform in their own communities, to participate in large-scale productions (i.e. the Black History Month Concert Series) and to audition for CCC’s after-school programs

  • Manage revenue and expense budgets for school programs and work closely with accounts receivable on payment collection

  • Regularly monitor school programs and attend school activities

  • Proactively seek out opportunities for students to access the Choir’s methodology, whether through virtual academies, new school networks or through CCC’s professional development opportunities for educators

  • Lead CCC’s School Council, a consortium of educators and administrators who help evolve our school programs and communications to ensure successful partnerships and outcomes for students and families.

  • Participate in community and national organizations that share a commitment to creative youth development

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline with at least 5-8 years professional experience

  • Superlative relationship building, interpersonal and problem solving skills

  • Experience working as a teacher or in a school environment and in-depth understanding of today’s educational landscape

  • Understanding of content-based and skills-based arts assessments to measure student learning and social-emotional development

  • Flexibility to work after regular office hours for concerts, events and tours

  • Experience or interest in the arts and passion for the CCC mission

Manager of Systems and Analytics

The Manager of Systems and Analytics helps synthesize the power of the Chicago Children’s Choir experience and nurture our community of singers, families, school partners, artistic collaborators and donors through a holistic information source. This person will be the lead project manager for the implementation and maintenance of a unified customer relationship management tool (Salesforce) and an internal champion for the benefits of thoughtful use of data. This individual collaborates with CCC Faculty to assess learning and growth of our program participants and share insights with singers, their families, educational partners and funders. The Manager of Systems and Analytics will report to the Executive Vice President and work closely with all departments: Development, Marketing, Finance, Programs, Faculty.

Key Responsibilities

Systems Administration

  • Serve as primary system administrator for Salesforce, CCC's customer relationship management system
  • Understand the needs and objectives of CCC’s functional areas and align the CRM configuration and processes to support them
  • Facilitate user accounts, reports and dashboards, creation of new fields, workflows, batch jobs and other routine tasks
  • Maintain apps for program registration, event management, email marketing, online fundraising tool, accounting software, and manage data feeds and other integrations with these platforms
  • Train new users and grow the Salesforce skill set across the organization
  • Act as liaison between users and Salesforce support and external developers
  • Keep abreast of new Salesforce features and functionality and third-party applications; identify opportunities for process improvements

Program Registration

  • Input, maintain and report program participant data
  • Ensure accurate attendance rosters for all programs
  • Create and maintain student directory
  • Work with Faculty to develop, implement and analyze content-based and skills-based arts learning assessments to measure student learning and social-emotional development
  • Assist finance with payment reconciliation

Data Analysis

  • Regularly report on registration and student demographics for all program levels
  • Leverage data analysis to better understand the CCC community
  • Contribute to improved understanding of the impact of CCC programs
  • Evaluate policies, procedures and best practices related to data management and identify areas where change will improve the efficiency of the team and relationships with stakeholders

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline with at least 3-5 years professional experience
  • Understanding of Salesforce platform and the ability to create configurations and customizations. Salesforce Administrator certification and experience with Salesforce integrated apps are preferred.
  • Strong project management skills and attention to detail
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Excel and experience with data visualization and business intelligence tools
  • Experience or interest in the arts and passion for the CCC mission
  • Hybrid work preferred

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.