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Education Assistant - FIELD/WORK

Job Description

Internship Term: October 2018 – March 2019

The Education Assistant - FIELD/WORK will be responsible for assisting with research, development, and logistics for an expanded portfolio of educational initiatives at Chicago Artists Coalition, including FIELD/WORK public programming and the FIELD/WORK Residency. Through this position, the Education Assistant will learn all aspects of program development, facilitation, and assessment.

This is an unpaid internship for a non-profit arts organization. College credit can be arranged for undergraduate or graduate students. 

The Education Assistant - FIELD/WORK reports to the Director of Education and directly supports the FIELD/WORK Residency Artist Mentors. This position is for 16 hours per week, which may be partially fulfilled off-site.


  • Contribute to curriculum development of professional development residency
  • Serve as a peer ally to the incoming FIELD/WORK Residency cohort
  • Aid in event planning and management for FIELD/WORK educational events
  • Assist in development and implementation of program promotion, event materials, and logistics

Possible other responsibilities based on experience and interests may include:

  • Photographic documentation of FIELD/WORK events
  • Design & production of graphic design assets

Skills & Qualifications

  • Strong research, communication, and data entry skills
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and able to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work collaboratively & individually
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office & Adobe Design (preferred, but not required)
  • Interest in creatively conceiving of new professional development opportunities for Chicago’s arts community
  • Desire to participate in the co-development of a learning community among artists

To Apply           

Email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Penny Duff, Director of Education, at by Friday, September 28, 2018.