Work With Us

Opportunities

  • Administrative Assistant, Education and Grants Division
    In this full-time position for the South Side Office (Woodlawn), the Administrative Assistant for the Education Division is responsible for providing support to the Education Division in the areas of administration, event assistance, processing finances, record keeping, and database management. The Administrative Assistant for the Education Division will provide support for the Odyssey Project, Sojourner Scholars, Capitol Forum, Road Scholars, Gwendolyn Brooks Youth Poetry Awards, and the Grants Program, as well as other programs and initiatives.
     
  • Administrative Assistant, Programs and Exhibitions Division
    In this full-time position for the Loop Office, the Administrative Assistant for the Programs and Exhibitions Division is responsible for providing support to the Programs and Exhibitions Division in the areas of administration, event assistance, processing finances, record keeping, and database management. The Administrative Assistant for the Programs and Exhibitions Division will provide support for the program focus areas of Art, Media and Journalism, the Economy, and Public Policy, as well as other programs and initiatives.
     
  • Advancement Coordinator
    In this full-time position for the Loop Office, the Advancement Coordinator assists in the management and execution of Illinois Humanities’ fundraising efforts—including research, cultivation, and stewardship—in the areas of: individual giving; event-based fundraising; and grantseeking.
     
  • Advancement Manager
    In this full-time position for the Loop Office, the Advancement Manager assists in the planning, management, and execution of Illinois Humanities’ fundraising efforts—including research, cultivation, and stewardship—in the areas of: foundation, corporate, and government support; individual giving; and event-based fundraising.
     
  • Engagement Fellowship
    Illinois Humanities is looking for an emerging journalist with interest and experience in community engagement for the 2018-19 Engagement Fellowship with the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting in Champaign, IL. The fellow will spend 12 months working with the center to cultivate relationships with communities in the Champaign-Urbana area.
    This fellowship aims to create opportunities for the public to inform what topics the center should investigate; to expand the center’s audience and source base and deepen trust; and to increase the positive impact of the center’s work in local communities. The fellow will also come to Chicago for additional training and to meet other engagement journalists from across the country.

Internships

Illinois Humanities Council regularly recruits college and post-college interns to work directly with our staff to support our various programs and overall mission. Internships are designed to meet each intern’s specific skills and interests, while working closely with an Illinois Humanities staff member. By the end of the internship, it is our goal that interns will have been exposed to the various aspects of an organization steeped in the state’s arts and humanities world, while having completed a project they can claim as their own.

  • If you are interested in interning with us, please send us an email with your resume attached.

Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please send us an email with your interests and skills.

 

There are a variety of ways to find out about Illinois Humanities and its programs: