Work With Us


  • Program Operations Coordinator
    This full-time position manages all education and grant-making operations to ensure program delivery is strategic, efficient, and effective. This position collects, updates, and reports data; coordinates the annual calendar; and manages internal and external communications relating to education and grants programs that reach thousands of people across the state of Illinois. The Program Operations Coordinator serves as the program point person for Illinois Humanities Raiser’s Edge database and supports program events with the rest of the team across the organization on a regular basis. >>Learn more.
  • Director of Development
    This full-time position serves as an articulate and visible spokesperson and as a prominent leader throughout the organization, among stakeholders, in the community and nationally. The Director of Development will lead Illinois Humanities’ fundraising efforts — including individual, foundation and corporate fundraising, and the annual Public Humanities Award benefit luncheon — to secure $3.75 million annually for Illinois Humanities’ diverse statewide programs. >>Learn more.


Illinois Humanities 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.


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: