Arts and Culture Program Coordinator


The Program Coordinator for Arts and Culture will be responsible for the daily tasks associated with Chicago based arts programming including:  Community Café and workshop coordination, lead support for Arts Socials, support for Streets, community outreach including web/social media, and volunteer coordination.  Included in these tasks will be logistical, administrative, and communications responsibilities.  The position is full-time.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordination of Chicago Community Cafés and accompanying Workshops, especially logistics and administration
  • Coordination of new Arts Social series engaging local artists; logistics and administration
  • Volunteer recruitment and coordination for Community Cafés and Takin’ It to the Streets
  • Outreach/promotion to specific communities, partners, and leaders for Community Cafés, Arts Socials and Takin’ It to the Streets, including in-person and web/social media
  • Regular maintenance of Arts website and Arts social media outlets
  • Administrative and logistical support for National Community Cafés, International Artist Exchanges and special events.
  • Maintain Arts databases

Knowledge, Skills, and Other Abilities:

  • Excellent Administrative and Organizational Skills
  • Excellent Written and Spoken Communication Skills
  • Existing knowledge of diverse art disciplines and genres
  • Intimate familiarity with Muslim communities
  • Ability to work Independently and be Innovative and Efficient in executing tasks
  • Strong familiarity with social media platforms
  • Experience with graphic design, digital media, and web development a plus*
  • Technical experience with audio and video a plus*


The ideal candidate will have a Bachelors Degree in Arts, Administration or related field.


The ideal candidate will have 2 –  3 years of experience in any of the following: Event Organizing, Administrative work in the Arts, Marketing/Promotions.