About Chicago Children’s Choir
For 65 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 on the South side of Chicago 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 school and after-school programs whose singers bridge cultural and economic divides to become ambassadors for peace.
In a traditional year, CCC provides transformative programs through partnerships with over 90 schools, 12 community-based after-school music programs, Dimension, an ensemble for singers with changing or changed voices, and the world-renowned Voice of Chicago. 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.
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.
The Operations Associate ensures efficient and smooth operations of the Choir - from office management to technology, hospitality and relationship building. This person plays a significant role in procurement, financial reconciliation, program support and internal communications. They often serve as first contact with the public, whether by phone, email or in-person interaction. This position reports to the Choir’s Executive Vice President, and works closely with all staff.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Marketing and Development Support
Ideal candidates will possess the following skills and attributes:
“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.
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 and 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:
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com, with the job title in the subject line.
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.
About Chicago Children’s Choir
For 65 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 on the South side of Chicago born in the midst of the Civil Rights…