HOT JOB: Cultural Plan Intern for City of Chicago Dept. of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE)

Paid internship with Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE)!

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is dedicated to enriching Chicago’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy. This includes fostering the development of Chicago’s non-profit arts sector, independent working artists, and for-profit arts businesses; providing a framework to guide the City’s future cultural and economic growth, via the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan; marketing the City’s cultural assets to a worldwide audience; and presenting high-quality, free and affordable cultural programs for residents and visitors.

DCASE offers more than 2,000 high-quality free exhibitions, concerts, theatrical and dance performances, films, lectures and discussions, family events and other programs each year at the historic Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park, Grant Park, and other venues throughout the city. DCASE also presents some of Chicago’s most popular festivals and special events, including Taste of Chicago, Chicago Blues Festival, Chicago SummerDance, Chicago Jazz Festival, World Music Festival and others.

Internships are limited to one, 12 month, academic year. Students are limited to working one internship (lasting no more than one twelve month academic year) per City Department.

CULTURAL PLAN INTERN will report to the Deputy Commissioner of Cultural Planning and Operations performing a range of program support and administrative duties. The position will work regularly with the DCASE Cultural Plan Team on the implementation of initiatives in the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan (the “Plan”).