Band Assistant

Arts of Life is looking for a part-time Band Assistant to support the band(s) at one or both of our studios located in West Town (Chicago) and Glenview.

Hours: This position has flexible hours based on the needs of the band(s). It is allocated 32 hours a month at each studio. This position must be on site for band practice and all band performances.

  • Chicago (Arts of Life Band) / Fridays 10-2
  • North Shore (Van Go Go) / Tuesdays 10-2


Artists’ Supports

  • At Band Practice
    • Support artists in getting to and from practice.
    • Provide all necessary supports during practice.
  • At Performances
    • Schedule and supervise all artists’ rides to and from venues.
    • Provide all necessary supports during performances.

Business Supports

  • Maintain the following as needed:
    • Performing Rights Organization (currently using BMI) relationship
    • Copyrights
    • Publishing
    • Trademarks
    • Band member agreements

Band Supports

  • Support the band in securing at least one performance per quarter.
  • Act as the point person for venue relations.
  • Arrange and confirm PA system and audio requirement.
  • Communicate logistics to band members.
  • Support all band members in setting up and breaking down performances.
  • Document (photo and/or video) performances to be used on social media.

Production, Outreach and Promotion

  • Support all band members as needed at any recording sessions.
  • Schedule and supervise all artists’ rides to and from venues.
  • Document (photo and/or video) recording session to be used on social media.
  • Supervise the development of all band assets (CD’s, Records, merchandise).
  • Implement Arts of Life branding guidelines and systems.
  • Collaborate with the design team to produce band assets.

Press Kit

  • Maintain an updated press kit.
  • Release all press assets in a timely manner.
  • Monitor inventory of all merchandise.
  • Promote and sell band merchandise at band and AofL events.
  • Supervise and facilitate the production of merchandise.


  • Collaborate with communications team to build and maintain a fan base.
  • Keep all band social media outlets up-to-date.
  • Coordinate website updates related to the band, ensuring that new, consistent information is regularly posted and updated.
  • Supervise the development and maintenance of the band’s blog posts.


  • Act as the main liaison between the band and the studio staff, working collaboratively with both to facilitate a strong working relationship.
  • Schedule and facilitate monthly band meetings.
  • Meet with Arts Coordinator monthly.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Behaviors:

  • A working knowledge of being in a band.
  • Experience working with people with intellectual & developmental disabilities.
  • Experience with photography, video, and digital photography software a plus.
  • Proficient using MAC platforms and Google docs.
  • Working knowledge of social media platforms and website blog posts.
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Hourly compensation: $12/hr

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