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2010 W Carroll Ave
Chicago, IL 60612
United States
(312) 829-2787
1963 Johns Drive
Glenview, IL 60025
United States
(847) 486-0808

Special Event Marketing Intern / Volunteer

The Arts of Life continually creates an environment that is trusting, nurturing, and respectful. We are all equals in this space and should be given the most respect possible. We understand that all of us have bad days and all of us are developing as individuals and we encourage each other to share both the positive things that make us who we are and the negative things that make us who we are. We encourage everyone to share their goals and aspirations so that we are able to be of some help along their journey. We hope to provide this environment and offer our philosophy to everyone that joins our community, not just our artists. If our environment is true, it will have the same effect on everyone.


POSITION TITLE: Special Event Marketing Intern/Volunteer


REPORTS TO: Development & Communications Manager


POSITION PURPOSE: The Special Event Marketing Intern/Volunteer is responsible for assisting with the planning, coordination, and execution of the 9th Annual Charitable Chili Cook-Off (CCO).



  • Assist with event logistics, planning, and execution, including day-of event management of the 9th Annual Charitable Chili Cook-Off (largest annual fundraiser in early November)

  • Assist Development Manager with pitching local talent to participate in the CCO
  • Research and solicit sponsorship opportunities for CCO

  • Write and disperse press releases to targeted media outlets.

  • Handle requests from members of the media by phone and email

  • Develop and update media lists

  • Participate in brainstorms around media and publicity opportunities to gain coverage and increase ticket sales


  • An in-progress or achieved BA degree in public relations, communications, marketing or related field

  • Intuitive event planning skills

  • Strong research skills

  • Strong written and verbal skills

  • Strong organization and time management skills


Hours Per Week: 10 to 20 (flexible)


Minimum Time Commitment: Three months


To Apply: Email your resume and cover letter to Sara Bemer (Development & Communications Manager) at


Whenever you are in our studio, you influence our artists and your role is to be a person who is:

  • Prompt and reliable
  • Consistently excellence in your job performance
  • Able to problem solve and work with minimal supervision
  • Creative, dedicated, and takes initiative
  • Consistently positive and flexible
  • Able to assist all individuals served by Arts of Life
  • Respectful of themselves and others
  • Honest, compassionate and empathetic
  • Principled, tenacious and hard working




The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all job duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


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