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STUDENT INTERN – MARKETING
Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) – Marketing Division
Number of Openings: 1
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; marketing the City’s cultural assets to a worldwide audience; and presenting high-quality, free and affordable cultural programs for residents and visitors.
STUDENT INTERN, MARKETING. This position will report to the Program Director-Visitor Experience performing various program support and administrative duties primarily related to Visitor Experience and related to Communications and Design as needed.
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.
Assist with scheduling and coordinating meetings and other programs
Assist in developing and/or maintaining calendars, status reports, and other administrative tools
Assist with research of professional best practices, trends, etc.
Attend internal and external meetings and be able to share what was discussed
Perform additional functions to support other DCASE festivals, programs, and events, including assist on-site at events, and routine clerical and administrative duties involving copying, scanning, document preparation, filing, correspondence, answering the telephone, mass mailings, creating and maintaining tracking spreadsheets/databases, event set up and coordination
Perform related duties as required
Assist with guest engagement at festivals, events and exhibitions in the busy summer season and throughout the year
Provide general information regarding programs and services to the public
Use Microsoft Office software to type documents, prepare presentations, create spreadsheets, and prepare wrap-up reports
Use volunteer management software to schedule volunteers, maintain contact information, and run reports
Assist with market research (on-site surveys), way finding and signage, education and engagement activities, volunteer program activities, and other duties
Communications & Graphic Design:
- Assist the graphic design and communications teams as needed when available
This is a temporary position. Year-long (Spring/Summer 2021 – Spring 2022) internship. Work 20-30 plus hours per week during the summer/breaks and 10 hours per week during the academic year. Work a flexible work schedule. Able to work early mornings, weekdays, evenings, weekends, and holidays during festivals and special events. Position is assigned both indoors and outdoors.
LOCATION: Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE)
78 E. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602
THIS IS A TEMPORARY POSITION
Must be a student in good academic standing currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, or law school OR a student in good academic standing currently enrolled in an accredited business or data processing/ information technology school. Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 grading scale or a 3.5 on a 5.0 grading scale.
Students must maintain the required GPA throughout the duration of their employment / internship.
Must be enrolled in school with a minimum of 6 credit hours (or quarter hour equivalency) throughout the duration of internship, with the exception of academic breaks, i.e. summer
Disclaimer – “Accredited” means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in or has completed an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctorate degree program.
NOTE: At time of application, you must attach a current transcript with GPA OR if first term freshman/graduate student a letter of acceptance. You must provide Enrollment Verification at time of processing.
NOTE: To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience. YOU MUST INCLUDE job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties. (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.) IF YOU FAIL TO PROVIDE this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position. There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.
NOTE : Students who are Deferred Action Recipients are eligible to apply. You must provide your Employment Authorization Document at the time of hire. In addition, if you are selected for a paid internship, you must also have a social security card. If you do not have a social security card, you can obtain one by following the instructions on this link: http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/deferred_action.pdf
This position requires applicants to complete an interview. The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position will be selected.
PREFERENCE will be given to candidates possessing the following:
Students majoring in: Advertising, Arts Administration, Communications, Graphic Design/Visual Communications, Liberal Arts, Marketing, Public Relations, Tourism/Hospitality
Cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 to 4.0 on a 4.0 scale; OR a 4.0 to a 5.0 on a 5.0 scale
Computer skills (Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, plus Internet and Outlook)
Proficiency in graphic design software and products, such as PC-based Adobe Creative Suite applications (Adobe CS6, In Design, Illustrator, Photoshop, Fireworks, or Acrobat)
Previous experience with promotional campaigning
Ability to work some evenings, weekends, and have a flexible work schedule
Must have excellent communication skills. Good knowledge of general office procedures. Basic knowledge of the marketing tourism/hospitality industry. Ability to be a self-starter, organized, reliable, work well with others, and follow directions. Ability to project a professional image with a positive attitude, pay close attention to detail, and punctual. Ability to work with high level executives and officials. Ability to use digital platforms to advance and promote DCASE events and programs.
Evaluation: Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application. Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant. No second party applications will be accepted.
Residency Requirement: All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City of Chicago as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.
If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources at 312-744-4976 (voice) or 312-744-5035 (TTY). Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request.
ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ANY AND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.
The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.
City of Chicago
Lori E. Lightfoot, Mayor
Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at 11:59pm Central Daylight Time (CDT) Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59p.m. CDT on Thursday, March 25, 2021. No exceptions will be made .