Marketing Assistant

Chicago Children’s Choir

About Chicago Children’s Choir:

Serving more than 5,000 singers from all 57 Chicago zip codes, Chicago Children’s Choir (CCC) is a nonprofit organization that inspires and unites youth from diverse backgrounds to become global citizens through music. What began in 1956 as a small choir in Hyde Park fostering interracial understanding during the civil rights movement has grown into one of Chicago’s premier arts education and performing organizations.

This $5M nonprofit consists of a network of 140 choirs whose singers are empowered to bridge cultural and economic divides to become ambassadors of peace in their communities. With programs in over 90 Chicago schools, 11 after-school neighborhood programs, an ensemble for boys with changing voices called DiMension and the internationally-acclaimed Voice of Chicago, the diversity of Chicago Children’s Choir reflects the cultural landscape of the city. CCC is proud to provide access, with 85% of participants paying less than $50 for a year of programming. CCC is a civic treasure and a model of urban music education.

In addition to numerous self-produced concerts and collaborative efforts with Chicago’s finest cultural institutions and as a result of its commitment to achieving intercultural understanding, CCC undertakes approximately 5 domestic tours annually featuring singers from the Neighborhood Choir Program and DiMension and an international tour featuring singers from Voice of Chicago.

Position Details

Marketing Assistant
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

Position Description:

Serving as a member of CCC’s marketing and communications staff, the Marketing Assistant will support traditional print and digital marketing and serve as point person for community engagement. Successful candidates will have strong skills in editing, proofreading, managing multiple projects and deadlines, communication and attention to detail. The Marketing Assistant will report to the Marketing Manager.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Project management (soliciting and editing copy, routing drafts, setting and maintaining deadlines) for marketing materials including concert programs and organizational literature. 
  • Supply written and visual content for social media and publish in line with the social media strategy set forth by the Marketing Manager. 
  • Maintain and regularly solicit edits for organizational website. 
  • Prepare for and assist with on-site marketing activation at concerts and events, including signage and banners, table presence and distribution of printed materials. 
  • Oversee grassroots marketing, including developing and distributing flyers, tabling at community events, etc. 
  • Manage communication with key community groups and Chambers of Commerce, attend meetings as needed and identify opportunities for third-party promotion. 
  • Source and maintain inventory for branded merchandise and gifts. 
  • Provide general support to the marketing department on an ongoing basis, which may include research assignments, maintaining photo and video archives and other tasks as assigned.
  • B.A. degree in marketing or related field required 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite preferred 
  • Flexibility to work after regular office hours for concerts and events

Competitive salary with benefits for full-time employees including paid vacation, medical, dental and life insurance, as well as a tax-deferred retirement plan.

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