- Third Coast Festival
- Navy Pier
- 848 East Grand
- Chicago, Illinois
so you want to work with us..
There are none available at this time, but please check out the internship opportunities below.
Third Coast is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity in the workplace.
All Third Coast internships call for strong organization and communication skills, a deep interest in audio/listening culture, comfort with computers, relevant software and social networking maintenance, and a willingness to generate new ideas and work closely with a small team. [Contributing to our candy drawer is optional, but appreciated.] Every internship involves lots of listening. Applicants should be familiar with the TCF's various projects, and should know their way around this website. Additional skills per internship are listed in separate descriptions below. Please note - these are unpaid, Chicago-based positions.
2013 TC/RHDF COMPETITION INTERNSHIP
Runs May through October / Apply by March 31
Intern manages entry processing for Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. Duties include: handling of submission information and communicating with entrants, participating (with staff) in listening to entries, helping plan/organize the judging weekend and helping gather winner information. Intern works with Festival staff. 2-3 days per week.
2013 RE:SOUND INTERNSHIP
Runs March through June / No longer accepting applications
And Mid-Aug – Mid-Nov / Apply by end of day, June 16.
Intern assists with all aspects of producing the Third Coast’s weekly radio show Re:sound, on WBEZ. Duties include: curating documentaries to feature on the program, communicating with featured producers, collecting found and original audio to use in show, suggesting themes, helping develop and edit host scripts, promoting Re:sound through social media, and – for the motivated intern – occasional opportunities to produce short features for the show. There will also be an assortment of administrative tasks including: website upkeep, archiving old shows and other duties. 2 days per week. Interns works closely with Re:sound producer Katie Mingle.
Note! The Fall intern also assists in the production of Best of the Best, the Third Coast’s national broadcast featuring winners from our annual TC/RHDF Competition.
Besides the skills listed above, Re:sound internship applicants should be familiar and comfortable with ProTools and/or other similar software.
How to Apply for a third coast job/internship
Send the following to email@example.com, and please specify which job/internship you're applying for in the subject line:
- Cover letter
This personal statement should be no more than 500 words, and should explain which job/internship you’re applying for and why you’d like to get involved with the Third Coast Festival. We'd also like to know a little more about you!
- Names and contact info for 2 references - one personal, one professional.
- Production sample (required for Re:sound internship, optional for other jobs/internships) - Send us links to 2-3 pieces you’ve produced, along with a brief description of each track. These pieces could be journalistic stories (narrated or non-narrated), soundscapes, or audio fictions, so long as they demonstrate strong production skills, and careful attention to sound and story.
Questions about the jobs/internships? Just ask.