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NEW! Third Coast Fall Programming Assistants (2)

Third Coast’s programming is entering the most labor-intensive season of programming, while building toward the future of TCIAF. In support of both of these goals, Third Coast is looking for two (2) part-time, temporary Fall Programming Assistants, based in Chicago, to help meet the challenges of the 2019 Third Coast Conference-season, and to support Third Coast’s programming staff members in a breadth of tasks, including: logistics, information management, marketing, communications, live event production, and more. At Third Coast, a small arts-nonprofit, we all wear many hats — and we want to work with Assistants who are interested in & capable of juggling multiple projects on overlapping timelines. We are interested in candidates with a broad range of skills, and hope to specify the breakdown of these roles based on the skills applicants bring.

The Fall Assistants will work an average of two days per week ($20/hour) starting in mid-September (schedule flexible) through Friday, November 11th. Fall Assistants must also be available to work every day from October 28 - November 4, 2019.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide general administrative and communications support to Third Coast staff, including assistance in logistical planning leading up to and during the Third Coast Conference, Third Coast Awards Ceremony and The Fest, a series of public-facing events;
  • Serve as a liaison between Third Coast staff and attendees at the TC Conference to disseminate clear and transparent information;
  • Assist Third Coast to archive, preserve & optimize records of information across programming (stored in documents, written materials, and informally), that should be catalogued and organized to serve the future of the organization;
  • Organize Third Coast materials in the newly renovated WBEZ space and to support the execution of fall 2019 programming.

Specific Responsibilities may include:

  • Organizing and manage logistical information relevant to the Third Coast Conference and Fest;
  • Managing logistical communications with Conference attendees, venues, and Third Coast sponsors, as delegated by Third Coast staff;
  • Executing & helping to create TC marketing strategies and social media leading up to and during the Third Coast Conference;
  • Supporting TC staff in meeting the needs of Conference attendees before, during & after the Conference & Fest, including Volunteers, New Voices, Presenters, Sponsors, and other featured speakers.


  • Proficiency in Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Drive) required; familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite or similar design software is useful but not required. An interest & passion for the work and mission of Third Coast
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Good communicator & a team player
  • Creative self-starter
  • Interest in the field of narrative audio storytelling and/or arts and media

The Third Coast Conference is held for a period of three days on the second floor of the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Chicago. While the Conference is accessible to attendees with varying mobility needs, the Programming Assistant position can be physical at times. Strongly preferred ability to remain standing and/or in motion for prolonged periods of time and ability to lift objects of up to 50lbs.

To apply for this position, please send a resume & a brief cover letter to by Friday, August 30, at 11:59 PM CT. Please also include two reference names and contact information.

Third Coast is committed to hiring talented people from diverse backgrounds and traditions. We encourage everyone to apply. If you require an accommodation during the application and selection process, please let us know. We will do what we can to meet your needs.

Executive Director
Third Coast seeks a deft leader in strategic planning, fundraising, and administration to build the capacity of the organization and support a dedicated team of staff in executing Third Coast's visionary programming.

The Executive Director (ED) bears responsibility for the executive, strategic, financial, and management functions of Third Coast. The ED reports to and works closely with Third Coast's Board of Directors on Board and organizational development, strategy, and policy making. The ED serves as a passionate representative of the organization whose primary charge is to uphold and articulate Third Coast’s mission and vision to the broader audio industry, and beyond. An understanding of the field of audio is valuable but not essential; a passion for supporting a diverse field of makers is paramount to the success of this job.

The ED will be working with an experienced core staff that is dedicated to growing the capacity of Third Coast and is passionate about the unique role Third Coast plays in the audio storytelling field. The Third Coast staff is a small team that collectively and collaboratively leads Third Coast’s inclusive, community-driven, and people-focused programming. As such, Third Coast seeks an ED who is driven by reflecting the values of the community in their day-to-day work.

How to apply: For a more information on the position and how to apply, please read the full job description here.

Applications open from May 30 - July 3; position to begin in early September.


February - June, 2019
This position has been filled.

May - August, 2019
This position has been filled.

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