Jobs and Internships

May - August / Applications due by 11:59 pm (CST) on March 12, 2019

Third Coast seeks one intern this summer to assist staff with all aspects of the Third Coast/RHDF Competition, including promotion/marketing, entry organization, and judging preparation. The Competition intern has the opportunity to listen to and discuss the entire catalog of 2019 entries with Third Coast staff, and to gain listening and curating skills.

We would like applicants to know that this is not a production internship but rather a “deep listening internship,” which equips future producers with a comprehensive view of contemporary audio storytelling across the world. This internship calls for strong organizational and communication skills, a love (or at least strong like) of dealing with spreadsheets, and an avid interest in audio/listening culture.

The Competition intern works with Third Coast beginning in mid-May when entries start pouring in through the final judging weekend in August followed by some post-judging wrap up (ie Awards Ceremony prep.) This intern works at our current WeWork location, 515 North State, according to the following new schedule: 2 days a week during May & June & August, 3 days a week during July. The Competition Intern must be able to work the weekend of final round judging, August 17 & 18. The internship ends the week of August 19th.

NEW... Wage: The intern is paid an hourly wage which is $12/hour starting and goes up to $13/hour on July 1, in accordance with Illinois law.

How to apply
Send the following to as a single pdf, by the March 12 deadline, with the subject line: 2019 CompIntern_(lastname)

  • Cover letter. This personal statement should be no more than one page and should explain why you're interested in this particular internship, what you hope to get out of the experience, an overview of your organizational skills, and a little bit more about you.
  • Résumé
  • Names and contact info for 2 references
  • OPTIONAL: Production samples. This is another way for TCIAF to get to know you better, but it’s also fine if you don’t have work to share. Send us links to up to 2 pieces you’ve produced, along with a brief description of each track.

Finalists will be interviewed by Third Coast staff, and the intern will be selected by the end of March.


Grant Writer, PT
Employee or Contract basis, as applicant prefers

Note: The application period for this position is closed / Position starts in March

About this Position:
The Grant Writer will be responsible for developing grant funds through foundations and corporations, as well as through local, state and federal agencies as well as managing the organization’s current portfolio of grants. Furthermore, they will ensure compliance, maintain an organized grant administration, and develop strategies for providing measurable outcomes of success. The Grant Writer will report to, and receive support from TCIAF’s Executive Director and work in collaboration with programming staff and Annual Fund Manager to develop proposals that align with TCIAF’s mission and objectives. The Grant Writer is a part time salaried position equal to approximately 1/day per week, but in actuality will work in concentrated periods based on grant deadlines, which will typically be in spring and fall, as well as some summer hours to meet the National Endowment for the Arts deadline.


February - June, 2019
This position has been filled

This is a fall 2019 position, please check back in June for more information.

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