High Alert DCASE Job Opportunities

April 4, 2017


Deputy Commissioner, Programming Division

The Deputy Commissioner will report to and work with the Commissioner and First Deputy Commissioner to develop and implement the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events public programs including the management of our visual arts, music, and festival teams.

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DCASE Student Intern Positions

The following student intern positions in DCASE are posted on the City of Chicago’s Taleo website. Application deadline is Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Apply online at

  • City Markets (Job Number: 0404-DCASE-2017-SI03)
  • Communications (Job Number: 0404-DCASE-2017-SI05)
  • Cultural Plan (Job Number: 0404-DCASE-2017-SI06)
  • Design (Job Number: 0404-DCASE-2017-SI02)
  • External Events (Job Number: 0404-DCASE-2017-SI09)
  • Finance (Job Number: 0404-DCASE-2017-SI01)
  • Music and Events (Job Number: 0404-DCASE-2017-SI10)
  • Partnerships (Job Number: 0404-DCASE-2017-SI12)
  • Performing Arts (Job Number: 0404-DCASE-2017-SI07)
  • Special Projects (Job Number: 0404-DCASE-2017-SI11)
  • Visitor Experience (Job Number: 0404-DCASE-2017-SI04)
  • Visual Arts (Job Number: 0404-DCASE-2017-SI08)


DCASE Volunteer - Unpaid

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, via the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan; marketing the City’s cultural assets to a worldwide audience; and presenting high-quality, free and affordable cultural programs for residents and visitors.

DCASE relies on volunteers to provide information, lead tours, and greet the public at a wide range of free cultural venues and events. 2017 opportunities include:

  • Chicago Cultural Center: Tours (public and private), Information desks (3.5-hour shifts), and Events support—greeting and way-finding for concerts, exhibition openings, conferences, family events, Cook County civil wedding ceremonies and more
  • Clarke House Museum: Tours (public and private)
  • Millennium Park: Information booths (3.5-hour shifts)
  • Taste of Chicago: Information booths (3.5-hour shifts) and Events support—greeting, wayfinding


More Information and How To Apply (PDF)