Career Opportunities with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE)

March 18, 2024


The City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) supports artists and cultural organizations, invests in the creative economy, and expands access and participation in the arts throughout Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods.

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Student Intern (Job Number: 0404-DCASE-2024 )

Application Closing Date: Tuesday, March 19, 11:59pm

Number of Positions: 4

This Is A Temporary Position

The student intern positions are for students seeking to gain knowledge of, and valuable work experience in the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. The positions will perform administrative and program support duties as needed working in various DCASE Divisions, including Programming, Cultural Grants and Resources, Marketing and Development, Operations, Chicago Film Office, Executive Administration, and Finance and Administration.


Cultural Affairs Coordinator II, Chicago Film Office (Job Number: 394631)

Application Closing Date: Monday, March 25, 11:59pm

The Cultural Affairs Coordinator II position in the DCASE Chicago Film Office Division will serve the needs of the local film and media industry and be its advocate. This includes reviewing and facilitating film permit applications and city services requests for film and television productions and serving as a liaison between city departments, aldermanic offices, location departments, sister agencies, and other government, community, and industry stakeholders. In addition, the position will support other activities of the Chicago Film Office as needed, including programming, events, and serving as an industry resource for the local film community.


Public Relations Coordinator (Job Number: 395839)

Application Closing Date: Monday, April 15, 11:59pm

Under direction, the Public Relations Coordinator will manage public relations functions; oversee and/or supervise community outreach functions; and oversee and/or assist with Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests as part of the Marketing and Development Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.