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Music Coordinator

The Music Coordinator is responsible for booking concerts as well as musical acts for select events with a focus on elevating new and emerging artists across all genres, styles, and cultures.


Evaluate and grow our current SSSA offerings while developing a plan for new and innovative live music to accompany our future calendar of events and exhibitions. Communicate all necessary information in regards to musical events in a timely manner. This includes and is not limited to marketing/promotions, technical requirements, space needs, and scheduling. It is expected that the Music Coordinator will be able to fill any roles required during a live music event, including the ability to operate the technical portion of the performances. Music coordinator is responsible for managing the capturing and protection of photography and video of each event and/or performance within their schedule of events. Music coordinator will have full access to the SSSA Google Drive for storage and research for future promotional materials.


The Music Coordinator must attend all requisite meetings, and communicate, collaborate, and coordinate with the Director of Special Projects. The Music Coordinator will understand the importance of creating a safe and equitable environment for all artists and audiences alike.Must have a working knowledge of G Suite and Slack.The role of Music Coordinator is a paid position.Let me know if you need anything.

To apply, please email your CV and a cover letter to


Arts Administration Interns


The brand new Arts Administration Internship Program at Side Street Studio Arts will provide hands-on immersion in the daily operations of a growing arts organization in downtown Elgin. Interns will work closely with SSSA staff to have a rare opportunity to be immersed in many types of projects and work experiences, including event production, arts education, non-profit business management, and much more. These positions are best suited for those interested in exploring arts education, gallery management, performance/exhibition production, arts administration, or nonprofit management careers. Interns will work both on and off-site for a minimum of 10 hours a week for 6 to 12 months,. This internship is flexible and can be scheduled to accommodate other commitments and varying time frames. A $500-$1000 stipend is provided, as well as additional opportunities to earn money through teaching and/or other arts exhibitions and performance opportunities. 


Interested individuals should email the following to

  • cover letter;

  • resume;

  • references;

  • visual or performance work samples, if applicable; 

  • and teaching history, if applicable. 


Summer Artist Educators

2023 Youth Employment in the Arts Program will run May 29th 2023 - September 1st, 2023. Applicants must be high school students or just graduated in 2023. Application Deadline - Monday, May 15, 2023 at 10am - NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED

There are several details regarding this position listed on the application here.

Year-Round Artist Educators

We are looking for artist educators to teach in our in-house Small Wonders programming, as well as our Community Moves programming in area organizations and public schools. We need visual artists, proficient in a variety of mediums and performing artists, with foci dance, music, and theater for young performers. 


To apply, please submit the following HERE:

• Resume/CV, with link to website if applicable

• Cover Letter

• Work samples (maximum of 3)



Questions can be sent HERE.



To apply for the Artist Residency, please send the following materials to with the subject line "Artist-in-Residence Application":



• Resume/CV, with link to your website if applicable

• Artist statement

• Brief statement (one page or less) describing your artistic practice, reasons for applying for the residency, and what you would like to achieve

• Work samples:

  • Visual Art: 8-12 digital files or links to works   

  • Performance/Media/Music: 10-minute sample work (link or DVD/CD)   

  • Written Word: 10-page sample work (link or hard copy)  


Applications should be emailed as PDF and digital files, or mailed in one package to:

Side Street Studio Arts

PO BOX 1264

Elgin, IL


You can find out more information about what the Artist-In-Residence role entails by reading this document:

Volunteer at SSSA


Interested in volunteering with us? Great! Please fill out the application below and follow the guidelines.

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