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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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