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Third Coast Annual Fund Manager (PT) / The application deadline has been extended to March 19, 2018 (by midnight)
Third Coast International Audio Festival – a vibrant international organization that celebrates narrative storytelling on radio and podcasts - seeks a part-time Annual Fund Manager (AFM) to help guide our fundraising efforts. A brand new position within TCIAF, the AFM will contribute to establishing the role and its place within the organization.
The AFM reports directly to the Executive Director and is responsible for developing and managing TCIAF’s annual fund program and providing additional support (as outlined below) to the organization’s overall fundraising activities.

• Create and execute an annual giving strategy to develop a strong base of individual donors
• Manage and effectively utilize the Network for Good fundraising software
• Research new individual and foundation funders
• Contribute to the writing of organizational collateral materials and narratives
• Create and maintain a calendar for solicitations, stewardship activities and events for all funders

• Five years of experience working in non-profit development with a proven track record in creative fundraising for arts organizations
• Exceptional communication skills, demonstrating excellent written and verbal communication including effective presentation skills
• Strong organizational, and time management skills with high attention to detail and high level of problem solving skills
Additionally, TCIAF seeks an Annual Fund Manager who familiar with the philanthropic landscape in Chicago, and is an avid listener to public radio and/or podcasts.

Position details
• The position is two days/week (approx 16 hours), and includes some evening or weekend hours for meetings and events
• The pay will be commensurate with experience, and will range from $22,000 - $28,000 annually
• Position will work at TCIAF’s Chicago office on Navy Pier, with flexibility to occasionally work remotely

How to apply
Send the following by the March 5 deadline to as a single pdf, and with the subject line: Annual Fund Manager_(your last name).

  • Cover letter. This personal statement should should explain why you're interested in being Third Coast's Annual Fund Manager, what key skills and previous experience you bring to the organization, and a little about your approach to fundraising.
  • Résumé
  • Names and contact info for 2 references


Third Coast internships call for strong organization and communication skills, a deep interest in audio/listening culture, comfort working closely with a small team. Every internship involves lots of listening. [Extra Perk, our candy drawer!]

Interns will receive $1,800 stipend.


May - August / Applications due March 5, 2018 (by midnight) NOTE: We are no longer accepting applications for summer 2018

Third Coast seeks 2 interns this summers to assist staff with all aspects of the TC/RHDF Competition including promotion/marketing, entry organization and judging preparation. The TC/RHDF Competition intern has the opportunity to listen to and discuss the entire catalog of 2018 entries with Third Coast staff, and to gain listening and curating skills.

The Competition interns work 2-3 days/week beginning in May (actual start date is flexible) through the end of August.

How to apply

Send the following to as a single pdf, by the March 5 deadline , with the subject line: 2018 TC/RHDF Competition_(lastname)

  • Cover letter. This personal statement should be no more than one page and should explain why you're interested in this internship with Third Coast, and what you hope to get out of the experience. We'd also like to know a little more about you!
  • Résumé
  • Names and contact info for 2 references
  • Production sample, optional. Send us links to 2 pieces you’ve produced, along with a brief description of each track.

Finalists will be interviewed by Third Coast staff, and 2 interns will be selected by the end of March.

(Please note that this internship is only open to permanent US residents at this time.)

Questions about TCIAF jobs/internships? Just ask.