Administrator job at Lawyers for the Creative Arts | Chicago | Art Jobs



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Position:                     Full-time Administrator

Salary:                         $45,000

Benefits:                     Two weeks vacation, PTO, negotiable contribution to employee’s own health insurance


Deadline:                    July 15, 2019 or until filled

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We seek to hire an energetic, detail-oriented person who thrives on being at the center of things,  appreciates LCA’s arts-related mission, and enjoys a work environment that rewards initiative.  The position offers additional opportunities for growth and advancement to one who can assist in LCA’s ongoing upgrades to its IT, marketing and communications functions.

Background of LCA

LCA is a nonprofit organization that works to foster a vibrant arts community by providing artists and arts organizations with critical legal services and educational programs that would otherwise be out of their financial reach.  Our clients cover a huge range of artistic activities – dance, music, theatre, film, literary, arts education, and others.  They come to us for a similarly broad range of legal services that we provide by connecting our clients with private attorneys who offer their services for free.

We have been in business for over 47 years, and are supported by public and private foundations, companies, law firms and many individuals.  We have three boards totaling over 100 people who support LCA and our clients through their personal involvement and financial support.  Our Annual Benefit Luncheon draws 375 people from the legal and arts communities to celebrate those who make a difference to the arts.

LCA’s office is currently housed within the law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP in the Loop. We pride ourselves on a casual, highly collegial – and busy -- work environment. The huge diversity of our activities requires a staff that enjoys working together and interacting with many people in the arts, business and legal fields.

Description of Administrator Position

Our small office generates a broad range of activities, with the office Administrator being instrumental in keeping things together.  In addition to general office management responsibilities, the Administrator position includes the following:

  • Supports client referral program and processing website applications.
  • Assists with communications of all kinds, including special events and communications with constituents.
  • Assists with all aspects of Annual Benefit Luncheon by organizing content for and collaborating with designer of large magazine-style Program Book, assisting with fundraising initiatives and donation tracking, soliciting raffle items, creating promotional materials, and handling additional event logistics.
  • Assists in organization of educational materials for seminars and workshops.
  • Manages database and interfaces with consultants in ongoing upgrades to IT, fundraising, and communications systems.
  • Keeps financial books, generates financial reports, and interacts with CPA.
  • Corresponds with board members and attends board and committee meetings.
  • Manages website content and web-based educational and marketing functions (

Experience and Proficiency

  • Microsoft Office Suite 365; intermediate level of proficiency in Excel.
  • Payment platforms such as Paypal.
  • QuickBooks.
  • Database management experience; Salesforce software preferred.
  • Basic familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite programs (Illustrator and InDesign primarily) is a plus.
  • Basic computer and IT systems competency.
  • Prior law office experience a plus, but not required.
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