Employment

Thank you for your interest in joining our team.

YCA is seeking a talented and energetic Booking Assistant to join the team and work on booking performance and workshop opportunities for artists associated with YCA. These opportunities include but are not limited to: organizing book tours for The BreakBeat Poets anthologies, which include Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic and Vol. 3: Halal If You Hear Me; other book tours for published YCA artists like Kevin Coval, Britteney Black Rose Kapri, José Olivarez, and the Chicago Youth Poet Laureates; performances and workshops with the YCA Teaching Artist Core and various additional artists. Women of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.

You can download the Job Description here:

Booking Assistant Job Description Booking Assistant Job Description (98 KB)



To apply please email a resume and cover letter addressed to Nick Ward at employment@youngchicagoauthors.org

Application Deadline: October 19th, 2018

About Young Chicago Authors 

Through creative writing, Young Chicago Authors helps young people from all backgrounds to understand the importance of their own stories and those of others, so that they can pursue the path they choose and work to make their communities more just and equitable. YCA does this work through a variety of arts education programs in and out of schools, which expose young people to Hip-hop realist portraiture and show them how to create their own authentic narratives. The capstone of YCA’s programming each year is the Louder Than A Bomb Chicago Youth Poetry Festival, which has 1,000 participants and more than 6,000 audience members.


If you have any questions,  please email Mariah Neuroth at employment@youngchicagoauthors.org