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Breaking News! The Penguin Project is Hiring!


The Penguin Project Foundation is growing!  We are searching for a motivated, detail oriented Administrative Assistant with general office experience to join our team.

The Administrative Assistant will report directly to the CEO.  This is a part-time, hybrid position that will not exceed 20 hours per week.

What you can offer us:

  • Experience with QuickBooks Online
  • Experience in Office Suite
  • Exemplary customer service skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Basic social media skills

Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting the creation of new and existing Chapters
  • Fundraising mailers
  • Reconciliation of QuickBooks
  • Light management of social media
  • Assisting CEO and Board with activities/events

What we can offer you:

  • Flexible schedule
  • Laid-back work environment
  • Opportunity for long-term growth
  • Opportunity to make a difference in a great non-profit organization.

To apply, please send your resume to info@penguinproject.org


The Penguin Project – Peoria

Once a year, a magical and touching celebration of the human spirit unfolds at Eastlight Theatre in East Peoria, Illinois. A group of children in a program called The Penguin Project® take to the stage to perform a modified version of a well-known Broadway musical.

This production is unique, however, because all of the roles are filled by children with developmental disabilities including Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, visual impairment, hearing impairment, and other neurological disorders. They are joined on stage by their “peer mentors”, a group of children the same age without disabilities, who have volunteered to work with them side-by-side and guide them through 4 months of rehearsals and the final production.

By creating unrestricted access to the performing arts, The Penguin Project® demonstrates that the special challenges of a disability need not handicap a child’s ability to participate in life’s experiences.

“Our penguins may not be able to fly, but that does not prevent their spirits from soaring.”