Employment Opportunities

Art Handler


Elmhurst Art Museum is seeking highly motivated Art Handlers/Preparators to work closely with the Exhibitions Manager for the upcoming exhibitions. Ideal candidates would work between August 26 - September 13 (flexible dates, availability during the weekend would be appreciated but is not necessary). The pay rate is $20/h. Please note that this is a temporary position.

Duties August 26 - 30:

  • De-installing artwork for museum exhibitions

  • Packing artwork

  • Delivery of artworks from Elmhurst to Chicago, Countryside, and Romeoville with a rental uhaul

Duties September 2 - 13:

Skills & Qualifications: 

  • High attention to detail

  • professional, positive, can-do attitude

  • General knowledge of industry practices and tools/materials

  • Ability to handle objects of high value with care

  • knowledge of materials

  • Prior experience as an installer/art handler is a MUST

  • Driver’s license

Elmhurst Art Museum is located at 150 Cottage Hill Avenue in Elmhurst (IL), 25 minutes from downtown Chicago by car or public transportation (Metra). The Museum is both an international destination for Mies van der Rohe scholars and fans and a regional center where people from Chicago and the western suburbs learn to see and think differently through the study of the art, architecture, and design of our time. Please see www.elmhurstartmuseum.org for more details about the institution and upcoming programs. 

To Apply: 

If interested, please send your CV and references (if any) to lal@elmhurstartmuseum.org


Education Program Fellow

Temporary, part-time contract position with 6 month stipend

20-25 hours per week depending on schedule

Job Summary

This position will provide support for creative and innovative programming for the museum.

Working closely with the Director of Education, the Education Fellow will help develop creative programming including classes, public programs, docents, teen programs, as well as other administrative tasks. 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist Director of Education in all outreach efforts to potential collaborators and partners
  • Help develop creative and innovative educational and interpretive programs for the museum 
  • Manage and cultivate docent program and train volunteers for school tours
  • Lead group tours for K-12 students and develop and prepare materials for field trips
  • Coordinate field trips (Art is for Everyone) and Arty Parties
  • Support Director of Education to grow and expand teen programs
  • Serve as the contact for students, parents, and teachers
  • Process and oversee materials for classes, group visits, and other special programs
  • Ensure accuracy of all education program marketing materials, website, and other outreach efforts
  • Assist with preparation for museum education internal reports and maintains general reporting records
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Work with instructors to develop and document creative and academically sound project-based curriculum specifically designed for each class and group of students
  • Assist with the management of the studios including accessibility, storage, and supplies

Skills & Qualifications

  • Current Master’s degree student or recipient from a regionally accredited institution in Art, Art History, Art Education, Museum Studies, or related field
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively present information and respond to art and education related questions from staff, students, and the general public
  • Ability to work well with children and families including special needs
  • Must display initiative, provide creative solutions, and utilize diplomatic skills with minimal supervision
  • Ability to maintain a high level of diplomacy and professionalism in all circumstances
  • Possess excellent organization and communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
  •  Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evening, weekend, and holiday assignment

To apply, send cover letter and resume to education@elmhurstartmuseum.org