Employment Opportunities


Part-Time Manager of Grants, Foundations, and Institutional Giving

The Elmhurst Art Museum is seeking a part-time manager that would identify and help cultivate key institutional supporters to raise significant funds for a variety of needs including general operating to multi-year restricted grants. The manager would collaborate closely with the museum’s Executive Director to research potential community partners, develop content for proposals, and help connect the museum with granting agencies in support of the museum’s priorities.

The best candidate would be able to expand the museum’s current portfolio of potential funder sources through communication and cultivation, especially in DuPage County. This activity would expand on the museum’s yearly grants calendar, develop compelling narratives for individual projects, improve proposals and reports, and help submit timely reports, acknowledgments, letters, and other institutional documents required for each agency.

The manager would have regular meetings with the museum’s Executive Director to develop strategies for future partnerships and expand the current reach of the organization.

The museum is seeking a highly qualified applicant for this position with 7 to 10 years of related experience, significant accomplishments in raising foundation gifts, grant writing, and other portfolio management. Excellent writing and diplomacy skills are required in order to best advocate for the organization with external agencies. A knowledge of and passion for contemporary art is a plus. Independent time management and organizational abilities are needed in order to manage a number of deadlines and details. Salary based on experience.

 To apply please email cover letter and resume to info@elmhurstartmuseum.org (email inquiries only).

2018 Summer Camp Counselors

The Elmhurst Art Museum seeks college students or college bound seniors for seasonal, part-time counselors in our exciting youth summer camps. This is a terrific opportunity for dynamic, high-energy applicants who are interested in education, visual art, or museum work.


  • Prior experience working with children or families
  • Art enthusiast - while previous art making experience is helpful it isn’t required
  • Ability to follow detailed directions and a willingness to jump in and help instructors
  • A prompt and professional manner
  • Availability Mondays through Fridays June 11 - August 10th.


  • Prepare and organize art materials as instructed
  • Keep campers engaged and interested with fun and creative projects
  • Follow and execute activities according to the direction of EAM Instructors and Staff
  • Display a positive and respectful attitude while acting as a role model 
  • Interact with kids and adults in a professional and courteous manner
  • Communicate effectively and show integrity as a museum representative both on and off site
  • Follow procedures and expectations as outlines by EAM Instructors and Staff Maintaining a safe environment
  • Other duties as assigned.


To apply: email a brief cover letter and resume to education@elmhurstartmuseum.org by May 28th.