Job Opportunities

Join our team at the museum. Current employment opportunities are listed below, including staff and intern positions.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree recipient from a regionally accredited institution in Art, Art History, Art Education, Museum Studies, or a related field. Master’s degree is preferred
  • 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

Curatorial Intern

Part-time intern position
14-16 hours per week depending on the schedule
$25/week
September 23 - December 20, 2019

Elmhurst Art Museum is seeking a highly motivated Curatorial Intern to work closely with the Executive Director and Exhibitions Manager. The ideal candidate would work two days (approximately 14-16 hours) per week.

Duties:

  • Provide research assistance for the upcoming exhibitions
  • Assist with coordinating exhibition-related public programs
  • Take care of the various tasks and maintenance of the current exhibitions What Came After: Figurative Painting in Chicago 1978-1998 and The McCormick House – Past, Present, Future
  • Help with designing and printing marketing materials (posters, postcards, handouts etc.) for our exhibitions
  • Help the Exhibitions Manager to update the cataloging of the collection in The Museum System (TMS)
  • Draft letters to artists and associates at other museums and galleries
  • Draft well-written and researched social media entries and other publicity materials
  • Assist our staff members with guided exhibition tours
  • Research potential museum acquisitions
  • Prepare documents and presentations for internal meetings
  • Assist our staff with transferring exhibition data from our old website to our new website
  • Support and liaise with other departments within the museum, including Visitor Services, Education, and Administration

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Graduate students studying in Art, Art History, Curatorial Studies, Museum Studies or related field
  • Excellent organizational skills and strict attention to detail required
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Previous experience in the arts is a plus
  • Knowledge of The Museum System (TMS) is preferred
  • Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop is preferred
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evening and weekend assignments

To Apply:

If interested, please send your CV and cover letter to lal@elmhurstartmuseum.org by Sept 13. Please reference the position title/department in the subject line. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Education Intern

Part-time intern position
12-16 hours per week depending on the schedule
$25/week
September 23 - December 20, 2019

Elmhurst Art Museum is seeking a highly motivated Education Intern to work closely with the Director of Education and education staff. The ideal candidate would work two days per week.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist with researching ideas for future public and educational programming based on upcoming exhibitions
  • Facilitate the execution of new and exciting programs and other initiatives
  • Help monitor registration for all classes, camps, and special programs
  • Draft outreach letters to local educators and community leaders
  • Assist our staff members with guided exhibition tours
  • Research potential collaborators
  • Take initiative to take on new projects for the museum based on intern’s interest
  • Assist with preparation of museum education internal reports and maintains general reporting records
  • Perform other duties as necessary

Skills & Qualifications

  • Undergraduate or graduate students studying in Art, Art History, Art Education, Museum Studies or related field
  • Excellent organizational skills and strict attention to detail required
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Previous experience in the arts is a plus
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evening, weekend and holiday assignments

College credit can be arranged for undergraduate or graduate students.

If interested, please send your CV and cover letter to education@elmhurstartmuseum.org by Sept 13. Please reference the position title/department in the subject line.