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Exhibits Director, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Site Technician II, New Salen

Site Technician II, New Salen

Museum Educator/Lead Interpreter, St. Charles Park District

Paid Intern, Macon County Conservation District

Special Events Coordinator, The Morton Arboretum

Associate Exhibit Designer, Taylor Studios, Inc.

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Exhibits Director, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM) in Springfield, IL, combines rigorous scholarship and ground-breaking showmanship to connect the public with the life, times, and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln. The ALPLM features inspiring exhibits and shows on Lincoln's life, with its world renowned Lincoln Collection that forms the basis for exhibitions at the museum and library which has approximately 40,000 square feet of exhibition space that includes the Illinois Gallery, a 2,100 square feet temporary exhibition gallery; the Treasures Gallery, which features a rotating exhibit of precious artifacts related to Abraham Lincoln; and a variety of other exhibit space at the museum and library where collections related to Lincoln, the Civil War and Illinois history are regularly displayed. The ALPLM serves local, state, national, and international audiences.

The ALPLM is seeking a creative, energetic and experienced Director of Exhibits (Senior Public Service Administrator Option 1) to lead the institution's exhibit programs and initiatives and serve as a key member of the senior management team. The Director of Exhibits will provide leadership and vision to develop, deliver, create and implement exhibitions that support the ALPLM interpretive plan using a wide range of formats including graphics, hands-on interactives, multimedia components, tactile displays, and personalized web-based content to be delivered via mobile devices. The Director of Exhibits will work with interdisciplinary content teams at the ALPLM in planning and designing exhibits and will manage subordinate registrar and exhibit preparation staff. The Exhibits Director will work collaboratively both within the institution and with external partners and constituencies and seek and administer public and private grant funding opportunities.

For more details and a complete list of job duties and requirements, go to: ALPLM Exhibits Director job posting

Site Technician II, New Salem

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Site Technician II, New Salem

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Museum Educator/Lead Interpreter, St. Charles Park District

The St Charles Park District has an opening for a Museum Educator/Lead Interpreter available at Primrose Farm, a 1930’s living history dairy farm located in west suburban Chicago. The position is full time with benefits and IMRF pension eligible. This is a full time "exempt position." The Educator/ Lead Interpreter assists the Farm Manager in agricultural program development and administration. There is some facility maintenance and livestock chores, however the program coordination is the largest component of the job. The Starting salary is $30,000 annually.

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Paid Internships, Macon County Conservation District
Two Paid Internships in Central Illinois
Application Deadline: March 7, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

Terms of positions: Two 26 week internships from mid-May to mid-November. Work week is Monday through Friday with alternating weekend duty and compensatory time off. 988 total hours for each intern.

Location: Homestead Prairie Farm, a living history house museum, is located at Rock Springs Conservation Area near Decatur. It is administered by the staff of the Macon County Conservation District with assistance from volunteers. For more information:

Salary/Stipend/Housing: $8.75/hour for 38 hours/week. Interns also receive a $250 monthly housing stipend. No on-site housing available but near Decatur.

Duties :
Interpretation: Assist with third person interpretation of Homestead Prairie Farm featuring the Trobaugh-Good House listed on the National Register. Interpretive duties include working with staff and volunteers to provide tours and history programs for the general public during regular weekend hours and also for schools and other groups by appointment either on-site or as outreach.

Youth Programs: Co-manage the Pioneer Adventure Day Camp and the Junior Pioneer Adventure Day Camp. Each camp meets for 3 hours once a week on a different weekday morning for 6 weeks. Each camp is limited to 12 children. Camper to staff ratio is no more than 6 to 1. Campers will range in age from K – 2nd grade and 3rd – 6th grade.

Collections/Exhibits: Assist staff with exhibits, assist with collections research and other duties and help with recordkeeping of reproduction period clothing worn for tours and programs.

Research/Educational/Administrative: Assist with research and presentation of various history programs both on-site and off-site, write newsletter articles, research various history topics for interpreter training materials and supervise volunteers. Interns also assist with special events, some housekeeping/maintenance duties, purchasing, supervising the visitor information desk and other duties as needed.

To apply or inquire with any questions:
Download application at Return application along with 2 writing samples at least 3 pages each, a resume and official college transcripts by 5:00 PM on March 7, 2014.
Contact person: Brent Wielt, MCCD, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL 62521
Phone: 217-423-7708

Special Events Coordinator, The Morton Arboretum

Position Summary
Coordinate and implement events and drop-in programs for diverse audiences. These events support and advance the Arboretum’s mission, generate revenue, and attract a new and diverse audience base. The Special Events Coordinator supports all work of the Special Events office including runs, culinary events, concerts, expos, and festivals.

Bachelor’s degree in recreation, marketing, education, hospitality/tourism, communication or related field required. 2+ years experience in museum programming, public programming, or event planning preferred. Proficiency with office technical skills and demonstration of prior administrative or clerical support required. Must be able to manage multiple projects, all at various stages of planning, execution, and evaluation. Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and experience with Gmail and other Google applications beneficial. Must possess a valid driver’s license, which is subject to insurability and an annual Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) report, for travel between Arboretum locations, including off-site event locations.

Personable, outgoing, and customer service-oriented individual who is energized by public contact and interaction. Creative, dynamic, energetic, and friendly individual who finds satisfaction working with various audiences and volunteers. Ability to motivate others, manage events, and accept responsibility. Excellent skills in planning, organization, and supervision. Ability to work well with colleagues. Other highly desirable skills include: museum interpretation, customer satisfaction skills, public relations and public speaking, good written and oral communication skills, and knowledge of horticulture or natural history.

Success Factors:
Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

• Physical Demands: Requires some physical activity: limited lifting and carrying (up to 25 lbs.), and walking over all types of terrain.

• Work Environment: Office environment and event locations (indoor and outdoor) around the Arboretum.

• Equipment: General office equipment, two-way radio, golf cart, Cushman cart.

• Schedule: Must be flexible and available to work frequent evenings and weekends, according to events schedule.

If interested, please forward cover letter, salary requirements, and resume or application, to The Morton Arboretum, Human Resources, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL, 60532-1293, or email to:

The Morton Arboretum is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce.


Associate Exhibit Designer, Taylor Studios, Inc.

At Taylor Studios, our company uniform is JEANS!!! Our in office dog is named Inka and the cat (sometimes scary!) is Plyboo. Yes, it's creative, artistic and fun around here, but we also follow carefully defined processes and procedures as we interpret, design and build exhibits to inspire people.

We are accepting resumes for an entry-level Exhibit Designer to help us execute exhibit designs for museums, nature centers, and many other projects. Successful candidates will have experience in drafting and 3-D design. A working knowledge of CAD, Sketch Up, InDesign, and other design software is strongly recommended. Must haves include a great attitude, top notch communication skills, a strong will to succeed, an eagerness to learn and a demonstrated ability to be a solid, collaborative team player. Candidates must be detail oriented and able to work quickly. Bachelor's degree in Design, Theater, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or related field is required. Visit for more information.

For consideration, send cover letter, resume and portfolio samples to or
1320 Harmon Drive, Rantoul, IL 61866. Equal Opportunity Employer

No phone calls please; Local candidates only.


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