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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
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
for complete job description and application materials.
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.
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 http://www.maconcountyconservation.org/internships.php
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,
Events Coordinator, The Morton Arboretum
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.
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
• 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Morton Arboretum is an equal opportunity employer
committed to achieving a diverse workforce.
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 www.taylorstudios.com for more information.
For consideration, send cover letter, resume and portfolio samples
to email@example.com or
1320 Harmon Drive, Rantoul, IL 61866. Equal Opportunity Employer
No phone calls please; Local candidates only.
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