Print Logo

Employment Opportunities

Share
educator teaching a class
Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of the Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum team. Please direct all resumes to the contact listed on each job description. 

Exhibit Technician/Fabricator (Part Time)
Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Supervisor Title:  Exhibit Production Supervisor

Position Summary:

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum of the Chicago Academy of Sciences is seeking a part time Exhibit Technician to assist with the creation of new environments and displays and maintain the overall look and function of all museum exhibits. The Exhibit Technician will be part of a team that produces world class exhibits and experiences. The candidate must have strong fabrication, design, and visualization ability.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of 2D and 3D displays.
  • Engineering and fabrication of in-house temporary and permanent exhibits.
  • Sourcing and ordering materials and supplies  from new and established vendors
  • Installation of leased exhibits
  • Installation of flat artwork using museum standard practices.
  • Lighting of 2/D and 3/D displays.
  • One weekend day and occasional evening hours will be required

Qualifications:

  • Must possess exceptionally strong design, construction and fabrication skills including woodworking, metalworking and mold making. 
  • Must have at least 5 years experience in exhibit /display design and fabrication
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must have the ability to lift up to 60 lbs and be comfortable working at elevated heights.
  • Desire and ability to work both independently and within a team environment
  • Proficient in the use of hand and power tools and equipment.
  • Knowledge of mechanical, electronic and audio visual equipment
  • Must be able to read construction documents and blueprints
  • Proficiency in industry standard CAD software such as VectorWorks, AutoCAD or SketchUP a plus
  • Previous experience in interactive prototyping a plus. A demonstrated commitment to nature, conservation, and community improvement.

Compensation:

Commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:

Please send a resume and a cover letter in PDF format to ExhibitTech240@naturemuseum.org.

No phone calls please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. 

The Chicago Academy of Sciences/Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Visitor Services Associate (Part Time)
Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Position Summary:

The Chicago Academy of Sciences and its Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum has openings for part-time Visitor Services Associates.  These busy positions handle a variety of duties, including:

  • Greeting and processing Museum visitors at the front desk
  • Working the register in the store/café
  • Monitoring our Butterfly Haven
  • Working the coat check window
  • Assisting with school group processing

Your pleasant and professional customer service attitude will be critically important to this position!  The position offers between 16-20 hours per week and requires work on either Saturday or Sunday (or both) and some holidays. We will make every effort to establish a work schedule that fits with your other commitments. The Museum is open 7 days a week – 362 days per year. We are closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas day, and the first Friday in May to prepare for our annual fundraiser, the Butterfly Ball.

Come join our Museum at this exciting time as we offer our visitors a wonderful science and nature experience! 

How To Apply:

Please send a resume to zater@naturemuseum.org.

No phone calls please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. 

The Chicago Academy of Sciences/Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 
Close
Mobile navigation