Careers at KCM
Thank you for your interest in working at the Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago! You are welcome to submit your application for employment for any available opportunities listed on our website or by completing a general application. While we may have limited or no employment opportunities available, the Museum employs part-time positions in our Operations and Visitor Experience departments on an ongoing basis. You may complete a general application by clicking on the “Apply Online” link.
Another wonderful way to get involved at the Kohl Children’s Museum is through volunteering! Our volunteers are an integral part of the Museum and our program offers opportunities supporting our staff in administrative duties, weekend birthday parties, and special events. Should you wish to learn more about volunteering at the Kohl Children’s Museum, please visit the “Volunteer” page of our website found under the “Support” tab.
Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago is currently accepting general employment applications in addition to the following opportunity:
Reports To: VP of Operations
The Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago provides engaging informal learning environments featuring interactive exhibits and programs that encourage young children to become effective learners through self-directed complex play.
We are looking to hire additional custodial support to our team. This is a great way to supplement your income while working in a fun, learning environment!
This is a part-time position, approximately 20 hours/week. Weekend availability needed, specifically Sundays from 11am – 7pm. Additional days and times are flexible.
Duties may include:
• Cleaning and maintaining indoor facility spaces, such as: dusting and polishing furniture; vacuuming floors; wiping down glass surfaces; cleaning and tidying restroom facilities
• Responding to housekeeping requests and other duties as they arise
• Supporting the overall maintenance of the Museum
The ideal candidate must be friendly, reliable and have own transportation.
To apply, call Curt Adams at (847) 832-6884, and leave your name and call back number. You can also apply in person or on KCM’s website at www.kohlchildrensmuseum.org/jobs.
- Lead Custodian/Housekeeper
Reports To: VP of Operations
Hours: Full time, rotating shifts including early morning, evening and weekends
The Lead Custodian/Housekeeper contributes to the success of the Museum by supporting the VP of Operations in assuring that the Museum facility and grounds are maintained daily and provide a safe environment for our patrons. The ideal candidate must be capable of using good safety awareness, use sound judgment in decision-making situations, and be able to communicate effectively. Additional qualities include a service-oriented personality, reliable and have dependable transportation.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Responsible for the daily cleaning of the Museum and building grounds, with a focus on appearance and safety.
- Responsible for assigned Operations duties, including any special or seasonal projects, including but not limited to: wall washing, window washing, carpet cleaning, painting and snow removal.
- Oversee the duties of the part-time custodial staff and ensure that tasks are completed.
- Communicate with custodial staff on daily tasks and schedule.
- Support training on the proper instruction and use of equipment and materials.
- Assist with Museum services requests, including but not limited to: room set-up, deliveries, emergency clean-up and other Museum requests.
- Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
The successful candidate will possess the following:
Education and Experience
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- A minimum of 2 years of direct work experience in a custodial or maintenance role.
- Experience with janitorial cleaning equipment, a plus.
- Experience in general handiwork, such as electrical, painting, plumbing, and carpentry, a plus.
- Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record.
- Must have flexibility with work schedule to accommodate rotating shifts.
- Standing and walking for extended periods.
- Bending, pushing and pulling equipment and/or supplies.
- Lifting and moving furniture and objects, climbing ladders and reaching overhead. Potential for lifting up to 50lbs.
A comprehensive benefits plan that includes medical, dental, vision and retirement savings plan is offered with this full-time position.
- Summer Youth Employment in the Arts Program
Reports To: Manager of Education
Summer Youth Employment in the Arts Program
Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago is currently seeking two (2) high school students to intern in our Art Studio from June to September. These students will gain real life experience working with children from birth to age 8, engaging them in developmentally appropriate activities in the Museum’s Art Studio.
This is a paid internship. Interested students should have a demonstrated interest in the arts and enjoy working with children. The Art Studio internship will be approximately 15-18 hours per week for 15 weeks beginning June 4, 2018.
TO APPLY: Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and/or a resume to Angel Weiss (firstname.lastname@example.org) describing their related areas of study and their objective in participating in this experience.
Internship responsibilities will be primarily visitor-facing and artistic in nature. Art Studio interns will work directly with visitors in the Art Studio and on art-centered activities throughout the Museum.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Engaging early childhood visitors through developmentally appropriate practices.
- Setting and resetting the Art Studio throughout the day.
- Assisting and providing direction to visitors in the use of Studio environment.
- Conducting daily tasks to ensure the cleanliness of the art studio.
Internship activities will take place at Kohl Children’s Museum, primarily in the Art Studio.
Art Studio interns will benefit from this opportunity by acquiring real-life experience working with children and engaging them in developmentally appropriate activities in the Art Studio. Activities for the children in the Art Studio include painting, drawing, designing with clay and monthly art projects. The interns facilitate artistic play experiences between children and caregivers, which also results in personal growth for the interns.
Skills acquired include teaching and engaging children in learning through play. Additionally, interns will have opportunities to create and facilitate art-based lessons/activities for small groups of children.
Art Studio interns will create a portfolio of their work accomplishments, including photos, written descriptions of their work experiences and lesson plans they create. Performance is evaluated regularly, with a summer’s-end review meeting with the Director of Education. The Education staff will support the interns in reaching their summer employment goals.
For more information about the Museum, please visit our website at kcmgc.org.