Hiring a temporary Volunteer & Docent Coordinator

Volunteer & Docent Coordinator

Position: The Volunteer & Docent Coordinator will work in partnership with the staff at the National Public Housing Museum to create a tour program between October 1st and November 15th. The tours will be set up to highlight three exhibits, two a part of the Chicago Architectural Biennial with which the Museum is a partner.

The successful candidate will work with the Museum’s staff and members of the Museum’s Youth Advisory Council to develop a docent program and recruit other volunteers as necessary throughout the exhibits' duration. This position will also include light curatorial work.

The successful candidate will have significant volunteer management experience, including scheduling, training, and maintaining contact with volunteers, as well as creating an overall pleasant and accountable volunteer experience.

Additional responsibilities will be assigned as needed. This posting is considered a summary, not a definitive list of responsibilities.

Special capabilities needed: Flexible schedule (ability to work nights and weekends Thursday - Sunday), Ability to lift 40 lbs., climb stairs, and adapt to changing work conditions, Spanish fluency a plus

Compensation: $15-$20 per hour DOE, 15-20 hours per week, Tuesday, September 8th through Friday, November 20th, this position is a temporary position and does not include benefits

Process: The position will close after 15 applications or by August 26th, whichever is soonest. Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter of no more than one page stating why they are the best fit for the position in addition to a resume. If needed, we will ask for references from the right candidate.

Potential Candidates for selection will be notified and briefly interviewed on the phone on August 27th and 28th. Finalists for the position will be interviewed in person at our offices at 625 N. Kingsbury St. on September 1st, 2nd, or 3rd.

Letters and resumes as well as questions about this posting may be directed to Daniel Ronan, Manager of Public Engagement, NPHM, dronan@nphm.org. If needed, you may call Daniel at 773.257.7241