Employment, Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Employees of the Richard H. Driehaus Museum advance the Museum’s educational mission by deepening visitors’ knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the historic architecture and design in the Gilded Age mansion of Chicago entrepreneur Samuel Mayo Nickerson.

Positions Available:
Store Associate at Navy Pier

The Driehaus Museum is currently accepting applications for a part-time Museum Store Assistant to provide exceptional customer service to guests at the Museum Store’s Navy Pier location. Duties include, but are not limited to facilitating sales and transactions of merchandise, restocking and organizing the sales floor, and promoting the Driehaus Museum and its mission.

The ideal candidate is friendly and collaborative and has experience working in a busy, fast-paced retail environment. Additionally, candidates must have excellent communication skills and enjoy working with the public including tourists. We are seeking someone who is professional, able to assume responsibilities associated with this position, and enjoys learning. Part-time positions require a three day per week commitment up to a maximum of 28 hours per week with one day a weekend day with early mornings and late evenings.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume in PDF format to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by April 22, 2017. Please reference position title “Museum Store Assistant” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin on April 23, 2017 and only qualified candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Store Key Holder at Navy Pier

The Driehaus Museum is currently accepting applications for a part-time Museum Store Key Holder to provide exceptional customer service to guests at the Museum Store’s Navy Pier location. Duties include, but are not limited to overseeing opening and closing procedures, ensuring proper daily cash handling procedures, facilitate sales and transactions of merchandise, re-stocking and organizing the sales floor, promote the Driehaus Museum and its mission.

The ideal candidate is friendly and collaborative and has experience working in a busy, fast-paced retail environment. Additionally, candidates must have excellent communication skills and enjoy working with the public including tourists. We are seeking someone who is professional, able to assume responsibilities associated with this position, and enjoys learning. Part-time positions require a three day per week commitment up to a maximum of 28 hours per week with one day a weekend day with early mornings and late evenings.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume in PDF format to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by April 22, 2017. Please reference position title “Museum Store Key Holder” in subject line. Review of applications will begin on April 23, 2017 and only qualified candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.


The Richard H. Driehaus Museum is an equal opportunity, equal access employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

Preservation

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum embodies the highest ideals of preservation, conservation, and restoration. Between 2003 and 2008, Richard H. Driehaus supported a meticulous restoration of the historic Samuel M. Nickerson House. Read more

The History of the Samuel M. Nickerson Mansion

In 1879, Chicago banker Samuel Mayo Nickerson commissioned a new house from the architectural firm of Burling and Whitehouse of Chicago. Read more