Employment

Employment Opportunities

Peoria Riverfront Museum offers a variety of benefits including a team-oriented environment, health & dental, 403b with company match, healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts, supplemental insurance, free employee parking, an array of museum discounts and a competitive time-off program.

Current opening:   Museum Curator.  We are searching for a creative, high-energy candidate with hands-on curatorial and supervisory experience and excellent communication skills.  In addition to having significant knowledge in one of the museum's disciplines (Art, History, Science, Achievement), the successful candidate will have deep curiosity and willingness to learn about other fields and to create innovative cross-disciplinary exhibitions.  Must have a graduate degree in Museum Studies or one of the museum's disciplines, 4 years of museum curatorial experience, and supervisory experience.  To apply, please email or mail a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to human_resources@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org.
Responsibilities
• Planning the exhibition schedule and researching and writing exhibition text for all of the Museum’s exhibition galleries and traveling exhibitions.
• Budgeting, organization, and implementation of original exhibitions, including the administration of a long-term internal exhibitions calendar.
• Leading a collections and exhibitions team, including the Director of Exhibitions, Registrar, and Assistant Curators of Art, History, and Science.
• Fostering cross-departmental exchanges of information related to exhibitions and collections in order to bolster efforts in marketing, development, educational programming, and volunteer enrichment.
• Using social media (including recording video spots and blogs) to extend the reach of PRM exhibitions and collections.
• Ensuring adherence to best practices of exhibitions, and collections care, maintenance, and access.
• Representing the Museum among future donors, collectors, community members, and the general public.
• Building the Museum’s existing collection of fine art, folk art, decorative arts, natural history, and history objects.
• Facilitating “Objectively Speaking,” a new program to cultivate donors and public interest in the stories that objects tell.
• Representing the Exhibitions and Collections departments at board committee meetings.

Click here to email cover letter and résumé (pdf or MSWord doc accepted) and samples (if relevant).

Or mail to: 

Employment 
Peoria Riverfront Museum
222 SW Washington St.
Peoria, IL 61602

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