Employment

Employment Opportunities

Peoria Riverfront Museum offers a variety of benefits including a team-oriented environment, 403b/Roth option with employer match, free employee parking, an array of museum discounts and, for full-time staff: health, dental, vision and life insurance, healthcare and dependent care flexible spending program, and a competitive time-off program.

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

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Current Openings:

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ArtBridges Fellow - Curatorial

Peoria Riverfront Museum seeks a collaborative and highly motivated emerging museum professional for a 3-year full-time position dedicated to supporting and coordinating the Museum's "America 250" art and history-oriented exhibitions. This position will help plan, research, develop, install, support and change various PRM exhibits that celebrate midwestern aspects of "America 250." Support Collections with object research and collections care and also assist other departments with other art and history related exhibitions.

This position is designed to help prepare candidates for a successful career in the museum field. The ArtBridges Fellows Program is dedicated to creating diverse museum leadership with a national cohort of emerging professionals and mentors. The Fellow will attend convenings in Bentonville, AR, each year, including a month-long residency and orientation Sept 9-Oct 4, 2024.

Full-time position with benefits. Core hours M-F 9:00-5:00; some evenings or weekends as needed.

Requires Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in art history, studio art, library/information science, museum studies or related field; 1 year of experience in an administrative support role, a museum or school setting a plus. Interest in museum best practices and information management. Strong interpersonal, organizational, research, writing and analytical skills; detail orientation; team oriented but able to work independently. Click here for job description. 

To apply: Click here to email resume and cover letter.

Education Guides - Part-Time

Education Guides share Museum content with and ensure quality educational experiences and visitor services for school field trips, group tours, and other Museum visitors. Many of the school field trips are part of the Every Student Initiative (ESI) program, which aims to engage every student from every public, private and homeschool organization in Central Illinois with a curriculum-inspired visit to the Peoria Riverfront Museum every year. A typical class visit to the Museum includes a tour of the exhibition galleries, a workshop or exercise related to Museum content, and either a planetarium show or an educational film in the Giant Screen Theater. Education Guides also help with interactive educational spaces such as the Lab (hands-on craft activities), Studio (a 3-D virtual reality program), and Gathering Galleries (interactive spaces inside exhibit galleries).

Requires interest and enthusiasm for sharing art, history, science and achievement content with students and the public, an ability to interact successfully with children and adults in public speaking situations, and a positive attitude; high school diploma or equivalent preferred. Hours are part-time, typically 3-4 hours at a time on weekdays, mostly mornings but some afternoons. Click here for job description.

To apply: Click here to email resume and cover letter OR submit application below. Always accepting applications!

Docents - Part-Time

Peoria Riverfront Museum seeks part-time Docents. Share Museum exhibition content with visitors and ensure quality engagement experiences and visitor services in the Museum galleries. Flexible hours to be scheduled; may include Fridays and Saturdays 10-5 and Sundays 12-5; plus other days during the summer busy season. Requires an interest in and enthusiasm for sharing art, history, science and achievement content with visitors, and a positive attitude. Click here to see job description.

To apply: Click here to email resume and cover letter OR submit application below.  Always accepting applications!

Visitor Services Associates - Part-Time

Peoria Riverfront Museum seeks part-time Visitor Services Associates. Work as part of a team to deliver quality customer service at the ticket desk, Museum store, concessions, galleries, and events. Sell admission tickets, memberships, store merchandise, and concessions; answer visitor questions; monitor safety in the galleries; assist with setups, hosting, and teardowns of events. Requires a positive attitude and strong people skills, cash handling ability, and ability to use a computerized point-of-sale system. Flexible part-time hours to be scheduled for whenever the Museum is open to the public; may include evenings and weekends. Click here to see job description.

To apply:  Click here to email resume and cover letter OR submit application below.  Always accepting applications!

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