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 and vision 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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Chief Operating Officer

Peoria Riverfront Museum seeks a proven leader to manage daily internal operations of the Museum as directed by the President & CEO. Facilitate operational goal achievement, project execution, planning, and data gathering; lead implementation of new operational systems. Advise and support the CEO on operational matters; supervise senior staff.

Requires Bachelor's degree and 10 years professional experience that includes management, supervision, planning, and project implementation; museum, cultural or education experience preferred. Need both big picture orientation and an eye for detail. Must possess outstanding interpersonal skills, strong written and oral communication skills, and a passion for the Museum's mission of building confidence, inspiring learning, and unleashing the full talent and genius of every individual through art, science, history and achievement. Full-time position with benefits. Core hours M-F 9:00-5:00; some evenings or weekends to attend events as needed. Click here to see job description.

To apply: Click here to email resume and cover letter.  Posted 12/1/22

Executive Assistant & Advisory Council Coordinator

Peoria Riverfront Museum seeks a highly organized, task oriented and professional Executive Assistant & Advisory Council Coordinator. Serve as Executive Assistant to the CEO and help with fundraising and member events. Maintain CEO calendar, greet visitors to the Museum administrative offices, help maintain and use the donor database. 

Requires high school diploma (Bachelors degree preferred), working knowledge of Microsoft Office and experience with a database management system, professional communication skills, and ability to maintain confidentiality. Full-time position with benefits. Core hours M-F 9:00-5:00; occasional evenings or weekends as needed. Click here to see job description.

To apply: Click here to email resume and cover letter.  Posted 12/1/22

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.   Posted 8/15/22

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.   Re-posted 8/26/22

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