Museum Experience Facilitator

Website Arlington Heights Historical Museum


The Arlington Heights Historical Museum, a small award-winning historical institution in the north suburbs of Chicago, Illinois offers an important opportunity to teach and interact with the public at all levels with programming that engage the public and collaboratively interpret the development, history, and culture of this vibrant suburban community.


Come join the museum team that is responsible for the teaching and facilitating of all educational, historical, interpretive, recreational, craft and History Camp programs to all youth, family, adult, and school aged and Scout audiences at the Historical Museum. We’re searching for strong communicators, and outgoing, energetic, and engaging people who have an interest in learning and sharing stories of our past with audiences of all ages.


Conducts all educational, recreational, interpretive, and craft and camp programs for all audiences, including families, adults, school-aged youth and Scouts based on program needs, and curricula developed by the Museum Program Coordinator
Conducts new programs as trained and needed, to coordinate with museum exhibits and other programming, with the approval of the Program Coordinator and Museum Administrator
Assists in creating an activity agenda for the day camp group for which the employee is directly responsible
Comfortable with learning and delivering historical knowledge to a wide audience
Comfortable giving historical tours of the museum and grounds
Assists in organizing and structuring large and small group activities
Sets up, cleans up and puts away materials and equipment at the beginning, during, and end of programs


BA/BS in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Museum Education, Museum Studies, Historic Preservation, History or closely related field from an accredited college or university
Preferred minimum of one to two years of experience instructing educational or recreational programs preferably in a history museum, informal education setting, or classroom
Minimum of one to two years of experience working with school aged children, supervising children’s activities or programs, or a significant background in education
Previous experience in a child care setting or supervising children’s activities or programs preferred
Previous experience in a summer camp setting, history camps preferred
Or, any equivalent combination of education, experience and training
CPR (Infant, Child and Adult), AED and First Aid Certification, or be willing to obtain certification through Park District.

Compensation: Starting at $15.00

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