Arlington Heights Historical Society

Arlington Heights Historical Museum

Museum Program Coordinator


Job Specific Information 

The Arlington Heights Historical Museum, a small award-winning historical institution in the north suburbs of Chicago, Illinois offers an important opportunity to create and implement all levels of programming that engage the public and collaboratively interpret the development, history and culture of this vibrant suburban community; develop and manage the museum’s school and scout programs, History Camps, Special Events, Youth, Adult, and Family programs, and promote the museum to the public. This is a part-time 25-28 hours/week position. Starting pay is $16-$19/hour.


Essential Job Duties

  • Develops, coordinates and supervises Museum community, educational, interpretive, specialty, and recreational programs and workshops for youth, adults and families
  • Develops, implements and schedules programming that integrates specifically with school-aged and scout curricula
  • Develops, implements and supervises History Camp program.
  • Plans, coordinates and supervises special events
  • Recruits and trains part-time and seasonal Historical Museum staff and volunteers to assist with programming
  • Develops monthly Gallery schedule, as well as schedules all museum programming with appropriate staff.



  • BA/BS in Parks and Recreation, Public Programming or Administration, Education, Museum Education, Historical Administration, Public History or a closely related field from an accredited college or university
  • ·         Master’s Degree preferred
  • Minimum of one to two years’ experience in supervising adult and children’s activities or programs
  • Or, any equivalent combination of education, experience and training



  • Standing or sitting for sustained periods of time while completing work
  • Comfortable wearing historic reproduction clothing as needed. This includes natural fiber garments, authentic to a given time period.
  • Occasional work in front of stoves or camp fires, exposure to wood smoke, heat, and open flame
  • Occasional work with implements such as knives, cast iron cooking equipment, wood working tools such as saws and hammers
  • Repetitive hand/arm movements such as when setting up displays in the Heritage Gallery for visitors
  • Some bending, twisting, and walking while performing job duties
  • Some bending, kneeling and reaching for items off floor and high shelves
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. in museum items, storage boxes and other supplies.
  • General work area is indoors, smoke-free environment with controlled temperature and fluorescent lighting



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