Deputy Director, Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum
The Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum is a state of the art history museum operated in partnership between the Village of Grayslake and the Grayslake Historical Society. The museum campus includes an 11,000 square foot facility housing three galleries, archives, a community room, dedicated classroom space, a museum store, and collections storage. Museum exhibitions include a national-award winning display about the general history of Grayslake, with two temporary galleries offering four to five changing shows per annum. The museum provides numerous lectures, dramatic presentations, historic concerts, outreach programs, and tours throughout the year and regularly partners with other community organizations.
The Village of Grayslake is seeking applicants for a full-time Deputy Director position at the Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum. Under the general direction of the Heritage Center Executive Director, this position is responsible for assisting the Heritage Center Executive Director in the administration, coordination, and oversight of the daily operations of various organizational functions and programs of the Heritage Center. The successful applicant must be available to work some evenings and weekends in addition to regular hours of operation. The starting salary range for this position is $40,000 - $50,000 DOQ with an excellent benefit package.
The position requires a self-motivated and dependable individual who is organized and flexible, provides attention to detail, deadlines, and procedures, and has the ability to handle and prioritize multiple responsibilities simultaneously. The duties of the Deputy Director primarily include: assisting the Executive Director with day-to-day operations of the Heritage Center, supervising the daily activities of volunteers/interns, supporting the design, creation, and management of exhibitions, educational programs, and museum events as instructed by the Executive Director, assisting in fundraising efforts for the Heritage Center, and interaction and coordination with various service providers, including the Grayslake Historical Society as needed. The Deputy Director will also substitute for and represent the Heritage Center in the absence of the Executive Director.
Minimum of five-years of work experience in museum and/or cultural institutions and possession of a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) in museum studies or a directly related field, or equivalent knowledge and training are required. Experience in planning, designing, and installing exhibitions is a plus.
Interested candidates should email a detailed cover letter explaining interest in position, completed Village of Grayslake employment application, resume, and a writing sample to: Dave Oberg, Executive Director at . The cover letter, employment application, resume, and writing sample may also be mailed to the Village of Grayslake, Attn: Dave Oberg, 10 South Seymour Avenue, Grayslake, IL 60030. Application deadline is May 31, 2016. Position will remain open until filled. The Village of Grayslake is an equal opportunity employer.
The Village of Grayslake (population 20,957) is located in central Lake County, approximately forty (40) miles north of Chicago. The Village is seeking qualified candidates for a part-time Administrative Intern position. Working as a member of the Village Manager’s office, this position is responsible for assisting the Village departments in the administration and coordination of various organizational functions and programs. The duties of the Administrative Intern may include performing various analyses and evaluation of Village operations, assisting in the development and dissemination of public information to Village residents, assisting in the development and implementation of special programs and projects, and coordinating with residents and staff in completing resident requests for service.
The successful applicant must be available to work up to 20-hours per week during regular hours of operation, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The pay for this position is $15 per hour with no additional benefits. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university and current participation in a Master’s Degree program in public administration is required.
Interested candidates should send a detailed cover letter explaining interest in position, a completed Village of Grayslake employment application, and resume to: Kevin Timony, Assistant to the Village Manager, Village of Grayslake, 10 South Seymour Avenue, Grayslake, IL 60030. The cover letter and resume may also be emailed to . Application deadline is May 13, 2016. The Village of Grayslake is an equal opportunity employer.