Did you know there’s a planet in our galaxy where it rains glass? Or that light bounces around inside the Sun for 175,000 years before shooting off into space? If you think that’s freaking awesome, and you’re passionate about STEM, community outreach, education, and working in a welcoming environment, this might be the place for you!
The Adler Planetarium is seeking a Museum Operations Support Team Lead to join our dynamic team located on Chicago's Museum Campus.
The Museum Operations Support Team Lead assists in the daily operations of the museum and surrounding grounds. The lead is responsible for:
Liaising with Operations management and building engineers to maintain the building
Planning work schedules for support team to accommodate staff coverage for building needs
Setting up and breaking down museum and private special events
Conducting walkthroughs and building inspections and documenting findings
Coordinating and assisting with deliveries, snow removal, and grounds keeping
Receiving and distributing mail and packages to internal offices; Coordinating outgoing mail and packages with Adler departments for USPS, UPS, FedEx, etc.
Standard position hours will be 35 hours per week. Shifts are generally scheduled for Monday through Friday 7 am – 3 pm. Hours and schedule may vary based on seasonal changes to museum hours of operation or special events.
We are looking for someone who is excited about the opportunity to assist in the day-to-day operations of a working museum. This person is flexible, team-oriented, and likes to work and think on their feet.
Holiday, weekend and evening availability
Prior experience with catering/events operations, custodial work, and/or building maintenance (strongly preferred)
High school diploma or equivalent
Ability to carry and handle loads of up to 50lbs, move furniture and carts
Ability to use a ladder and/or lift with appropriate training
Capable of working outdoors in various weather conditions
Work hours are dependent on facility needs. Much of the work will occur in the evening or on weekends. Holiday, weekend and evening availability is required.
The Museum Operations Support Team is part of the Adler Operations Department. The Operations Department is tasked with ensuring the maintenance, safety, and security of the Adler building, staff, and guests. The team is always looking for ways to improve our little piece of the universe through outstanding customer service, communication, and accountability.
The Adler Planetarium is dedicated to complying with its obligations as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Our recruiting and hiring procedures are free of discrimination based on race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, covered veteran status, including disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, and Armed Forces service medal veterans or any protected group status as defined by law.
The Adler Planetarium—America’s First Planetarium—was founded in 1930 by Chicago business leader Max Adler. As a recognized leader in public engagement, the Adler Planetarium’s scientists, historians and educators inspire the next generation of explorers. The Adler is home to three full size theaters, extensive interactive exhibitions, and a significant collection of antique scientific instruments... and print materials. In addition, the Adler boasts the lakeside Doane Observatory, one of the only research-active, public urban observatories, and the only place in Chicago where the public can see planets, stars, and galaxies up-close and in person.