Fellow rotates through various divisions of the Museum Education department, and plans and implements interpretive programs under direction of respective division personnel.


1. In School Programs, assists with docent training; conducts occasional student tours, and volunteer training, assists in writing or assembling material used by docents and teachers in preparation for tours (including web-based content), aids in planning and implementation of school partnership programs.

2. In Teacher Programs area of School Programs Division, helps plan and present teacher workshops, writes and edits interpretive and curricular material, including online text, for the Educator Resource Center, and helps coordinate grant-funded programs with schools.

2. In Youth and Family Programs division, plans and implements selected family workshops, special events (e.g., family days), and teen programs; assists with Ryan Education Center exhibitions; works with artists-in-residence; writes family gallery guides and assists with content of digital resources; and helps to plan and implement outreach activities.

3. In Public Programs, presents general introductory tours, lectures on special topics to the public, and possibly lecture series; lectures to Road Scholar groups; conducts Discerning Eye sessions for corporate or professional audiences.

4. Provides general assistance across the department with programs, activities, and resources.

5. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Minimum Qualifications:  Masters (or near completion) in art history or museum studies with teaching or lecture experience.  Excellent writing, research and speaking skills, studio art background a plus.  Computer skills, including multimedia. Must have successful experience working with public audiences of all ages, capable of taking responsibility for specific projects/ programs. Ability to work independently and as a team member, manage time effectively, multi-task.

To Apply:

You can submit an application via our employment page:

Click “An external applicant seeking a staff job or internship.”

Scroll down to the Position (job number 9182 towards the top of the page)

Follow the step by step instructions in submitting your application (you must register first).

The Art Institute of Chicago is an equal opportunity, equal access employer fully committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Job Information
  • Chicago, Illinois, 60603, United States
  • 28521334
  • May 13, 2016
  • Woman’s Board Fellow
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Education
  • Yes
  • Temporary
  • Master’s Degree