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Deputy Director

18 Apr 2022 10:32 AM | Michelle Poe

Village of Grayslake, Illinois

Deputy Director, Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum

The Village of Grayslake is seeking applicants for a full-time Deputy Director position at the Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum. The position will assist the Executive Director with day-to-day operations/administration and provide support for museum exhibitions, programs, and initiatives under the direction and supervision of the museum’s Executive Director. The successful applicant must be available to work some evenings and weekends in addition to regular hours of operation. This is a benefitted position, with a salary range of $45,000-$55,000, depending on experience.

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. Under the general direction of the Executive Director, duties primarily include: assisting the Executive Director with day-to-day operations of the Heritage Center; supporting the creation, management and implementation of exhibitions, educational programs, and museum events; supervising the daily activities of volunteers/interns; 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 represent the Heritage Center in the absence of the Executive Director.

Minimum of five years of work experience in museum and 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 a must. Experience in fundraising, graphic design, marketing, or exhibitions a plus.

The Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum is a local history museum and community hub located in the heart of Grayslake’s historic Village Center. Interested candidates should email a detailed cover letter explaining interest in the position, completed employment application, resume, and a writing sample immediately to Jennifer Hess at jhess@villageofgrayslake.com. The position will remain open until filled. The Village of Grayslake is an equal opportunity employer.

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