Job Opportunities

Send resume and cover letter via email to or by mail to OCSM, ATTN: D. Rydell, 346 N. Neil Street, Champaign, IL 61820.

Administrative Intern (Volunteer)

The Orpheum Children’s Science Museum is looking for a new Administrative Intern to assist the Executive Director in an administrative capacity. This position reports directly to the Executive Director. We are seeking an individual with strong communication skills, who works well independently to complete tasks as assigned. The successful candidate will assist with the administration of the Museum, including, but not limited to, managing the Executive Director’s calendar, committee calendars, and various other administrative projects. Another important aspect of the position is its involvement in the Museum’s fundraising efforts. As the Administrative Intern, the ideal candidate will seize this opportunity for growth and assist the Fundraising Committee with leading strong fund drive campaigns. Qualifications: The candidate shall have a high school diploma or equivalency certificate (GED). Some college coursework in marketing or communication is preferred, but not required. Candidates enrolled in administrative, marketing, communications, business or management degree programs are preferred. Please contact R. Dunn at (217) 352-5895 to apply.

Museum Associate (Part-time)

The Orpheum Children's Science Museum is seeking applicants for the part-time position of Museum Associate (entry-level). The Museum Associate (MA) provides a positive and friendly face for the museum and facilitates the safety and security of visitors in the museum. The MA assists with the maintenance and cleaning of the museum, gift shop sales, animal care, bookkeeping, and provides direction to volunteers. Preferred Qualifications: • Prior experience working with kids. • Interest in science and education. • Previous cash handling experience. • Experience caring for small animals and reptiles • Excellent communication skills and ability to interact positively with children, adults, and large groups. • Ability to react positively to a rapidly changing environment and make good decisions under pressure and in the absence of the Executive Director. • Must be able to lift 25 lbs. • Ability to work with diverse staff and visitors. Send resume and cover letter via email to or by mail to OCSM, ATTN: R. Dunn, 346 N. Neil Street, Champaign, IL 61820.