Job Opportunities

If you are interested in the position below, please send an email with your resume to: or by mail to OCSM, Attn: D. Rydell, 346 N. Neil Street, Champaign, IL 61820

Executive Director

The Orpheum Children's Science Museum is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Executive Director. Candidates should have a successful track record in Management, Development, Programming and Fiscal Responsibility and have experience in writing grants. A Bachelor’s degree is required optimally in a science, business, or education field, and at least two years’ experience in museum management, non-profit management, education, fundraising or marketing. This is a part-time position with the potential to develop into full-time. Responsibilities will include: • Fundraising and Business Development • Oversee fundraising initiatives including the identification of and outreach to potential individuals, corporations, foundations and public funding sources. • Develop and establish strategies to approach donors and funding courses in the public and private sector, including the preparation and coordination of proposals as well as support and maintenance of relationships with partners, allies and the community. • Identify and seek out opportunities for earned revenue through programming and events that support OCSM goals and objectives. • Increase membership numbers for the OCSM. • Foster relationships with members and community partners. • Advise the Board of Directors of trends, needs and growth opportunities and strategies in the Children's Museums field and specifically for the OCSM. The Museum is accepting applications immediately and will begin interviews November 17; the application process will remain open until the position is filled. CV's, Resumes, and Cover letters and inquiries may be sent via email to or by mail to OCSM, Attn: D. Rydell, 346 N. Neil Street, Champaign, IL 61820.