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Employment and Internship Opportunities

Employment at the DCHM .
DuPage County Historical Museum is a facility of Wheaton Park District. The Wheaton Park District uses more part-time employees than most employers in DuPage County. Last year more than 900 area individuals, many under 21 years of age, found part-time work through the park district. Three basic requirements are enthusiasm, dedication and a pleasant attitude.

To see a list of current employment opportunities through the Wheaton Park District, please visit their website (external link).

Internships at the DuPage County Historical Museum are offered for college credit in the following areas:

Education: Observe and assist with educational programs including school groups, scouts, and family programs. The intern will also help develop a comprehensive educational plan in accordance with Illinois State Learning Standards as well as curriculums for school districts throughout DuPage County.

Visitor Services: Greet visitors at the reception desk and answer general visitor questions in order to gain an understanding of Museum visitors and their needs. Interns should be able to exhibit complete knowledge of the Museum's history, architecture and exhibits.

Collections: Assist with building monitoring, pest control and exhibit housekeeping. Observe and assist with collections processing, including assessing and researching artifacts for collections review, cataloging two and three dimensional materials, and assisting with photography and storage. Assist with the completion of inventory of the Museum's collection.

Exhibit Development: Assist with the development of upcoming exhibits, including photographic research, artifact research, interactive development, and programs.

Marketing and Fundraising: Work with Museum Staff as well as Wheaton Park District Marketing and Development team on press releases, promotional materials, membership mailings, event campaign materials and distribution.

For complete job and internship descriptions, please visit the Wheaton Park District Employment and Volunteer Opportunities page (external link).

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