Work With Us

Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of the Driehaus Museum team. The Museum is a multi-faceted and growing institution staffed by a small but passionate team. 

All opportunities are listed below. If there are no current positions listed, please check back often as we post jobs when they become available. Resumes should be directed to the contact listed with each job description.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Volunteers play a vital role in allowing the Museum to create a warm, welcome and engaging atmosphere for our members and visitors.

Current Opportunities:

- Assist with welcoming guests to Driehaus Museum events and programs. Requires evening and weekend availability.

- Answer questions and interact with guests at our Weekend Welcome Desk. Requires weekend availability.

- Make Thank You and Welcome calls to new members and donors. Schedule is flexible.

Interested?  Please send a resume or an email expressing interest to our Volunteer Coordinator, Richard Leas at We're looking to onboard volunteers in August so that they can begin assisting at the Museum in September.

The Museum asks that you commit to volunteering with the Museum a minimum of 16 hours per month.

Employment Opportunities:

Employees of The Richard H. Driehaus Museum advance the Museum’s educational mission by deepening visitors’ knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the historic architecture and design in the Gilded Age mansion of Chicago entrepreneur Samuel Mayo Nickerson.

Museum Store Keyholders
The Driehaus Museum is currently accepting applications for part-time Museum Store Keyholders to provide exceptional customer service to guests at the Museum’s Navy Pier location. Duties include, but aren’t limited to, overseeing opening and closing procedures, ensuring proper daily cash handling procedures, facilitate sales and transactions of merchandise, re-stocking and organizing the sales floor, and promoting the Driehaus Museum and its mission.

The ideal candidate is friendly and collaborative, with experience working in a busy, fast-paced retail environment. Additionally, candidates must have excellent communication skills and enjoy working with the public including tourists. We are seeking someone who is professional, able to assume responsibilities associated with this position, and passionate about art, history, architecture, and decorative arts. Part-time positions require a three day per week commitment, with one day a weekend day. Early mornings and evenings will be required.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and résumé in Word or PDF format to Please reference position title, “Museum Store Key Holder” in subject line. Review of applicants will begin on receipt, and only qualified candidates will be contacted. No phone calls, please. The Richard H. Driehaus Museum is an equal opportunity, equal access employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

Internship Opportunities:

There are no internships currently available.