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 Retail Manager

The Driehaus Museum is currently accepting applications for a full-time Museum Retail Manager.  Duties include, but aren’t limited to, managing all aspects of the Museum’ retail operations (Museum Store, Navy Pier Store, and Online Store) with the goal of maximizing revenues while also aligning product with the Museum’s mission and collections.  The Manager ensures that Stores exemplify the Museum’s standards of excellence in appearance, product, and customer service.  The Manager supervises all shop staff and handles or manages product development, merchandising, inventory management, and budget. 

The ideal candidate will have a 4-year college degree with a bachelor’s or master’s in business preferred; at least 2 years at a responsible retail position at a boutique, museum or other cultural institution store;  inventory management experience required; and a strong sense of aesthetics, elegance, and refinement to develop and sell products and merchandise in alignment with the Museum’s mission and standards.  Product development and purchasing experience preferred, along with flexibility in scheduling as some weekends, evenings, and mornings may be required.

To apply, please email a letter of introduction and resume in a PDF format to by July 1, 2018. Please reference position title “Museum Retail Manager” in subject line. 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.