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Public Engagement Facilitator Positions at Notebaert Nature Museum

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Great opportunity to be involved with a an amazing institution that prides itself on education, connection to nature, and sustainability.

Public Engagement Facilitator (Part Time)
Chicago Academy of Sciences and its Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
The Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is hiring part-time Public Engagement Facilitators to join our Public Engagement team.

The Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is Chicago’s oldest museum in the newest building. Our mission is to create a positive relationship between people and nature through collaborations, education, research and collections, exhibitions and public forums to grow our region’s urban connection to the world of nature and science. The public engagement facilitator will advance this mission by facilitating interpretive programs for museum guests of all ages and backgrounds.

Key Responsibilities

  • Facilitate interpretive programs in the museum’s exhibits for audiences of all ages and backgrounds
  • Coordinate and supervise volunteers who assist and facilitate programs
  • Handle live animals including snakes, turtles, and invertebrates in front of a public audience
  • Deliver a butterfly release program in the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven that involves live insects
  • Read stories and play games with children ages 0-7 in our Hands-on Habitat exhibit for young children
  • Engage children and adults in interpretive talks using age-appropriate techniques


  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to work with volunteers
  • Certified Interpretive Guide or similar training certificate a plus
  • Experience handling live animals preferred; willingness to be trained to handle animals required
  • Knowledge of age-appropriate techniques preferred
  • Must be able to work 10 am to 3 pm at least two days per week
  • Ability to work additional evenings as scheduled strongly preferred
  • Passion for nature, science, sustainability, and urban ecology a must

Part-time position; $12 per hour

How To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to: No calls, please.  EOE.



You can find the position posting at


Author: Debra Kutska

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