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Posted: 06/24/2009

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
Preservation/ Facilities Management

The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum is part of the College of Architecture and the Arts at UIC and serves as a dynamic memorial to social reformer and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Jane Addams (1860-1935) and other resident social reformers whose work influenced the lives of their immigrant neighbors as well as national and international public policy. The Museum and its programs make connections between the work of Hull-House residents and important contemporary social issues. Addams and the residents of Hull-House created opportunities for civic discourse and dialogue, advocated for public health, fair labor practices, full citizenship rights for immigrants, public education, recreational and public space, public arts, and free speech. The Museum preserves and develops the original Hull-House site- two of the original Settlement Buildings that are National HIstoric Landmarks- for the interpretation and continuation of the historic settlement house vision, linking research, education, and social engagement.

Facilities Manager/Preservationist
Professional Opportunity
Chicago, IL
$35,000 - $40,000.00


Under supervision from the Director of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum (JAHHM) assists in the management, operations, security and the preservation of the historic and architectural integrity of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum facility, which includes a National Historic Landmark and a Chicago Historic Landmark.

Minimum education and work experience(including years) to qualify for position (include information relative to required specialized intellectual study if required):

Bachelors degree with at least 2 years work experience related to historic preservation. Masters degree in Historic Preservation or related discipline preferred.

1. Implements, coordinates and directs the maintenance of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum facility and grounds.

2. Coordinates the use of the Residents' Dining Hall and the Hull Home for tours, special events, seminars, meetings and gatherings. Coordination includes working with staff of UIC Meetings and Conferences, who schedule non-museum usage of the Residents' Dining Hall.

3. Works with Museum Staff to research and create exhibits that engage the public in the history of the site and buildings.

4. Inspects the condition of facilities and prepares recommendations for improvements necessary to preserve the historic and architectural integrity of the site and maintain efficient operations.

5. Maintains the artifacts in the collection and recommends changes in storage and/or care of artifacts. Follows standard professional museum practices for safety and care of museum collections and equipment and for securing museum collection records and archival resource materials.

6. Is responsible for the security and safety of Jane Addams Hull-House Museum facility.

7. Participates in budget recommendations for maintaining and updating facilities.

8. Prepares annual or periodic reports to the Director on the physical condition of the Residents' Dining Hall and the Hull Home.

9. Maintains audio-visual equipment, computers and computer networks; serves as liaison to college's computer staff.

10. Assists in inventory of university property and museum collection and monitors museum collection displays and reports irregularities to appropriate authority.

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Please send a resume and cover letter addressed to the Director Lisa Yun Lee to the following email ksuzanne@uic.edu Subject heading should read: Facilities Manager/Preservationist Position
Lisa Lee
Phone: (312) 413-5353
800 South Halsted MC/051
Hull-House Museum
Chicago, IL 60607

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