Careers at UNM
The Ukrainian National Museum (“UNM”) in Chicago is among the largest and oldest ethnic museums in the U.S. Founded in 1952, it is dedicated to preserving and sharing the Ukrainian immigrant’s contribution to Chicago. Located in the West Town enclave of Ukrainian Village, the UNM houses extensive ethnographic, fine art, historical, library and archival collections. Frequently changing exhibits and various educational, musical and other public programs make the UNM a vibrant thread of the city’s rich cultural tapestry.
Current Open Positions
The UNM seeks a Director who will continue the excellence of the UNM’s past and lead the institution to even greater growth in the years to come.
Plans, leads, and directs museum operations and special projects, including maintenance and marketing through the effective
and efficient deployment of human, physical, and financial resources.
* Processes all revenues and expenditures following established museum policies.
* Purchases all necessary supplies and services.
* Administers an Annual Budget as prepared by the Board of Directors.
* Prepares monthly financial and statistical reports for the Board of Directors
* Communicates with American and Ukrainian Media outlets, i.e., newspapers,
radio, television, etc., regarding exhibits and collections; prepares Press releases
* Maintains a database for all members and mailing lists.
* Manages all museum correspondence
* Maintains close contact with the Webmaster.
* Manages the museum gift shop
* Prepares Museum newsletter
* And other duties.
Bilingual (English and Ukrainian) in speaking, reading, and writing.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and other programs
Well organized, excellent record keeper, careful with details, good writer, creative, superior human relations skills.
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 9:00 to 5:00
Museum Tour Guide
The Ukrainian National Museum of Chicago has an opening for a tour guide to work Thursdays
from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Museum Tour Guide serves as an ambassador for the museum.
This individual must be fluent in English and Ukrainian and know Ukrainian history, culture, and
the Ukrainian National Museum and Ukrainian Village history. Additional training can be
The tour guide must:
1. Greet and welcome guests or tour groups upon their arrival at the museum.
2. Possess a thorough knowledge of the museum’s exhibits, which allows them to explain an exhibit or artifacts significance and answer any questions that guests might have
3. Be informed about changes in museum exhibits.
4. Cooperate with staff in other duties as assigned.