Careers at CHOM

The mission of the Children’s Hands‑On Museum of Northwest Illinois is to offer an accessible, affordable, interactive, and educational environment that will inspire children and families to learn about themselves and our culturally diverse world. The museum will provide a diverse, creative center for hands‑on learning through permanent and changing exhibits that will stimulate intellectual curiosity and exploration in children from all types of backgrounds.

If you are looking for a new experience, a fulfilling opportunity, or something that you are passionate about, consider the opportunities at CHOM:

Open Positions

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Click here for job description. Send cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: (This Position has been filled)

CHOM is now accepting applications for the position of Volunteer Coordinator. The Volunteer Coordinator, recruits volunteers, provides direction, coordination, and consultation for all volunteer functions within CHOM.  Must be able to work on site Wednesday through Friday (12 hours minimum) with other Volunteers scheduled for the Saturday shifts. (Rate of pay: $10 per hour. Position is temporary and ends at the start of the 2019/2020 school year.)

This position is temporary for the time being as we are moving toward hiring a permanent position for managing the operations of the museum. While we do not have the job description for the permanent position finalized at this time, the person hired in the temp role may also be qualified for the permanent position. We will be taking applications for the temporary Volunteer Coordinator position until filled. Please email your completed application to or mail to:
PO Box 366
Freeport, IL 60132

Job Description – Download here
Job Application – Download here