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Assistant to the Director of Glessner House (Chicago, IL)
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Contributed By: William Tyre
Website: http://www.glessnerhouse.org

GLESSNER HOUSE JOB POSTING (December 2022)
Assistant to the Director
Make a difference! Join our incredible team and help us to enrich people’s lives as we work to preserve this architectural treasure in Chicago’s vibrant South Loop community and share its stories with a diverse audience.

The Organization

Glessner House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and a National Historic Landmark. It is widely recognized as the urban residential masterpiece of architect H. H. Richardson. We serve our guests through a dynamic array of in-person and online public programs ranging from tours and lectures to concerts and culinary events. We are known for our significant Arts & Crafts collection, our meticulous restorations, and the quality and depth of our interpretation, making our stories relevant to today’s audiences.

Our mission is to spark excitement in architecture, history, and design through a dynamic exploration of Glessner House, its family, and its preservation.

Our vision, values, and DEAI statements, and our land acknowledgement demonstrate a commitment to creating an environment where unique perspectives are valued and encouraged, and the full spectrum of history is embraced and celebrated, resulting in a higher level of excellence and innovation.

The Position

- The Assistant to the Director reports to the Executive Director and provides support across all aspects of operations
- The position is full-time exempt, salary is $50,000/year
- We offer health and vision insurance, vacation and sick leave, and contribute to our employees’ retirement plan
- Glessner House is a supportive environment with a commitment to excellence that welcomes your ideas and abilities

Key Requirements

- Three years of experience in a mid-level management position with a non-profit
- Proficiency with a variety of technology utilized for meetings, programming, and marketing
- Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple responsibilities with grace and good humor
- Willingness to work flexible hours and overtime as needed, and to take on tasks ranging from strategic planning to changing lightbulbs, and from improving operational efficiencies to setting up tables and chairs for events


Key Responsibilities
- Collaborate with Executive Director, board, and staff to implement strategic plan
- Assist with programming and exhibition development and execution
- Oversee social media strategy and implementation
- Work with board committees to accomplish their goals and objectives
- Help plan and execute fundraising and development-related activities and events
- Coordinate and manage venue rentals by outside parties
- Provide assistance with executing building renovation and restoration projects
- Perform HR functions
- Handle accounts receivable and payable
- Manage office technology and serve as liaison with IT consultant

Location

Glessner House, an anchor in the landmark Prairie Avenue Historic District, is located at 1800 South Prairie Avenue in Chicago’s South Loop, a dynamic and rapidly developing Chicago neighborhood two miles south of downtown.


Apply if you want

- A great small team environment
- A chance to help our organization strive to achieve its goals for relevance, visibility, collaboration, preservation, and quality
- A position with a wide variety of responsibilities
- A place that values people, excellence, learning, respect, and integrity

How to Apply
- Write a cover letter telling us why you want to work at Glessner House, and how your background and skills will help Glessner House achieve its goals
- Email your cover letter and resume as separate PDF attachments to William Tyre, Executive Director and Curator, at wtyre@glessnerhouse.org
- This position will remain open until it is filled

To learn more about Glessner House, visit our website, www.glessnerhouse.org

 


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Posted: January 5, 2023
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