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Career Opportunities

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Looking for a job that’s “out of this world?” One where you can “reach for the stars?” Or where you can make endless space puns without fear of ridicule? If this sounds like you, and you’re passionate about STEAM, community outreach, education, and working in a welcoming environment, this might be the place for you!

Consider joining our dynamic team on Chicago’s Museum Campus as we work to fulfill our mission of connecting people to the universe and each other under the sky we all share.

Our employees are cheerleaders for science and technology, megaphones for their incredible colleagues, and advocates for science literacy. They shout about the museum’s exhibitions, programs, sky shows, collections, special events, and active research projects. All of this in service of inspiring exploration of that mind-blowing thing we call our universe.

Adler Planetarium Benefits

The Adler Planetarium is proud to offer a comprehensive, flexible, and competitive benefits program for our employees. Full time employees are eligible for medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and paid time off benefits.

All employees, both part time and full time, are offered transit benefits, parking discounts, discounts in our store and café, free employee and family admission to the museum including unlimited shows, free admission to institutions within the American Alliance of Museums, and a robust 403(b) retirement savings plan with employer match.

And did we mention that we have the best view of Chicago’s iconic skyline? Because we have the best view of Chicago’s iconic skyline.

The Adler Planetarium is dedicated to complying with its obligations as an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Current Openings

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Far Horizons Summer Counselor
Far Horizons Summer Instructor
Development Specialist
Manager of Individual Giving
Manager of Special Events & Initiatives
Part-Time Event Operations Associate
Stationary Engineer

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact Jenean Featherson by email at recruiting@adlerplanetarium.org and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case by case basis. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Thank you again for your interest in applying to the Adler Planetarium! Effective November 8, 2021, we have implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy that will require all employees, interns, temporary employees, and volunteers to receive one of the CDC-authorized vaccines, unless a medical or religious reasonable accommodation is approved.

Please note: at this time we are not asking you to provide any information about your current vaccination status, whether you would seek a religious or medical accommodation to the policy, nor for any other medical information—we are only notifying you of the policy if you are interested in moving forward with the application process.


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