Kohl Children's Museum


About Kohl Children's Museum

Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago provides engaging informal learning environments featuring 17 interactive exhibits and programs that encourage young children ages birth to age 8 to become effective learners through self-directed, complex play. Exhibits and programs are aligned to the Illinois State Learning Standards and are designed to nurture a love of learning in young children.

Current Opportunities at Kohl Children's Museum

Floor Guide Volunteer

Be one of the friendly faces that help enhance guest’s experiences, and learning through interaction in our Museum exhibits. Assist the Museum staff by ensuring a safe and clean environment on the Museum floor. Keep an eye out for lost children and keep exhibits organized so that all patrons can enjoy the interactive exhibits!

Weekday Shifts: 9:30 AM – 12 noon  or 12 noon – 3 PM
Saturday Shifts:  9 AM – 12 noon, 11 AM – 2 PM, 12 noon  – 3 PM, and 2 PM – 5 PM 
Sunday Shifts: 12 noon – 3 PM, 12 noon – 5 PM, or 2 PM – 5 PM

Type: Ongoing Opportunity
Good For: People Over 16
Days: Friday, Monday, Saturday, Sunday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Times: Afternoons, Mornings

Birthday Party Greeter Volunteer

Work alongside Museum staff to ensure every child’s birthday is celebrated successfully! You will be sitting at our Birthday Party Table greeting the excited children and their families providing excellent customer service while checking in the guests, providing hand stamps, and answering any important question about party guidelines and or the Museum.
Saturday Shifts: 9 AM – 12 noon or 12 noon – 3 PM
Sunday Shifts: 12 noon – 3 PM

Good For: People Over 16
Days: Saturday, Sunday
Times: Afternoons, Mornings

Art Adventures Volunteer

  Mentor “future” artists in our Art Studio by helping children with their engaging projects, setting up new activities, and prepping materials for their projects. Seeking individuals with past experience working with young children in the arts.
Weekday Shifts:  10 AM – 12 noon  or 1 PM – 4 PM
Saturday Shifts:  10 AM – 12 noon or  1 PM  – 4 PM
Sunday Shift:  1 PM  – 4 PM

Good For: People Over 16
Days: Friday, Monday, Saturday, Sunday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Times: Afternoons, Mornings

Master Gardener Volunteer

Master Gardener Volunteer: Master Gardeners apply! Come spend some time outside in our beautiful 2-acre nature park!
Weekday & Saturday Shifts: Between 10 AM to 5 PM.
Sunday Shifts: Between Noon to 5 PM

Type: Ongoing Opportunity
Good For: People Over 16
Days: Friday, Monday, Saturday, Sunday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Times: Afternoons, Mornings

Pop-Up Museum Floor Guide Volunteer

Be one of the friendly faces that help enhance each guest’s experience and learning through interaction in our new Pop-Up Museum exhibits. Engage children in open-ended “process” experiences through the encouragement of exploration of materials. Set and reset exhibit areas throughout the Museum’s operational hours. You will also help with keeping an eye out for lost children. Assist with answering patrons’ questions. We will have a staff Pop-Up Coordinator and facilitators to ensure the positive visitor experience along with you. Lots of room for you to interact with the children and exhibits.
Requirements: The ability to work with young energetic children, excellent customer service skills, bilingual Spanish (strongly preferred but not mandatory), and the physical ability to interact with children and families.
Where:Kohl Children’s Museum Pop-Up Temporary Museum @ Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center
When: Any Thursday or Saturday from April 4 – May 25 during free public admission hours
Thursday Shifts: 5 – 7 PM
Saturday Shifts: Between 10 AM – 4 PM (with various 2-hour shifts to choose from of 10 – noon, Noon – 2 PM, and 2 – 4 PM)

Type: Ongoing Opportunity
Good For: People Over 16
Days: Saturday, Thursday
Times: Afternoons, Mornings
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