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Our Mission

The National Indo-American Museum (NIAM) preserves the history and promotes understanding of the diversity, contributions and culture of Indian Americans.

Position Summary

NIAM seeks a detail oriented, meticulous, energized candidate to help NIAM organize and support the museums programs and activities. Responsibilities will include routine office management, scheduling and maintaining transcripts of board meetings and providing critical support to NIAM’s Board Members in coordinating programs, assisting with fund-raising and promoting volunteer recruitment programs.

We envision the role as a part-time position with potential for full-time employment

Core Competencies

  • Ability to take initiative and work collaboratively under supervision.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Effective communicator with strong writing skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, QuickBooks and Constant Contact.

Responsibilities include

Assisting with NIAM’s programs and initiatives including:

  • Maintaining our donor database via Constant Contact.
  • Overseeing collaborative initiatives with universities and other ethnic institutions through our partnership with the Chicago Cultural Alliance.
  • Recruitment and coordination of volunteers.
  • Sorting through archival material to build a strong, well-documented archive of oral and object histories.
  • Assisting consultant curators with logistics of exhibition planning and publications.
  • Managing routine clerical office and bookkeeping functions.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Humanities, Museum Studies, Non-profit Management, Arts Management or related degree.
  • Some familiarity with Indian American history and culture desirable.


  • Flexible schedule starting at 20 hours/week.
  • There will be the flexibility to work from home and travel to sites, with weekly in-person check-in with senior Board members.
  • Some evening/weekend hours may apply.

Assisting with NIAM’s programs and initiatives including:

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter by the 30th of April to:

Subject line: Office Manager/ProgramAssistant