Employment & Careers

Explore current employment opportunities with the Pritzker Military Museum & Library.

Relying on a relatively small staff that includes talented individuals from a wide range of backgroundsranging from librarians and archivists to administrators and marketersthe Museum & Library offers a unique and inspiring work experience. All inquiries about employment should be directed to TAWANI Enterprises via jobs(at), along with a resume and cover letter. For information about internships or volunteer positions, please visit our Volunteering & Internships page. 

 Current positions available

Special Collections Librarian

Director of Developement

The Director of Development will lead the development office of and fundraise for the Museum & Library. The Director of Development is responsible for growing the membership program and the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of existing and prospective donors of all kinds in order to provide a stable and growing base of both short and long term financial support for Museum & Library initiatives. Duties include conducting research to identify potential donors and sponsors, developing solicitation materials, planning and organizing donor cultivation and recognition activities around and in addition to PMML public programs; overseeing the donor database; mentoring and supervising fundraising staff, assigned development volunteers, and interns. The Director of Development is responsible for the fundraising portion of new initiatives and existing programs, such as the annual Liberty Gala. The Director of Development will work with the President and CEO and other individuals on the Museum & Library’s leadership team to ensure that development activities are deeply embedded within the mission, work and culture of the Museum & Library.


• Lead the Museum & Library’s Development Department; develop strategies for an innovative, comprehensive and integrated multi-source fundraising plan to specifically advance the Museum & Library’s mission and services and grow its member and donor base

• Actively identify, cultivate, solicit and steward new and existing donors for the PMML, including and especially at the major gifts level; assist the President & CEO with the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of VIP and/or principal gifts donors

• Identify and cultivate new corporate, foundation, and individual donors for annual giving, program sponsorship, planned giving, and other forms of support; learn more about the interest of existing donors as they relate to the service provide by the Museum & Library

• Develop and oversee execution of processes, systems and timelines for all membership and annual fund mailings and email communications, including solicitations, acquisitions, renewals, invitations, packets and general communications

• Oversee member and donor database to ensure fundamental standards for donor data management are being used in the database and to ensure that the database is up to date at all times

• Travel independently and with President & CEO to solicit major donors for Museum & Library activities

• Serve as the fundraising action officer for the annual Liberty Gala and other fundraising events; work with internal staff as well as external contractors for events as determined by President & CEO

• Motivate, supervise, train, and mentor Development Department staff, assigned volunteers, and others

• In collaboration with other staff, produce the annual report, membership mailings, notices and newsletters, and all internet-related fundraising information

• Perform such duties necessary to ensure successful completion of Museum & Library mission and fundraising objectives

• Perform other duties as assigned by the President & CEO


• Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree is a plus

• Minimum 7 years of experience as a fundraiser at a cultural institution, university or other not for profit, with at least 2 years of experience leading development departments required

• Proven fund solicitation success at various levels, including annual, major and capital gifts, and memberships

• Demonstrated experience in organizing cultivation programs and activities to engage donors

• Experience managing and growing membership programs is preferred

• Grant writing and planned giving experience is helpful

• Excellent writing, speaking, and interpersonal skills; able to work in a team-oriented setting as well as independently

• Self-starting, entrepreneurial, outgoing, creative, enthusiastic and able to be flexible in a dynamic environment

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Raiser’s Edge, or transferable skills with similar donor database software

• Experience with web based and crowd-sourced fundraising vehicles

• Ability to fulfill night and weekend commitments in association with activities of the Museum & Library to include overnight travel

• Military background (personal or family), personal interest in military history/international affairs, and museum and/or library experience a plus

*We request that you please submit a cover letter along with your resume expressing interest in the role*