The staff of the American Writers Museum

join our team

The American Writers Museum (AWM) is a national museum located in downtown Chicago, dedicated to celebrating American writers and their enduring relevance. The museum fulfills its mission by presenting exhibits and programs for youth and adults that honor the past, promote the present and inspire the future of American writing.


The American Writers Museum is proud to offer a comprehensive, flexible, and competitive benefits program for our employees. Full time employees are eligible for medical, dental, vision, and paid time off benefits. Full time employees are also eligible for a robust IRA retirement saving plan with employer match.

All employees receive discounts in our store and  free admission to the Museum including programs.

The American Writers Museum is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation. The search process for open positions will reinforce the AWM belief that achieving diversity requires an enduring commitment to inclusion that must find full expression in our organizational culture, values, norms, and behaviors.

Current Opportunities

There are currently no open positions.


Support the American Writers Museum by joining our Storyteller Volunteer Program. AWM Storytellers can assist in interacting with guests and assisting with programs on the gallery floor. Help is also needed for our special events.

Learn more and apply to become a Volunteer Storyteller