Employment Opportunities


CMAAA – The Coliseum Museum is hiring

Chief Administrative Officer

The Coliseum of Art, Antiques, and americana foundation

Oregon, Il     www.cmaaa.org


Initially part-time

Flexible Hours


Full time When appropriate the position will become a full-time salaried position

Paid time off


Overseeing and insuring the execution of all administrative responsibilities.

Communications with the public via social media and mail chimp, as well as traditional sources, e.g., newspapers, radio etc.

Working with the Executive Director to focus activities at CMAAA

Stand in for the Executive Directors as needed

Coordinating all operational activities

Reviewing all financial expenditures with the Executive Director and Treasurer

Assist in organizing special events

Assist in recruitment and maintaining volunteers


The ED is primarily responsible for the day-to-day operations of CMAAA. The CAO will support and aid the ED in his following responsibilities:

  • Participate in (and facilitate) the creation of CMAAA’s plans and goals as part of the management team
  • Lead implementation and promote advancement, understanding and use of facilities and programs to the general public, media—especially social media—and related
  • Prepare and manage budget and purchase
  • Serve as the main channel of communication between the executive committee, as well as with the City of Oregon
  • Design and create new and temporary exhibits
  • Organizes and recruits volunteer staff and
  • Initiate, organize, and administer in-house and out-reach programs
  • Responsible for all software and hardware requirements.


This position requires an individual to read, write, hear, and speak the English language sufficiently to effectively meet performance expectations. The position requires an individual to walk, sit, stand, operate the equipment required for the position and perform essential functions.


Entrepreneurial background with undergraduate education, if not major, in business administration a priority.  Strong plus museum experience and/or cultural events, specifically in planning and executing professional quality exhibits. General job experience will also be considered.

Also helpful:

  • Administrative skills and experience to develop short and long-range plans and goals, prepare budgets and write grant proposals.
  • Supervisory skills to guide and motivate
  • Work experience in related museum and cultural events and curatorial or archival
  • Experience in planning and executing professional quality exhibits would be
  • Strong communication skills to present plans orally, and in writing, to internal and external audiences with public speaking skills strong enough to be a spokesperson for the CMAAA; AND
  • Some undergraduate or graduate education in museum studies or directly related field (art history, archives, historical preservation, history).


CMAAA is focused on the organizing, operating, holding, and displaying items of Art, Antiques, Americana, and history in the Coliseum in downtown Oregon, IL. A museum of long and short-term loaned exhibits from local and outside collections; exhibitions and sales for artists representing all facets of art – painting, ceramics, glass, sculpture, etc.; a place to showcase our local museum attractions, not-for-profit agencies, education, and recreational facilities; a venue for community and business meetings, guest speakers, recitals, receptions, social events; and establishment of a digital media studio for educational and business use.

If interested, please contact Kathy at admin@cmaaa.org

The Coliseum of art, antiques and americana foundation

124 n. fourth st.

Oregon, il  61061