Jennifer Bourne

(309) 944-3043


205 South State Street 
Geneseo, IL 61254 

 There are several ways you can contribute to the success of

Geneseo Historical Museum



Donate or loan items to be on display


Volunteer your time and expertise


Financial contribution


Your contribution helps preserve history.  We are not publicly funded, so we rely on your generosity to maintain the buildings and the displays.  Your generous donations help with the preservation of artifacts and restoration projects like the Park FountainServants Quarters, and Garden Memorial.  


If you would like to participate financially, please consider making a donation by check or PayPal.

Employment Opportunity

Director of Geneseo Historical Museum

Reports to: Geneseo Historical Association Board.

The Board of Directors governs all aspects of the Museum through its bylaws.

Job Responsibilities/Duties:
 Create, implement and promote a vision and strategic plan for the future of the museum
 Increase visibility and encourage increased use of the museum
 Install exhibits and exhibitions for daily, seasonal and special occasions
 Conduct museum tours to small and large groups
 Updates website
 Assist in developing and managing the annual budget
 Manage the accession and preservation of the collections
 Supervise part time employees, interns and volunteers
 Digitize the collections using the Past Perfect Program
 Execute administrative tasks involving office management
 Secure grant funding and additional sources of revenue
 Oversee grounds and property
 Other duties as assigned by Board of Directors
Skills and Competence:
 Interest and willingness to learn the museum and local history
 Possess significant planning and implementation skills
 Demonstrate excellent communication
 Familiarity with Microsoft programs, email and internet applications
 Must be responsible, take initiative, and finish projects
Special Requirements:
 Part time and limited hours
 Salaried position that may require occasional evening and weekend hours for special events and outside
Pay and Work Schedule:
 Position is a salaried part-time work schedule of 25-30 hours per week


Send Resume to: Geneseo Historical Museum

205 State Street
Geneseo, IL 61254