Art Institute of Chicago

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World-class museum; low pay

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Former Employee - Assistant to Curator in Chicago, IL (US)
Former Employee - Assistant to Curator in Chicago, IL (US)

I worked at Art Institute of Chicago full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Amazing exhibitions, collection, and staff.

Cons

Can be disorganized and inefficient.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give lower-level staff opportunities to grow and advance.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook

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    Former Employee - Faculty in Costa Mesa, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Faculty in Costa Mesa, CA (US)

    I worked at Art Institute of Chicago full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable and reliable business, plenty of room to grow, good salary, good benifits.

    Cons

    Super corporate. Coming from a teachers point of view (I taught in the Graphic Design department) there were always a lot of extra duties assigned to you (even if you do other extra curricular things for the school voluntarily), and lots of corporate mandates that would come down to us from some mythical 'regional dean'. It is possible that my experiences are a reflection of that one locations administration (specifically my department chair and school dean), as it seems that each school has it's own culture and vibe.

    Also, because they will literally take anyone as a student (as long as you can pay for it) there is a serious lack of motivation with some students and a lot of resentment among others because of the high tuition costs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nicer to all of your teachers, not just your favorites!

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Solid place for an internship

    Current Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Art Institute of Chicago as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun, interesting colleagues who are invested in their work; exciting and very busy atmosphere; amazing galleries to stroll around during breaks

    Cons

    Huge institution, can be easy to fall through the cracks a bit if you don't have people watching out for you or you're not assertive enough

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