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Paid Staff Opportunities


Archival Assistant

The LA&M is looking for a volunteer in Chicago to assist with the Chuck Renslow Collection one afternoon per weekend. Tasks include physical processing, inventorying, and research. Volunteers with some experience or training in archives and museums preferred.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Application

To apply for volunteer positions, please complete the form above and email it to volunteers@leatherarchives.org or drop off a copy at the Leather Archives & Museum during regular business hours.

Position Title: Bookkeeper and Administrative Services Associate
Location: Chicago, IL (Rogers Park Neighborhood)
Duration: Part-Time (20 hours per week)

The Leather Archives & Museum is seeking a part-time bookkeeper and administrative services associate to assist with maintaining the day to day finances of the organization, as well as provide some additional administrative support. This position will report to the Executive Director, and a flexible schedule is available within the parameters of the organization's needs.

Primary Responsibilities:


The Leather Archives & Museum building is not fully ADA compliant at this time. Employees must be able to negotiate stairs to enter and exit the building.

Application Process:

Please email your cover letter and resume to Online@LeatherArchives.org. Applications must be received by May 4, 2018 for consideration.

Organization Background:

Founded in 1991, the Leather Archives and Museum is dedicated to making leather, kink, BDSM, and fetish accessible through research, preservation, education and community engagement. Over the last 27 years, the Leather Archives & Museum has become recognized worldwide as a significant center for sexuality research. Our museum galleries serve to present educational and historical material that highlights the silent histories of marginalized and under-represented communities.

The LA&M is recognized by the IRS as a charity under the 501 c (3) provisions of the Internal Revenue Code. Nearly all income is derived from members of the Leather/Kink/BDSM/Fetish communities.

The Leather Archives & Museum is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or veteran status.