When you begin employment with a world-class institution like The Field Museum, you should expect a world-class benefits program. Our benefits program is designed to help our staff lead healthy, productive and rewarding lifestyles. We value the contributions of our staff and therefore strive to provide them with a competitive total compensation package including thoughtful and meaningful benefits.

If you are selected to work in a full-time position with a planned duration of at least six months or longer, you may be eligible for the following benefits:


  • Medical Insurance Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO options and prescription coverage.
  • Vision Coverage
  • Dental Insurance Cigna Dental HMO or PPO options.
  • Health and Dental Insurances are provided as Pre-tax Premium Plans.

Additional Benefits

  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Life Insurance - Basic and Options up to $300,000
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
  • Tax-Sheltered Annuity 403(b) Program
  • HYATT pre-paid legal services

Time Off

Staff working Part-time or Full-time for a planned duration of at least six months may be eligible to participate in our time-off benefits:

  • Vacation Days (number based upon years of service and level of position)
  • 4 Personal Days
  • 7 Designated Holidays
  • 3 Floating Holidays
  • Sick Time
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Jury Duty Leave

Added-value Programs

  • 20% Discount at museum stores
  • Free family admission
  • Free admission to other museums
  • On-site fitness center
  • Annual staff celebrations
  • Special exhibition previews
  • Shower and locker room facilities
  • Staff bicycle storage
  • Discounted movie tickets
  • Educational program discounts

Your Paycheck

  • Bi-weekly paychecks
  • Direct Deposit
  • Pre-tax deductions for public transportation and/or parking