Position: Part-Time, Seasonal Memorial Building Desk Attendant/Guide

Department: Grand Lodge Headquarters | Location: Chicago, IL

Position Description

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America is one of the oldest and largest fraternal organizations in the country. The BPO Elks is committed to the ideals of charity and patriotism.

Come be a part of the Elks quiet network of good deeds! The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the USA has an opening for a Desk Attendant/Guide for the Elks National Veterans Memorial Building which reopened to the public on April 18, 2022.

This is a part-time, seasonal position from April 18th to November 19th. The work hours for the position will be 11:45 am to 4:15 pm, Monday through Saturday.  The ideal candidate would be able to work 4.5 hours per day, 4-6 days per week when the building is open to the public.  

Responsibilities include:


  • Opening and closing the front gates to the Elks Memorial Building and putting out the open sign.
  • Welcoming visitors to the Elks Memorial Building.
  • Becoming knowledgeable in the history of the Elks and the Memorial Building to be able to answer questions and occasionally give tours to groups.  (Most visitors will generally take a self-guided tour.)
  • Sitting at a desk and observing security monitors.
  • Light computer work such as scanning documents and updating a spreadsheet.
  • Light office work such as stuffing envelopes.


RequirementsQualified candidates will have good communication skills, basic computer skills, a positive perspective, patience, be reliable and punctual, be able to work independently without direct supervision, have a clean neat appearance, be able to push open the front gates and pull them closed at the end of the day. 


Compensation:  This position will pay $17 per hour.

Our office is accessible by public transit (CTA Brown Line and various bus lines.) 


The Elks Campus is on the border of the Lincoln Park and Lakeview neighborhoods. It is within walking distance to various restaurants and local hot spots; there is something for everyone.  We have Trader Joes, Duffy’s, Chipotle, North Pond, Lincoln Park Zoo, The Peggy Notebart Nature Museum, Diversey Driving Range, etc.  We are located 3 blocks from the lake and the bike path and near many parks to picnic in, walk through and relax in. 


Come work for the Elks and feel good that what you do truly does make a difference.

To apply:  Interested candidates should upload a resume.   Accepted file formats are: .doc, .docx, .rtf, and .pdf.  The application process includes completing an application and pre-employment test.  Please allow approximately 30 minutes of time when applying.

No phone calls, please.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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