• PuiTak
  • DragonBoatRace
  • FanDance

2017 Brochure Available Now

Download our 2017 General Brochure containing a list of upcoming and current exhibits as well as listing of events planned for the year.

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Job Posting: Looking for Bilingual Receptionist


Provides general office support with a variety of clerical activities and related tasks. The receptionist will be responsible for answering incoming calls, light data entry, as well as additional clerical duties. Bi-lingual required - Mandarin Chinese and English.


• Answers telephone and directs the caller to the appropriate associate.
• Greets visitors to the museum.
• Provides callers with information such as museum address, directions to the location, fax numbers, website and other related information.
• Enter information into databases and/or spreadsheets.
• Generates letters and mailings.
• Schedule group tours/visits.
• Assists with other related clerical duties such as photocopying, faxing, filing and collating.


• Flexibility.
• Communication Proficiency.
• Collaboration Skills.
• Customer/Client Focus.
• Organization Skills.
• Technical Capacity.
• Bilingual - Chinese is required. Must be fluent in Mandarin. Written Chinese and spoken Cantonese a plus.


This is a part-time position. Days and hours of work are Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


• High school diploma or general education degree/equivalency; Associate Degree in Business or related area desired
• One year of administrative experience.
• Microsoft Office experience
• Excellent phone skills and customer service skills

INDUSTRY: Nonprofit Organization Management
EXPERIENCE: Entry level
JOB FUNCTION: Administrative

Send resume and cover letter to:

Chinese-American Museum of Chicago
Raymond B. & Jean T. Lee Center
238 W. 23rd Street
Chicago, IL 60616

or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

No telephone calls.


Job Posting: Executive Director

The Chinatown Museum Foundation (CMF) was founded in 2002 to create a museum that reflects the history, experiences, and cultures of the individuals, families, and organizations that shaped Midwestern Chinese-American society. The resulting Chinese-American Museum of Chicago – Raymond B. & Jean T. Lee Center (CAMOC) opened its doors in 2005, but soon after suffered a devastating fire. Community members rallied around the museum, and within 2 years, the museum reopened its doors. The museum serves 8,000 visitors annually through a series of public programs, exhibitions, community events, and collaborative programs and has an annual budget of $400K. The museum is part of the cultural fabric of Chicago’s Chinatown, participates in many Asian American coalitions and events, and is an active member of the Chicago Cultural Alliance.

CAMOC is poised for its next stage of development and seeks an Executive Director who will further professionalize the operations, fundraising, and programming of the organization. With a small staff and a dedicated board, the Executive Director manages the operations, fundraising, and programs for the museum. Within his or her first 12 months, the Executive Director will collaborate with the board to develop plans for fiscal sustainability, programs and exhibits, community engagement & representation, and communications. The board is seeking a motivated and entrepreneurial individual that will raise the profile of the museum within Chicago and across the Chinese-American communities in the Midwest, increase revenue and membership, and build on the substantial public interest in Chinese and Chinese-American cultures.

Interested and qualified parties should send a résumé and cover letter to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Preference will be given to applications received by February 20th. No phone calls please.

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King of the Yees

From our friends at Goodman Theatre of Chicago


Get 50% off tickets to King of the Yees

By Lauren Yee | Directed by Joshua Kahan Brody

Goodman Theatre | 170 N Dearborn

Going against tradition isn’t easy with 36 generations of ancestors to please.

For Lauren Yee, being a modern woman often clashes with her Chinese family’s values. But when her father disappears, she must embrace her heritage for the first time in order to find him. Explore America’s largest Chinatown through the eyes of a new generation in this hilarious and heartfelt comedy.

Produced in association with Center Theatre Group.

Get 50% off tickets to performances on 3/31-4/14* by using promo code CAMOC at http://www.goodmantheatre.org/season/1617-Season/King-of-the-Yees/

*Offer valid on main floor and mezzanine seats only. Not available on previously purchased tickets or in combination with other offers. Expires 4/14/16.


Asian American Showcase 2017

Asian American Showcase

The Foundation for Asian American Independent Media (FAAIM) and the Gene Siskel Film Center present The 22nd Annual Asian American Showcasecelebrating the vibrant work of Asian American filmmakers, March 31 through April 12.  Guest appearances and performance bring sparkle and the opportunity to meet filmmakers to this year’s provocative lineup of comedies and documentaries.

All films and events will be held at the Gene Siskel Film Center:
(164 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601)  To buy tickets and see the entire lineup of films and events, visit our website at:

Finding Kukan, Sunday April 9th. 5pm at the Gene Siskel Film Center.

In the late 1930s China is in dire straits. The country will collapse under Japan’s military juggernaut if it doesn’t get outside help. Chinese American firebrand Li Ling-Ai jolts Americans into action with a new medium — 16mm Kodachrome color film. She hires photojournalist Rey Scott to travel to China and capture a citizen’s perspective of the war-torn country, including the massive bombing of the wartime capital Chungking (now Chongqing). Their landmark film KUKAN screens for President Roosevelt at the White House, is called “awesome” by the New York Times, and receives one of the first Academy Awards for a feature documentary in 1942. Why have we never heard of Li Ling-Ai? And why have all copies of KUKAN disappeared? Filmmaker Robin Lung goes on a 7-year quest to find the answers. 


New Winter Hours at CAMOC

Please note the museum's new winter hours:

Questions? Contact the museum at 312-949-1000 or email office @ccamuseum.org.


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