• PEM at night
  • Employees eating in the Japanese Garden
  • employee painting in Armory park
  • Salem waterfront with view of Friendship
  • View from Charter Street
  • Armory park
  • Historic house in spring
  • Lunch on Salem waterfront
  • artist painting in Ropes Garden
  • House galleries in winter

We're more than a job.
We're a community.

Working at PEM, in the heart of downtown Salem and steps from the waterfront, has its perks. Eat at renowned restaurants, marvel at the diverse architecture, enjoy outdoor music, great shopping and the distinctive community of characters that only Salem can offer.

Get your caffeine fix at distinctive coffee shops and bakeries. Snack on New England seafood favorites right on the water or grab a sandwich and stroll through historic neighborhoods. Thursday Farmer’s Markets downtown (year round) and the growing network of Salem Community Gardens and green grocers keep quality products and ingredients available for all tastes.

One of the largest documentary film festivals in America can been seen at local indie theater CinemaSalem. Salem Athenaeum and Salem State University host ongoing educational programs and lecture series.

Salem is active! Its waterfront location and the beautiful Salem Common make sea kayaking, sailing, walking, running and biking available right in your backyard. Head to the Common for a picnic or a pick-up Frisbee game. Nearby, several YMCA’s and fitness centers feature climbing walls, dance studios, swimming pools and programs for children and adults.

Downtown Salem was recently named in the Top 10 Great Neighborhoods in America by the American Planning Association for its unique blend of history and "a 21st-century pace and liveliness." The city also earned distinction as the Best Shopping District from the Retailers Association of Massachusetts. And the PEM Shop won the Salem Chamber of Commerce's Excellence in Retail Award in spring 2013. Salem and its neighboring towns are fantastic places to live and visit. And if you’re still thirsty for more, Boston is less than 30 minutes away by train (and the station is within walking distance of the museum). During the summer, a relaxing ferry ride to Boston and back will make you forget all about traffic.