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INTERNSHIPS

Seeking a creative outlet?
Find yourself drawn to creative places and people?
Wonder what goes on behind the scenes in museums?
Want to work as part of a vibrant, exciting team?

If your answer is a resounding "Yes!" an internship at PEM is the perfect fit. PEM offers the chance to work side by side with professionals in diverse fields and make valuable contacts within the museum world. Be ready to bring ideas to the table, set goals and accomplish meaningful projects. You might shoot and produce a video for integrated media, write a marketing plan, coordinate a wedding or build part of an exhibition. Interns learn invaluable professional and time-management skills. Plus, a museum is an exciting and creative place to work! Volunteer internships are available with flexible hours in a range of departments. The program also includes Q&A sessions with staff and fellow interns that might focus on behind-the-scenes operations, current exhibitions and how to get a job.

Now accepting applications for Summer Internships. Deadline for submissions is April 1, 2016. Internships begin June 2, 2016. If you are seeking an internship for credit, please include your school's deadline for response on page one of the application. Email your application, cover letter and resume to internships@pem.org or mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970-3783.

  • Art & Nature Center Intern/Art & Nature CenterOpen or Close

    Join the Art & Nature Center (ANC) as an intern. You’ll greet and help visitors in the recently renovated ANC and monitor how families interact with exhibits. You’ll help maintain exhibits, teach interactive programs and art activities. You'll research varied topics while working on independent projects. Possible projects include: supporting exhibition evaluation, generating public programming ideas and exploring future ANC exhibition topics. Administrative tasks include copying, preparing for programs, preparing mailings and organizing supplies.

    Internship Qualifications: College or graduate student. Some customer service or education experience is preferred but not required. You should have a friendly, personable manner, strong communication skills and a passion for working with children and families and be comfortable interacting with the public. Ideal for students interested in museum education. Ability to stand and lift moderately heavy objects helpful.

    TO APPLY:
    Email your application, cover letter and resume to internships@pem.org or mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783.
  • Design Intern/Creative Services DepartmentOpen or Close

    Join the Creative Services team as a design intern. If you are nearing completion of a graphics art degree and would like to gain significant workplace experience before graduation, this is the ideal internship for you. You’ll produce a wide range of printed materials including signs, brochures, fliers and postcards and help solve design and construction problems related to museum signage, packaging, etc. Interns will learn to take a job from conception through printing (including press checks).

    Internship Qualifications: College student and skilled designer, proficient in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, who can work independently and with a team. You must also have good writing skills and be interested in working in an arts/nonprofit environment. The ability to work well with staff throughout the organization is essential. Please include a link to an online portfolio or samples of your work in PDF format with your application.

    TO APPLY:
    Email your application, cover letter and resume to internships@pem.org or mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783.
  • Curatorial Intern Photography/Curatorial DepartmentOpen or Close

    Join the Photography Department, where you'll help manage exhibitions and gain hands on experience working with an extensive collection of historic and modern photographs. Duties may include assisting with the care and conservation of photographs in the permanent collection; establishing and updating research files on individual photographers, data management (including maintaining electronic and paper files) and assisting with other curatorial and exhibition projects as needed.

    Internship Qualifications: MA or current art history graduate students. Knowledge or coursework in the history of photography or experience with handling and cataloguing objects is desirable.

    TO APPLY:
    Email your application, cover letter and resume to internships@pem.org or mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783.
  • Curatorial Intern American Art/Curatorial DepartmentOpen or Close

    Join the American art department as an intern under the direction of the George Putnam Curator of American Art. Curatorial responsibilities include helping to develop and manage working checklists and research materials for exhibitions and installations. Administrative responsibilities include tasks such as copying and scanning, filing, managing paper and digital files, and preparing expenses for reimbursement. Special projects could include researching trends in the American art field and art market and preparing reports; conducting research on the American art collection; and conducting research for upcoming exhibitions including American Impressionist: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals (opens at PEM July 2016) and Samuel F.B. Morse's Gallery of the Louvre and the Art of Invention (opens at PEM October 2016).

    Internship Qualifications: Junior or senior college art history major or graduate student in art history—preferably with some coursework and corresponding interest in American art and/or American studies. Must have experience conducting art historical research. Accuracy, attention to detail, reliability and flexibility are essential. Please provide a writing sample demonstrating writing skills. Must be able to handle confidential matters in a highly professional manner and interact courteously, enthusiastically and respectfully with museum staff and visitors. Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel programs is necessary—experience with Google docs a plus.

    Time commitment: At least 7-14 hours (1 to 2 days weekdays per week). No weekends.

    TO APPLY:
    Email your application, cover letter and resume to internships@pem.org or mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783.
  • Exhibitions and Research Intern/Curatorial DepartmentOpen or Close

    Join the curatorial team as an intern assisting with research for upcoming exhibitions and curatorial projects. Assignments will include helping to develop and manage the working list of objects for the exhibition and assisting with research as directed. Tasks will include data management including photocopying, collating, organizing, filing and managing paper and digital files. Reporting to the Associate Curator for Exhibitions and Research this position will help with work on other exhibition and curatorial projects as directed.

    Internship Qualifications: College or graduate student, preferably with knowledge of art history and an interest in 20thcentury design. Qualified candidates should be enthusiastic, articulate, organized, self-motivated, and willing to assist with a variety of administrative and curatorial aspects related to the project. The best candidate will have experience conducting research and be extremely detail-oriented and able to work on a variety of tasks as priorities require. The intern must demonstrate excellent writing skills in English, as assignments may include writing brief descriptions of objects, or summarizing information from our files. Candidates must be able to interact in a professional manner with museum visitors, patrons and supporters, researchers, and other staff. Proficiency with Microsoft Windows programs is necessary. Experience with Excel and Adobe Photoshop would be very helpful.

    TO APPLY:
    Email your application, cover letter and resume to internships@pem.org or mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783.
  • Exhibition and Research Intern/Curatorial DepartmentOpen or Close

    Join the curatorial team as an intern assisting with research for upcoming exhibitions and curatorial projects. Assignments will include helping to develop and manage the working list of objects for upcoming exhibitions and assisting with research as directed. Tasks will include data management including photocopying and scanning, collating, organizing, filing and managing paper and digital files. The project will involve research on contemporary and historic fashion, as well as art historical and contemporary art to be used in upcoming exhibition projects. Reporting to the Curator for Exhibitions and Research this position will help with work on upcoming exhibition and curatorial projects as directed.

    Internship Qualifications: College or graduate student, preferably with knowledge of art history and interest in fashion and design. Qualified candidates should be enthusiastic, focused, articulate, organized, self-motivated, and willing to assist with a variety of administrative and curatorial aspects of the project. Candidates should have experience conducting research on the internet as well in libraries and archives and other venues. The candidate must be detail-oriented, maintain a high level of accuracy, and be able to work on a variety of tasks as priorities and scheduling require. The intern must demonstrate excellent writing skills in English, as assignments may include writing brief descriptions of objects, or summarizing information from museum files. Candidates must be able to interact in a professional manner with museum visitors, patrons and supporters, researchers, and other staff. Proficiency in Microsoft Windows programs, Excel, and Adobe Photoshop is necessary. Prior experience with museum collections databases is a plus.

    TO APPLY:
    Email your application, cover letter and resume to internships@pem.org or mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783.
  • Development Intern/Development DepartmentOpen or Close

    Join the Development team as an intern. You'll assist in all aspects of the Peabody Essex Museum's fundraising operations. Responsibilities include providing administrative support to Development department as needed, writing materials for donor cultivation and stewardship, assisting with specific research and data gathering projects, supporting gift acknowledgement and fulfillment activities and assisting in planning and execution of special member events. Interns will also contribute to maintenance of accurate Raiser's Edge donor database by gathering and updating of contact information and relationships.

    Internship Qualifications: College or postgraduate student with excellent written and oral communication, planning and organizational skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team. Strong interpersonal skills and precise attention to detail are required. Must be computer literate and have knowledge of and ease with Microsoft Office. Must effectively interact with members of the Development staff, as well as other museum departments. Experience conducting online research preferred. Please include a writing sample with your application.

    TO APPLY:
    Email your application, cover letter and resume to internships@pem.org or mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783.
  • Executive Office Intern/Executive OfficeOpen or Close

    Join the Executive Office as an intern. Assist with the administrative, clerical and special projects duties as directed by the Executive Office Manager. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about high-level administrative support and operation of one of the nation's top museums. Responsibilities include maintaining and setting up of filing systems, preparing correspondence, photocopying, data entry, telephone inquiries, mailings, research, greeting visitors, Trustees and Overseers, VIP Guests and donors. Assist with meeting and special event set-up.

    Internship Qualifications: Familiarity with Office Suite applications with knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, excellent oral and written communication skills. The intern must have the ability to handle confidential matters in a highly professional and service-oriented environment as well as a professional phone manner and appearance. The intern should also have the desire and ability to contribute and thrive as part of a team and/or independently. In addition, accuracy, attention to detail, reliability and flexibility are essential. The hours for this Internship are Monday through Friday for a total of 20-25 hours per week.

    TO APPLY:
    Email your application, cover letter and resume to internships@pem.org or mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783.
  • Adult Programs Intern/Education DepartmentOpen or Close

    Join the Education Department for Winter/Spring 2016. You'll work closely with the Adult Programs staff to research a wide variety of presenters for our programs including visual artists, authors, filmmakers, musicians, art and history experts. You'll also help create and implement interactive art activities for adults that will be offered at our Exhibition Opening Day Celebrations as well as the PEM/PM: Evening Party Series. This is a great opportunity to network and gain hands-on experience planning events for the public. Administrative tasks include organizing materials, ordering supplies, and preparing prototypes for art activities.

    Internship Qualifications: College or graduate student who is knowledgeable about art, art-making and enjoys working with adults and families. Academic concentration in Education, Studio Art, Art History or Museum Studies preferred. You will need strong organizational skills, computer skills and the ability to work collaboratively or independently and multitask. The intern should be comfortable speaking in front of groups and have excellent communication skills. Must be available some nights and weekends for events.

    TO APPLY:
    Email your application, cover letter and resume to internships@pem.org or mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783.
  • Youth Programs Intern/Education DepartmentOpen or Close

    The Education and Interpretation department seeks creative, driven interns to assist with the research, development and facilitation of programming for youth audiences (ages 5-19). You will gain hands-on creative learning experience in the art studios, galleries and in the community. A willingness to work independently and as a team, an openness to try new things, and a desire to work with a diverse range of youth audiences, including English Language Learners, are qualities that week seek. Students/Graduates and community members interested in studio art, art education, museum studies, community arts education and new media technologies are encouraged to apply.

    Internship Qualifications: Interns must have previous education or creative arts experience. Interns must be available two mornings/afternoons per week. Dependability and flexibility are musts. A desire to work with school-aged children and teens is also a must. College students focusing on Art Education, Studio Art, New Media, Museum Education, or Art History are strongly encouraged to apply.

    TO APPLY:
    Email your application, cover letter and resume to internships@pem.org or mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783.
  • Family Programs Intern/Education DepartmentOpen or Close

    The Family Programs team seeks an enthusiastic and creative intern to support the research and implementation of our various programs and projects for learners of all ages and abilities. You will work closely with the Family Programs Coordinator to create experiences that are centered on sharing art and building community within the museum. Projects may include large-scale festivals, workshops, in-gallery interactives, gallery kits, art carts as well as contributing to the overall vision for Family Programs at PEM.

    Internship Qualifications: Graduate student, advanced undergraduate, or professional who is pursuing a career in Art Education, or Museums. Must have some research, organizational, and computer skills. Basic knowledge of art materials, studio practices and art history preferred. Desire to interact with the PEM's diverse audience members is essential.

    TO APPLY:
    Email your application, cover letter and resume to internships@pem.org or mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783.
  • School Programs Intern/Education DepartmentOpen or Close

    The Education and Interpretation department seeks a creative, driven intern to assist with the research, development and facilitation of spring programming for student and teacher audiences. Gain experience designing gallery activities that promote critical thinking, creative expression and interdisciplinary learning; prepping and running art activities; contributing to teacher professional development programs; and tracking attendance and feedback on tours. A willingness to work independently and as a team, an openness to try new things, and a desire to work with a diverse range of audiences are qualities that we seek.

    Internship Qualifications: Graduate student or advanced undergraduate who seeks opportunities to work directly with students and teachers and is knowledgeable of art and art making. Academic concentration in Education, Studio Art, Art History or Museum Studies preferred. Strong organizational skills, computer skills, communication skills, comfort speaking in front of groups, and ease with multitasking are all required. Experience leading art activities and/or developing curriculum materials is preferred.

    TO APPLY:
    Email your application, cover letter and resume to internships@pem.org or mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783.
  • Exhibit Graphic Design Intern/Exhibit Design DepartmentOpen or Close

    The Exhibit Design department is looking for a graphic design student nearing the end of their education who is interested in exploring the intersection of 3D and 2D. The ideal candidate is interested in exhibit or theater design.

    Through this internship the right candidate will work with the exhibit department to learn about the challenges and benefits of designing and implementing exhibitions. They will be given the opportunity to research design inspiration presentations, develop exhibit graphics including text panels, banners, labels and other visual graphics, learn about fabrication materials and methods, prepare fabrication files, learn instillation practices and at times assist with gallery install.

    Internship Qualifications: College student and skilled designer, proficient in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, who can work independently and with a team. You must also have good writing skills and be interested in working in an arts/nonprofit environment. The ability to work well with staff throughout the organization is essential. Please include a link to an online portfolio or samples of your work in PDF format with your application.

    TO APPLY:
    Email your application, cover letter and resume to internships@pem.org or mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783.
  • Exhibit Technician Intern/Exhibit Design DepartmentOpen or Close

    The Exhibit Design department is seeking a student studying carpentry, stage design or museum studies. This candidate must have a working knowledge of power tools, carpentry and general shop safety. The intern will be working in our shop and galleries assisting with the fabrication and installation of casework, graphic structures, plinths and other needs for out active exhibition program such as painting and finishing.

    Internship Qualifications: The candidate must have good communication skills and be able to work with a basic MS Word programs but be willing to learn other programs as needed.

    TO APPLY:
    Email your application, cover letter and resume to internships@pem.org or mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783.
  • Digital Asset Management Intern/Exhibitions Research and PublishingOpen or Close

    Join the Exhibitions Research and Publishing team and assist the Digital Asset Manager on initiatives to bring PEM's database of collections images to the public. We are entering an exciting new era of open access in the museum world, and curating the digital collections is a high priority. The DAM intern will help PEM manage our digital collections with responsibilities such as: vetting image quality, inputting metadata, image research, editing tombstone and credit line information, and creating contact sheets. Additional projects may include assisting on digital asset management for PEM publications and exhibitions.

    Internship Qualifications: The Digital Asset Management intern should have familiarity with basic copyright laws, and a passion for good data management. They should strive for accurate, reliable work with impeccable organization and have the bility to communicate professionally and clearly with rightsholders, vendors, and PEM staff across many different departments. This intern should be able to work with MS Office and Adobe products such as Acrobat and Lightroom, do web research, and navigate standard Windows file systems.

    TO APPLY:
    Email your application, cover letter and resume to internships@pem.org or mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783.
  • Video Production Intern/Integrated Media DepartmentOpen or Close

    Join the Integrated Media team as a video production intern. This internship is a hands-on learning experience. You'll collaborate in the creative and technical processes involved in the production of promotional, educational and informative video content. Work with digital editing software to produce video that will appear on PEM's web media platforms, during PEM events, or in marketing initiatives.

    Internship Qualifications: College student with a solid understanding of Final Cut Pro essential. Strong organizational and communication skills. Experience with live audio and video recording a plus.

    TO APPLY:
    Email your application, cover letter and resume to internships@pem.org or mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783.
  • Marketing Intern/Marketing DepartmentOpen or Close

    Join the Marketing team as an intern. As a ready contributor to our marketing team, you'll assist the department in researching and writing our monthly tourism newsletter, radio spots and e-blasts to PEM subscribers. You'll also support the department with a variety of tasks including sales, data entry, distributing materials to museum partners and processing donation requests.

    Internship Qualifications: College student with exemplary communication skills, strong organizational and people skills, attention to detail, a comfortable phone presence and the ability to work independently. You will need Internet skills for research, strong office skills and the ability to multi-task.

    TO APPLY:
    Email your application, cover letter and resume to internships@pem.org or mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783.

  • FELLOWSHIPS

    PEM offers summer fellowship opportunities for graduate students and cultural professionals of Native American, Native Hawaiian or Alaska Native background. These paid, full-time, 10-week fellowships prepare participants for leadership positions in the museum field and/or the nonprofit cultural sector. The program presents a comprehensive perspective on the theory and practice of museum leadership, in the context of a meaningful, in-depth project within a department of the museum. Weekly intensive workshops, field trips, lodging, travel expenses and a stipend are included. School credit is available upon official request.


    Email your application, essay, letters of recommendation, official school transcript and resume to michelle_moon@pem.org or mail to Michelle Moon, Assistant Director for Adult Programs, Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970. 2016 Native American Fellowship Application 2016 Native American Fellowship Position Descriptions

  • Art Conservation FellowOpen or Close

    Fellowship Goals:
    This fellowship offers experience in the principle aspects of museum conservation practice. The Fellow will gain insight into the examination and treatment of objects, the preparation of condition and treatment reports, the use of a collection database and technical research. The fellowship will provide the opportunity to learn new ways of seeing objects based on their materials, construction techniques and stability to their environment.

    Responsibilities and Tasks:
    The Fellow will assist with the daily activities of the museum's conservators, working primarily with the Conservator of Objects. The Fellow can work on special projects chosen to teach specific skills as well as participating in daily conservation activities, such as maintenance of the objects in the permanent galleries, preparation of objects for exhibition or loan or doing condition surveys. The museum has a collection that spans the globe in space and time, primarily from the 1700s to the present day. The collection include paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings, textiles, architecture and decorative objects, in the main museum as well as including numerous historic properties and their contents, such as the Yin Yu Tang Chinese house. The vast scope of the collection offers the Fellow excellent opportunities to participate in all aspects of conservation and a wide variety of objects to work with. In addition, Fellows have access to the Phillips Library for research, when appropriate.

    Training and Supervision:
    The primary supervisor will be Mimi Leveque, Conservator of Objects. Additional supervision will be provided by Kathryn Carey, Conservator of Works on Paper. Other specialists may provide training or project-based supervision as necessary.

    The Fellow will receive training on object handling, documentation photography, preparation of condition and treatment reports, aspects of examination and treatment of objects, and on the use of PEM's database.

    Human Resources and the Native American Fellowship project staff will provide additional support and training through an initial orientation session, goal setting and ongoing review.

    Preferred Skills:
    Desired skills include good hand skills, ability to focus on a given task, thoroughness, attention to detail, creativity, willingness to try new things, ability to work independently, flexibility.

    Important skills include familiarity with digital photography, Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel; familiarity with Adobe Photoshop; excellent written and oral communication; general research experience in the area of art and culture.

    TO APPLY:
    Email your application, essay, three letters of recommendation, official school transcript and resume to michelle_moon@pem.org or mail to Michelle Moon, Assistant Director for Adult Programs, Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
  • Curatorial Fellow in Native American Art and CultureOpen or Close

    Fellowship Goals:
    This fellowship offers experience in the principle aspects of curatorial practice in the arena of Native American art and culture. The Fellow will gain insight into the exhibitions development process, the use of a collection database, and object and artist research.

    Responsibilities and Tasks:
    Assist with researching forthcoming exhibition concepts and objects for re-installation of PEM's permanent collection and other Native American art exhibitions.

    Conduct ongoing Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) research and outreach.

    Assist with object and artist research and additional data enhancement such as provenance, bibliographic references and exhibition and publication histories for PEM's online collection portal.

    Provide daily support to curator, assisting with department activities including hosting visiting scholars, artists and/or indigenous community representatives, and other duties as assigned.

    Training and Supervision:
    Karen Kramer, the Curator of Native American Art and Culture, will be the primary supervisor. Other specialists may provide training or project-based supervision as necessary.

    The Fellow will receive training as necessary on the use of PEM's database, Web content management system, object provenance, object handling, concept development and presentation.

    Human Resources and the Native American Fellowship project staff will provide additional support and training through an initial orientation session, goal setting and ongoing review.

    Preferred Skills:
    Important skills include Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel; familiarity with Adobe Photoshop; excellent written and oral communication; general research experience in the area of art and culture; familiarity with museum presentations of Native art and culture, and curatorial concepts and process.

    Thoroughness, attention to detail, creativity, willingness to try new things, ability to work independently, flexibility.

    Familiarity and comfort with Web-based research and applications.

    There will be a series of sequential projects; some will have an end-date while others are ongoing.

    TO APPLY:
    Email your application, essay, three letters of recommendation, official school transcript and resume to michelle_moon@pem.org or mail to Michelle Moon, Assistant Director for Adult Programs, Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
  • Interpretation and Audience Engagement FellowOpen or Close

    Fellowship Goals:
    This fellowship offers experience in interpretation practice and audience evaluation. The Fellow will gain insight into the interpretation development process, tools and strategies for interpretation, and methods for conducting audience evaluation.

    Responsibilities and Tasks:
    Assist with researching forthcoming exhibition concepts and objects for re-installation of PEM's permanent collection and otherart exhibitions.

    In consultation with the Lead Interpretation Planner, develop and conduct front-end evaluation for an upcoming exhibition; prototype interpretive device elements.

    Assist with Guide research training.

    Provide daily support to the Interpretation team, assisting with department activities including label development, attending exhibition planning meetings, and other duties as assigned.

    Training and Supervision:
    Emily Fry, the Lead Interpretation Planner, will be the primary supervisor for the Fellow. Other specialists may provide training or project-based supervision as necessary.

    Training provided as necessary on audience evaluation and research.

    Human Resources and the Interpretation Team will provide additional support and training through workshop curriculum and consultation.

    Preferred Skills:
    Important skills include Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel; excellent written and oral communication; general research experience in the area of art and culture; familiarity with museum interpretation and audience evaluation.

    Ability to work independently, thoroughness, attention to detail, professionalism, creativity, willingness to try new things, flexibility.

    Familiarity and comfort with Web-based research and applications.

    Ability to manage sequential projects on several timelines, where some have an end-date and others are ongoing.

    TO APPLY:
    Email your application, essay, three letters of recommendation, official school transcript and resume to michelle_moon@pem.org or mail to Michelle Moon, Assistant Director for Adult Programs, Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
  • Development FellowOpen or Close

    Fellowship Goals:
    This fellowship offers experience in museum advancement through development and fundraising.

    The Fellow will gain insight into:
    Best practices and current theory in philanthropy
    Development operations, including donor research, prospecting, cultivation, data analysis, communications, etc.
    Data systems, including client relationship management (CRM) software
    Annual Giving programs, individual and/or corporate

    Responsibilities and Tasks:
    Provide daily support to the Development Team, assisting with department activities including event implementation, communications, documentation, annual giving, data entry and processing, direct mail and other duties as assigned.

    Training and Supervision:
    Anthony Barbuto will be the primary supervisor for the Fellow. Other specialists may provide training or project-based supervision as necessary.

    Training provided as necessary on operational practices.

    Human Resources, the Native American Fellowship Program staff and the Development Team will provide additional support and training through workshop curriculum and consultation.

    Preferred Skills:
    Important skills include Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel; excellent written and oral communication; general research experience, and some familiarity with museums and other not-for-profit organizations.

    Ability to work independently, thoroughness, attention to detail, professionalism, creativity, willingness to try new things, flexibility.

    Familiarity and comfort with Web-based research and applications.

    Ability to manage sequential projects on several timelines, where some have an end date and others are ongoing.

    TO APPLY:
    Email your application, essay, three letters of recommendation, official school transcript and resume to michelle_moon@pem.org or mail to Michelle Moon, Assistant Director for Adult Programs, Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
  • Collection Management FellowOpen or Close

    Fellowship Goals:
    The Fellow will partner with PEM's Collection Management Department to address specific stewardship needs for one of the museum's distinctive group of historic houses. This fellowship will grant first-hand access to collection objects and the opportunity to broaden perspectives about the opportunities and challenges associated with the care and management of the collection.

    Responsibilities and Tasks:
    Inventory/document all objects within one of PEM's historic houses, verifying object accession information, capturing digital photography, and condition reporting.

    Update collection records within Museum Plus.

    Develop/codify protocols for the care and maintenace of PEM's historic houses.

    Assist with basic housekeeping needs such as dusting, vacuuming and Integrative Preventative Pest Management measures.

    Training and Supervision:
    Eric Wolin, Head of Collection Management, and Angie Lowther, Collection Manager, will be the primary supervisors for the Fellow. Other Collection Management staff will provide additional training or supervision as necessary.

    The Fellow will receive training in the use of the PEM collection management database and the standards and practices PEM uses in the handling and care of the collection.

    Human Resources and the Native American Fellowship project staff will provide additional support and training through an initial orientation session, and ongoing goal setting and review as needed.

    Preferred Skills:
    Interest in collection management and historic house preservation.

    Strong attention to detail and ability to collaborate with teams in a variety of environments and on a variety of tasks.

    Experience handling 2-D and 3-D objects of cultural significance.

    Experience working with museum collection management databases.

    Familiarity with digital photography.

    TO APPLY:
    Email your application, essay, three letters of recommendation, official school transcript and resume to michelle_moon@pem.org or mail to Michelle Moon, Assistant Director for Adult Programs, Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
  • Public Relations FellowOpen or Close

    Fellowship Goals:
    The Public Relations Fellow will assist with exhibition and programming outreach across various traditional and emerging media platforms. This, in turn, will help the museum to engage with an ever-wider audience and to expand the reach of our messaging.

    Responsibilities and Tasks:
    The Fellow will aid the department in the following:
    Drafting press releases and media alerts.
    Pitching stories to media outlets.
    Maintaining the social media editorial calendar and crafting original content for PEM's channels.
    Posting to Connected, the PEM blog, and contributing to it on a biweekly basis.
    Database research and PR outreach list building.
    Press preview event management.
    Assisting on film and photo shoots.

    Training and Supervision:
    Training will include an overview of the museum's use of Google docs, social media channels, Wordpress, style guidelines, etc., as well as an overview of recurring deadlines and press outreach practices and where to find key written resources.

    The PR Fellow will work under the direct supervision of Whitney Van Dyke, Director of Communications, and will be guided by other PR staff members.

    Preferred Skills:
    Applicants should possess a confident and clear writing style, the ability to multitask, flexibility, strong verbal skills, an understanding of how the press works, a desire to work closely with people, communicate face to face and on the phone. Also, an understanding of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Periscope, Wordpress, Photoshop, Google docs.

    At times, the Fellow will need to work independently, relying on their own initiative with an inherent understanding of prioritizing deadlines. At times, they will be working with a team and asked to offer creative ideas in a collaborative setting. Most projects will be short term, but a couple of projects will last the duration of the fellowship.

    TO APPLY:
    Email your application, essay, three letters of recommendation, official school transcript and resume to michelle_moon@pem.org or mail to Michelle Moon, Assistant Director for Adult Programs, Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970