• Rebecca Ehrhardt
  • Dan Finnemore
  • Linnea Dipillo
  • Walter Silver
  • Daiana Rosario
  • Maddie Kropa
  • Will Phippen
  • Karen Kramer Russell
  • Neil Sicard
  • David Thibodeou
  • Mimi Levesque
  • Eric Wolin

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BECOME PART OF OUR GROWING TEAM.

If you're looking for an inspiring job, you've come to the right place. We seek individuals who want to explore, innovate and contribute in a wide range of ways to the growth of one of the nation's top museums. Join our fun, art-loving team, fuel your own creativity and help connect the community to our world-class collection.

Qualified candidates should email their resume, cover letter and salary requirements, to jobs@pem.org or mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970-3783. PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

  • Assistant Curator for Exhibitions and ResearchOpen or Close

    With a 40,000 square-foot expansion about to break ground and a museum-wide collection reinstallation project soon to be underway, we are seeking a highly-talented Assistant Curator to join PEM's Exhibition Research and Publishing team at this tremendously exciting and intensive juncture.

    The position supports PEM curators in developing exhibitions, researching, managing and implementing curatorial aspects of the reinstallation project, exhibitions and their related publications, and interpretive materials. The position also supports curators in other areas such as collection development, acquisition research, and institutional advancement. The successful candidate collaborates across museum departments with collection services, registration, and exhibition planning, conservation, and others on a variety of projects.

    The Assistant Curator must have a minimum of three years' experience in a curatorial setting, preferably in an art museum, and experience coordinating multiple projects at one time. Familiarity with rights and reproductions procedures is also desirable. The ability to work independently and strong project management skills are required as well as the ability to establish effective working relationships across several departments. Solid computer skills using Microsoft Office and the ability to work MuseumPlus are required.

    A BA in Art History, Museum Studies or related program or the equivalent combination of education and experience is required; a Master's degree is preferred.

    TO APPLY:
    Interested candidates should send their resumes with cover letters and salary requirements by email to jobs@pem.org, or apply to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783. PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
  • Assistant Curator for Exhibitions and ResearchOpen or Close

    The Peabody Essex Museum, one of the most dynamic art museums in the nation, is seeking a highly talented Assistant Curator to join PEM's Exhibition Research and Publishing Team on a temporary basis for 2+ years. The position supports PEM curator of Chinese and East Asian Art in developing exhibitions, researching collections, managing and implementing curatorial aspects of exhibitions and their related publications, and interpretive materials. The successful candidate collaborates across museum departments with collection services, registration, and exhibition planning, conservation, and others on a variety of projects.

    The Assistant Curator must have a minimum of two years' experience in a curatorial setting, preferably in an art museum, and experience coordinating multiple projects at one time. The ability to work independently and strong project and time management skills are required as well as the ability to establish effective working relationships across several departments. Solid computer skills using Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, and basic imaging tools; knowledge of collection management software such as MuseumPlus is an asset.

    A MA in Chinese Art History, preferably specializing in later Chinese art, fluency in written and spoken Mandarin Chinese and English, and the ability to translate from English to Chinese and vice versa at a professional level is required. Superior diplomatic skills and past experience working directly with Chinese institutions is an asset.

    TO APPLY:
    PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Interested candidates should submit their resumes with cover letters and salary requirements, to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783 or apply by email to jobs@pem.org. Temporary Position: April 2016-July 2018.
  • Development Assistant - EventsOpen or Close

    Peabody Essex Museum has a full-time opening for an Administrative Assistant within the Development Department. Reporting to the Associate Director of Development Events, this individual will work in close partnership with the Associate Director to provide administrative support for various fund-raising, stewardship, cultivation and prospects event activities designed to help achieve annual and major gift fundraising objectives. Duties include preparing invitations, tracking responses, attendance at events and follow-up procedures. The Development Assistant also schedules appointments, assists with travel planning, invoicing, expense reports, various research and other administrative projects as assigned. Some database work is required to track event activity and the Assistant is required to work occasional evenings and weekends to cover specific events.

    The ideal candidate will be resourceful, able to work independently, adjust easily to changing priorities, organized and able to work with confidential information. A BS/BA and a minimum of one year of experience and/or training required. Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); Tessitura and Raisers Edge experience a plus; well-developed interpersonal, customer service and telephone skills are essential. A background in development and/or Art History and experience in Art Museums are a plus. Initiative and a team-oriented work style are also essential.

    TO APPLY:
    Candidates should email cover letters and resumes to jobs@pem.org, or mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783. PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
  • Director of Annual GivingOpen or Close

    With a 40,000 square-foot expansion about to break ground and a museum-wide collection reinstallation project soon to be underway, we are seeking a highly talented Director of Annual Giving to join PEM's Development team at this tremendously exciting and intensive juncture. Under the direction of the Chief Philanthropy Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for building and managing the museum's annual giving programs, overseeing the East India Marine Associates (EIMA), the annual membership program, and all direct mail and annual fund solicitations. This individual is a member of the development management team and will develop creative strategies for increasing participation and annual support particularly at the higher levels of membership.

    The Director of Annual Giving must have a minimum of 7 years of successful fund raising experience in a museum setting, experience managing staff and volunteers, budgeting, and must be able to lead and facilitate teams. Development experience in annual fund and membership is preferred. The ability to establish effective working relationships with donors and volunteers as well as across museum departments is essential. Must be outcome-oriented with excellent communication skills both oral and written, solid computer skills using Microsoft Office and the ability to work with database programs such as Tessitura. A BA in Art History or a related program or the equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

    TO APPLY:
    Interested candidates should send their resumes by email to jobs@pem.org with cover letters and salary requirements, or apply to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783. PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
  • Documentation Specialist - Temporary AppointmentOpen or Close

    We are seeking a Documentation Specialist to support a grant from the Korean Overseas Cultural Heritage Foundation that concentrates on a portion of PEM's internationally renowned collection of Korean Art. Under the direction of Collection Management and collaborating with staff from across PEM's Registration, Conservation and Curatorial Departments, this individual will advance the record-keeping and stewardship of several hundred objects from this important collection over a period of approximately 6 weeks. Objects include archaeological objects, ancient ceramics and photography.

    The Documentation Specialist must possess advanced art-handling skills; experience taking and editing digital photographs of art objects; and talent using museum collection databases (MPlus experience preferred). The successful candidate will be a team player, detail-oriented, deadline-driven, collaborative and comfortable in a dynamic environment.

    Museum experience and a bachelor's degree in an art-related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

    TO APPLY:
    Interested candidates should send their resumes with cover letters by email to jobs@pem.org or apply to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783. PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
  • Exhibition Project ManagerOpen or Close

    Over the last 20 years, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) has distinguished itself as one of the fastest-growing art museums in North America. Founded in 1799, it is also the country's oldest continuously operating museum. At its heart is a mission to enrich and transform people's lives by broadening their perspectives, attitudes and knowledge of themselves and the wider world. PEM celebrates outstanding artistic and cultural creativity through exhibitions, programming and special events that emphasize cross-cultural connections, integrate the past and present and underscore the vital importance of creative expression.

    With a 40,000 square-foot expansion about to break ground and a museum-wide collection reinstallation project soon to be underway, we are seeking a highly talented Exhibition Project Manager to join PEM's Exhibition Planning team at this tremendously exciting and intensive juncture. Under the supervision of the Director of Exhibition Planning, the successful candidate will be responsible for project managing a portfolio of special exhibitions, collections based gallery installations, rotations and other special projects. Serving as the team leader for each project assigned, the Exhibitions Project Manager collaborates closely with Curatorial, Design, Interpretation, Integrated Media, Registration, Collections Services and Facilities Management in the scheduling, design and interpretive development and final implementation of each project.

    The Exhibition Project Manager must have a minimum of 2 years of successful experience in planning, prioritizing, scheduling, budgeting, and project implementation; and experience coordinating a variety of different projects at one time. Must be able to lead and facilitate cross-departmental teams related to assigned projects from planning to implementation and ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget. Exhibition planning experience within a museum setting is preferred. Strong project management skills are required as well as the ability to establish effective working relationships across several departments and with institutional partners. Solid computer skills using Microsoft Office and the ability to work with digital images are required.

    A BA in Art History, Museum Studies or related program or the equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

    TO APPLY:
    Interested candidates should send their resumes by email to jobs@pem.org with cover letters and salary requirements, or apply to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783. PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
  • Gallery OfficersOpen or Close

    We are seeking candidates for full and part-time Gallery Officer openings. Our professional security staff is responsible for safeguarding and providing assistance to museum visitors and staff within and around the museum complex. In addition, Gallery Officers are responsible for enforcing all museum security policies and procedures in order to protect PEM's notable collections, exhibits, and property. Candidates must possess excellent communication skills, enjoy working with the public and uphold a professional attitude at all times. Training and uniforms are provided.

    The ideal candidate will have a degree in criminal justice or be enrolled in criminal justice program. Prior security experience or military service strongly preferred. Experience in a museum, cultural institution or non-profit organization a plus. Must have a valid Massachusetts driver's license, be available to work at off-site Museum properties and be available to work weekend shifts.

    TO APPLY:
    Interested candidates should send their resumes with cover letters by email to jobs@pem.org, or mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783. PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
  • Manager for Creative EngagementOpen or Close

    The Peabody Essex Museum, one of the most dynamic art museums in the nation, is seeking a highly talented Manager for Creative Engagement to join our Education and Interpretation department. Under the direction of the Deputy Chief of Education and Interpretation, the position will create and implement innovative and creative learning experiences for diverse museum audiences through a broad range of public program offerings, and manage a small team of Creative Engagement Producers. These offerings will be quality experiences that connect visitors to new ideas, experiences and opportunities for creative expression through a variety of formats, events and activities.

    Responsibilities include:
    • leads the implementation of meaningful creative experiences for PEM communities, through dynamic gallery, studio, discussion, performance-based, and other interdisciplinary events;
    • networks across a variety of creative disciplines and industries, to bring interesting collaborators into the PEM community.
    • Advises on and hires specific technical expertise and associated contractual / union-related matters that may arise from working with a wide variety of artists and performers from a wide variety of creative disciplines.
    • develops programs in collaboration with PEM Development designed around dialogue and exchange among patron or potential patron participants.
    • Participates in the training and management of PEM volunteer Guides and oversees the management of the Gallery Experiences Guide Team.
    • Advocates and support digital learning strategies in programming across PEM, including the Maker Lounge;
    • contributes to assessment strategies and implements the distribution and collection of feedback and survey forms on a regular basis; maintain and track attendance and demographics data for reporting to museum staff and funders.
    • Manages departmental program budgets and a staff of three.

    The successful candidate will have an understanding of industry practices in arts management (e.g. working with theater and musician unions, contracts, IP issues) and be widely networked with creative practitioners, makers and organizations who can be brought in to collaborate with PEM. This individual will need to be a forward-thinking digital innovator with proven experience in embedding digital in their working processes and program implementation. S/he must demonstrate interest in the broad range of creative experiences possible for, and a commitment to, the diverse audiences and communities engaging with art, culture, creativity and ideas at PEM.

    A Bachelor's degree is required in a related field, Master's Degree preferred. Five years of successful museum experience or relevant work in developing and managing creative programs and activities for cultural and/or creative institutions. Experience managing and developing staff is required. Must possess excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple programs simultaneously. Superb interpersonal skills, flexibility, positive attitude and the ability to work as a member of and/or lead a team are essential.

    TO APPLY:
    Interested candidates should send their resumes with cover letters and salary requirements by email to jobs@pem.org, or mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783. PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
  • Major Gifts OfficerOpen or Close

    We are seeking a creative, highly talented Major Gift Officer (MGO) to join our team during our unprecedented $650 million campaign. Under the direction of the Director of Individual Giving, the successful candidate will be responsible for building and managing a portfolio of individual, major gifts prospects in a fast paced environment. The MGO is an active front-line fundraiser working closely with curators, high level volunteers, and senior Museum management to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual donors in support of the Museum's ambitious operating and campaign goals.

    Ten years of progressive experience in philanthropy with proven track record of success in major gifts; ability to engage and motivate volunteers, donors, and prospects; knowledge of planned giving; campaign experience and experience raising funds for endowment desired. Outstanding and persuasive communication skills and the ability to travel are required. A Bachelor's degree is also required along with a passion for conveying the world of art and our rich cultural history to diverse audiences.

    TO APPLY:
    Send confidential applications via email to jobs@pem.org or to PEM, ATTN: Human Resources, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970. Applications must include a current resume and a cover letter detailing applicable fund-raising experience and accomplishments. PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
  • Museum Shop Sales AssociatesOpen or Close

    The museum shop is seeking weekend Sales Associates. The selected candidates will provide knowledgeable and courteous service to customers; operate a Point of Sale computer system to transact sales; maintain visual display and store cleanliness as required. In addition, responsibilities will include: telephone orders, mail orders, special orders, receiving, ticketing and stocking merchandise and tracking inventory. Schedule to be mutually determined and some evening work may be requested.

    Previous experience with Point of Sale computer is necessary. The ability to work effectively in a team and with a diverse clientele is required. The candidate must be able to lift 30 pounds. Interest in or coursework toward a degree in Merchandising is desirable. A High School Diploma is preferred.

    TO APPLY:
    Interested candidates should submit resumes with a cover letter by email to jobs@pem.org or mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970. PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.