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  • Dan Finnemore
  • Linnea Dipillo
  • Walter Silver
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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 Registrar – Temporary PositionOpen or Close

    The Peabody Essex Museum, one of the largest and most dynamic art museums in the nation, is seeking an experienced Assistant Registrar on a full-time temporary basis. Under the direction of the Registrar for the Collection and in collaboration with the Registrars for Exhibitions, the successful candidate will work closely with Curatorial, Conservation, Collection Management, and Exhibition Planning departments to provide support for PEM's outgoing loans and traveling exhibitions from February 2016 through September 2016. The Assistant Registrar will coordinate all aspects of the outgoing loan program and assist with the coordination, receipt, preparation of condition reporting, loan and invoice processing, shipment processing, and other administrative tasks for exhibitions as assigned.

    The position requires two years of museum experience (preferably art museums) and a thorough knowledge of current registration principles and practices for loans, changing and traveling exhibitions. Strength and skill in handling fragile works of art are required. Strong planning and organizational skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, outstanding interpersonal skills and an energetic can-do attitude are essential. Candidates must be technically savvy, with proficiency in MS Office suite.

    Candidates must have a BA in Art, Art History or Museum Studies, or relevant combination of education and experience. Completion of a graduate program is preferred.

    TO APPLY:
    Interested candidates should email their resume, cover letter and salary requirements, 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.
  • Associate Registrar – Temporary PositionOpen or Close

    The Peabody Essex Museum, one of the largest and most dynamic art museums in the nation, is seeking an experienced Associate Registrar on a full-time temporary basis. Under the direction of the Registrar for the Collection and in collaboration with the Registrars for Exhibitions, the successful candidate will work closely with Curatorial, Conservation, Collection Management, and Exhibition Planning departments on PEM's traveling exhibitions from February 2016 through September 2016. The Associate Registrar will oversee the coordination, receipt, preparation of condition reporting, loan and invoice processing, shipment processing, and other administrative tasks for the exhibitions as required.

    The position requires three to five years of museum experience (preferably art museums) and a thorough knowledge of current registration principles and practices for loans, changing and traveling exhibitions. Strength and skill in handling fragile works of art are required. Strong planning and organizational skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, outstanding interpersonal skills and an energetic can-do attitude are essential. Candidates must be technically savvy, with proficiency in MS Office suite.

    Candidates must have a BA in Art, Art History or Museum Studies, or relevant combination of education and experience. Completion of a graduate program is preferred.

    TO APPLY:
    Interested candidates should email their resume, cover letter and salary requirements, 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.
  • 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 Museum Plus 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.
  • Associate Director of FacilitiesOpen or Close

    The Peabody Essex Museum, one of the largest and most dynamic art museums in the nation, is seeking a highly talented Assistant Director to join our Facilities team. Under the direction of the Chief of Facilities and Security Planning and Development, the successful candidate will be responsible for safe, efficient and effective operation of facilities maintenance, plant operations and maintenance, the central heating, cooling and steam plant and assisting with the management of all other areas and aspects of physical plant operations for the entire museum campus.

    Responsibilities include:
    • Oversee facilities maintenance operations; scheduling work, monitoring performance, troubleshooting problems, and ensuring the effective resolution to all building maintenance and facility-related issues and projects on a timely basis.
    • Assist the Chief of Facilities and Security in identifying, hiring and managing outside vendors and contractors as needed: and in negotiating contracts, assigning and monitoring work, conducting regular evaluations and resolving issues.
    • Develop, track, manage and provide up-to-date budgeting information on all museum facility projects. Develop and maintain an electronic work order system which allows for easy access to project coordination and metrics, expense tracking and staff assignment.
    • Research requests, seek proposals and assess quotes for all museum facility-related projects; present final recommendations to the Chief of Facilities and Security or museum stakeholder.
    • Interfaces proactively and in a consensus building manner with other departments to ensure efficient communication and interaction, and identify and resolve any business issues or conflicts that may arise.

    A BA/BS in engineering or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience in the maintenance and operation of building systems and central heating plants supporting a multi-building cultural, educational or health related organization. A minimum of five years of facilities management experience with strong administrative and people management skills to handle multiple projects, and requests is required. Strong working knowledge and hands on experience with computer based energy management and building automation systems. Outstanding professional, interpersonal and communication skills are required. Expertise in other software applications including MS Office, project management and database applications.

    TO APPLY:
    Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: jobs@pem.org, or mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970. Attn: Human Resources. PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
  • Creative Engagement ProducerOpen or Close

    The Peabody Essex Museum, one of the most dynamic art museums in the nation, is seeking a highly talented Creative Engagement Producer for multi-generational audiences, to join our Education and Interpretation department. Under the direction of the Manager for Creative Engagement and collaborating with departmental colleagues across Education and Interpretation, and wider museum staff, the Creative Engagement Producer will develop and implement creative learning experiences especially for multi-generational audiences through large-scale events and studio programs, and the museum's weekly under-5s program, PEM Pals. The position partners with the Connected Learning Developer for youth audiences to develop and lead the museum's week-long summer camp program, Arts Adventures Club.

    Responsibilities include:
    • Create meaningful museum experiences for multi-generational audiences through dynamic gallery, studio and performance-based events.
    • Develop and manage the weekly under-5s story, art and performance program, PEM Pals. Hire, train and supervise intern support.
    • Assist department staff in the training and management of PEM Guides.
    • Stay current on research and approaches to creative learning and experiential engagement for multi-generational audiences in cultural institutions.
    • Assist in the management of program budgets.
    • Contribute to assessment strategies and implement 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.

    This is a hands-on role for an energetic, creative person interested in producing innovative, creative experiences for PEM's communities. The successful candidate will need to be a forward-thinking digital innovator with proven experience in embedding digital in their working processes and program implementation. The role requires the ability to communicate effectively across the museum in a variety of formats.

    A Bachelor's degree is required. Two to three years of successful relevant experience developing and managing multi-generational programs in a cultural institution, creative arts or educational setting is required. Excellent organizational skills, including ability to monitor and keep track of all program details, superb interpersonal skills, flexibility, positive attitude and passion for the power of creative experiences especially in museums 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.
  • Connected Learning DeveloperOpen or Close

    The Peabody Essex Museum, one of the most dynamic art museums in the nation, is seeking a highly talented Connected Learning Developer for youth audiences, to join our Education and Interpretation department. Under the direction of the Manager for Connected Learning, the position will create meaningful museum experiences for students ages 5 – 18 that make connections between works of art and participants' everyday lives; develop a sense of belonging to and excitement about the museum; inspire personal creativity, critical thinking, and communication skills; and develop and maintain strong relationships between the museum and its neighboring partner organizations. The position collaborates closely with colleagues on related initiatives for student and teacher programs, digital resources, and gallery and studio learning for students.

    Responsibilities include:
    • Plan, implement and oversee out of school and extended hours learning programs and initiatives for youth ages 5-18, including the museum's subsidized Art Link program, and related special events at the museum and at partner institutions.
    • Manage new and existing Art Link program partners through partner meetings, events and professional development programs.
    • Develop and maintain community partnerships in Salem, Lynn and neighboring communities through schools, afterschool providers and community organizations.
    • Develop and implement, with guide and volunteer staff, age appropriate art-making programs that connect directly to gallery visits.
    • In collaboration with the Manager of Connected Learning set strategic programmatic and participation goals on an annual basis.
    • Partner with the Creative Engagement Producer for multigenerational audiences, to develop and lead the museum's week-long summer camp program, Arts Adventures Club.
    • Help train and oversee PEM volunteer Guides to lead related programs. Work with Guide Program Manager to schedule guide staff.
    • Oversee and manage budget for out of school learning programs including Art Link.
    • Contribute to assessment strategies and implement 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.

    The successful candidate will need to be a forward-thinking digital innovator with proven experience in embedding digital in their working processes and program implementation. The role requires the ability to communicate effectively across the museum in a variety of formats.

    A Bachelor's degree is required. Two to three years of successful relevant experience developing and managing youth or related community education programs in a cultural institution, creative arts or educational organization is required. Excellent organizational skills, including ability to monitor and keep track of all program details Superb interpersonal skills, flexibility, positive attitude and passion for the power of creative experiences especially in museums 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.
  • Evaluation and Interpretation PlannerOpen or Close

    The Peabody Essex Museum, one of the most dynamic art museums in the nation, is seeking a highly talented Evaluation and Interpretation Planner for our Education and Interpretation department. Under the direction of the Lead Interpretation Planner, the position will be a dedicated member of the Interpretation team that will primarily focus on researching and evaluating innovative audience experiences developed by the museum in order to inform future strategic interpretive development. The position will also provide interpretation planner expertise on some exhibition development projects.

    Responsibilities include:
    • Plan, implement and advise methods of audience evaluation such as personal meaning mapping, focus groups, panels, observations, and surveys and other social science research methodologies related to interpretive materials and projects; share results effectively; outline implications of findings for project teams and within the broader context of the museum.
    • Ensure that evaluation data is actively employed and used to refine programs, exhibitions, and other related activities.
    • As part of interdisciplinary exhibition development teams, develop innovative interpretation schemes into exhibition development and design, analyzing key messages and audience needs, initiating interpretive schemes and originating original ideas for unique interpretive elements.
    • Bring forward-thinking methods of interpretation, including the use of digital expressions, and audience advocacy to the development of interpretation at PEM.
    • Ensure overall production and installation of interpretive elements of the project on time and to budget in a face-paced dynamic environment.

    The successful candidate has a record of evaluating different audience-centered creative experience projects. S/he will have a high degree of patience, attention to detail and fortitude in managing relationships with various constituencies. We are seeking someone with a passion for the analytical and strategic, yet tactically skilled in translating ideas and principals into practical programming. S/he will think in a digital-forward way and be able to demonstrate an embedded digital approach to professional practice, and be committed to practice-based research projects.

    A Bachelor's degree is required. Five years of successful museum experience or relevant work in and evaluating education or closely related programs based on established research and evaluation tools, methods, and analytics. A proven record of developing cost-effective and targeted evaluation metrics, data acquisition, analyses, and application of outcomes to education- related and / or interpretive program development is required. Excellent understanding and proven experience in developing and implementing education related and/or interpretation programs are central to the role. Extremely good interpersonal skills including interviewing experience, highest quality data analysis and report writing skills, flexibility, positive attitude and the ability to work as a member of 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.
  • Interpretation EditorOpen or Close

    The Peabody Essex Museum, one of the most dynamic art museums in the nation, is seeking a highly talented Editor for our Education and Interpretation department. Under the direction of the Lead Interpretation Planner, the position will provide dedicated editorial capacity for museum exhibition interpretation, reinstallation, and other interpretive media including labels and interactives.

    Responsibilities include:
    • build up PEM style guide for use by exhibition, education and interpretation publishing across multiple platforms;
    • ensure suitability for different audiences through accessible voice, design, and visitor research;
    • Ensure the strategic development of structured text hierarchies and associated appropriate style, tone and content for specific interpretive installations, exhibitions, and overall for the museum reinstallation project;
    • prepare, rewrite, proof-read, and edit curatorial and interpretive copy;
    • oversee production of labels and related educational and interpretive media;
    • develop a strong working relationship with the education program teams, curatorial, exhibition planning, integrated media and marketing, exhibition and research, and design teams

    The successful candidate is a graceful communicator, creative problem solver, and tactful diplomat that cultivates trust and engages the active support of constituents in a dynamic organization. S/he will also be a forward-thinking digital user.

    A Bachelor's degree is required. Three to five years of increasing responsibility in writing and/or editing in a creative or educational field is essential. Well-developed editorial skills, proofreading skills and exquisite attention to detail are also required. The ideal candidate will have a superb understanding of interpretive and visual design communication best practices as well as a proven track record of writing for different voices, tones, and audiences. Flexibility, positive attitude and the ability to work as a member of a team are essential. Basic computer skills are required.

    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.
  • Gallery OfficersOpen or Close

    We are seeking candidates for 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.
  • Interpretation PlannerOpen or Close

    The Peabody Essex Museum, one of the most dynamic art museums in the nation, is seeking a highly talented Interpretation Planner for our Education and Interpretation department. Under the direction of the Lead Interpretation Planner, the position will be a dedicated member of the Interpretation team, participating in multiple interdisciplinary exhibition project teams across the museum.

    Responsibilities include:
    • integrating innovative interpretation schemes into exhibition development and design, analyzing key messages and audience needs, and creating original ideas for unique interpretive elements;
    • working in interdisciplinary teams, advancing assigned interpretive exhibits from conception to prototyping and completion, including liaising with Curatorial, Integrated Media, Design, and other departments to generate, or oversee generation of content;
    • ensure suitability for different communities through visitor advocacy and accessibility; work closely with the project editors to ensure appropriate communication strategies are developed;
    • work with the Evaluation and Interpretation Specialist to develop and implement audience evaluation; deliver evaluation and visitor research during appropriate project milestones;
    • develop strong working relationships throughout the museum, including with the education program teams, curatorial, exhibition planning, integrated media and marketing, exhibition and research, and design teams.

    The successful candidate will have a fresh aptitude for how digital tools can be expressed to create innovative experiences. Whether it's planning for complex exhibitions or working across departments to create stimulating modes of storytelling, this individual has a record of mastering the distinctiveness of diverse audience-centered creative experience projects.

    A Bachelor's degree is required. Three to five years of successful museum experience or relevant work in designing and planning experiences for audiences in informal creative learning environments, or in a field that engages diverse audiences with art, culture and creative expression. Excellent understanding and proven experience in interpretation and implementation of visitor evaluation findings is required. Superb interpersonal skills, flexibility, positive attitude and the ability to work as a member of a team are essential.

    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.
  • Guest Services RepresentativeOpen or Close

    The Guest Services Department of the Peabody Essex Museum is seeking friendly, dynamic individuals interested in contributing their talents as part-time, entry-level Guest Services Representatives. This position involves working directly with guests to create a superlative visitor experience throughout the museum. Duties include, but are not limited to, greeting guests in a warm, genuine way, facilitating guests' entry into the museum at the Admissions and Membership Desks, and helping guests navigate their experience at the Information Desk and throughout the museum. Other responsibilities include responding to inquiries at the Museum Office Center, administrative support, and general customer service for museum guests, members, and staff. Must be available to work weekends and holidays.

    Some College education or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience, computer proficiency, and experience working with public preferred. Professional and enthusiastic demeanor required. Ideal candidates have strong communication skills and are gregarious, self-motivated, and passionate about working with people to create transformative museum experiences.

    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.
  • Membership CoordinatorOpen or Close

    Peabody Essex Museum, one of the premier cultural institutions in New England, is seeking a full-time Membership Coordinator. The successful candidate will oversee the day-to-day administration of PEM's Membership program and assist the Membership & Annual Fund Manager in the development and execution of projects relating to both campaigns. Responsibilities include: processing/entering gifts; fulfillment of membership materials; responding to membership inquiries; researching/writing monthly newsletters.

    College degree required. Prior membership experience working for a cultural organization preferred. Familiarity with Tessitura a plus; strong organizational, interpersonal and writing skills; attention to detail; comfortable phone presence; ability to multitask while maintaining deadlines; ability to work independently as needed. Must be willing to work occasional evenings and/or weekends.

    TO APPLY:
    Interested candidates should submit their resumes with cover letters and salary requirements, 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.
  • Public Relations ManagerOpen or Close

    The Peabody Essex Museum is seeking a creative, highly talented Public Relations Manager to join our Marketing and Communications team. Under the direction of the Director of Communications, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing and enhancing the outstanding and effective public relations program currently in place at the museum including: creating and executing PR strategies that raise the profile of the museum in measurable ways and that support marketing goals, targeting local, regional, national and international media; promoting all exhibitions, programs and events through feature story development and placement in print media, radio, television and the Web; cultivating media relationships and maintaining a media contact database--locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally; writing press releases, speaking points, web content and media pitches; responding to media requests and coordinating interviews; as well as developing a robust editorial calendar and crafting creative content for the museum's social media platforms. This position has one direct report and oversees departmental interns.

    A BA/BS in liberal arts, communications, art history, journalism or other areas requiring significant development of verbal and oral skills is required. Graduate degree in fine arts, museum studies or communications highly desirable. A strategic thinker with the ability to connect PR programs with marketing and institutional objectives. Can work with ease in multiple subject areas; produce communication materials for diverse media. Knowledge of crisis communication practices. Three to five years in the fields of public relations, marketing or journalism. Knowledge of how media entities operate and function, including recent and emerging trends in new media. Strong computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, email-blast software, database management and Photoshop.

    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.
  • Senior PhotographerOpen or Close

    The Peabody Essex Museum, one of the largest and most dynamic art museums in the nation, is seeking a creative, highly talented Senior Photographer to join our team. Under the direction of the Director of Creative Services, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing a team that creates still promotional, editorial and collection object photography, provides comprehensive digital imaging support, and oversees the organization and distribution of promotional images. Photographic subject matter includes PEM programs, events, and activities of staff, visitors, and guests, portraits, exhibition documentation, conceptual images for promotional purposes, and 2D and 3D art objects.

    The Senior Photographer works with PEM staff and vendors to ensure quality photographic reproduction, equips and maintains an onsite photo studio, and budgets for, procures, and maintains equipment and supplies for overall photography needs. This position has two direct reports.

    A Bachelor's degree is required in a relevant field as well as eight years of progressive experience as a professional photographer with expertise in digital asset management. A background with art and art history preferred. Must enjoy working in a fast paced, collaborative work environment. Expert knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Lightroom, and Phase One CaptureOne Pro software, is required. Outstanding oral and written communication skills, attention to detail and the ability to forge effective relationships throughout an organization are essential.

    TO APPLY:
    Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements 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.