• Rebecca Ehrhardt
  • Dan Finnemore
  • Linnea Dipillo
  • Walter Silver
  • Daiana Rosario
  • Maddie Kropa
  • Will Phippen
  • Karen Kramer
  • 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 Employee Experience, 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.

  • Administrative Assistant - Education & InterpretationOpen or Close

    We have an opening for an Administrative Assistant supporting two executives within the education and interpretation departments. Reporting to the Chief Learning Officer and the Chief of Interpretative Experiences and Creative Partnerships, this individual will work in close partnership with both executives to provide administrative support in all aspects of the administration of their offices, including but not limited to scheduling, phone work, correspondence, filing, office systems, routine financial reporting and other projects as required. The position handles highly confidential information and undertakes administrative projects as assigned.

    The ideal candidate will be resourceful, able to work independently, adjust easily to changing priorities and must possess: a minimum of three years experience in an administrative support role and a BS/BA or the equivalent combination of education and experience; demonstrable computer skills (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); excellent telephone skills; well-developed interpersonal and customer service skills; ability to organize complex information for multiple outputs such as web and print material, ability to manage a variety of tasks and to prioritize; individual initiative; and a team-oriented work style. Museum experience is a plus.

    TO APPLY:
    Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to jobs@pem.org or mail to Employee Experience, 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 Director of Institutional 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 Associate Director of Institutional Giving to join PEM's Development team at this tremendously exciting and intensive juncture. Working closely with the Director of Institutional Giving, the successful candidate will participate in developing strategic goals with the institutional giving team; manage the annual pipeline of qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activity related to institutional funders, and track progress toward achieving annual revenue goals. The Associate Director manages a portfolio of institutional prospects, collaborates with staff members across the museum on proposal clearance, strategy and development, and works with grants administration on fulfillment activities related to institutional grants. The position supervises the Corporate Relations Officer.

    The Associate Director of Institutional Giving must have a minimum of 5 years of successful fund raising experience preferably in a museum setting. Development experience in institutional giving is required. Must have experience managing staff and volunteers, budgeting, and must be able to be a lead contributor to various teams of museum staff. The successful candidate must be results driven and must be an excellent communicator. The ability to establish effective working relationships with donors and volunteers as well as across museum departments is required. Solid computer skills using Microsoft Office and the ability to work with database programs such as Tessitura.

    A BA or a related program or the equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

    Interested Candidates should follow this link http://www.imsearch.com/searches/details/content/S6-095, which will take you to the website of our search consultants Isaacson, Miller. PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
  • Assistant Registrar – CollectionsOpen or Close

    We are seeking an experienced, full‐time, Assistant Registrar for the Collection to join our registration team. Under the direction of the Registrar for the Collection, you will manage acquisitions and loans to the collection from documenting the approval process and cataloguing to arranging packing and shipping. You will also be responsible for the creation and execution of gift and purchase documents, rights licenses and loan agreements and help to maintain the museum's collection management database, and creation of digital images. This is very much a hands-on position in a collaborative work environment and you will be called upon to support other activities in registration such as outgoing loans, rights and reproduction, digitization and staff training. Some travel with art to interesting destinations is required.

    We are looking for candidates with three years of museum experience (preferably art museums) and a thorough knowledge of current registration principles and practices, fine art shipping, and collection care. Strength and skill in handling fragile works of art required. If you have superb interpersonal skills, strong prioritization and organizational skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; work well collaboratively, and possess a can‐do attitude we urge you to apply. Proficiency with MS Office suite and image editing software such as Adobe Photoshop or Light room and experience with a collection management database required (Museum Plus ideal).

    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:
    Please email cover letter and resume to jobs@pem.org or send to Employee Experience, 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.
  • A/V Production AssistantOpen or Close

    Peabody Essex Museum is seeking a part-time Audio Visual Production Assistant. This position assists with all aspects of providing audio visual services for museum wide programs and events (i.e.: films, lectures, live performances, meetings, member events, and symposiums). Major responsibilities include: coordinating the use of audio visual equipment by museum departments; operating audio visual equipment in a variety of museum venues; ensuring all audio visual equipment is in good working order by working with internal and external tech support; proactively work with museum staff to ensure smooth operation of AV equipment during scheduled programs and events; and working closely with the Integrated Media team on special projects.

    Qualifications: A college degree in related technical field preferred or the equivalent combination of education and experience; requires strong technical, troubleshooting, and interpersonal skills; experience working with all types of audio visual equipment and computer presentation software; digital photography and videotaping skills a plus.

    TO APPLY:
    Please email cover letter and resume to jobs@pem.org or send to Employee Experience, 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 Design PositionsOpen or Close

    The Peabody Essex Museum is one of the nation's most dynamic art museums and operates on a global stage through its initiatives, networks, and patrons. PEM is dedicated to transforming people's lives by creating a museum experience that celebrates the capacity of art and culture to inform and change our understanding of our place in the world. By presenting art and culture in new ways, by linking past and present, and by embracing artistic and cultural achievements worldwide, the museum offers unique opportunities to explore multilayered and interconnected arenas of creative expression.

    On behalf of our staff and the people we serve, PEM emphasizes creativity, innovation, change, and the unexpected as core values. We define PEM's exhibitions and collection installations as experiences—compelling environments and moments of engagement that communicate and generate ideas, emotions, connections, and memories as transformative opportunities and outcomes. Exhibition design at PEM transcends standard exhibition design concepts and frameworks and is an integral part of the museum's interpretive approach. We are committed to design that focuses on the nature and quality of the participant's experience.

    The museum encompasses over 250,000 square feet of gallery and public space, including 26,000 square feet of exhibition galleries and 55,000 square feet of galleries devoted to collection installations and interpretation. PEM is adding a 40,000 square foot new wing scheduled to open in summer 2019. It will include 19,000 square feet for collection installations and additional public and educational spaces. Between 2017 and 2022, PEM will develop new collection installations museum-wide, based on innovative experience, interpretation, and design strategies that reflect the museum's commitment to drawing on multiple fields of inquiry including neuroscience.

    We are seeking three talented and adventurous designers to join our Design team. Our five person team has a dynamic aesthetic and diverse talents covering a variety of creative experiences—exhibition, industrial, and experience design, interior design and space planning, the performing arts (dance, music and/or theatre), and graphic design for print, exhibition and digital platforms.

    The Exhibition Design Department's work encompasses changing exhibitions (six to eight shows annually at 2,500-12,000 square feet each), 15 new installations for the building expansion and existing galleries, public space interventions, and creative wayfinding. We regularly collaborate as part of the interdisciplinary teams that conceptualize, interpret, design and implement these projects.

    We are looking for individuals who are eager to explore opportunities to re-imagine the museum experience and create unique personal connections for our audiences. We work on simultaneous projects of varying scales, forge collaborative and respectful relationships across the museum's diverse areas of expertise, and are always open to incorporating our colleagues' input during design ideations and reviews. If you have a broad and distinctive design perspective, great communication and presentation skills, and relish engaging with other disciplines to create unique visitor experiences, you will have the chance to use these talents and in one of the following three position openings.

    Lead Designer
    The position requires a minimum of seven years experience in a design environment, preferably in a museum or office/studio, and a hands-on knowledge of fabrication materials, techniques, and specialties including mount making and current museum conservation practices. You must demonstrate experience as a project leader on large-scale installations, be able to pilot the design process from concept thru on-floor implementation, and assist in the management of budgets and workflow for your projects.

    You should be well versed in conceptualizing and delivering immersive experiences, and integrating creative museum and theatrical lighting, multi-media and interactive technologies. A clear passion for fusing interpretive philosophies with behavioral sciences and a desire to contribute to PEM's research and ongoing testing of experiential engagement will be key factors for success.

    Associate Designer
    The position requires a minimum of three years experience in a design environment, preferably in a museum or office/studio, and a hands-on knowledge of fabrication materials and techniques. You should have a mastery of technical drawing and presentation techniques, including CAD, 3D rendering and modeling; and experience working with architectural and related engineering drawings.

    In this position, you will assist Lead Designers and design management staff with designing and implementing selected projects and other assigned design initiatives.

    Graphic Designer
    The position requires a minimum of five years experience in a design environment, preferably in a museum or office/studio, and a working knowledge of graphic production materials, techniques, and design principles, including those related to accessibility. You must be able to develop graphic design from concept thru on-floor installation and assist in the management of production budgets and workflow. Organization and time-management skills are vital to maintain the department's workflow as is managing of production vendors.

    Finesse with typography, color, and the integration of three-dimensional and graphic design elements are important fundamentals of experience to bring to our Exhibition Design team. Direct experience with exhibition design, multi-media and interactive technologies (versus print only) are preferred.

    Shared Qualifications

    All candidates for these positions must have a BA from a design-related institution or a relevant combination of education and experience, and a track record of successful exhibition or comparably ambitious projects in other fields such as the performing arts or experience design. Candidates must also be technically savvy, with a proven knowledge of design software programs on the Mac platform relevant to these positions—VectorWorks, Renderworks, SketchUp and/or other modeling 3D programs, Adobe CC and Microsoft Office software.

    TO APPLY:
    Applicants should submit a cover letter with salary requirements, a detailed resume, and a portfolio of five relevant projects by email to jobs@pem.org or by regular mail to Employee Experience, 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.
  • Facilities Operations ManagerOpen or Close

    We are seeking a full-time Facilities Operations Manager to oversee the day-to-day functioning of the Facilities Department and maintenance of the museum's buildings. Reporting to the Associate Director of Facilities, the successful candidate will schedule work, monitor performance and trouble shoot problems ensuring effective management of facilities related issues and projects.

    Working in close partnership with the Associate Director, this position identifies and negotiates contracts with outside vendors for facilities related projects and will be responsible for budget tracking and reporting as well as setting up and maintaining an electronic work order system that provides easy access to project coordination and metrics, expense tracking and staff assignments. The position also supervises facilities and maintenance staff, motivating and retaining a high performance work team.

    The successful candidate will possess strong administrative and organizational skills, adjust easily to changing priorities, and will possess a minimum of five years of experience in facilities operations, commercial real estate operations or construction. The ability to manage multiple tasks, to prioritize and possess a team oriented working style combined with the ability to take individual initiative is a must. Familiarity with proposal assessment and contract negotiation. Demonstrable computer skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, well-developed interpersonal and customer service skills as well as excellent communication skills are required.

    TO APPLY:
    Qualified candidates please send your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Employee Experience, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970, or to jobs@pem.org. 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 Employee Experience, 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.
  • HVAC Maintenance Mechanic IIOpen or Close

    We are currently seeking an experienced full-time HVAC Maintenance Mechanic II to perform installations and preventative and corrective maintenance and repairs on a wide variety of HVAC equipment such as; oil burners - both residential and commercial, low pressure commercial steam boilers 150 bhp, centrifugal chillers, cooling towers, packaged roof top units greater than 10 tons and other mechanical plant equipment and systems. You must also be able to safely and efficiently use hand and power tools, ladders, automated man lifts, shop and other equipment in the performance of your duties. You must be able to lift 50 or more pounds, spend extended periods on your feet, and work in loud, hot, and cold environments. Generally, you will work 40 hour per week on shifts from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. In addition to working some overtime, you must be available to work occasional weekends, and respond to off – hour emergencies as and when needed.

    If you are a highly motivated individual with six or more years of progressively responsible experience, a professional, can-do attitude and are someone who enjoys a collaborative work environment we urge you to apply. You must also possess excellent problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills. Must be able to read blueprints, plans and schematics as well as work efficiently with computer software. High School Diploma and a certificate or diploma from a recognized institution above the high school level, as evidence of completion of a two year program in refrigeration and heating are required. You must possess a current and valid Massachusetts Refrigeration Technician's License, and a 1st class fireman's license. A pipefitter's license is desirable but not required.

    Knowledge and direct experience in the operation of building automation systems is required. Specific knowledge with Schneider Electric's Structureware, and/or Johnson Controls Metasys systems is highly desirable.

    TO APPLY:
    Please email your cover letter and resume to jobs@pem.org, or send to Employee Experience, 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 is one of the nation's most dynamic art museums and operates on a global stage through its initiatives, networks, and patrons. PEM is dedicated to transforming people's lives by creating a museum experience that celebrates the capacity of art and culture to inform and change our understanding of our place in the world. By presenting art and culture in new ways, by linking past and present, and by embracing artistic and cultural achievements worldwide, the museum offers unique opportunities to explore multilayered and interconnected arenas of creative expression.

    On behalf of our staff and the people we serve, PEM emphasizes creativity, innovation, change, and the unexpected as core values. We define PEM's exhibitions and collection installations as experiences—compelling environments and moments of engagement that communicate and generate ideas, emotions, connections, and memories as transformative opportunities and outcomes.

    The museum encompasses over 250,000 square feet of gallery and public space, including 26,000 square feet of exhibition galleries and 55,000 square feet of galleries devoted to collection installations and interpretation. PEM is adding a 40,000 square foot new wing scheduled to open in summer 2019. It will include 19,000 square feet for collection installations and additional public and educational spaces. Between 2017 and 2022, PEM will develop new collection installations museum-wide, based on innovative experience, interpretation, and design strategies that reflect the museum's commitment to drawing on multiple fields of inquiry including neuroscience.

    Under the direction of the Chief of Interpretative Experiences and Creative Partnerships, the Interpretive Planner 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 and salary requirements by email to jobs@pem.org, or apply to Employee Experience, 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.
  • Maintenance TechnicianOpen or Close

    We are currently seeking an experienced full-time Maintenance Technician to perform a variety of tasks to ensure the safe and proper operation of the museum's facilities and related historic properties. Reporting to the Facilities Operations Manager, the Maintenance Technician performs work that includes routine repairs and maintenance of building equipment and systems, moving of office equipment, painting, general grounds keeping, assisting with event set-ups, and other duties as assigned. Must also be able to climb stairs, work from ladders or scaffolds at heights above 30 feet, and lift and carry heavy objects. In addition to working some overtime, s/he must be available to work occasional weekends, and respond to off-hour emergencies as and when needed.

    If you are a highly motivated individual with a professional, can-do attitude and who enjoys a collaborative work environment we urge you to apply. The Museum provides uniforms. A High School Diploma and the equivalent of five or more years of full-time trade or mechanical maintenance experience in a commercial, multi-building environment are preferred.

    TO APPLY:
    Please email your cover letter and resume to jobs@pem.org, or apply to Employee Experience, 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:
    Interested Candidates should follow this link http://www.imsearch.com/searches/details/content/S6-096 which will take you to the website of our search consultants Isaacson, Miller. 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 by mail to Employee Experience, 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.
  • Security Control Room OperatorOpen or Close

    The Peabody Essex Museum is seeking a full-time Security Control Room Operator. Reporting to the Security Operations Center Manager, the successful candidate will join a team of security professionals responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Museum's Security Control Room. Security Control Room Operators monitor and maintain computer driven security, access, CCTV surveillance, life safety systems, and building management systems, which provide electronic security for multiple museum locations. Operators respond to alarms, monitor galleries and museum spaces, and coordinate responses by interacting with security and facilities staff and emergency service vendors. The Security Control Room operates 24/7 so weekend, night and holiday shifts are required and scheduled proportionally among operators.

    The successful candidate will have a minimum of one year of related security experience. Technical experience, particularly in computer based security/fire /CCTV systems, is a plus. A high school diploma or equivalent is required and a BS/BA or technical/computer training is preferred.

    TO APPLY:
    Qualified candidates should email their resume, cover letter and salary requirements, to jobs@pem.org or mail to Employee Experience, 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.