• 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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hiring.

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.

  • 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.

    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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Neuroscience ResearcherOpen or Close

    The mission of the Peabody Essex Museum is to create experiences of art, culture, and creative expression that transform people's lives by broadening their perspectives, knowledge, and appreciation of themselves and the world. We have long been committed to innovation in the presentation and interpretation of art and this commitment has led to an entirely new strategy for greatly enhancing the impact of the art museum experience—tapping new knowledge derived from the neurosciences to design art experiences. Some recent examples embedded in our exhibitions include employing emotive stories; multi-sensory experience, interpretive information in unusual forms; interactive experiences; use of surprise in the design. Application of select neuroscience information to art museum experience design is entirely new; there are no models to draw upon. We have received a grant to fund a Neuroscience Research position to scan current neuroscience findings relevant to art experience design and to summarize this information in a readily understandable form. This is a full-time, term appointment through December, 2017.

    Under the direction of the Director and CEO, you will consult with the PEM Neuroscience Team and the Neuroscience Advisory Board to:

    • Identify and research relevant neuroscience research information for consideration by the PEM Neuroscience Team and the Neuroscience Advisory Board in 2017.
    • Summarize the information in language and concepts readily understandable by museum professionals with a non-science background.
    • Consult with the PEM Neuroscience Team and Advisory Board to identify application of this information to art experience design
    • Organize the information in ways that will permit print and online publication of the information.
    • Work closely with the rest of team to share findings, ensure full comprehension of concepts, clarify and answer questions or find further resources as the team begins to design audience experiences for exhibition planning and installation.
    • Participate in evaluation activities carried out following exhibitions that employ information drawn from the neurosciences and related fields.

    If you have excellent research experience and skills, preferably in neuroscience or related fields, a broad understanding of neuroscience disciplines, and passion for the arts we want you to apply for this position and contribute to the groundbreaking work we do at PEM. You will need the ability to work at a fast pace without losing focus, the ability to translate complex technical concepts into vernacular language, and top notch writing skills. We expect you to be a self-starter and work independently as well as with an interdisciplinary team of museum professionals. We prefer that you have a MA or PhD in neuroscience or a closely related field.

    TO APPLY:
    Please submit your resumes with cover letter and salary requirements by email to jobs@pem.org or apply via regular 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.
  • Reference AssistantOpen or Close

    We are seeking a full time Reference Assistant for a six month term appointment at our Phillips Library, a research library with an outstanding collection of rare books, manuscripts and photographs. The Library is housed at a temporary location in Peabody.

    Join our reference team in helping patrons with access to the Library's collections. There is a lot of interesting work to do in fulfilling patron requests and assisting PEM staff in their scholarly research. As a people person, a good communicator, and problem solver, you will help with orienting patrons to the ways of the reading room; you'll get to research and answer reference questions from authors, historians, and curious people, and of course tidy up when the work is done (re-shelving materials).

    If you have experience as a reference assistant and have completed or have made significant progress toward a MS in Library Science or have the equivalent combination of education and experience that showcase your knowledge, skills and abilities to do the job, we'd like you to apply. Sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections materials is important as is the ability to lift and/or push up to 40 lbs.

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