• 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.

  • Art & Nature Center Programs CoordinatorOpen or Close

    The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) seeks a multi-talented and adaptive coordinator to develop, implement and manage a diverse array of activities offered in the museum's popular, family-friendly Art & Nature Center (ANC). The Programs Coordinator reports to the ANC Director as a member of a collaborative team that conceptualizes and manages interdisciplinary art exhibitions and related programming for the Center. The successful candidate will lead development of plans for family programs, advise on experiential lessons for school groups (K-8), and help facilitate teacher workshops. This individual also will train, schedule, and manage/mentor contract staff, interns and volunteers to present programs/activities and to assist with daily operations in the Center. Position requires regular weekend work and occasional evening hours.

    The position requires a highly creative and self-motivated individual, with strong leadership, interpersonal, public speaking, organizational, and administrative skills. Qualified candidates must have at least a B.A./B.S. in arts/environmental education or related field; masters degree in education or museum studies strongly preferred. Five years experience in activities involving art (especially contemporary art), education or humanities, with a demonstrated interest and facility integrating art, culture and nature in innovative educational activities (for grades K-6), required. Informal education and/or exhibit development experience preferred. Must have volunteer or staff management experience and be available to work Saturdays and occasional evenings.

    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. 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

    We are seeking a highly talented Assistant Curator to join PEM's Exhibitions and Research Team. The position supports PEM curators in developing exhibitions, researching, managing and implementing curatorial aspects of 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 required and experience with MuseumPlus, collection management software, preferred.

    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 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
  • Editor, Exhibition Research & PublishingOpen or Close

    The Peabody Essex Museum, one of the most dynamic art museums in the nation, is seeking a highly talented Editor for our Exhibition Research and Publishing department. Within an institution that practices an audience-centric, strategic approach to all that it does, the Editor will be part of an innovative and highly effective Exhibition Research and Publishing team that contributes to the success of museum publishing projects and exhibitions. Under the direction of the Director of Exhibition Research and Publishing, the successful candidate will provide management and editorial support for projects including books, exhibition labels, and interactive publishing.

    The Editor will also; allocate projects to freelance editors, authors, and PEM in-house team members and coordinate workflow; manage production schedules, ensuring that deadlines are met and standards of quality adhered to; oversee day-to-day aspects of the publishing process; monitor, oversee, and develop outside freelancers for copyediting, proofreading, and other editorial work; generate and administer contracts and letters of agreement for authors and other freelance hires; review publishing projects for adherence to PEM brand guidelines and publishing goals; edit select publishing and museum label projects depending on workload and allocation; work closely with relevant curator to develop content on publishing projects, and with curator and interpretive team to develop content on label projects and, in partnership with the Director of Exhibition Research and Publishing, monitor and maintain project budgets; oversee all aspects of publishing production.

    The Editor must have five years of progressively increasing responsibility in publishing, preferably within an art museum setting. Well-developed editorial skills, proofreading skills and exquisite attention to detail are also required. The ability to work collaboratively with others as part of a team; team and project management experience preferred. Excellent oral and written communications skills, strong creative problem-solving and analytic capabilities. Experience using entire Adobe Suite especially InDesign is required. Seeking an individual who is creative, results-driven, energetic, dedicated, diplomatic, and able to maintain a sense of humor and grace under pressure. A BA is required; an MA in humanities is preferred. Some familiarity/background in art history extremely helpful.

    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.
  • Guest Experience SupervisorOpen or Close

    The Peabody Essex Museum is seeking dynamic, self-motivated individuals to advance and implement a renewed vision for the museum experience as Guest Experience Supervisors. This position serves as a liaison between front-line staff and the department director and involves working directly with guests and collaborating with other departments to create a superlative experience throughout the museum. Duties include responsibility for daily museum operations including oversight of admissions, ticketing and membership sales and the venues of service delivery including the main entrance, the admissions desk, membership desk, information desk, the reservations phone line and web portal, and elsewhere throughout the museum. The Supervisor serves as the Museum's representative to address any guest concerns, finding respectful solutions that turn a negative to a positive experience. Availability for weekend, holiday and evening hours is essential.

    College education or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience, computer proficiency, and experience working with the 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, Memberships and Annual FundOpen or Close

    The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) seeks a high-energy, proactive leader to manage and grow its membership program and annual fund. Under the direction of the Director of Development Administration, the Manager’s responsibilities include identifying and implementing strategies to acquire, renew and inspire general level members as well as solicit unrestricted gifts for PEM’s annual fund.

    PEM is looking for candidates who are comfortable engaging with museum members, have demonstrated follow-through, are organized, detail-oriented, creative, and have the ability to effectively interact with museum departments. The ability to analyze and use data to develop strategies to improve revenues and to move members to higher giving levels is essential. Local travel and personal visits are also required. Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of professional work experience required, previous membership and annual fund experience are required along with exceptional writing, communication, and interpersonal skills, and proficiency in Microsoft Office; Raiser’s Edge or other CRM experience desirable.

    TO APPLY:
    Please email cover letter and resume to jobs@pem.org, or send 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.
  • Strandbeest Interpreters/OperatorsOpen or Close

    We are seeking highly motivated and communicative part-time Gallery Interpreters/Operators to provide a wide range of experiences related to the demonstration, use, access, maintenance, and care of the museum's temporary exhibition, Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen. This exhibition features kinetic sculptures that can be self-propelled by an air compressor or physically moved by visitors. Under the direction of the Lead Interpretation Planner the successful candidates will work closely with several departments including Guest Services, Education, Registration, Collection Management, Exhibition Planning, and Facilities. Candidates will play a key role in facilitating welcoming audience experiences in the exhibition by speaking and engaging with groups about the Strandbeests, operating the Strandbeests during demonstrations, assisting visitors in moving the Strandbeests, and performing preventative maintenance and repairs in preparation for movement experiments. The exhibition runs from September 19, 2015 – January 3, 2016. Training for this position will be required in July and August, dates to be determined, as well as trainings with the artist August 31 through September 11.

    The Gallery Interpreter/Operator must be comfortable conversing with the general public and working with kinetic sculptures that require mechanical operation, hands-on tinkering and improvisation. They must have excellent problem solving skills, attention to detail, ability to remain calm in unpredictable situations, basic knowledge of engineering and mechanics, and a proven ability to work with power tools and hand tools, including an air compressor. A strong candidate will have a friendly, personable manner, an interest in engineering and contemporary art, and a passion for working with people.

    Prior experience in education, customer service, and operating or repairing machinery preferred. Some museum experience and a degree in related field preferred. Standing and ability to lift 50 lbs required. Minimum of 16 hours per week Tues. through Sun. Extended hours for special programming may also apply.

    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 01970-3783. PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.