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

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BECOME PART OF OUR GROWING TEAM.

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

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

  • Assistant Curator for Exhibitions and ResearchOpen or Close

    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.
  • Development Assistant - EventsOpen or Close

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

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

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

    The Peabody Essex Museum, one of the largest and most dynamic art museums in the nation, is seeking a highly talented Director of Creative Services (DCS) to lead our award winning Creative Service Department. Under the direction of the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), the successful candidate will provide leadership in managing the interpretation and communication of the Museum's brand positioning and mission through graphic design and editorial content in all promotional materials produced by and for the museum. The DCS ensures that all text-based and graphics-related projects effectively convey an appropriate and consistent image of the Museum. The DCS works with all museum departments to meet their editorial and design needs, and directs production staff, writers, designers and freelancers to produce the final product. S/he plans and guides print publications through all phases of production, from content development to manufacturing and delivery of finished product.

    The position requires at least eight years experience in a fast-paced environment, directing design, advertising and/or publication projects. The successful candidate must possess the ability to translate complex and intellectually demanding information and ideas into vivid, accurate, and compelling communications material. Experience managing creative people with excellent project management and problem solving skills required. Strong art direction skills and a superior eye for design are also required. Candidates must be technically savvy, with a working knowledge of a variety of software programs and platforms. Undergraduate coursework in art or art history (or equivalent experience with art) a real plus.

    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.
  • Executive Assistant to the Chief of MarketingOpen or Close

    Peabody Essex Museum is seeking a highly motivated and organized Executive Assistant to join our Marketing Department. Reporting to the Chief Marketing Officer, this position provides a wide range of administrative functions to ensure efficient management of the marketing division. This individual will also work on projects from the Director of Public Relations and the Associate Director of Marketing, providing departmental support on various initiatives. The successful candidate must be resourceful, able to work independently and adjust easily to changing priorities. Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal and diplomacy, and time management and multi-tasking skills required. The capacity to define problems and look beyond the obvious to find effective solutions is expected. Work requires a continual attention to detail and organizational prowess. The incumbent must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands.

    Candidates must have a BA and three or more years of experience; or the equivalent combination of education and experience are required. Must have knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation software (MSWord, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint). Experience working in an art museum or non-profit environment is strongly 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 01970-3783. PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
  • Exhibition Project ManagerOpen or Close

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

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

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

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

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

    We are seeking candidates for 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.
  • 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.