• 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

We're
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.

  • Administrative Assistant - EducationOpen or Close

    Peabody Essex Museum has a Part-Time opening for an Administrative Assistant within the education department. Reporting to the Chief of Education and Interpretation, this individual will work in close partnership with the CEI to provide administrative support in all aspects of the administration of the CEI's office, including but not limited to scheduling, word processing, phone work, correspondence, filing, office systems, routine financial reporting and other needs 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 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.
  • Assistant Registrar – CollectionsOpen or Close

    The Peabody Essex Museum is seeking an experienced, full‐time, Assistant Registrar. Under the direction of the Registrar for the Collection, the successful candidate will manage outgoing loans and rights & reproduction for the museum's collection. The Assistant Registrar will oversee the loan approval process, coordinate conservation, determine shipping and insurance needs, handle data entry, tracking and invoicing, and insure fulfillment of contract terms. The Assistant Registrar will assist with the tracking of rights for the collection, including contacting artists and determining the copyright status of works. The successful candidate will manage the granting of right for reproduction of works in the museum's collection including, arranging photography, delivery of image files and tracking of rights granted. Additional collection and administrative tasks, and courier responsibilities will be assigned.

    The position requires three years of museum experience (preferably art museums) and a thorough knowledge of current registration principles and practices for loans, fine art shipping, collection care, and rights & reproduction. Strength and skill in handling fragile works of art required. The successful candidate will have strong prioritization and organizational skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; work well collaboratively, and possess a can‐do attitude. Candidates must have proficiency with MS Office suite and image editing software such as Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom. Experience with a collection management database required (Museum Plus preferred).

    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 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 Registrar – ExhibitionsOpen or Close

    The Peabody Essex Museum, one of the largest and most dynamic art museums in the nation, is seeking an experienced, full-time, Assistant Registrar. Under the direction of the Registrar for Exhibitions, the successful candidate will work closely with Curatorial, Collection Services, and Exhibition Planning departments on PEM's changing and traveling exhibitions and registration department initiatives. The Assistant Registrar will assist with coordination of exhibition loans and tours, including lender/partner correspondence, data entry, documentation, shipment processing and receipt, preparation of condition and unpacking reports, invoice processing and budget tracking, and other administrative tasks as assigned. Some courier work may also be 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 have proficiency in MS Office suite, and collections database experience is preferred.

    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
  • 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.
  • 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 weekend and holiday hours.

    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.
  • General Maintenance TechnicianOpen or Close

    The Facilities Department at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) is seeking a General Maintenance Technician to join a team that maintains an efficiently operating, clean, and safe environment for guests and staff. This position involves performing minor carpentry, plumbing repairs, and general preventative maintenance; cleaning of museum facilities and grounds including outdoor areas such as sidewalks and driveways; operating automated power and hand tools, mechanical lifts, and cleaning equipment; proper snow removal with shovel, blower and plow; moving office furnishings and exhibit cases; performing shipping and receiving tasks; and assisting with special functions.

    PEM seeks a motivated individual with a professional, can-do attitude for a full-time position working forty hours per week. Availability for overtime and weekend hours is required. A High School Diploma and previous general or mechanical maintenance experience is preferred. The Museum provides uniforms.

    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.
  • Security GuardsOpen or Close

    We are seeking candidates for Security Guard 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, security staff is 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 and holiday shifts.

    TO APPLY:
    Interested candidates should submit their resumes with a cover letter by email 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.