Employment \\ Open Positions

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 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.

  1. Position \\ Registration
    Assistant Registrar

    We are seeking an experienced, full-time, Assistant Registrar. Reporting to the Registrar for the Collection, the successful candidate will manage outgoing loans and rights & reproduction for the museum’s collection.

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  2. Position
    Custodial Technician

    We are currently seeking an experienced full time Custodial Technician to perform a variety of tasks to ensure the Museum’s facilities and related historic properties

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  3. Position
    Director of Guest Experience

    The Peabody Essex Museum, one of the largest and most dynamic art museums in the nation, is seeking a highly talented Director of Guest Experience as PEM embarks upon the final phase of its $650 million campaign to advance the museum’s mission.

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  4. Position \\ Security Staff
    Gallery Officers

    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.

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  5. Position \\ Guest Services
    Guest Services Representative

    We are seeking friendly, dynamic individuals interested in contributing their talents as part-time, entry-level Guest Services Representatives.

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  6. Position
    Head Librarian

    The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) seeks an inspiring, imaginative, and accomplished Head Librarian for its Phillips Library. Reporting to the Chief of Collection Services and Ann C. Pingree Phillips Library Director, the Head Librarian will oversee one of New England’s most venerable research libraries, enhancing scholarly access

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  7. Position \\ Exhibition Design Department
    Lead Exhibition Designer

    The Peabody Essex Museum, one of the nation’s most dynamic art museums with a global perspective, is seeking a highly talented Designer in a full-time two year position to join our Exhibition Design Department.

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  8. Position
    Manager of Historic Structures and Landscapes

    Reporting to Chief of Facilities, Security Operations and Planning, and working closely with members of the Education and Interpretation, Curatorial, Development, Collections Management, Guest Services and other Departments, the position will provide leadership and direction in the stewardship, preservation and interpretation of PEM’s outstanding collection of early American architecture.

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  9. Position \\ Security Operations
    Security Control Room Operator

    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.

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