Open Positions \\ Exhibitions and Research

Assistant Curator for Exhibitions and Research

We are seeking a highly talented Assistant Curator to join PEM’s Exhibition 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. The candidate should possess excellent strategic thinking, written and oral communication, time and project management and multi-tasking skills. Creativity and initiative in identifying and fulfilling curatorial needs is essential. The candidate should be highly organized and detail oriented, with strong interpersonal skills and a team-oriented work style. Strong research skills as well as familiarity with computerized word processing, spreadsheets, and databases is required.

A BA in Art History, Museum Studies, or related program or the equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Fluency in Mandarin Chinese is not a requirement, but would be considered an asset.

Interested candidates should submit their resumes with cover letters and salary requirements to or by mail to Employee Experience, 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.