Open Positions

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. The Manager of Historic Structures and Landscapes will work creatively, collaboratively and independently to explore opportunities to incorporate PEM’s historic structures into the museum's day-to-day operations, interpretive strategies, visitor experience, and programming. As PEM’s historic structures are all located in an urban setting, the position will play a lead role in fostering positive relationships and communications with residential and commercial neighbours as well as various municipal boards and jurisdictional authorities.

A Bachelor’s degree and 10+ years of relevant experience in the field of early American Architecture, preservation, historic site interpretation, museum studies, or related discipline is required. A graduate degree in historic preservation is a plus. The position requires excellent management, interpersonal and organizational skills that are supported by demonstrated creativity and passion for the field of historic architecture and a strong familiarity with museum or historic site operations, culture, and the core processes by which they function. The successful candidate possesses the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a high energy level and an ability to manage multiple activities and responsibilities.

Applicants should submit a cover letter with salary requirements and a detailed resume by email to or by regular 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.