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Applying for a Position at the Museum

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to create and maintain a diverse workplace.

Only electronically submitted resumes linked to a specific open position can be considered. A listing of current job opportunities can be found below. To apply for a specific position click the “Apply Now >>” link that corresponds with the position you are applying for. When applying, submit your resume and cover letter in a Word or PDF document. The Museum will contact you if an interview is considered appropriate. Application materials for a specific position are kept on file for one year.

Due to the volume of resumes received, the Museum is unable to acknowledge each resume. Walk-in applications and/or general interest resumes will not be reviewed or retained.

Fellowship positions have very specific application procedures. Incomplete or late applications cannot be considered.

If you require assistance to participate in the application process, please contact a representative in the Human Resources department at (215) 684-7970 to request an accommodation.

Current Openings

GRAPHIC DESIGNER - MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
The Graphic Designer creates marketing, communication, interpretation, and strategic initiatives for the Museum. He/she will work as a team with fellow designers, clients, editors, and a production manager under the Creative Director to develop, present, and produce creative solutions that meet and exceed communication goals while maintaining brand identity standards. He/she will manage many project simultaneously from concept through completion, including print designs for advertisements, brochures, fund-raising publications, newsletters, and invitations; designs for special exhibitions, installations, and permanent collection rotations; digital communications for applications such as the Museum’s website, e-newsletters, web ads, and e-vites; wayfinding/environmental, donor recognition, and temporary signage; and internal graphic identity materials.

Qualified candidates will have a BA/BS in Graphic Arts or related discipline; plus at least 2 years of graphic design work in a collaborative environment. Candidates must be proficient in digital design; experience in on-line media a plus. Software knowledge required includes Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office in a Mac environment. Excellent organizational skills and strong interpersonal skills required.

To apply, please create a single document that contains a cover letter and resume to upload with your application.

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SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER - MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
The Senior Graphic Designer oversees the design work produced by the Editorial and Graphic Design department for marketing, communication, interpretation and strategic initiatives for the Museum. This role leads a team of 3 Graphic Designers and 1 Design Intern that develops, presents, and produces creative solutions that meet and exceed communication goals while maintaining brand identity standards across all touchpoints. The Senior Graphic Designer works with various internal and external contacts to execute a wide range of graphic design applications from large-scale exhibit graphics and outdoor marketing, to digital marketing and printed materials. He/she will see oversee projects from concept to final approval, through final delivery and/or installation; often against tight deadlines. This role establishes and communicates priorities, work flows, deliverables, and deadlines.

Qualified candidates will have a BA/BS in Graphic Arts or related discipline and 5+ years of graphic design work in a collaborative environment. Seeking applicants proficient in digital design with 1-2 years of multimedia and interactive content design experience, UX experience a plus. Must have experience with on-line media, with basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, and e-email design. Required software knowledge includes Adobe Creative Suite and MS Office in Mac environment. Position requires project management skills, a deadline orientation, energy and sense of humor.

To apply, please create a single document containing a cover letter and resume to upload with your application.

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IMAGE CATALOGER - LIBRARY & ARCHIVES
The Museum’s Library seeks an enthusiastic and flexible individual to catalog visual materials. Working under the direction of the Librarian for Digital Collections and Services and closely with other Museum staff members, the Image Cataloger is responsible for making non-object photography discoverable. This position will catalog digital materials into a cloud-based discovery environment. Materials include archival images, images of events and sites related to the Museum’s Collection and programs, digital surrogates of traditional library materials, and some non-image digital assets. He/she will also assist with managing files, sending and receiving materials digitized by vendors, and will assist with the ingest of materials from outside photographers.

Qualified candidates will have an ALA-accredited Master of Library Science or Information Science degree, or its equivalent in theory, training, and practice; a BA degree in history or a related field preferred. In addition candidates should have 1-3 years work experience in a special library, or archive. Intimate knowledge of Photoshop, Microsoft Office, digital asset terminology, and strong computer skills in a networked PC environment and facility with new technology required. Position requires experience cataloging in Marc as well as Dublin Core and/or VRA Core, using controlled vocabularies. Experience with ARTstor’s Shared Shelf environment or ContentDM preferred. Must be able to manage time and service needs with composure and team focus.

This is a part-time position at 21 hours per week, schedule to be determined in conjunction with the successful candidate.

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EDUCATION ASSISTANT, VOLUNTEER SERVICES - EDUCATION
The Education Assistant for Volunteer Services provides administrative support to Volunteer Services, in particular the Departmental Volunteer program and the Historic House Site Manager. This position is the first point of contact for current volunteers, volunteer applicants, and departments requesting volunteers. He/she answers phones, schedules meeting space, orders supplies, sorts mail, maintains files, and extends invitations to meetings, trainings, and social events as needed. The Education Assistant for Volunteer Services tracks volunteers hours, maintains records in Raiser’s Edge, and generates reports.

This position requires professionalism, superior organizational skills, attention to detail, strong interpersonal skills, effective oral and written skills, the ability to handle and a willingness to take on additional administrative responsibilities as they arise. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required; experience with database management desired. Prior work experience in a museum or cultural institution is a benefit.

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ARCADIA DIRECTOR OF THE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES- LIBRARY & ARCHIVES
Application deadline: October 30, 2014
The Arcadia Director of the Library and Archives provides strategic leadership and direction for the planning, acquisition, management, and preservation of information resources that are essential for the Museum’s research and educational programs. In addition to the traditional role it plays within the Museum, the Library and Archives manages the rights, licensing and delivery of images of works of art in the collection and is responsible for the implementation of an institution-wide digital asset management system. The Director of the Library and Archives must possess a broad understanding of the ongoing development and utilization of library collections, including archival, print, image and digital materials, with special attention to the impact of new technologies on the acquisition and distribution of information.

The Director of the Library and Archives is responsible for implementing the strategic vision for the Library and Archives as a hub for the acquisition, management, and distribution of a broad range of digital information resources both within the Museum and to various external constituencies. In alignment with the major goals of the Museum’s strategic plan, which emphasis increasing access to its resources via new technologies, the Library and Archives will gradually evolve into an “Information Commons” serving not only as a means for managing and disseminating information about our world-renowned art collection, but also increasing public access to the collection and related archival and bibliographic resources.

Qualified candidates will possess a graduate-level degree, such as a MLIS in a field that is relevant to the operation of libraries and archives plus seven to ten years of professional experience, ideally in an academic, research, or museum library. A strong understanding of evolving issues and trends in libraries and museums paired with current knowledge of emerging digital technologies and their application to the management of bibliographic resources and museum collections is required. A broad familiarity with copyright law and licensing and rights issues is necessary. We are seeking applicants who maintain an active and ongoing involvement with professional organizations in the field; have proven managerial skills and the ability to work effectively with a broad range of external constituencies; and have experience or potential for success in development and fundraising. This position requires flexibility and versatility to work in a changing environment.

Applications will be accepted through October 30, 2014. To apply, please create a single document containing a cover letter and resume to upload with your application.

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DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE, GIFT PROCESSING AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT - DEVELOPMENT
The Development Associate for Gift Processing and Acknowledgment is responsible for the accurate processing of daily gift batches in The Raiser’s Edge, a comprehensive relational fundraising database. This position serves as a constituent records and contributions specialist and promotes adherence to industry standard best practices related to charitable contributions. The Development Associate responds to requests for gift and giving history information, run reports, and assists the Development staff with retrieval of gift information. This position drafts individualized acknowledgement letters, and assists in the creation gift and pledge agreements based on standard templates. The Development Associate role requires a highly detail oriented individual who can develop a profound understanding of the workings of a complex database and the comprehensive policies and procedures required to maintain it. Previous experience with The Raiser’s Edge or other database is desired. Candidates should have the ability to prioritize tasks, work under pressure, and maintain quality of detailed work. Must have good problem solving and analytical skills. Ability to manage confidential data in a responsible manner is required. To apply, please create a single document containing a cover letter and resume to upload with your application.

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MARKETING & AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, EVENING PROGRAMS- MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
This newly created position within the Museum’s Marketing department will work closely with staff in the Division of Education and Public Programs to implement strategic marketing campaigns to promote the Museum with focus on evening programs (Wednesday Nights Pay-What-You-Wish and Art After 5). The Marketing and Audience Development Manager will contribute to initiatives that facilitate engagement with a range of key target audiences. This position will research, develop, and implement an effective audience development strategy for the Museum, and embed this within the organization. He/she will measure and analyze participation in evening programs and return visits. The successful candidate will find innovative ways to connect with new audiences and increase customer loyalty.

Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree with focus in marketing or communications and 3+ years of relevant work experience. Successful candidates will possess sound knowledge of the museum, cultural or heritage sector and have experience in outreach work for such institutions. The Museum seeks candidates with strategic mindsets and demonstrated experience creating and implementing successful integrated marketing campaigns. Prior experience with audience development initiatives and loyalty programs is desirable. Must have strong organizational skills, be creative and a team player.

To apply, please create a single document that contains a cover letter and resume to upload with the application.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION COORDINATOR - DIVISION OF EDUCATION
Reporting to the Curator of Education for School and Teacher Programs, this position coordinates all aspects of the Museum’s new Early Childhood Education program. Responsibilities include but are not limited to working with members of the Division of Education to develop new literacy based lessons and pre and post visit materials; develop and staff family celebration days at the Museum and at participating libraries; coordinate at- school and at- museum visits for partnering preschool classes; and teach participating preschool classes at the museum and at their school.

Qualified candidates will have a Master’s degree in art, art education, or museum education plus 3 years of Art Education/ Museum experience. Candidates must have experience developing art education curriculum for preschool and elementary school age students and should be familiar with current museum education practice and theory. Position requires excellent interpersonal skills with an outgoing and engaging personality. Ability to interact with audiences of all ages is essential. Incumbent will need access to reliable transportation in order to visit participating preschools as required.

To apply, please create a single document containing a cover letter and resume to upload with your application.

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LIBRARY ASSISTANT FOR READER SERVICES - LIBRARY & ARCHIVES
The Museum seeks a Library Assistant to support a wide range of tasks and procedures related to interlibrary loan, circulation, and reference. As a member of the reader services team, the Library Assistant helps with the daily operation of the Library’s Reading Room, processes routine requests for interlibrary loan (ILL) borrowing and lending, unpacks and receives incoming ILL shipments using OCLC ILL software, notify patrons of book recalls, recently-received books, and incoming ILL materials, prepare outgoing ILL materials for shipment, page, scan, and copy materials for ILL and Article Exchange, staff reference/service desk, page library materials, assist with Reader Services statistics and maintenance of patron records, assist library users with scanning equipment and copiers, assist library users with research tools and databases, participate in collection shifting projects as necessary, shelve library materials.

Applicants should have a high school diploma (some college-level study desirable), one to two years of library experience or related customer service experience, solid computer skills, including experience with MS Office (i.e., Word, Excel, and Outlook), familiarity with scanners and related software (i.e. Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat), excellent communication and strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact well with library patrons and colleagues. The position requires the ability to lift 40 pounds, push library carts, and use step ladders and step stools to shelve books and cartons.

To apply, please create a single document that contains a cover letter and resume to upload with your application.

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SALES ASSOCIATE - RETAIL OPERATIONS
Temporary position through fall 2014.
The Museum is currently seeking an outgoing, professional, and energetic Sales Associate to represent the Museum's retail operation during a special exhibition. The position is expected to continue through the fall.

The position requires exceptional customer service. The ideal candidate will have prior sales and/or customer service experience, a desire to be part of a team during an exciting exhibition, an interest in art, and computer and cashier experience. Must be able to work weekends, holidays, and evenings during exhibitions. Hours and days will vary.

To apply, please create a single document that contains a cover letter and resume to be uploaded with your application.

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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - COSTUME & TEXTILES
This is a part-time position consisting of 21 hours per week.
Supporting the curator and department with daily operations, this position will maintain the administrative, financial, storage, loan, and collection records and files; maintain the curatorial calendar; respond to general inquiries; draft correspondence, memos and committee minutes; assist with visitors, study room, and special exhibitions as needed; and act as liaison with members of various Museum committees and departments. This department seeks a self-starter with exceptional writing and organizational skills. Ideal candidates will be flexible and able to balance multiple priorities while attending to a high traffic departmental space. Some library research may be necessary on an as-needed basis. Interest in and general knowledge of costume and textile history is highly preferred. B.A. degree required. Proficiency with Word, Excel, and Access or general databases is essential in this role. This is a part-time position at 21 hours per week.

To apply, please create a single document containing a cover letter and resume to upload with your application.

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CRYSTAL REPORT WRITER - DEVELOPMENT
As a member of the Development Services team, the Report Writer serves as an expert in the methods used to retrieve data and generate reports from the Development database, The Raiser’s Edge. Using Crystal Reports, the Report Writer will produce reports and visual representations of constituent, campaign, appeal, membership, and event data that will support and promote fundraising activity. The Report Writer works closely with the Director of Development Services and other Development Services staff to identify reporting needs and to develop a profound understanding of departmental programs, business processes, and established reporting standards and terminology. In addition, the Report Writer will work collaboratively with the team to assist with reporting challenges and to enhance the skill sets of all members, as well as to review and evaluate existing reports and standards and make recommendations for improvement. This position will also work with the Director of Development Services to explore, evaluate, and implement alternative methods of report delivery.

To apply, please create a single document containing a cover letter and resume to upload with your application.

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DIRECTOR OF RETAIL OPERATIONS - RETAIL OPERATIONS
The Director of Retail Operations is responsible for the strategic direction, creative leadership, management, supervision and control of all retail services. This position requires a highly experienced senior executive in retail management with experience in multi-million dollar revenues. The Director of Retail Operations will have expertise in developing concepts for multiple stores and an assortment of quality products closely aligned with the Museum’s mission and brand. Extensive experience is required in managing the financial and analytic activities necessary to achieve strong profits on site and on-line.

We are seeking candidates with 10-15 years of experience in a museum retail environment with functional expertise that includes inventory management, buying and product development, identifying and implementing successful business strategies, planning and implementing e-commerce growth, employee management, and customer service. Position requires the ability to create effective partnerships across departments and to align retail strategies with institutional vision. Candidate should have a college degree and be proficient in Excel, Word and merchandising software.

To apply, please create a single document containing a cover letter and resume to upload with your application.

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GRANTS MANAGER - DEVELOPMENT
The Museum is currently seeking an energetic and experienced Grants Manager to join its Development department and implement the Museum’s corporate, foundation and government grants strategy for annual operations, restricted programs, strategic initiatives, and capital projects. Major responsibilities include managing and stewarding a portfolio of corporate, foundation and government grants/donors, in addition to identifying and securing new institutional funding streams for Museum projects. Duties include preparing letters of inquiry, grant applications, grant reports, grant attachments, corporate partnership proposals and presentations, stewardship reports, and other related grant correspondence. This position works closely with senior leadership, curators, program and facilities staff, and volunteers to advance the Museum’s fundraising priorities. This is a unique opportunity for a development professional to increase the Museum’s financial support from institutional funding sources as the Museum prepares for its upcoming campaign.

Requirements include a Bachelor's degree with arts or English major; a Master’s degree preferred. At least 4 years successful fundraising experience in an arts or education setting with grant writing and organizational giving experience strongly preferred. Candidate must demonstrate exceptional writing ability and excellent communication and organizational skills. Experience working in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment and demonstrated flexibility in meeting shifting demands and priorities is a must. Knowledge of the corporate, foundation and government philanthropy landscape is an advantage. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs is required; familiarity with Raiser’s Edge, Adobe Acrobat, and Photoshop is an advantage.

To apply, please create a single document containing a cover letter and resume to upload with your application.

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CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR - DEVELOPMENT
The Museum seeks a Campaign Coordinator to work closely with the Executive Director of Development, Museum leadership, and a Trustee committee on planning initiatives for a comprehensive campaign. The role will support a wide variety of cultivation and solicitation activities and requires excellent written and verbal communication skills. Two to three years’ experience within a fundraising environment, including managing project timelines, coordinating calendars, and supporting volunteers is desired. Strong administrative skills, including Raiser’s Edge experience or other fundraising database software, is required.

To apply, please create a single document containing a cover letter and resume to upload with your application.

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DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP - MEMBERSHIP & VISITOR SERVICES
The Museum is seeking a Director of Membership to provide leadership for a 65,000 household membership program. This position oversees all operations associated with acquiring, retaining, and upgrading the membership base; developing annual revenue and expense budgets; developing strategic and integrated membership marketing programs involving mail, phone, and e-campaigns; and member programs and services. The position manages a team of 5 direct reports, which includes oversight of the Museum’s Data Center and Telemarketing Center (with up to 20 part time calling staff). The Director of Membership collaborates extensively with departments across the Museum, most notably Visitor Services, Marketing, Development, and Education to maximize the membership experience and ongoing stewardship.

Qualified candidates must possess 5+ years related management experience in an organization of similar size and complexity, and a track record demonstrating superior qualitative and quantitative analytical skills, oral and written communication expertise, and people-management skills. Proficiency in Word, Excel and Access, and a working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or similar fundraising database system is required. Some weekend, evening and holiday work will be required.

To apply, please create a single document that contains a cover letter and resume to upload with your application.

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DIRECTOR OF VISITOR SERVICES - MEMBERSHIP & VISITOR SERVICES
The Museum is seeking an experienced manager to ensure the highest quality customer service for Museum visitors and members. The Director leads a team of four Assistant Managers and a core of Visitor Services Assistants.

The Director will supervise the scheduling of front-line teams to ensure appropriate staffing levels across 5 museum locations operating 7 days a week; motivate and evaluate the performance and operational standards of the team, focusing on the development of a highly skilled work force; participate in public planning efforts for special exhibitions; assist with the development and implementation of training program for Membership and Visitor Services departments and volunteers as well other Museum constituents with significant guests contact.

The Director is expected to conduct regular walk-throughs and have a general presence on the floor during operating hours to ensure the public areas are welcoming to guests and functioning properly. The role demands good problem-solving abilities in order to respond to concerns or issues that may arise with the goal of turning negative guest experiences into positive ones.

The requirements for the Director position include demonstrated supervisory experience (preferably of a large staff) in the hospitality industry or in a museum setting, exceptional customer service and organizational skills, and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide variety of staff and visitors. Must be available Tuesday through Sunday with evening hours on Wednesdays and Fridays as well as holidays. During special exhibitions, additional hours will be required. An interest or knowledge of the arts is highly desirable.

To apply, please create a single document containing a cover letter and resume to upload with your application.

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INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC DESIGNER - INFORMATION & INTERPRETIVE TECHNOLOGY
Working collaboratively with the division’s video/audio production staff along with writers, graphic designers, and editors across the Museum, the Interactive Graphic Designer role develops graphics to ensure a cohesive, high-quality aesthetic in support of the Museum’s interactive vision, and museum visitor presentation goals.

Primary responsibilities:
• Develop graphics and layouts to enhance User Interface and User Experience
• Adapt and optimize type treatments, graphics, photo and design elements for a variety of outputs channels, primarily in-gallery presentations, mobile applications and websites
• Develop work-flow structure to meet deadlines
• Distinguish our media by leveraging user-centered creative design and technology
• Work with team members to create innovative web/in-gallery/mobile design concepts
• Assist in determining overall interactive structure, flow, and user experience
• Prototype design/functional concepts and collaborate on creative vision
• Thorough experience in user interface design and creation
• Assist with interactive style guide and best practices documentation

Qualified candidates will have 3 or more years experience as a user experience designer or interactive designer with a portfolio that demonstrates superior visual skills along with process and thinking. Candidates should have a mastery of design and production tools, including Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. Proficiency in creating graphics for mobile applications and web sites required. Must have the ability to turn creative direction and output channel requirements into visual experiences with an understanding of how design affects site performance/load time, and effective optimization techniques. Position requires the ability to propose design solutions based on best practices, fundamental design, and usability principles. Seeking someone with the motivation to continuously research and learn different methods and techniques to provide a variety of solutions. Experience in a non-profit environment useful.

To apply, please create a single document that contains a cover letter and resume to upload with your application. In addition, please include samples of your work. If you have an online portfolio, include the link in your cover letter/resume. If you do not have an online portfolio, you may email your samples to jobs@philamusuem.org.

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INTERACTIVE DEVELOPER - INFORMATION & INTERPRETIVE TECHNOLOGY
The Interactive Developer will work with technical and non-technical Museum staff to develop compelling interactive experiences both onsite and online. Development projects will include in-gallery multimedia applications, mobile and web development. An extensive knowledge of mobile web development and a sophisticated knowledge of user-interface development is required. The applications will all center on presenting combinations of media, including video, animations, audio, imagery and graphics. Experience in programming digital media is required. Flash development experience is desired.

The Interactive Developer will assist in determining overall interactive structure, flow and user experience. This position will research/prototype new methods and technologies as well as develop methods of integrating new functionality with existing backend solutions. The Developer will assist in the development of a reusable code/widget library.

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of 3 years of professional Web design and mobile application experience with a degree in Computer Science or a related field. Work experience in a new media studio/agency is preferred. Position requires senior level experience with HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript. Must be adept at utilizing advanced Web technologies such as PHP, mySQL, ASP, XML, and JavaScript Frameworks. A firm understanding of best practices based on user-centered design, agile and responsive principles is required. Experience with Section 508 Accessibility guidelines and prior museum experience are all plusses. Successful candidates will be highly self-motivated team players, with the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Position requires the motivation to continuously research and learn different methods and technologies to provide a variety of the latest solutions.

To apply, create a single document that contains a cover letter and resume to uploaded with your application.

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ASSOCIATE CURATOR OF MODERN AMERICAN ART - AMERICAN ART
The department of the Philadelphia Museum of art which has specific responsibility for the care of American Art seeks a curator who can work collectively with the staff; as well as bringing a specific interest and expertise in modern paintings and sculpture made in the United States or by American artists working abroad. As a member of the Museum’s curatorial staff, the Associate Curator of Modern American Art is expected to participate in all aspects of the work of the Museum to enable it to fulfill its mission and to maintain the highest standards of scholarship, connoisseurship, and professional practices in the field.

The department is involved with ongoing cataloguing projects of the permanent collection; preparing for temporary exhibitions both focusing specifically on our own collections, as well as broader international projects. Coordination of close working relationships with our colleagues in the Conservation labs is essential to encourage and assist their technical research in examination of and work on the collections. A very active relationship with local as well as international scholars, dealers, collectors and museum colleagues is assumed, as well as willingness through our own Development department and independent initiative to actively pursue funding for acquisitions, reinstallation projects and exhibitions.

As with the entire museum, this Department is poised at a moment of high ambition and building responsibilities, which require both substantial concrete knowledge and skills, but also an imaginative spirit as we rethink perceived notions about the "proper” interpretation and presentation of works of art, their public accessibility and issues of the cultural context in which we present and interpret the substantial holdings in our care.

The individual who holds this position must possess a broad familiarity with the history of Modern art and, more specifically, a detailed knowledge of the history of American painting and sculpture during the first half of the 20th century. Position requires a Master's degree (PhD desirable), and 3-5 years experience in museum or related academic post. S/he will have a proven record of research and curatorial achievement (i.e., the development and coordination of exhibitions, the acquisition of works of art, and collections research) in this field. In addition to a demonstrated ability to work successfully with others—museum staff, volunteers, and diverse public constituencies—to achieve institutional objectives, s/he must have a broad knowledge of museum practices in the related fields of education and public programs, conservation, collections management, budget management, marketing, development and external affairs. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential, as is an ability to work with databases, word processing, and other computing tools that the staff is expected to use on a regular basis.

Application Instructions:
• Create a single document that contains a cover letter and resume to be uploaded with your application.
• Candidates without a social security number should decline the background check section. This does not impact the status of your application.

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CONSERVATION SCIENTIST - CONSERVATION
The Museum is seeking candidates for the position of conservation scientist to undertake scientific research and analysis for the preservation and scholarly interpretation of the Museum’s collections. Technical responsibilities of the position include: 1) collaborating with conservators, curators, scientists and educators at the PMA and other institutions to promote/advance/regarding scientific conservation and art historical research, 2) providing reports of analytical findings and publishing research in scholarly journals and papers at professional conferences, 3) expanding laboratory resources through grant proposals and in-kind donations, and 4) selecting, using and maintaining analytical instruments in the lab.

Other responsibilities include: supervising and facilitating the research of laboratory interns, students, and volunteers, and encouraging their professional development, proposing and implementing an annual laboratory budget with the Senior Scientist, initiating and maintaining professional collaborations with university and corporate laboratories, extending the museum’s outreach programs locally and beyond, and contributing leadership to professional organizations.

Minimum Qualifications
• Graduate degree [Ph.D. preferred] in a physical science or related discipline and 6+ years professional experience in a Museum, academic or corporate research laboratory.
• Supplemental conservation, fine arts or art history degree.
• Competency in analytical technologies such as FTIR, GCMS, SEM, EDS, XRD, Raman and related software applications.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Laboratory management experience.
Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

To apply, create a single document that contains a letter of application stating interests and qualifications, a resume, and the names and contact information of three references.

Application Instructions:
• Create a single document to uploaded with your application.
• Candidates without a social security number should decline the background check section. This does not impact the status of your application.

While our applicant system requests personal information for the purposes of background checks, you are not required to complete this section. To decline, please leave this section blank and click “no”. Your response does not impact your application status.

For questions about this posting please contact Chris at (215) 684-7542. Application screening will begin on August 1, 2013 and continues until position filled.

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