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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


Capital Budget Officer

As a senior member of the Museum’s Finance department, the Capital Budget Officer will work with limited supervision and take full responsibility to oversee and manage all aspects of the Museum’s capital budgets.

Responsibilities
  • Develop an annual capital project and maintenance budget along with a process to closely manage it along with the President and CFO; including developing timelines, written policies and procedures and identifying critical budgetary issues.
  • Analyze operational issues that impact the budget and provide strategies and recommendations.
  • Track and develop all documentation needed for City and State funded capital budgets, grants and support.
  • Manage the Core Project and other Museum capital project budgets, including both hard and soft costs for the project.
  • Work closely with internal colleagues in Facilities and Operations as well as with the Museum’s Owner’s Representative, Aegis and contractor, LF Driscoll to review, approve and process all Core Project initiatives.
  • Maintain financial records for the capital projects; provide accurate and timely reporting on the financial activity of Core Project and other capital and maintenance projects.
  • Present status concise reports on various capital projects.
  • Develop financial models for short-term and long-term capital project forecasts and cash flows.
  • Working with the CFO, assist in developing long range financial forecasts, incorporating the financial impacts of the Museum’s capital programs with other Museum strategies and initiatives.
  • Recommend policy and procedure changes to management based on financial and operational analysis.
Qualifications:
We are seeking candidates who have operated as a senior-level financial staff member with extensive financial management experience; MBA/CPA preferred. Candidates should have experience working with funded grants and the associated required reporting. A minimum of five years of construction budgeting experience needed. This position will communicate across a broad audience so superior written and oral communications skills as well as effective leadership, management, team building, and supervisory skills will be essential.

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Gallery Maintenance and Storage Technician

The Museum seeks a careful and diligent Gallery Maintenance & Storage Technician for routine and special projects involving the cleaning of works of art on display, display/storage furniture (such as platforms), Plexiglas/glass cases, and occasionally the building fabric itself. Work is primarily performed in the Museum’s public spaces (Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Perelman Building, and the Rodin Museum), storage facilities, and several historic houses. Some projects may involve working on a ladder, a single- or double-person hydraulic lift, or scaffolding at heights of up to 20/30 feet.

Technicians must be able to move equipment and should be able to lift 35 lbs. with ease. Candidates must be able to work on delicate and repetitive tasks, which require very close attention, good hand skills, the use of tools and color matching skills. The ability to focus on the task, good three-dimensional perception, and sensitivity to a wide variety of materials and their condition is necessary. Most work is carried out in small teams under the supervision of a team leader/senior gallery maintenance staff member. Technicians must work cooperatively within the group for the proper execution of the tasks and the safety of the works of art. Candidates with prior relevant work experience will be preferred.

This is a part-time position of up to two days a week. Some schedule flexibility available.

To apply, please attach a cover letter and resume to submit with your application.

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Assistant/Associate Curator, European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
Application Deadline: March 31, 2017

The Museum seeks a specialist in European decorative arts and sculpture after 1700 to fill an open position at the rank of assistant or associate curator depending upon the successful candidate’s level of experience. The Museum’s holdings in this field are particularly strong in 18th century French and English woodwork, furniture, and decorative arts as well as modern and contemporary design.

The individual appointed to this position will be responsible for all aspects of the care, presentation, and development of the Museum’s important holdings of European furniture and decorative arts and will play a key role in developing the collection and producing relevant exhibitions and publications. As a member of the Museum’s curatorial staff, s/he will be expected to participate in all aspects of the work of the Museum in fulfillment of its Mission and to maintain the highest standards of scholarship, connoisseurship, and professional practices in the field.

Requirements:
The successful candidate will be a proven scholar with demonstrated excellence in collections development, exhibitions, and publications. S/he must possess a broad familiarity with the history of art and a detailed knowledge of European decorative arts and sculpture from 1700 to the present. S/he will have a record of research and curatorial achievement, excellent communication skills in both writing and public speaking, and a good command of at least one European language. S/he must have demonstrated ability to work successfully with a broad range of colleagues, collectors, volunteers, and visitors, possess good computer skills including databases, word processing, and other normal office applications experience. S/he must have an M. A. degree with a minimum of three years relevant experience in the field. Ph.D. preferred but not required.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV with your application by March 31, 2017, along with three letters of reference. Interviews will be conducted in the spring of 2017.

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Associate Curator of 18th and 19th Century European Painting and Sculpture

The Philadelphia Museum of Art seeks an expert in 18th and 19th century European painting and sculpture for a curatorial position at the associate curatorial level. The Museum’s European Painting and Sculpture collection comprises nearly 5,000 objects and is particularly strong in 18th century English painting, portrait miniatures and waxes, and 19th century French painting and sculpture.

The Associate Curator of 18th and 19th century European Painting and Sculpture is responsible for all aspects of the care, presentation, and development of the Museum’s important holdings of European art and will play a key role in developing the collection and producing relevant exhibitions and publications. As a member of the Museum’s curatorial staff, the Associate Curator of 18th and 19th Century European Painting and Sculpture is expected to participate in aspects of the work of the Museum and to enable it to fulfill its Mission and to maintain the highest standards of scholarship, connoisseurship, and professional practices in the field.

Requirements:
Candidates will be proven scholars with demonstrated excellence in collections development, exhibitions, and publications. Must possess a broad familiarity with the history of art and a detailed knowledge of European painting and sculpture from 1750 to 1900. Will have a demonstrated record of research and curatorial achievement. Must have excellent communication skills in both writing and public speaking and possess a good command of spoken and written French and/or other relevant languages. Must have demonstrated ability to work successfully with a broad range of Museum visitors, collectors, volunteers, and colleagues. Will possess good computer skills including databases, word processing, and other normal office applications experience. Minimum three to five years relevant experience in the field. Ph.D. preferred.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV with your application. Interviews will be conducted in Fall of 2016.

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Grants Manager

The Philadelphia Museum of Art 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 foundation, corporate, 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.

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Corporate Relations Manager

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is currently seeking an energetic corporate fundraiser to manage its Corporate Partners annual giving program. This position is primarily responsible for advancing this annual giving program within the Museum’s Institutional Support area, including the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of Corporate Partners. Duties include researching and cultivating new corporate prospects; managing and stewarding a portfolio of existing donors; and preparing corporate grant proposals and reports for unrestricted support. This is a unique opportunity for a development professional to increase the Museum’s corporate support as it advances a comprehensive campaign. Requirements include a Bachelor's degree, Master’s degree preferred. Minimum three years of progressive experience in fundraising, preferably in an arts or educational setting. Experience with corporate community or corporate philanthropy strongly preferred. Candidate must demonstrate exceptional communications 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 philanthropy landscape is an advantage. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs is required; familiarity with Raiser’s Edge and Adobe Acrobat is an advantage.

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Coordinator of Evening Programs

Reporting directly to the Manager of Evening Programs, the Coordinator of Evening Programs will select, book, manage and present the Friday Night Live Music program. A successful candidate will have broad programming experience with more specialized knowledge of live music. This work involves direct communication with internal departments such as Audio Visual, STARR catering, Visitor Services and Membership to ensure programmatic success. A successful candidate will possess strong skills in collaboration, organization, and attention to detail. The Coordinator will also work collaboratively with the Curator of Public Programs and the Manager of Evening Programs to implement large scale evening programs that include in-gallery activities and performance.

Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Booking, managing and staffing live music performers for weekly Friday Night program.
  • Contribute to other performance and live music related projects at the museum.
  • Accomplishing weekly administrative tasks aligned with Friday Night programs including program memos, floor plans, and budgeting.
  • Providing timely program information at weekly and monthly planning meetings.
As a member of the Department of Public Programs, the Coordinator of Evening Programs will participate in general departmental brainstorming and fill in to help in other activities as requested. This position requires excellent organizational and communication skills, and proven experience working in a busy, team environment. Weekend and evening work is required.

You are:
  • Inspired by connecting the public to the arts, both visual and performing.
  • Tapped into the local arts and culture scene.
  • Comfortable working with tight deadlines and in a fast paced work environment.
  • Nimble and adaptable.
  • Open to multiple points of view and avenues for problem solving.
  • Confident in working independently or taking direction.
  • Energized by working collaboratively with others around a shared purpose.
  • A strong communicator who is professional with colleagues and the public.
Additional Requirements: Ability to sit at a desk and work on a computer for long stretches of time and ability to travel long distances inside the Museum is required. Ability to concentrate on individual work within an active and open office environment.

To apply, please attach a cover letter and resume to submit with your application.

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Museum Educator, Adult Learning

Reporting to the Manager of Adult Learning, the Museum Educator will contribute to learning opportunities (talks, tours, courses and lectures) for general adult learners and Museum Guides around the permanent collection and special exhibitions. This work involves communication with curators, the audio visual team, and the departments of Communications and Marketing and Membership and Visitor Services, and requires strong skills in collaboration, presentation, organization, and attention to detail. In his/her teaching role, the Museum Educator, Adult Learning will teach in the galleries and train docents, as overseen by the Manager. As a member of the Department of Public Programs, the Museum Educator will participate in general departmental brainstorming and fill in to help in other activities as requested.

Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Planning and staffing lectures and talks
  • Teaching In-gallery conversations, lectures and courses, for the adult public as well as Museum guides
  • Liaise with curators on behalf of Public Programs on special ex as assigned
The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in Art History (with course work reflecting the range of the Museum’s collection a plus), excellent organizational and communication skills, and proven experience working in a busy, team environment. Weekend and evening work is required.

You are:
  • Inspired by helping adult learners connect with works of art.
  • Open to multiple points of view and avenues for problem solving.
  • Confident in working independently or taking direction.
  • Energized by working collaboratively with others around a shared purpose.
  • A strong communicator who is professional with colleagues and the public.
Additional Requirements: Ability to sit at a desk and work on a computer for long stretches of time and ability to travel long distances inside the Museum is required. Ability to concentrate on individual work within an active and open office environment.

To apply, please attach a cover letter and resume to submit with your application.

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Project Administrator

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is undergoing a multi-year renovation and expansion project and is looking for a Project Administrator to manage administrative tasks for the ongoing project. This individual reports to the Capital Project Manager and will work closely with other members of the Capital Project team as well as the Museum Facilities & Operations and Finance departments, outside contractors, vendors, and other individuals/organizations working on the project. The Project Administrator handles a numbers of functions involved in the continued operation of the construction project.

The successful candidate must have at least 4 years of administrative experience preferably with a construction company or facilities management firm, knowledge of and proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel, and ability to manage multiple tasks with accuracy and efficiency. Qualified candidates will be extremely detail-oriented and have the ability to organize multiple high volume projects at once.

Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Coordinate communications across project teams to ensure all members are informed and up-to-date on the work in progress
  • Prepare and distribute daily and monthly reports to project teams
  • Manage invoice processing and insurance tracking
  • Manage and maintain all contracts including but not limited to processing change orders, purchase orders and requisitions
  • Perform administrative tasks such as, but not limited to, records keeping, scheduling, timekeeping, maintaining office supplies, answering phones, and keeping meeting minutes
  • Ensure adherence to project guidelines as outlined in the project scope

  • Please submit a cover letter and résumé with your online application.

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Human Resources Associate

What We Do
We're Philadelphia's art museum, a landmark building, a world-renowned collection. A place that welcomes everyone. We bring the arts to life, inspiring visitors—through scholarly study or creative play—to discover the creative spirit that lies within each of us. We connect people with the arts in rich and varied ways, making the experience of the Museum surprising, lively, and always memorable.

How You Will Contribute
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is looking for a dynamic and customer-focused individual to join the Human Resources team. The HR Associate, as the first point of contact, will be integral in ensuring Museum employees, applicants and guests are fully supported. This individual will have the opportunity to work closely with a wide variety of departments across the Museum providing support in a variety of functional HR areas. The successful candidate will be bright, engaging and empathetic, and have a passion for problem solving and helping others.

Specifically, you will…
• Support employees by being the first responder on any questions or issues related, but not limited, to benefits, employee relations, performance management, onboarding, policy implementation and compliance
• Maintain the Museum’s HRIS ensuring data integrity, working closely with payroll and generating reports
• Implement a rigorous recruitment and onboarding process which effectively supports hiring managers and ensures applicants have a positive experience
• Provide administrative support to the HR team including record keeping, file maintenance, and HRIS data entry

Your diverse background includes…
• An aptitude for detail and accuracy with excellent organization skills
• Ability to handle and maintain sensitive and confidential information
• Effective verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to balance strong customer focus with competing priorities under deadline pressure
• Ability to handle and maintain sensitive and confidential information
• Strong computer proficiency including knowledge of HR/payroll software (ADP experience a plus)
• BA/BS in business, human resources, or related field
• Minimum of two years of HR experience
• Genuine desire to build Philadelphia’s place for creative play

Who We Are
Our values define who we are. They drive the way we do things and the decisions we make. We are open – we welcome everyone, opening eyes and minds to the expressive power of the arts. We are connected – we sustain and strengthen the communities we serve, bringing together diverse audiences. We are vital – we bring the arts to life, engaging visitors from Philadelphia and around the world. We are provocative – we believe that the arts can change the way we understand ourselves and how we see the world.

Working Together
We expect every employee, department, and division to work collaboratively with all others, inspired by a shared purpose. We respect each other as individuals and colleagues. We encourage innovation and support one another’s efforts, recognizing that innovation involves risk. We are an equal opportunity employer that actively seeks to employ a diverse group of people who embody our values.

What We Offer
Our employees are at the center of the Museum. We want to ensure they are engaged in their work and rewarded for a job well done. We offer generous benefits and compensation such as:
• Extensive paid time off, including four weeks’ vacation, five personal days, and twelve sick days per year
• Retirement savings program with Museum match
• Excellent health, dental, and vision benefits at low cost to employees
• Fully paid life insurance and long-term disability insurance
• Museum Perks – tickets for special exhibitions, store and café discounts, free general admission for immediate family, reciprocal memberships with local and national museums, and more.

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Director of Human Resources

The Philadelphia Museum of Art seeks a Director of Human Resources with responsibility for developing, communicating and coordinating the implementation of museum-wide human resources initiatives which support the museum’s mission and strategic plans. This position reports to the Chief Operating Officer and is part of the Museum’s management team. The director of human resources will lead and direct a team of HR professionals in a broad range of functions including, but not limited to, HR strategic and operations planning, recruitment and staffing; employment policies and procedures; compensation and benefits programs; performance management; staff development, training and recognition programs; employee relations and regulatory compliance.

The successful candidate will be a systematic thinker who sees the big picture but is also focused on key HR functional responsibilities and activities. She/he achieves results through intellect, creativity, and personal warmth; is astute at building effective relationships and credibility with a large and diverse group of internal and external stakeholders; is collegial and comfortable with others. Candidate uses process and collaboration to achieve results; is fair, personable and open, but disciplined to ensure goals are met. Qualifications also include a bachelor’s degree in human resources, business or related field, a minimum of 5-8 years of progressively responsible human resources management experience, and a track record of successfully leading human resources initiatives in a service-oriented organization of comparable size/complexity. Prefer experience in both a for-profit and non-profit environment. SPHR or PHR certification is preferred.

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Web Developer

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is seeking a Web Developer to work collaboratively with Museum staff to develop innovative online user experiences that are aligned with the Museum’s goals of audience development, visitor experience, activating the collection and civic engagement. The Web Developer will manage all aspects of the Museum’s website and will supervise Web staff responsible for the creation of online interactives. He/she will be responsible for effectively communicating user experience, information architecture, and design practices to internal stakeholders using design tools, visual communications, and narrative vision; and will advocate for the innovative use of technology in all aspects of the Museum’s marketing, curatorial, education and visitor services programs.

Specific functions of the Web Developer position include, but are not limited to: serving as the lead developer and technical expert in designing, developing, and maintaining innovative, dynamic, and complex digital applications online; configuring and optimizing the Museum’s online digital environment and system architecture; and developing the connections between content management system (CMS), collections information system (CIS), linked data, application programming interfaces (APIs), a front –end MVC layer which he/she will maintain, and other shared systems, web services, and data sources.

He/she will be building and maintaining a content workflow system, via an API, to enable staff members to create, edit, and publish content to the website and other digital outlets. This will require creating and maintaining permissions management, review processes and publishing functionalities.

He/she will also be responsible for prototyping and delivering user-centered software solutions for search and discovery; serving as the Museum's primary expert on technical matters concerning web, semantic web, and other software applications; integrating online and infrastructure systems to feed content to all digital applications; researching existing and emerging technologies to determine appropriate methods of content delivery and presentation; and advising on applications, systems and metadata and writing technical documentation and specifications.

Qualified candidate will have at least 5 years of agency (or institution) experience supervising and managing website development projects as well as a degree in Computer Science, Visual Communication, Interface Design, or equivalent work experience. Additional qualifications include:

• Ability to develop and produce multimedia websites and applications using best practices for user experience and search engine optimization and technologies such as PHP, JavaScript, Ajax, jQuery, SQL, MySQL, HTML5 and CSS3.

• Skilled in writing code for large-scale, dynamic web applications, including knowledge of a programming language for a framework such as PHP, Python, Perl, or Java, and most especially, a front-end JavaScript MVC framework. Knowledge of an advanced JavaScript framework (i.e. Node, Angular, React, Backbone) is highly desirable.

• Extensive API development experience.

• Expert knowledge of content management systems and web development frameworks such as Drupal 7 and WordPress.

• Knowledge of cross-platform, digital formats for multimedia delivery and digital asset management, including text, images, video, and audio on web, mobile devices, and tablets.

• Skilled in interpersonal relations and communications in order to provide advisory services and establish productive and collaborative working relationships.

• Knowledge of linked data and semantic web technologies such as RDF, XML, SPARQL, JSON-LD, or Schema.org.

• Knowledge of analytics and reporting software and systems, especially Google Analytics.

• Experience in SEO techniques and maintenance.

• Understanding of video and audio production and delivery.

• Understanding of traditional advertising channels and campaign development.

• Demonstrable knowledge of multiple software applications, web services, and cross platform execution.

• Strong technical skills focused on current web and mobile device content development and delivery.

• Demonstrated ability to multi-task, handling frequent interruptions and shifting priorities.

• Excellent written and verbal communication problem analysis and problem-solving skills.

• Excellent staff management skills to nurture and lead a web development team.

• Strong attention to detail.

• Experience with a version control system (such as Git)

• Knowledge of automated testing (TDD/BDD)

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

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Technical Services Librarian

Reporting to the Director of the Library and Archives, the Technical Services Librarian works with and maintains a wide range of library assets from special/rare library materials to electronic resources, born-digital/digitized content, link resolvers and search aggregators. The Librarian is responsible for the library’s online catalog and has a leadership role in coordinating, formulating, reviewing and documenting cataloging and metadata policies and procedures.

Qualified candidates will have a minimum three years of cataloging, electronic resources and database maintenance experience in a museum or research library environment using an integrated library system (ILS). A BA in arts or humanities is required with an ALA-accredited Master of Library Science or Information Science degree, or its equivalent in theory, training, and practice.

An ideal candidate should also possess the following skills and experience:
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating and implementing special cataloging projects and managing metadata, born-digital and digitized objects.
  • Knowledge of MARC, RDA/AACR2, LCSH, LC authorities, LC classification and shelf listing required.
  • Familiarity with other metadata standards, such as Dublin Core, XML, CDWA, CCO, and other data/information management tools/systems.
  • Great attention to detail required.
  • Excellent organizational and follow-through skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing procedures and documentation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact well with vendors and colleagues.
  • An aptitude for technology with a demonstrated ability in managing records/data in various information and library systems.
To apply, please attach a cover letter and resume to submit with your application.

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Library and Archives Specialist

As a key member of the Library and Archives team, the Library and Archives Specialist assists with operations across the department. Working under the direction of the Technical Services Librarian, the Specialist is responsible for performing a wide range of tasks and procedures primarily related to: interlibrary loan; paging and shelving; metadata creation; copy cataloging and serials. The Specialist will also support and perform library, archival and copyright reference research; and help with records management.

Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated ability in maintaining records and data in various information, library, and archival systems, as well as a familiarity with metadata standards such as Dublin Core, MARC, AACR2/RDA, LCSH, LC authorities, and LC classification and shelf listing. A Bachelor's degree is required. This position requires experience in copy-cataloging procedures or database maintenance guidelines. An ideal candidate will have a strong attention to detail, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and an aptitude for technology.

To apply, please attach a cover letter and resume to submit with your application.

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The William T. Ranney Director of Publishing
Application deadline: February 1, 2017

The Museum seeks applicants for The William T. Ranney Director of Publishing. The individual holding this position is responsible for the planning and management of the publications program of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Supervising a staff of six professionals with expertise in the editing and production of scholarly publications, the Director of Publishing oversees the development and production—both in print and in digital media—of exhibition catalogues, books on the collection ranging from monographs to comprehensive catalogues, and general interest publications related to the Museum and its activities, especially in the field of education.

Qualified candidates will have a M.A. in Art History or related field, Ph.D. preferred, with at least ten years of relevant experience in scholarly publications. In addition to a demonstrated ability to work successfully with others—e.g., museum staff, external authors, designers, and printers— s/he must have a broad knowledge of publishing, including editorial practices, budgeting, and book production, and well as an understanding of emerging trends in the digital publication of scholarly content. Familiarity with international trade publishing, including the negotiation of contracts with publishers, distributers, and exhibition partners is essential.

Proven ability to establish and meet complex deadlines of multiple projects and to develop and adhere to budgets. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential, as is an ability to work with databases.

Application deadline: February 1, 2017.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume.

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Sales Associate

Sales Associates at the Philadelphia Museum of Art take a critical and collaborative role optimizing the visitors’ store experience and driving revenue. Sales Associates may also be assigned to receiving and shipping product and driving store replenishment to maximize sales and profitability. The position participates in all areas of store operations and merchandising. Sales Associates are central to the daily and weekly store goals and objectives. Sales Associates maintain organized and pristine work areas in the stores and distribution center. Sales Associates support fulfillment of customer orders in-store and online and may orchestrate the flow of inventory to the sales floor throughout the day. The position is required to easily transition from the sales floor to the distribution center in order to serve the critical need and priorities at any given time. Sales Associates foster a positive environment in all locations and demonstrate the responsibility of store staff to smile and be enthusiastic on the job. Applicants must be available to work a flexible schedule including weekends, evenings and holidays as needed.

Essential Skills and Qualifications
1. Motivated to build an optimal visitors’ experience and achieve Retail sales and profit goals through all means including sales, inventory management, merchandising, and visual display.
2. Driven by superior customer service with a focus on selling.
3. Able to learn quickly and retain large amounts of product knowledge.
4. Intuitive in communicating information to visitors with equal ability to listen.
5. Excellent organizational and efficiency skills.
6. Works well under pressure and time constraints within a fast-paced environment.
7. Team player who works well with others and shows courtesy and respect to colleagues.
8. Willing to assume responsibility and act accordingly.
9. Dependable.
10. Possesses good interpersonal skills with the ability of influencing visitors’ buying decisions.

Responsibilities
1. Provide exemplary customer service and sell.
2. Practice open and candid communication with sales associates and other staff.
3. Operate Retail technology systems and customer check-out procedures and teach others to do the same. Process sales quickly.
4. Adhere to strict cash handling procedures.
5. Maintain store equipment and fixtures as needed.
6. Manage and/or execute timely merchandise flow, replenishment and recovery.
7. Evaluate store level opportunities and critique merchandise assortments.
8. Track shipments as necessary.
9. Investigate and reconcile inventory discrepancies.
10. Participate with merchandising team on seasonal, core and new product assortments to determine placement and presentation in stores.
11. Maintain safe, organized, clean and secure work environments.
12. Relay accurate product information and project a knowledgeable and confident image. Teach others to do the same.

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Fellowships


Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellowship
Application deadline: March 15, 2017

The Museum seeks outstanding scholars for a post-doctoral fellowship funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This two-year fellowship, with a possible third-year renewal, provides training to scholars interested in curatorial careers in art museums while also supporting scholarly research related to the collections of the Museum. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the premier art institutions of the world with more than 225,000 objects representing diverse cultures. The collections are divided among eight curatorial departments: American Art; Costume and Textiles; East Asian Art; European Decorative Arts and Sculpture; European Painting before 1900, the John G. Johnson Collection, and the Rodin Museum; Indian and Himalayan Art; Modern and Contemporary Art; and Prints, Drawings, and Photographs.

Mellon Fellows join the appropriate curatorial department, collaborating closely with an individual curator as well as with other curatorial, conservation, education, information services and registrarial staff. Each Fellow will have access to the collections and to the Museum’s library, and will partake of all the professional privileges extended to Museum staff.

Working in consultation with the supervising curator, Mellon Fellows will develop individual projects that complement their research interests and the priorities of the department. Research projects that contribute to the museum’s scholarly publications or exhibitions drawn from the permanent collections are encouraged. In addition, as part of their general training, Fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of museum activities, such as exhibition and program planning, volunteer training, art history lectures and gallery tours.

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. or have a proven record of equivalent accomplishment. Candidates must demonstrate scholarly excellence and promise as well as a strong interest in a museum career. Mellon Fellows will receive a competitive starting salary. Benefits and a travel allowance will also be provided.

Applications must be recieved by March 15th and include the following material:
  • A cover letter outlining the candidate’s interest in the fellowship.
  • A statement, not to exceed four double-spaced pages, describing the applicant’s area of research and potential relationship to the Museum’s collections.
  • A copy of a published paper or a writing sample.
  • Curriculum vitae of education, employment, honors, awards, and publications.
  • Three letters of recommendation sent directly to the address below.
Please submit applications to:
Human Resources Department
Philadelphia Museum of Art
P.O. Box 7646
Philadelphia, PA 19101-7646
Ref: Mellon Fellowship

All applications will be reviewed by the Director’s Office of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and a fellowship search team including the relevant curatorial department. The fellowships will begin pending candidate availability.
The Center for American Art Summer Fellowships
Application Deadline: February 15, 2017
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is looking for graduate students to fill two Summer Fellowships which are supported by the Center for American Art.

Fellowship #1 One summer fellow will be chosen to assist in the Museum’s Department of American Art, contributing to ongoing collection research and exhibition preparation. Graduate students in art history or related fields with an interest in curatorial studies and American painting and sculpture before 1960 are encouraged to apply.

Fellowship #2 One summer fellow will be chosen to assist the Curator of American Decorative Arts in the Museum’s Department of American Art, contributing to ongoing research and writing in preparation for the forthcoming catalogue of the Museum’s American silver collection. Graduate students in art history or related fields with an interest in American decorative arts are encouraged to apply.

The summer fellows will be expected to work ten (10) weeks between June 1 and August 31, 2017.

The fellowship stipend is $4,000.

How to Apply
Please complete an online application and include the following:
- A letter describing your interest and preparation for this position
- Curriculum vitae with education, employment, publications and honors
- Three references with phone number and email addresses

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Barra American Art Fellowship - Academic Year
Application Deadline: February 15, 2017
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is looking to fill the Barra American Art Fellowship for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. This position is generously endowed by The Barra Foundation in honor of Robert L. McNeil, Jr., with additional support provided in 2017-18 by Mr. and Mrs. William C. Buck and from the Robert L. McNeil Endowments for American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

One fellow will be chosen to join the Department of American Art during the academic year. The fellow will work full-time, assisting four days a week in ongoing department research and exhibition projects, with one day reserved for personal research, writing, or travel. Applicants should have completed their M.A. degree in art history or a related field and propose a thesis or area of research interest that can take advantage of the resources of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and other area libraries and institutions. Priority will be given to those with projects relating to the Museum’s collection or exhibition program, and to students from the Philadelphia region. Fellows will have library privileges at the PMA and the University of Pennsylvania. At the conclusion of the term, the Barra Fellow will be expected to give a lecture and submit a paper reflecting work done during the residency.

The fellow will be expected to work full-time (35 hours per week) during the academic year from September 2017 through August 2018.

The fellowship stipend is $40,000 over twelve months with additional research and travel funds and two weeks of discretionary time off.

How to Apply
Please complete an online application and include the following:
• A letter describing your interest and preparation for this position
• Curriculum vitae with education, employment, publications and honors
• Three references with phone number and email addresses

In addition to your online application, please send a writing sample by mail and direct one of your referees to write on your behalf to:

Department of American Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art
P.O. Box 7646
Philadelphia, PA 19101
Re: Barra Fellowship

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Margaret R. Mainwaring Curatorial Fellowship
Application Deadline: March 10, 2017.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art announces a two-year (first year renewable) Curatorial Fellowship in Prints, Drawings, and Photographs beginning on July 1, 2017. The fellowship provides firsthand experience with curatorial work in the graphic arts. A Master’s degree in art history or related field is required; candidates should have demonstrated a commitment to scholarship in art history and an ability to work collaboratively. Fellows participate in all activities of a large, active curatorial department with a collection of more than 150,000 works of art on paper, located in new, state-of-the art facilities: exhibition and loan preparation; object research and cataloguing; study room supervision; and daily administrative tasks. Fellows have the opportunity to organize an exhibition from the permanent collection during second year of the fellowship. Position includes travel stipend and benefits. No telephone calls please. EOE.

To apply, please attach a letter of application stating goals, a resume, and the names and contact information of three references to submit with your application.

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Curatorial Fellowship, European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
Application Deadline: March 1, 2017
The Museum announces a two-year Curatorial Fellowship in European Decorative Arts and Sculpture beginning on September 1, 2017. This fellowship is intended to provide individuals who have completed their graduate training in the field with firsthand curatorial experience. A Master’s degree in art history or related field is required as well as proficiency in at least one European language. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a commitment to art-historical scholarship, to the interpretation and display of works of art, and to the engagement of the public through educational programming. The Curatorial Fellow will participate in all activities of the department which is responsible for a collection of over 20,000 objects, ranging in date from the Middle Ages to the present and including arms and armor, furniture, woodwork, ceramics, glass, metalwork, posters, wallpaper, tapestries, and sculpture before 1800. The work that the Curatorial Fellow will be expected to undertake includes, but is not limited to, object research and cataloguing, public inquiries, exhibition and loan preparation, gallery reinstallation, and administration. Fellows have the opportunity to organize an exhibition and/or gallery reinstallation from the permanent collection during the second year of the fellowship.

To apply, please send a letter of application stating goals, a resume, a writing sample, and the names and contact information of three references by March 1, 2017. Applicants will be notified by June 1, 2017. The Fellowship will begin by September 2017.

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