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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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Administrative Assistant - Women's Committee

What We Do
The Women’s Committee was founded in 1883 by Elizabeth Duane Gillespie, a great-granddaughter of Benjamin Franklin. Mrs. Gillespie was a notable Philadelphian in her own right who organized many philanthropic endeavors including the Women’s Pavilion at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition. The present Women’s Committee continues that tradition of community service as an independently chartered volunteer organization dedicated to supporting the Museum.

Today’s Women’s Committee has 45 active members who produce events such as the annual nationally acclaimed Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, the biennial Photography Competition, as well as opening night galas for special exhibitions at the Museum. Over the years the Committee has also managed projects such as Small Indulgences, ArtWorks, a cookbook, a greeting card competition, and HolidayCard. The Committee funds the Museum Guides program and Form In Art.

How You Will Contribute
The Women’s Committee Administrative Assistant (WCAA) provides skilled administrative support to the Women’s Committee Director, helping to manage competing demands. You will work closely with other Museum staff and volunteers to coordinate information, meetings, events, and projects and special initiatives as assigned, including but not limited to the Craft Show, Boutique on the Balcony and Museum galas. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to perform in a high-volume, fast-paced office environment with discretion, diplomacy, and professional poise.

Specifically, you will…
• Provides daily administrative support to Women’s Committee President and to Director.
• Coordinates standard office functions including, but not limited to, mail and e-mail, telephones, faxes, copying and ordering office supplies.
• Supports constituent relationships on behalf of the Director, especially those with members of the volunteer committees and Craft Show artists and patrons.
• Updates and maintains website as necessary (Word Press).
• Maintains various mailing list databases, including committee lists and donor lists in MS Access.
• Answers, screens and directs call as appropriate.
• Assists with typing and editing of memos, letters, lists and other text as needed.
• Maintains Director’s calendar electronically, and coordinates meetings, events, and programs for the Director.
• Helps to respond to internal and external inquiries; prepares and distributes written and electronic correspondence and information.
• Provides support for Women’s Committee and Craft Show meetings including: scheduling; space reservations; food service; audio-visual needs; tracking invitations and responses; compiling agendas, meeting materials, and follow up materials; records minutes for Craft Show meetings, and distributes meeting minutes.
• Records payments of Craft Show booth fees, Craft Show subscriptions and Museum gala subscriptions.
• Special writing projects and other duties as assigned.

Your diverse background includes…
• College degree or comparable equivalent experience required.
• 3-5 years of experience in an administrative support position.
• Excellent writing and communication skills. Comfortable composing basic business correspondence.
• Highly skilled in all Microsoft Office products, specifically Outlook, Word, Access, PowerPoint and Excel.
• Demonstrated significant experience using Microsoft Access.
• Ability to communicate well on the telephone with committee members and members of the public.
• Excellent organizational skills. Strong attention to detail, ability to prioritize and to work accurately under deadline.
• Professional demeanor, especially under pressure. Ability to be proactive and work collaboratively as part of a team.
• Proficient in Word Press.
• Ability to exercise considerable discretion and confidentiality in all matters.

You must submit a cover letter and resume with your application. Applications without these materials will not be considered.

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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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Project Site Manager - Contemporary Art

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 Contemporary Art department is seeking a Project Site Manager to support in the implementation of multiple projects within Philadelphia Assembled. The Site Manager is responsible for working alongside artist Jeanne van Heeswijk to manage the production of all Philadelphia Assembled public sites.

Leading up to the project’s opening phase in April 2017, the Site Manager will work directly with the designated point people to assess site needs and ensure that the production is on time, within budget, and to the agreed upon quality standards. During the public phase, the Site Manager will oversee operations on a day-to-day basis and will provide administrative, technical, and staging support to the sites. The period of work is from late January 2017 through early September 2017, for an equivalent of 3 to 4 days a week. This work will be conducted at the Museum, at the Project Workspace, and at designated off-site spaces. A valid driver’s license is required.

Specifically, you will…
● Report to Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Amanda Sroka, in the Contemporary Art Department.
● Work with site point people to proactively address needs, and problem-solve solutions for site implementation.
● Work with curators, artists, and project collaborators to execute project vision on deadline.
● Manage day-to-day operations at sites including coordinate schedules with performers, facilitators, and program leaders and procure materials for sites, working with collaborators to make sure they have all the necessary equipment.
● Maintain digital documents and database.
● Work with site point person to provide an overview of progress at PHLA planning meetings.

Your diverse background includes…
● Being inspired by working with many different collaborators across Philadelphia.
● Minimum experience of two years in project management.
● Strong skills in collaboration and organization.
● Experience with performance and community based work.
● Highly organized and detail oriented.
● Self-starter and good leader.
● Great communicator who is used to sharing information.
● Open to multiple points of view and avenues for problem solving and strategic thinking.
● Confident in working independently and taking direction.
● Ability to concentrate in many different working environments.
● Ability to travel across the city to the individual sites.
● Ability to work some nights and weekends according to collaborator availability and program schedule.

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.

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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

How You Will Contribute
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. This is a unique opportunity for a development professional to increase the Museum’s corporate support as it advances a comprehensive campaign.

Specifically, you will…
• Research and cultivate prospects and prospect segments for Corporate Partners program
• Manage and steward a roster of active Corporate Partners donors to secure annual renewals, including soliciting and managing distribution, tracking, and reporting
• Prepare annual operating grant applications, select restricted grant proposals, and required interim and final reporting
• Assist Director of Corporate Relations with corporate sponsorship benefit activation, including cash sponsorships and promotional partnerships, as well as stewardship and reporting
• Oversee the preparation of materials for Corporate Executive Board meetings, and conduct research and create reports as needed for the Corporate Executive Board
• Oversee event preparation, planning, and execution for Corporate Partner and Corporate Sponsor events
• Prepare and coordinate proposals, briefings, attachments, and other dossiers for Museum leadership to facilitate the corporate solicitation process, as requested
• Work with Museum departments to produce brochures, advertisements, and digital communications to support corporate development goals
• Coordinate with PMA Finance department to ensure transparency and accountability in financial reporting to corporate donors

Your diverse background includes…
• 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 is an advantage and strongly preferred
• Exceptional 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
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs is required
• Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge and Adobe Acrobat is an advantage

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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Administrative Assistant - CORE Construction Project

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is undergoing a multi-year renovation and expansion project and is looking for a strong Administrative Assistant to manage day-to-day 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’s Facilities & Operations and Finance departments, outside contractors, vendors, and other individuals/organizations working on the project. The Administrative Assistant will handle a number of functions involved in the continued operation of the construction project.

The successful candidate must have at least 4 years of administrative experience, experience providing support in a construction company or facilities management firm is a plus; proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel, and the 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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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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Interactive Designer

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
This is a rare opportunity for a truly gifted designer to shine in an arts and culture environment where their contributions will play a large role in what our visitors, both in the galleries and online, will experience. We are looking for a stand-out talent who will significantly further our efforts to create high-quality and genuinely rewarding digital experiences with our art.

This person will be responsible for designing and producing graphics for our mobile applications, touchscreen interactives and web pages, which are delivered on a variety of digital platforms. The role requires experience in User Experience design, as well as sophisticated digital screen design. The ideal candidate will have a strong desire to create new and more compelling digital interactive experiences for our visitors in our galleries and online using a variety of platforms ranging from in-gallery kiosks to mobile apps to websites. Everything we do is visitor-focused, and that should be at the heart of our design approach.

Specifically, you will…
• Balance the best visual designs with practical usability issues.
• Be responsible for thinking through User Path design to give visitors an intuitive, seamless and rewarding experience.
• Be an excellent team player and collaborator, eager to develop high-quality projects through team input and thorough visitor testing.
• Conduct design crit sessions, adapting design ideas to meet technical criteria and end users’ needs.
• Establish Interactive Design Standards for our projects, working with the Museum’s Graphic Identity Systems.
• Work closely with our Creative Director and Editorial Graphics team to ensure the Museum’s brand and visual approach are evident in all our project designs.

Your diverse background includes…
• Excellent graphic design and graphic production abilities, with a keen eye and strong esthetic design sense.
• At least 2 years of job experience in User Experience Design, including user journeys, user testing, storyboarding, wireframes, screen mocks ups and prototyping.
• At least 3 years of experience in digital graphics design and production for web, mobile, iOS/Android and interactive applications.
• Prefer a Master’s Degree in Human Factors or User Experience Design, or similar.
• Knowledge and experience with design for digital accessibility needs, including ASL, WCAG, etc.
• Knowledge of web content development flows, best-practices and industry standards.
• Experience with public-facing projects with large take-up rates and sophisticated interactions that people love to use (need to see specific examples).
• Thorough knowledge and experience with leading graphics creation tools, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Sketch, Marvel, 3D Modeling Software, Photo Stitching software, etc.
• Experience with prototyping tools and some multimedia production abilities.
• HTML, CSS and JS knowledge to visualize concepts, create mock ups and visualize interaction patterns.

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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Audio-Visual Technician

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 seeks an Audio-Visual Technician to join our Audio Visual/IIT team. The successful candidate will be creative and flexible with strong communication skills and the ability to interact with coworkers, the public and clients, often under deadline pressure.

Specifically, you will…
• Set up, configure, test, maintain, monitor, and troubleshoot multimedia devices, control panels, teleconferencing equipment, video monitors, projectors, recording equipment, sound systems, lighting, digital SLR cameras/ XDCAM camcorders, interactive devices and other presentation equipment.
• Receive and respond to incoming calls, and/or e-mails regarding AV hardware/ software problems.
• Record, produce, and edit, AV media for use in exhibits, website and social media.
• Perform analysis, diagnosis, and resolution of AV hardware problems.
• Handle incoming booking requests for AV equipment and setup.
• Transport AV equipment throughout the museum campus.
• Access all public and staff areas of the Museum campus.
• Lift, load, and carry 50 pounds up to 20 feet as well as climb step stools and ladders.

Your diverse background includes…
• Excellent technical knowledge of presentation, video recording, interactive kiosks, teleconferencing, and other AV hardware with working knowledge of IT systems.
• CTS certification desired.
• Knowledge of audio and video production, editing hardware and software including Adobe Premiere and Apple Final Cut.
• Comprehensive hands-on AV equipment and interactive troubleshooting experience.
• Knowledge of computer presentation software specifically Microsoft PowerPoint and Apple Keynote.
• Strong customer-service orientation.
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Self-motivated and directed.
• Able to prioritize and execute tasks under deadline pressure.

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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Web Developer

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 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.

Specifically, you will…
• Serve 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
• Develop 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
• Build and maintain a content workflow system, via an API, to enable staff members to create, edit, and publish content to the website and other digital outlet.
• Create and maintain permissions management, review processes and publishing functionalities
• Be responsible for prototyping and delivering user-centered software solutions for search and discovery
• Serve as the Museum's primary expert on technical matters concerning web, semantic web, and other software applications
• Integrate online and infrastructure systems to feed content to all digital applications
• Research existing and emerging technologies to determine appropriate methods of content delivery and presentation
• Advise on applications, systems and metadata and writing technical documentation and specifications

Your diverse background includes…
• At least five (5) years of agency (or institution) experience supervising and managing website development projects
• A degree in Computer Science, Visual Communication, Interface Design, or equivalent work experience
• 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
• Skills 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
• Skills 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)

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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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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Visitor Services Assistant (Temporary)

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 currently seeking temporary, part-time Visitor Services Assistants. We are looking for attentive, outgoing, energetic, individuals with a background or interest in art to help enrich the experience of Museum visitors during our upcoming American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent exhibition. This position is expected to last approximately 3 months.

Specifically, you will…
• Sell both general and special exhibit admission tickets.
• Promote Museum programs and memberships through telephone and in-person contact.
• Check guest coats.
• Answer phone inquiries.
• Provide information and answer guest questions.
• This is a fast-paced, multi-tasking position that requires candidates to have the ability to stand for long periods of time and lift up to 20 lbs.
• Other duties as requested.

Your diverse background includes…
• Excellent customer service, computer, and clerical skills.
• Cash handling experience is a plus.
• Availability to work Friday, Saturday, and Sunday along with availability for at least one day during the week.

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.

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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. 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.
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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