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Submission Guidelines
  • Electronic submissions unless noted otherwise. Résumés & cover letters must be Word documents or PDFs.
  • We will contact you if your experience aligns with our needs.
  • Read fellowship descriptions carefully below as they have specific application procedures. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
  • Need help submitting your application? Contact us at 215-684-7970 or .

Current Openings


Payroll Administrator

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is seeking an experienced, reliable Payroll Administrator. As a member of the Finance department, you will ensure accurate processing and recording of the museum’s payroll as well as provide timely and accurate financial information. The Payroll Administrator is responsible for the preparation and processing of biweekly payroll for over 500 employees; reviewing and ensuring the accuracy of approved timesheets and tracking all garnishments and other special payroll deductions.

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Production Artist (Design)

The Production Artist (PA) works to bring to life the design of the Creative Studio. Working closely with the Production Manager, the Production Artist produces mechanical level designs for marketing campaigns and exhibition graphics.

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Digital Marketing Coordinator

The Digital Marketing Coordinator, in consultation with the Manager of Digital Marketing, develops, coordinates, and disseminates engaging content that aligns with the museum’s mission and brand via digital and social media outlets.

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Gallery Maintenance & Storage Technician (Part-Time)

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.

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Publications Assistant, American Art

The Philadelphia Museum of Art seeks a Publications Assistant who will assist the Curator of American Decorative Arts and support the publication of the museum’s first catalogue of its American furniture dating from 1650 to 1840. The successful candidate will assist in all facets of this final phase of the project, which includes a digital component. This is a temporary, part-time position of 2-3 days a week with an expected duration of 12-15 months. Ideally, this position will start at the end of February 2019.

*Internal Applicants Only

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Departmental Assistant, PDP

The Philadelphia Museum of Art currently seeks a Departmental Assistant to provide receptionist, clerical and administrative support for the Prints, Drawings, and Photographs department.  This position reports to and assists the Departmental Administrator.

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Associate Data Analyst

The department of Systems & Analytics establishes the structure to collect information about our audiences, who they are and how they choose to interact with the Museum. We provide data to help evaluate the effectiveness of our programs, exhibitions and marketing initiatives by measuring the results against established metrics and goals. Knowing where we have been, where we are now and provide the analytical tools necessary to forecast what is possible for the future.

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Manager of Leadership Annual Giving, Associates

The Manager of Leadership Annual Giving, Associates has a primary focus on direct contact with donors and prospects. This position is also responsible for overseeing acquisition initiatives for two of the Museum’s four collection-based affinity groups: photography (Focus), and contemporary (Collect). You will develop a dynamic strategy to identify and cultivate potential new members through targeted direct mail and events, working with a volunteer committee and alongside Development colleagues to reinforce and assist in these efforts. 

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Audience Research Associate

Through collaborative cross-Museum teams, Audience Research challenges internal assumptions about audiences and their experiences to improve and expand our engagement with them.

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Collections Interpreter

The Philadelphia Museum of Art seeks a fulltime Collections Interpreter to join the Interpretation department in the division of Education. Charged with the task of making art engaging and meaningful to the broadest possible audience, the department of Interpretation oversees all interpretive initiatives for both special exhibitions and the museum’s permanent collection.

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Teaching Artists

For the Art Table program, the division of Education at the Philadelphia Museum of Art is placing two local artists at Broad Street Ministry to work collaboratively to lead a weekly 90-minute art class. Classes will be held on Tuesday afternoons from 1:00-2:30pm, onsite at Broad Street Ministry. Working together, the artists will design a unique studio experience for participants. The duration of on-site collaboration between artists will be 12-weeks total, March-May 2019. Artists will be paid for their participation, as well as receive free admission to the Museum for one year.

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Taxonomist, Art Information Commons

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is seeking a Taxonomist for the Art Information Commons, a three-year planning grant supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to support cultural heritage education and scholarship.

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Junior Exhibition Designer

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is seeking a Junior Exhibition Designer to provide support to a busy exhibition design team. The position requires a self-starter with strong organizational and interpersonal skills. You must also be able to juggle multiple priorities, interact with outside contractors, and work cross-departmentally.

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Associate Registrar, Art Bridges

The Philadelphia Museum of Art seeks an Associate Registrar to facilitate a collection sharing partnership between the PMA and eight partner museums across Pennsylvania. Supported by a grant from the Art Bridges, Inc., and the Terra Foundation for American Art, the loan sharing initiative aims to activate American Art collections, broaden audience access, and increase the capacities of the participating institutions.

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E-Commerce Operations and Content Assistant

The E-Commerce Operations and Content Assistant, a critical and collaborative role within the Retail department, is responsible for the content displayed in the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s online store and the optimization of the customer experience.

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Art Museum Drive Supervisor

We create an environment of welcome and belonging, offering ideas to visitors to help them feel comfortable and enjoy their time at the Museum.

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Visitor Services Assistant

Part-time Visitor Services Assistants are needed to represent the Philadelphia Museum of Art. We are looking for attentive, outgoing, energetic, individuals with a background or interest in art to help enrich the experience of Museum visitors.

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Fellowships


Andrew W. Mellon Postgraduate Fellowship in Costume and Textile Conservation

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is offering a two-year Andrew W. Mellon Postgraduate Fellowship in Costume and Textile Conservation, beginning September 1, 2019 and ending August 31, 2021. Working with the two staff costume and textile conservators in the state-of-the art laboratory, the Fellow will be involved in conservation of European and American costume, textiles and needlework as well as the museum’s extensive collections of South Asian and East Asian textiles, contemporary fiber, craft, traditional tapestry, and carpets. Application Deadline: March 1, 2019

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Center for American Art Summer Fellowships

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is looking for graduate students to fill two Summer Fellowships which are supported by the Center for American Art. The summer fellows will be expected to work ten (10) weeks between June 3 and August 30, 2019. The fellowship stipend is $4,000. Application Deadline: February 15, 2019

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Marcello Rumma Fellow in Contemporary Italian Art

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is currently seeking applicants for the inaugural Marcello Rumma Fellow in Contemporary Italian Art. In additional to other responsibilities, the Fellow will assist with a number of installations and exhibitions and will contribute to the documentation, scholarship, and research projects related to post-war and contemporary Italian art. The deadline to apply is February 28, 2019.

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Margaret R. Mainwaring Curatorial Fellowship

The Philadelphia Museum of Art announces a two-year (first year renewable) Curatorial Fellowship in Prints, Drawings, and Photographs. The fellowship provides firsthand experience with curatorial work in the graphic arts. 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 state-of-the art facilities. Application Deadline: March 1, 2019

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