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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

Associate Director, Editorial

The Museum is seeking an Associate Director, Editorial, to align the Museum’s values and vision with a new verbal identity that will complement our visual identity. The successful applicant will be good at strategic communications and will work to infuse the Museum’s marketing and editorial content with our brand attributes aligned to the overall strategic objectives. This individual will work closely with all Museum departments to create a cohesive and consistent vocabulary and tone of voice that pushes our editorial content toward becoming a recognized category leader.

Responsibilities include

• Manage overall strategy and implementation of the brand’s tone of voice across Museum touchpoints. This includes providing guidance for our in-gallery tone of voice as well as working with managing editors to ensure a consistent voice for all marketing copy and content development

• Work as part of the Marketing and Communications team, reporting to the Creative and Brand Engagement Director, to produce headlines, body copy, and long-form copy for a variety of Museum touchpoints across different media channels (web, e-mail, mobile, blog entries, brochures, video, print, social media, etc.)

• Create, edit, proofread, and provide feedback on written copy

• Become a brand champion and provide leadership for colleagues to create copy based on the established tone of voice

• Use the brand voice to build relationships with current and new audiences (audience development)

• Build and manage communication calendars/schedules for writing projects via Virtual Ticket job scheduling system, collaborating with production manager

• Manage and coordinate all internal and external marketing copywriting, including freelance writers, to ensure on-time delivery of branded copy

Desired skills and experience

• Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, marketing, or journalism

• 5–7 years of content creation and copywriting experience

• Excellent written and verbal communications skills

• Versatility and ability to write in a variety of styles; ability to vary tone, language, and style depending on the audience (marketing/advertising and editorial/journalism background a plus)

• Strong organizational skills, management skills, and attention to detail

• Experience taking complicated information and concepts (such as academic material) and making them relatable, approachable, friendly, and easy to digest

• Experience with tone-of-voice writing a must, along with extensive experience writing branded copy, developing writing guidelines, and implementing tone-of-voice projects

• Skill at strategic communications, planning, writing, editing, speech writing, and verbal identity

• Experience with corporate communications and messaging

• First-rate storytelling that delivers the right content to the right people in the right format

• Willingness to gather feedback from multiple sources and integrate into a final product

• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with sometimes-changing deadlines

To apply, please submit a cover letter and résumé with your online application.

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Telemarketing Representative

The Museum seeks professional and articulate telephone representatives to contact members and visitors through various campaigns for membership recapture and acquisition. Previous telemarketing , fundraising, art or non-profit experience is preferred. Seeking applicants with an interest in promoting the arts and who are able to work flexible part-time day, evening and weekend hours. Competitive salary and performance incentives.

Near public transportation (bus routes 7,32,38 and 47)

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

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Director of Leadership Annual Giving

The Museum is seeking an energetic and experienced fundraiser to lead its annual giving and upper-level membership initiatives within a comprehensive campaign environment. The Director of Leadership Annual Giving manages Associates, Chairman’s Council, and Trustee annual giving, which represents individual contributions ranging from $2,500 – $100,000. The Director oversees staff in the implementation of extensive outreach and cultivation efforts and a diverse benefits program working with a volunteer Advisory Board. This individual will craft and implement strategies for growth in programs that raise approximately $5 million annually.

The ideal candidate will have 10 or more years of progressive development experience, with a focus on annual giving and high level membership programs, and a proactive management approach. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree. The position requires the ability to develop strategies to identify and secure new donors, maximize revenue, forge strong working relationships with donors and volunteers, excellent communication skills, and superior attention to detail. This is a unique opportunity for a fundraising professional with a successful personal solicitation record and creative marketing and event experience to work with donors at the highest levels and be part of a dynamic Development office management team during a transformational expansion project designed by world renowned architect Frank Gehry.

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

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Help Desk Technician

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is currently seeking a Help Desk Technician to provide technical support to staff over the phone and in person, and to help maintain the smooth operation of the Museum computer facilities. This position will provide hands-on as well as remote assistance to requests for technical support for commonly used software, hardware, and other equipment within the Museum. The Help Desk Technician will also manage the circulation of laptops, manuals, and other materials as appropriate.

Ideal candidates will have 3-5 years of help desk experience; experience supporting Windows 7 and Mac operating systems, MS Office (2010 and 365), Adobe and other standard office applications; and experience setting up and supporting Dell and Mac equipment, iPhone, iPad, Droid, etc.; Understanding of Active Directory domain environment; Strong documentation skills; Experience with Point-of-Sale systems, VoIP deployment, and ticketing systems, highly desirable; Friendly, customer oriented demeanor with strong communication skills in person and over the phone required. Ability to handle shifting priorities, and exercise patience and professionalism during busy times a must. Strong problem solving skills and the ability to work with or without supervision.

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

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Digital Asset Librarian

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is currently seeking a Digital Asset Librarian to activate and expand access to our world-class art collections and the digital media that is produced from them. Working under the general direction of the Arcadia Director of the Library and Archives and in close collaboration with the Information and Interpretive Technology (IIT) department, this position will oversee the development and implementation of an institution-wide digital asset management system (DAMS). The Digital Asset Librarian will sustain the DAMS and all workflows associated with it from metadata standards, system maintenance, training and outreach initiatives, to supporting internal and public awareness, understanding, and use of the Museum’s digital media assets.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, working with both individuals and departments to research, recommend, implement, develop and sustain a DAMS. The Digital Asset Librarian will collaborate with key stakeholders to codify and implement digital media asset metadata standards and workflows. In close partnership with IIT, he/she will select a system and plan system customizations, upgrades, integrations, testing, and maintenance; provide day-to-day and long-range administrative and strategic oversight of the DAMS. He/she will play a key role in any vendor or developer communications and management; lead user training and assist users with all aspects of the system; develop and maintain systems and product documentation and user workflows and policies.

Qualified applicants will have: a Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent professional experience, with strong digital content, metadata, systems, and/or comparable focus; demonstrated experience in implementing an institution-wide DAMS, managing metadata, born-digital and digitized media assets; a general understanding of network operating systems, SQL and Web tools and applications, e.g., API, PHP; demonstrated experience with user support and services, collections management systems, web technologies; excellent interpersonal skills, with a focus on rapport-building, listening and questioning skills, and a demonstrated ability to interact well with both technical and non-technical colleagues, system vendors and general users; excellent organizational, follow-through and communication skills, including training, writing procedures and documentation; proven ability to multi-task, adhere to project timelines, work under pressure, and quickly make difficult decisions; proven ability and commitment to working independently, yet collaboratively and pan-institutionally.

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

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Security Shift Supervisor

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is seeking a Security Shift Supervisor for the first shift working from 12am-8am, two days per week. Working under limited supervision, the Security Shift Supervisor ensures the safety and security of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s campus from staff to the precious art collections. The Shift Supervisor will monitor building access, CCTV, and emergency response systems. The Shift Supervisor is also responsible for the timely and accurate reporting and completion of documentation related to reportable incidents.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to work independently as well as with a team of support staff. The preferred candidate will have at least 5 years of supervisory experience with a track record of success with analysis, problem solving, and decision making in a cooperative and coordinated planning environment. Strong written and verbal communication skills are also essential for the job.

This position requires a high school diploma or GED. Computer proficiency is a must. Possessing a working knowledge of emergency response and building security systems including access control, CCTV, and intrusion detection is also a plus.

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

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Sales Associates

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is currently seeking engaging, self-motivated and high-energy individuals to sell in the Museum's retail stores.

Candidates must enjoy fully engaging with visitors at a constant pace within organized chaos and among people of all ages. Exceptional customer service is expected and ideal candidates will not be shy in approaching new challenges and regular change enthusiastically. Confident comfort working with technology is best. Full-time and part-time hours available. Scheduling flexibility is necessary for weekend, holiday and evening shifts. Work schedules vary weekly. Please join us for some fun and have an experience of a lifetime around some of the most beautiful art in the world.

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Visitor Services Assistant

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

Candidates seeking to work as Visitor Services Assistants should also have excellent customer service, computer, and clerical skills. Cash handling experience is also a plus. 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.

Availability to work Friday, Saturday, and Sunday is required for the position along with availability for at least one day during the week. Hours and days will vary with weekends, holidays, and evenings required.

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

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Andrew W. Mellon Postgraduate Fellowship in Decorative Arts and Sculpture Conservation
Application Deadline: June 15, 2016

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is offering an Andrew W. Mellon Postgraduate Fellowship in Decorative Arts and Sculpture Conservation, beginning September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017. The fellowship may be extended, not to exceed three years. The applicant should be a graduate of a recognized conservation training program or have equivalent experience. The Fellow will examine, conduct research, and perform treatment on a variety of materials (e.g. stone, metal, ceramic, polychromed wood) in the Museum collections (European, American, East Asian, South Asian, Modern, and Contemporary Art) and will participate in preservation activities relating to Museum exhibitions and storage.

Each fellowship includes a stipend, participation in the Museum’s health insurance plan, $3,000 in travel funds and $2,000 for research support. Applications should be sent electronically and include the following: pdf files containing statement of interest, resume, transcripts of graduate courses, and four examples of examination reports and treatment records with photographs. Please include any published treatments or research.

Confidential supporting letters from three conservation professionals familiar with the candidate’s work should be sent directly by the referee to Melissa Meighan, Conservator of Decorative Art and Sculpture, Philadelphia Museum of Art, P.O. Box 7646, Philadelphia PA 19101-7646.

If you have questions regarding the position or application process, please contact Renee Ward at 215.684.7543.

All application materials must be received by June 15th.

To apply, please use the link below to submit your application materials.

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