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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


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. Our expertise in proven research methods uniquely qualifies us to test hypotheses and solutions, measure outputs and evaluate outcomes to facilitate visitor-oriented decision making across all platforms.

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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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Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

The Senior Curator oversees the Museum’s collections of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs and the work of the department’s curatorial staff, including, but not limited to, collections planning and development, research, installations, exhibitions, publications, acquisitions, deaccessioning, loans, etc.

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Grants Manager

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is currently seeking an 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. This position works closely with senior leadership, curators, program and facilities staff, and volunteers in order to advance the Museum’s fundraising priorities. This is a unique opportunity for a development professional to increase financial support from institutional funding sources for the Museum's campaign.

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Member Records Specialist

In support of the Membership department, the Member Records Specialist is responsible for processing gifts for the Membership department with timeliness and accuracy, as well as overseeing membership fulfillment processes and overall record maintenance.

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Major Gifts Officer

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is seeking a results-oriented and donor-centered individual to serve as Major Gifts Officer. This is a unique opportunity to work with donors at the highest levels and be part of a dynamic Development office during a transformational expansion project designed by world renowned architect Frank Gehry.

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Editor

**Due to the large number of applications received for this position, it is temporarily closed to new applications.**

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Graphic Designer

**Due to the large number of applications received for this position, it is temporarily closed to new applications.**

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Fellowships


Andrew W. Mellon Postgraduate Fellowship in Furniture and Woodwork Conservation

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is looking to fill a two-year Andrew W. Mellon Postgraduate Fellowship in Furniture and Woodwork Conservation, beginning September 1, 2018 and ending August 31, 2020. Working as part of the Furniture and Woodwork team, the Fellowship will include technical examination, treatment, research, and preservation activities on European, American, and Asian furniture and architectural woodwork in the Museum's collections. The position includes benefits and travel stipend for research.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2018

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Andrew W. Mellon Postgraduate Fellowship in Paper Conservation

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is looking to fill a two year Andrew W. Mellon Postgraduate Fellowship in Paper Conservation, beginning September 1, 2018 and ending August 31, 2020. Working with the two staff paper conservators in the state-of-the art laboratory, the Fellowship will focus on conservation of European and American art on paper and include Indian paintings, East Asian scrolls and screens, as well as photographs. Position includes benefits and travel stipend for research.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2018

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Barra American Art Fellowship

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is looking to fill the Barra American Art Fellowship, a one year position to begin at the start of the 2018-2019 Academic Year with a possibility of renewal for the 2019-2020 Academic Year. The Barra Fellow will work full-time in the Department of American Art, assisting four days a week in ongoing department research and exhibition projects, with one day reserved for personal research, writing, or travel.
Application Deadline: February 16, 2018

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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 1 and August 31, 2018.
Application Deadline: February 16, 2018

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Horace W. Goldsmith Curatorial Fellow

The Philadelphia Museum of Art seeks candidates for a three-year fellowship in photography in the Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs. Funded by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, this fellow will work primarily with the Museum's distinguished permanent collection of photographs and will participate in all aspects of curatorial work in the PDP department. Specialists in the History of Photography are invited to apply. This position is a three-year fellowship that will begin May 2018.
Application Deadline: April 13, 2018

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Suzanne Andrée Curatorial Fellowship

The Philadelphia Museum of Art announces a two-year (first year renewable) Curatorial Fellowship in Prints, Drawings, and Photographs beginning on July 2, 2018. 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 160,000 works of art on paper, located in state-of-the art facilities. Fellows will have the opportunity to organize an exhibition from the permanent collection during the second year of the fellowship. Position includes travel stipend and benefits.
Application Deadline: March 2, 2018

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The Daniel W. Dietrich II Fellow in Contemporary Art

The Contemporary Art Department is seeking applicants for the Daniel W. Dietrich II Fellow in Contemporary Art. This rotating position works closely with other curatorial staff within the department under the supervision of the Department Head. The Fellow will assist with planning and realizing a number of installations; conduct research related to collection objects and exhibitions; and contribute to documentation, scholarship, and conservation projects related to the Dietrich Contemporary Art gifts.
Application Deadline: February 16, 2018

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