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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

Art Storage Technician

The Museum seeks a full-time Art Storage Technician to focus on art handling, documentation, packing, and maintenance of works of art at its off-site art storage facility. Applicants must be organized and careful with experience handling and packing art works. As a member of the Registrar’s office, this position will work primarily with the Collection Manager of Off-Site Storage, Art Drivers, and the Installation and Packing team to ensure the safe storage, packing, loading and transportation of art.

Experience driving trucks of up to 20 feet is preferred as the Art Storage Technician will supplement the existing art handler/driver team as needed. Experience handling art of all types is a must; strong woodworking skills is a plus. The ideal candidate will be responsible, dependable, and able to work cooperatively as a member of a team and across various departments. Knowledge of collections databases, preferably TMS, is helpful.

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

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Conservation Technician for Gallery and Storage Maintenance

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.

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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.

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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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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Development Officer

The Museum is seeking a Development Officer to serve as an integral part of its Major Gifts and Individual Giving divisions. Working closely with the Deputy Director of Development and the Director of Prospect Research and Management, this position will meet with prospects to qualify and refer them to the appropriate division of Development. This position will serve as an ambassador for the Museum and will articulate fundraising priorities across all areas of the Museum and discuss the comprehensive Campaign currently underway with prospects. The Development Officer will maintain a small portfolio of ongoing prospect relationships and will use Raiser’s Edge to report activity daily. This position may also be responsible for other tasks and duties as assigned.

A Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of three years’ experience in Development or a related field is required. The ability to travel locally, and provide own transportation, and to work both independently and collaboratively with other staff across the Development office is essential. The ideal candidate will have excellent listening, interviewing, presentation, oral and written communication skills. The ability to quickly and effectively develop relationships is critical. Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite is required. A successful candidate will have experience in producing, analyzing and interpreting research data to drive actionable outreach strategies. Use of Raiser’s Edge or similar databases is essential. Ability to respect and maintain confidentiality of information is also required. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a dynamic Development office during an expansion project designed by world renowned architect Frank Gehry. This role is expected to continue through the life of the project (June 2020).

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Department Assistant- Membership and Visitor Services

The Membership and Visitor Services department seeks a professional, organized, and personable candidate for the role of Department Assistant. The Department Assistant is responsible for providing administrative support to the Director of Visitor Operations and Membership directly and to the Membership and Visitor Services Department in general. This support includes working on special projects and presentations, managing schedules and establishing meetings, distributing mail, filing, ordering office supplies, and drafting correspondence. This role also acts as a department liaison at a variety of meetings and represents the department on several committees. The Department Assistant enters visitor and member data and generates reports as needed.

The position requires working knowledge of general office systems and the ability to coordinate multiple tasks. Proficiency in Word, Excel, databases using MS Access, email systems, Power Point needed; working knowledge of MS Project, Raiser’s Edge, and ticketing systems is highly desirable. This position requires professionalism, superior organizational skills, attention to detail, strong interpersonal skills, effective oral and written skills, the ability to handle confidential material in a professional manner, and a willingness to take on additional administrative responsibilities as they arise.

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

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Major Gifts Officer

The Museum is seeking a results-oriented and donor-centered individual to serve as Major Gifts Officer within a comprehensive campaign environment. As part of a six-member team that reports to the Senior Director of Major Gifts, he/she will personally cultivate, solicit and manage a portfolio of 100 plus prospects. The Major Gifts team works strategically and collaboratively with Museum leadership, Trustees, volunteers and staff throughout the institution. The Major Gifts Officer also serves as the development liaison with a curatorial or program department of the Museum.

The Museum seeks detail-oriented candidates who are creative and systematic in their approach to working with their portfolio, and can engage and inspire prospective donors and volunteers. The successful candidate must have the ability to articulate in a compelling manner the priorities and programs of the Museum, and identify and interpret the interests of donors. The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of seven years of progressive Major Gifts and/or Development experience, a proven track record of success in closing gifts through direct solicitation, as well as in supporting the fundraising efforts of professional and volunteer leadership. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required. This position offers the 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. This role is expected to continue through the life of the project (June 2020).

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

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Manager of Leadership Annual Giving, Chairman’s Council

The Museum currently seeks an experienced Development professional with strengths in donor cultivation and solicitation, acquisition strategy development and implementation, and stewardship, focused on achieving the revenue goals of the Museum’s well-established Chairman’s Council donor/membership program (annual gifts of $10,000 or more), consisting of some 150 households. This position also oversees acquisition initiatives for the Museum’s three collection-based affinity groups focused on craft, photography, and modern and contemporary design. As part of a four-member team that is responsible for raising a total of approximately $5 million in annual operating support, the Manager reports to the Director of Leadership Annual Giving, working both independently and collaboratively with Development colleagues, Museum leadership, and volunteers to identify and acquire new members of this critical Museum constituency group and steward current members. Primary areas of the position include direct donor/prospect contact through events, one-on-one visits, email and telephone communication, as well as volunteer management, to maximize retention/renewal/upgrade of members, ensure benefits implementation, and secure new members.

The ideal candidate will possess four to six years of progressive Development experience with a record of success in initiating and maintaining contact and building relationships with prospective and current donors. This opportunity to join a dynamic Development office during a transformational Campaign and Museum expansion project designed by world renowned architect Frank Gehry requires strong interpersonal and organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to be flexible and creative. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate strong computer proficiency; knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or similar donor management system is a plus. The successful candidate must have the ability to articulate the priorities and programs of the Museum, understand the interests of donors, and respect and maintain the highest standards of confidentiality of information. A bachelor’s degree is required.

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

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Member Record Services Coordinator

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is seeking a Member Record Services Coordinator. This position will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Member Record Services department, providing exceptional quality control and processing output to support the department. The coordinator will prepare and distribute various sales, attendance, revenue, and membership renewal reports and update tracking systems as scheduled. This position will also generate lists for membership renewals, upgrades, e-mails, direct mail and list exchanges. The coordinator will be expected to develop and implement new procedures as needed to maintain optimal departmental performance and assist with special projects and other duties as assigned.

Qualified candidates will be proficient in Microsoft Windows and will have hands-on working knowledge of Word, Excel, and Access. This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years of experience in database management and reporting, preferably using Raiser’s Edge or similar fundraising systems. This position requires excellent organizational, problem-solving, and oral and written communication skills. Ability to handle confidential information in a discreet manner is a must.

To apply, please attach a cover letter and 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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Wachovia Education Resource Center (WERC) Coordinator

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is seeking a coordinator for their Wachovia Education Resources Center (WERC). The Coordinator is responsible for all programming, including in-service workshops, curriculum consulting with teachers who come to the WERC, borrowing of resource materials by teachers, and oversight of all WERC volunteers and weekend facilitators. This position also co-teaches regular evening and weekend teacher workshops with other school and Teacher Program Staff and teaches school groups several times a week. The WERC Coordinator will play a key role in the process of developing the Museum’s new framework around creativity and 21st century skills, in particular supporting and organizing our work with our teacher fellows.

Master’s degree in Museum Education, Art Education, or Primary/Secondary Education and 3 or more years of Museum/classroom teaching experience is preferred. Excellent knowledge of both PA/NJ school curriculum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art collections needed. Applicants should enjoy working with K-12 students and teachers, and should be comfortable with computers and other technologies.

Please include a cover letter and resume with your application.

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Mount Fabrication Technician

Working closely with curatorial and conservation departments, the Mount Fabrication Technician designs and fabricates mounts for all objects in the Museum's collection, including those that travel to other museums for loan purposes. This includes display systems for objects that require special attention such as objects that cannot stand on their own, objects vulnerable to theft or damage, objects that have specific aesthetic requirements, and mounts for objects traveling to earthquake zones. Materials used include, but are not limited to: brass, bronze, copper, steel, stainless steel, aluminum, wood, acrylic, and ethylene foams. Soldering, welding, braising, and tap and die are the essential processes in the fabrication of mounts. As a member of the Installations and Packing team, this position may also assist the art handling team as needed.

This position requires strong metal working skills, particularly soldering and welding. Candidates must have knowledge of and experience working with a variety of metal types, as well as other materials such as plastic and wood. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work across departments to achieve both aesthetic and safety goals is essential. Successful candidates will be able to work independently, and can prioritize and complete jobs with tight deadlines. Experience with art handling and mount making for museum displays preferred. Knowledge of various shop equipment including table, radial arm and band saw a plus.

To apply, please upload a resume with your application.

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Capital Project Engineer

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is currently seeing a Capital Project Engineer to assist the Director of Engineering, Facilities and Operations (Director) and The Capital Project Manager in day-to-day management of a variety of Museum Facilities Master Plan capital projects including: coordination of the MEP design, related construction activities, and project schedule. The Capital Project Engineer will assist the Director and Capital Project Manager with the Museum’s priorities in working with outside consultants and contractors. In this role the Capital Project Engineer will interface with the Architecture and Engineering Consulting Firms of the Museum’s Facilities Master Plan.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: monitoring MEP and structural activities of the project including schedules, to ensure timely and quality completion of assigned construction projects; preparing, completing and/or reviewing all related project engineering reports to ensure accuracy; providing project status reports and project schedules; assisting with and facilitating weekly project status meeting with Museum management, vendors, subcontractors and others connected with the project; attending Board Architecture and Facilities Committee meetings; assisting Director in performing review of construction on projects including review of bid documents, review of bid procedures, review of vendor and subcontractor qualifications, review of final estimates, labor and material takeoffs, and related information; participating in all project close-out documentation including submittal of all warranty information, affidavits, record drawings, final retainage payments, releases and accounting related documents; and helping the PMA to establish and maintain effective working relationships with architects, engineers and other vendors, along with subcontractors and others, who are on the internal project team.

Qualified candidates will have: a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (mechanical, electrical or structural, preferred) and a PE designation or equivalent professional experience required; MSc degree in engineering or an MBA is an asset; 10-15 years’ experience demonstrating increasing managerial responsibility; well-developed decision making, financial analysis and organizational skills; strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to build and maintain excellent working relationship with management, team members and outside vendors/contractors. Prior experience in a museum or historical building setting preferred.

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

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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

• 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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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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Visual Merchandiser and Sales Facilitator

The Visual Merchandiser and Sales Facilitator takes a critical and collaborative role in the creation of the Philadelphia Museum of Art store’s visual presentations for optimizing the visitors’ store experience and driving revenue. The position is directly tied to store support and is responsible for the flow of goods to all stores for generating sales. The Visual Merchandiser and Sales Facilitator builds strategically based store displays and assures, directly and indirectly, superior customer service. The position proactively participates in sales analysis and strategy for all merchandising and sales plans. Ensuring proper restocking and visual display maintenance utilizing store staff is necessary. Applicants must be available to work a flexible schedule including weekends, evenings and holidays as needed.

• Conceptualize and collaborate in the creation of three-dimensional artwork/display, both large and small scale.
• Interpret concept direction and inspiration provided to meet the unique needs of each store including space constraints, knowledge of visitor and local community interests.
• Infuse personal artistic interests and talents into the visual execution.
• Continually generate fresh ideas in display using varied materials, while retaining a collaborative and flexible mindset.
• Analyze, recommend and implement visual strategies to maximize sales and profitability.
• Understand and utilize sales analysis and sales goals to meet or exceed weekly and monthly objectives.
• Increase business acumen by learning and using sales reports. Uses sales reports to communicate stock needs to the Merchandising team.
• Recommend and communicate price strategies to better motivate sales.
• Evaluate store level opportunities and critique merchandise assortments.
• Participate with merchandising team on seasonal, core and new product assortments to determine placement and presentation in stores.
• Lead, train and coach store staff on basic merchandise presentations including restocking, refreshing, and maintaining under/back stock positions.
• Work with the Distribution Center team to organize and maintain a pristine environment.
• Cultivate an awareness among the Retail staff inventory flow particularly as it relates to incoming product across all categories.
• Maintain a clean, organized and safe workspace.

Essential Skills and Qualifications
• Applied Arts background preferred.
• Experience in visual merchandising and providing a high level of customer service in a museum retail setting with a desire to engage the public and sell.
• Motivated to build an optimal visitors’ experience and achieve Retail sales and profit goals through all means including visual display.
• Active eye for composition and a comprehensive knowledge of art and interior décor, as well as the personal commitment to actively and continually seek outside inspiration while staying tuned into current trends.
• Clear communication skills to share process, product knowledge and vision with the entire Retail Department.
• Team player who works well with others and shows courtesy and respect to colleagues.

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

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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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Kress Interpretive Fellowship
Appplication Deadline: August 1, 2016

The Philadelphia Museum of Art seeks candidates for a nine-month fellowship in interpretation, beginning September 2016 and ending May 2017. This Kress Interpretive Fellow, supported by a grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, will work collaboratively with Museum curators, interpreters, educators, conservators and interactive technology staff to create interpretive materials for the Museum’s new mobile highlights platform. The Fellow will have access to relevant collections and to the Museum’s library and archives, and will partake of all professional privileges extended to Museum staff.

Reporting jointly to the Associate Curator of European Painting & Sculpture before 1900 and the Assistant Director for Interpretation, the Fellow will be engaged in both art historical and audience research; planning and production of interpretive content; design and implementation of interpretive strategies; and formative and summative evaluation activities. She/he will collaborate with and link together colleagues within the Department of European Painting; Department of European Decorative Arts, Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Department of Costume and Textiles; Department of Conservation; Division of Education and Public Programs; Department of Interpretation; Department of Information & Interpretive Technologies; Department of Audience Insight and Analysis in order to evaluate current and potential visitor needs, preferences and perceptions, and to research new and innovative interpretive strategies.

During the monthly Fellows Colloquia at the Museum, the Fellow will report on aspects of the project to fellows working in other areas of the Museum. He /she may be involved in program planning and volunteer training and may be asked to present lectures, gallery talks, and tours regarding core collections holdings.

Candidates must possess a demonstrated art historical knowledge; an ability to work collaboratively across the institution; excellent writing and communication skills, and an enthusiasm for introducing art to a broad audience, diverse in experience and motivation. The ability to think innovatively, manage time, and prioritize work on multiple projects are necessary. Some research travel is expected.

Experience Requirements:
1+ years of work experience in an art museum, plus master’s level education in Art History and demonstrated familiarity with Museum Interpretation and/or Education.

Applications must include the following materials:
• A cover letter outlining the candidate’s interest and qualifications for the position.
• A Curriculum vitae of education, employment, honors, awards, and publications.
• A writing sample and/or sample/example of a museum interpretive project.

Academic transcripts and three letters of recommendation should be sent to the email or mailing address below:
Greer Diefenderfer
Philadelphia Museum of Art
P.O. Box 7646
Philadelphia, PA 19101-7646

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