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We are Philadelphia’s art museum. A world-renowned collection. A landmark building. A place that welcomes everyone.

Learn about our values and employee benefits, go behind the scenes with staff stories, or view our 2019 edition of The Impact of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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


Conservation Frame Technician

Working with the Conservation Framer for two days a week for one year to meet all needs related to the care, repair, handling, fitting, alteration, and fabrication of picture frames for the American reinstall project.

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Collections Assistant - Prints, Drawings and Photographs

**This position is for internal applicants only. The Collections Assistant works with and supports the Coordinator of Collections in the management, care, utilization, and development of the museum’s collection of over 162,000 works on paper.

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Louis C. Madeira IV Assistant Curator of European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

The Louis C. Madeira IV Assistant Curator of European Decorative Arts and Sculpture will contribute to a robust program of exhibitions and publications within a highly collaborative environment. Reporting directly to the Head of the European Decorative Arts and Sculpture department, you will also help oversee the management and development of the museum’s distinguished collection of European decorative arts and sculpture.

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Associate Curator of 18th and 19th Century European Painting and Sculpture

We are looking for a dynamic individual who is passionate about 18th and 19th century European painting & sculpture. The Associate Curator will be well versed in presenting the art of this period to different audiences in gallery and online settings and have primary responsibility for the care, utilization, and development of the museum’s extensive and world-renowned holdings.

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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.

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Development Assistant, Major Gifts

The Development Assistant supports up to four Major Gift Officers and is also responsible for various office-wide duties, including mail pick-up and drop-off, general phone line coverage, and event preparation and staffing.

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Director of Leadership Annual Giving

Responsible for raising annual unrestricted operating support through the museum’s Leadership Annual Giving (LAG) Programs—the Associates, Chairman’s Council, and Trustees—by soliciting gifts ranging from $2,500 to $100,000 or more—as well as oversight of the museum’s three collection-based affinity groups.

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Gift Processing Specialist

The Gift Processing Specialist, part of the Development Services team, is responsible for the accurate processing of daily gift batches in The Raiser’s Edge, the Museum’s fundraising database.

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Development Assistant, Development Operations and Institutional Support

The Development Assistant supports the leadership of their specific Development program in all aspects of the program’s administration.

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Coordinator of Guide Training and the Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship

The Coordinator of Guide Training and the Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship (MUCF) Program will coordinate, and teach in two training programs at the museum: Guide Training, which builds, schedules, and carries out a rich array of training opportunities for new and continuing museum volunteer Guides; and the MUCF Program, which encourages and develops opportunities for undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds to consider curatorial careers.

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Audio-Visual Technician and Education Workshop Staff (Part-time, temporary)

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is seeking a weekend Audio-Visual Technician and Education Workshop Staff for the exhibition Designs for Different Futures.

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Help Desk Manager

The Help Desk Manager has a key role in managing the museum’s support services.

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Audio-Visual Systems Specialist

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is seeking an Audio-Visual Systems Specialist to coordinate all technical aspects of AV systems used in exhibits, meeting spaces, public event spaces, and more. As part of the AV team, this individual is responsible for supporting the many events, programs, and various day-to-day activities that take place at the PMA. Working with both temporary and fixed installations of AV/data systems, this person will maintain, design, install, and augment audio visual equipment and related infrastructure in order to advance the Museum’s mission.

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Data Integration Developer

As a member of the Art Information Commons project team, the Data Integration Developer will actively engage with content creators and data system managers to help identify data sources, evaluate data systems, test, and create pilot projects to support the initiative.

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Assistant Registrar

Responsible for a broad range of registration functions but specializing primarily on Collections documentation and organizing safe and efficient transport of art objects for loan, purchase, gift, bequest, off-site storage, and overseeing installations in an outdoor sculpture garden and some temporary exhibitions.

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Shift Supervisor

We are seeking a temporary Security Shift Supervisor for Museum buildings who ensures the safety and security of our buildings - from employees to visitors to the precious art collection. This a temporary, 6-month position.

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Outbound Shipping Specialist

The museum’s Retail Operation serves to enhance the visitor experience and promote the institutional mission via its educational and representational product offering.

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Manager of Visitor Services

The Museum is seeking an experienced manager to ensure the highest quality visitor experience for Museum visitors and members.

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Retail Sales Associate

The engaged store associate will enhance the visitor experience by providing exceptional sales skills and product knowledge along with superior customer service.

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Fellowships


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 2020-2021 Academic Year.

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Center for American Art Summer Fellowship

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is looking a graduate student for a summer fellowship supported by the Center for American Art. The Summer Fellow will be expected to work ten (10) weeks between June 1 and August 28, 2020.

Applications are due no later than February 19, 2020.

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Center for American Art Summer Silver Fellowship

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is looking for a graduate student to fill a summer fellowship with a focus on American silver supported by the Center for American Art. The Summer Silver Fellow will be expected to work ten (10) weeks between June 1 and August 28, 2020.

Applications are due no later than February 19, 2020.

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Fellowship Opportunities

New fellowship opportunities at the PMA coming soon.

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