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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


Associate Director of Administration

The Associate Director of Administration, reporting directly to the President and Chief Operating Officer, plays a key role in developing the strategic and business plans for the earned revenue and auxiliary activities of the Museum.

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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. 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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Associate Director of Digital Marketing and Communications

*Due to the large number of applicants for this position, we are not currently accepting more applications.* The Associate Director of Digital Marketing is responsible for development and implementation of a comprehensive digital marketing plan that helps the museum meet its audience development, visitor engagement, reputation, and revenue goals.

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Curatorial Coordinator, Art Bridges

The Philadelphia Museum of Art seeks a Curatorial Coordinator to assist in the development and implementation of a series of loans and small exhibitions to eight partner museums in the Pennsylvania Art Bridges consortium. This initiative, supported by a grant from the Art Bridges and Terra Foundations, will bring American art to the regional museums of Pennsylvania.

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Research Assistant, American Silver Catalogue

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is looking for a curatorial Research Assistant to join the Department of American Art in support of forthcoming volumes of the catalogue, American Silver in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This is a full-time position with an initial tenure of one year and the possibility for renewal for two additional years.

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Curatorial Research Assistant

The Philadelphia Museum of Art seeks a Curatorial Research Assistant in Chinese art for 8 months beginning immediately until February 2019. The position will assist the Associate Curator of Chinese Art in all aspects of work related to the reinstallation of the permanent Chinese galleries which will open in early February 2019.

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Research and Exhibition Assistant

The Research and Exhibition Assistant will help research and prepare an exhibition of some seventy Impressionist paintings, works on paper, and sculpture from its collection, and support the reinstallation of the permanent collection galleries devoted to European Art from 1850-1900.

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Planned Giving Officer

The Planned Giving Officer implements and oversees the various aspects of a well-established, comprehensive Planned Giving program, including the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of planned gifts and the strategic marketing of gift planning vehicles, and is responsible for advancing relationships and securing gifts from a pool of planned giving and major gift prospects.

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Assistant Director of Interpretation

The Assistant Director of Interpretation oversees the development and implementation of interpretive strategies and materials relating to the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions, serving as an art historical resource and developing new strategies for interpretation aligned with the Museum’s audience development goals and addressing the specific needs and interests of an increasingly diverse Museum audience.

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Backend Software Developer

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is looking for a Backend Software Developer to work on our exciting initiative to develop a common mobile platform supporting our website, interactive applications, mobile applications and system integrations. The Museum has ambitious plans for the creation and integration of web and visitor-facing mobile applications that tie into a suite of backend services. We need an experienced back-end developer who can integrate a suite of services that runs across multiple outlets including the website, mobile apps and digital experiences in the galleries.

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Senior Application Developer

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is looking for a Senior Developer to work on exciting interactive applications, mobile platforms and interactive system integrations. The Museum has ambitious plans for the creation and integration of visitor-facing applications that tie into a suite of back-end services. We need an experienced developer for our public-facing applications who can integrate those applications into a suite of services that runs across multiple outlets including mobile apps and digital experiences in the galleries.

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Art Handler

As a member of a very active Installation & Packing department, this position requires the installation and deinstallation of a wide variety of art objects (all media) throughout the Museum.

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Parking Attendant (Part-Time)

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is seeking attentive, outgoing, and energetic individuals to help enrich the experience of Museum visitors from the moment they arrive. Parking Attendant candidates should have excellent customer service skills, clear written and verbal communication skills, and a desire to be part of an exciting operation.

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Lead Sales Associate

Lead Sales Associates take a critical role in leading the sales staff for optimizing the visitors’ store experience and driving revenue.

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Inventory Flow and Sales Facilitator

The Inventory Flow and Sales Facilitator will take a critical role in managing inventory and driving store replenishment to maximize sales and profitability.

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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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