Peabody Essex Museum has a full-time opening for an Administrative Assistant within the Development Department.  Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving, this individual will work in close partnership with the Director to provide administrative support in all aspects of the administration of the Annual Giving Program, including scheduling, word processing, phone work, correspondence, filing, office systems, routine financial reporting and other needs as required. The position assists in the planning, preparation, and execution of a range of events as well as high level donor stewardship activities. The Development Assistant also provides support to PEM’s Major Gift Officers. The position handles highly confidential information and undertakes assignments as directed by the Chief Philanthropy Officer, supervises interns from time to time, and other administrative projects as assigned.



The ideal candidate will be resourceful, able to work independently, adjust easily to changing priorities and must possess: a minimum of three years experience in an administrative support role and a BS/BA or the equivalent combination of education and experience; demonstrable computer skills (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); excellent telephone skills; well-developed interpersonal and customer service skills; ability to organize complex information for multiple outputs such as web and print material, ability to manage multiple tasks and to prioritize; individual initiative; and a team-oriented work style. Museum experience and knowledge of Raiser’s Edge is a plus.

How To Apply:
Interested candidates please email cover letter and resume to or send to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970. PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

Apply by:
April 30, 2014
About this Organization:
The PEM is a major museum of art and culture from around the world, located in historic Salem, MA.