The Peabody Essex Museum, one of the most dynamic art museums in the nation, is seeking a highly talented Assistant Curator to join PEM’s Exhibitions and Research Team. The position supports PEM curators in developing exhibitions, researching, managing and implementing curatorial aspects of exhibitions and their related publications, and interpretive materials. The position also supports curators in other areas such as collection development, acquisition research, and institutional advancement. The successful candidate collaborates across museum departments with collection services, registration, and exhibition planning, conservation, and others on a variety of projects.


The Assistant Curator must have a minimum of three years’ experience in a curatorial setting, preferably in an art museum, and experience coordinating multiple projects at one time. Familiarity with rights and reproductions procedures is also desirable. The ability to work independently and strong project management skills are required as well as the ability to establish effective working relationships across several departments. Solid computer skills using Microsoft Office required and experience with MusuemPlus, collection management software, preferred.

A BA in Art History, Museum Studies or related program or the equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

How To Apply:
PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Interested candidates should submit their resumes with cover letters and salary requirements to, or by mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783.

Apply by:
May 13, 2015

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