Museum Council




Looking for that next step in your career? Start here! We publish cultural job opportunities from the Greater Philadelphia region. From curation to design to education to visitor services, find opportunities for range of skill sets and career levels. Any postings we receive are added on the 1st and 15th of every month, so be sure to check back!

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  • It must include an accurate salary range.

  • It must include the name and title of the person to whom candidates should address in their application materials.

  • It must include a breakdown of the hiring process from application to training, and describe the interview format (e.g., group, panel, one-on-one, etc.).

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Job Listings (last updated 9/15/19)

Exhibit Graphic Designer - Penn Museum (posted 9/15)

Under the general supervision of the Head of Exhibitions, the Exhibit Graphic Designer is responsible for conceptualization and implementation of design solutions for temporary and permanent exhibition elements from concept to completion in a wide range of graphic applications including: environmental graphics, collateral materials, video titling, multimedia interfaces and tools. The Exhibit Graphic Designer plays a lead role on any given exhibition project, working as a key member of an integrated, highly collaborative team that includes content developers, curators, researchers, exhibit designers, audio-visual designers, and fabricators.

Application materials should be addressed to Jessica Bicknell, Head of Exhibitions. Candidates must apply via the jobs@Penn website in order to be considered. The hiring process begins with a review of the application materials followed by a telephone interview, with at least one group interview including a portfolio review for the finalists.

View the full description here (web).

Seasonal Tour Guide - Eastern State Penitentiary (posted 9/2)

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site (ESPHS) seeks outgoing, engaging and passionate people for the position of Seasonal Tour Guide. This position serves as the face of ESPHS. A detailed description for the position appears in the linked document below; please follow specific instructions to apply.

View the full job description here (doc).

Manager of Public Programs - James A. Michener Art Museum (posted 9/2)

The James A. Michener Art Museum is seeking a full-time Manager of Public Programs to join the department of Education. This person will work closely with all departments in leading and shaping public programs to be relevant, responsive, and audience focused. This person will create innovative programming, forge partnerships, and grow programs for evolving audiences ranging from young adults to Michener Art Museum’s older adult audiences.

View the full job description here (pdf).

Historic Garden Interpreter - Pennsbury Manor Historic Site (posted 9/2)

The Pennsbury Society, 501 (C) (3), at Pennsbury Manor Historic site (Morrisville PA) seeks qualified applicants for our Historic Garden Interpreter position. Duties involve maintaining the historic gardens and grounds, developing and implementing interpretation and activities involving the gardens, conducting research, supervising garden volunteers, and serving as part of a team at this accredited museum. The salary for this position is $27,300.

View the full job description here (pdf).

Corporate Relations Manager - Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia (posted 8/15)

JASGP seeks a part-time Corporate Relations Manager to manage its corporate support program through corporate membership and sponsorships. The Corporate Relations Manager is primarily responsible for advancing the corporate support program, including the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of corporate supporters. This position works closely with the Associate Director of Development & Data Analytics, the Associate Director of Special Projects, and the Executive Director. Upon a six month performance review, this position will be evaluated for conversion to full-time nonexempt status.

View the full job description here (pdf).

Assistant Preparator - Michener Art Museum (posted 8/1)

The James A. Michener Art Museum, a private non-profit organization in Doylestown, PA seeks a part-time Assistant Preparator. The Assistant Preparator will assist the Chief Preparator in the preparation and installation of art objects and other related materials for museum exhibitions.

View the full job description here (web).

Curator - The Salem County Historical Society (posted 8/1)

The Salem County Historical Society, a private, non-profit, volunteer-based organization, founded in 1884 on the site of the oldest English speaking settlement on the Delaware River, seeks a Curator to work up to 30 hours per week. This individual will provide leadership and assume responsibility of the management of the museum, community outreach, museum volunteers, programs and projects.

View the full job description here (pdf).

Exhibition Coordinator - National Museum of American Jewish History (posted 7/22)

The National Museum of American Jewish History seeks an Exhibition Coordinator to manage the installation of the temporary exhibition, Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. This is a contract position and ineligible for health or employment benefits. The Exhibition Coordinator will start on or before August 5, 2019 and is expected to complete installation by October 2, 2019. Preparations for installation are already underway and will be transferred to the Exhibition Coordinator upon engagement. 

View the full job description here (pdf).

Guide/Interpreter - Historic Germantown (posted 7/22)

Historic Germantown (HG) is a partnership of 18 extraordinary historic sites and museums in Northwest Philadelphia that have joined together to protect, preserve, and share some of Philadelphia's prized historical assets. HG is currently seeking Guide/Educators to lead student programming for the award winning field trip program History Hunters, as well as interpret many of the museum partners to the public.  

View the full job description here (doc).