Employment Opportunities

For full descriptions of open positions at the Princeton University Art Museum, and to apply, please visit Careers at Princeton and search for “Art Museum” in the Department field. When opportunities are available, brief descriptions of current openings are listed below for your convenience.

Donor Relations Officer (Requsition Number 2019-9822)

The Princeton University Art Museum seeks a dynamic individual to join its team as a part-time 80% duty time Donor Relations Officer. As a member of the Museum’s Institutional Advancement team, the Donor Relations Officer plays an integral role in promoting a standard of professional excellence in donor stewardship and recognition, complementing the Museum’s overall development efforts.

Reporting to the Associate Director for Institutional Advancement, the Donor Relations Officer is responsible for donor relationship management, including the development and implementation of stewardship plans to strengthen long-term relationships with the Museum's donors. The Donor Relations Officer prepares written stewardship reports and/or letters for Museum donors, connecting donor interests with mission and impact. The position also provides research and support for the development of written proposals for a range of funding needs. The Donor Relations Officer serves as the content manager of the Museum's donor records database, including processing major gifts, drafting timely and customized gift acknowledgments and stewardship letters, and recording and tracking all donor interactions. The position is responsible for ensuring accurate and appropriate donor recognition and donor listings, including for the annual donor board and the Museum's Annual Report, and has shared responsibility for organizing, managing, and staffing select high-end cultivation and other events.

Position requires a Bachelor’s degree, with command of the principles of relationship-based fundraising and best practices for donor stewardship. Requires exceptionally high levels of written and interpersonal communication skills, with the keen ability to absorb and reflect the mission and values of the Art Museum, and to communicate with the voice of the institution and the Director. Must be a sophisticated, self-motivated, high-performing professional with a specialized knowledge of and experience in fundraising for the arts, and the ability to articulate the special role of the arts and humanities in the context of a leadership university. The position requires excellent computer and technical skills, including with relationship-based databases, and in particular, with demonstrated expertise in data management. Must have the ability to work independently, collaboratively, efficiently, and with discretion and diplomacy.

To apply, please go to Donor Relations Officer and post to requisition 2019-9822.

Manager of Marketing and Public Relations (Requisition number 2018-9553)

The Princeton University Art Museum seeks a Manager of Marketing and Public Relations who thrives on working in a collaborative, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, has extraordinary interpersonal and communications skills, and is committed to excellence. The Manager of Marketing and Public Relations works as part of a team that supports an exceptional exhibition program, dynamic collections galleries, and a variety of educational programs, activities, and events for a diverse audience that includes University students and faculty, members of the local community, public school students, and visitors from around the world. Reporting to the Associate Director for Publishing and Communications, the Manager of Marketing and Public Relations works closely with editors and graphic designers as well as with clients from across the Museum, including curators, educators, fundraising professionals, retailers, and others. S/he also supervises two part-time employees—a Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator and a Digital Marketing Specialist.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing an institutional marketing and publicity strategy that utilizes technology in the most effective ways to expand audiences and keep them informed; preparing and disseminating Museum-related news and web-based communications; cultivating relationships with media professionals; producing exhibition-related publicity and advertising; managing the Museum’s social media strategy; and serving as a liaison with communications professionals across campus and the wider community.

To apply, please go to Manager of Marketing and Public Relations and post to requisition 2018-9553.

Museum Store Staff (Requisition number 2019-9841)

We have immediate openings for part-time casual Art Museum Store staff.


  • Primary function is to professionally greet and assist all visitors when they enter the Museum Store, and enable them to make their purchases at the register.
  • Flexible work schedule required which will include hours on Saturdays, Sundays and some evenings. Shifts for key busy periods including holidays are also required. Approximately 15 – 20 hours per week would be available. 


  • Retail experience required.
  • This position requires interacting directly with the public in a composed museum setting, and requires learning about the handmade artisan merchandise in the store.
  • Experience in Windows based computer registers is required as operating POS (point of sale) register system necessary.
  • Must be able to routinely lift 30 lb. cartons of books or merchandise.
  • Continuous learning about current exhibitions, lectures and special events, as well as museum collections are part of this position.
  • Experience with store display and merchandising is preferred but not required.
  • Will be trained in all Store related systems, as well as security and emergency preparedness procedures. References will be checked, and a background check is required.  This is not a seasonal or short term student position.  No phone calls please. 

To apply go to Casual Art Museum Store Staff and post to requisition 2019-9841.