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.

Registrar (Requisition number 2019-10193)

Princeton University Art Museum is seeking an experienced Registrar to support the department with exhibition and loan activity. The position will have responsibility for outgoing international loans, as well as sole responsibility for three or more assigned exhibitions per calendar year—one or more of which may travel to several national and/or international venues.   The position will report to the Chief Registrar and will work closely with the rest of the registrar department, including the Associate Registrars for domestic outgoing loans and for collections. Additionally, the Registrar will interact with borrowers, lenders, insurance representatives, shipping and transport agents, and Museum curators, preparators, financial managers and administrators.

This is a key position in a dynamic museum environment that regularly collaborates and/or partners with institutions around the country and abroad. The successful applicant will be expected to provide a senior level of activity and input within the department.

To apply, please go to Registrar and post to requisition 2019-10193.

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.

Security Operations Manager (Requisition number 2019-9813)

The Department of Public Safety is a 24/7, 365-day operation that will require the Security Operations Manager to be on call 24 hours and work non-standard hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays.  Under the supervision of the Department of Public Safety (DPS) Associate Director of Support Services (AD), the Security Operations Manager (SOM) provides administrative and management oversight in planning, coordinating, and managing the security operations of the Princeton University Art Museum (PUAM) and Firestone Library (FL) facilities including the offsite Art Storage Facility (OASF) and providing patrol of the Satellite Branch Libraries (SBL). The SOM oversees and is accountable for all aspects of PUAM and FL security 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 365 days /year. Working closely with the PUAM Director/designee and the University Librarian/designee, this position has oversight of the training, directing, supervising and scheduling of appropriate staff to secure PUAM and FL and their world-class art and book collections as well as to assure the safety and comfort of visitors during open hours and at special events. Provides strategic guidance and ensures the work assignments and training of all staff in these areas are monitored, including planning and implementation of an ongoing program of cultural property protection, customer service and cross-training to provide for qualified location specific staffing for PUAM and FL. The SOM takes a lead role in serving visitors and making them feel safe and welcome, assuring that customer service values inform and guide the work of all security staff.

The SOM prepares staffing plans and establishes priorities in order to meet location specific goals, with the most appropriate utilization of personnel and equipment that is both effective and fiscally responsible, while following best practices. The SOM is responsible for working with the DPS Budget Manager to generate, implement, monitor, and reconcile the annual operating budget for PUAM and FL security, and to request needed funds for staffing and equipment. The SOM also collaborates with the DPS Administrative Lieutenant to actively plan for and address ongoing training needs and staff development, securing funding as needed.

In this role, the SOM oversees general administration and planning for all PUAM and FL security staff including, but not limited to overseeing hiring, performance management, scheduling and payroll. The SOM collaborates closely with DPS colleagues to assure the continuing smooth integration of the administration of PUAM and FL security within the larger University security environment while honoring the specific needs and specific cultures and frameworks of the PUAM and FL.

For more information and to apply go to Security Operations Manager and post to requisition 2019-9813.