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.

Allen R. Adler, Class of 1967, Distinguished Curator in European Art (Requisition No: D-18-UAM-00002)

The Princeton University Art Museum invites nominations and applications for the Allen R. Adler, Class of 1967, Distinguished Curator in European Art. 

This is an endowed senior-level position at one of the world’s finest university museums. We seek a highly accomplished scholar-curator with international standing in the field of European art to advance a curatorial vision for a university art museum with a deep and historic commitment to object-based teaching. While the position is open to anyone with scholarly expertise in European art from the medieval period to the present, preference will be placed on scholars working before the nineteenth century. 

The Adler Distinguished Curator will work in a highly collaborative, team-based environment in a department with ten fellow curators to organize ambitious and innovative major exhibition projects; undertake significant object-based research and publications; conceive compelling installations from the collections; and teach one or two object-based courses each year to both undergraduate and graduate students. In doing so, s/he will advance Princeton’s national and international reputation as one of the world’s leading research centers for the study of art and art history. When the Adler Distinguished Curator is teaching, s/he will hold the title of Lecturer in the Department of Art and Archaeology. 

Interested candidates must apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/7221 

Associate Director of Special Projects (Requisition Number 2018-9554)

The Associate Director of Special Projects serves as the Provost’s delegate on major initiatives at the University, providing project management, coordination, and planning support. While the role reports directly to the Provost, the position will be assigned to major projects and initiatives in selected areas of the University’s administrative operations.The initial primary assignment involves providing project support for a complex multi-year Art Museum rebuilding and expansion. The project is expected to involve removal of the onsite collections, temporary operations during a potential three-year period of construction, and move-in to a new building. The Associate Director will assist in the overall coordination of these efforts with campus partners to ensure that the strategic and operational needs of the Art Museum are met, and will have a reporting relationship to the Director of the Art Museum during the project’s duration. The Associate Director will participate in meetings pertaining to project scope and objectives, engage with all relevant stakeholders, act on behalf of the Art Museum Director as required, and contribute to the planning and execution of the project. This role requires broad leadership in the areas of project planning, facilitation, and communication.

Interested candidates must apply online

Curatorial Associate, Photography and Modern and Contemporary Art (Requisition number 2018-8793)

The Princeton University Art Museum seeks an exceptional Curatorial Associate for a two-year term position with possibility of extension. The Curatorial Associate will report to the Curator of Photography and will work five days per week to assist with a range of responsibilities associated with the documentation and display of its rich holdings of photography, as well as to support activities related to post-1945 art and of related loaned works of art. The Curatorial Associate will assist with planning installations, exhibitions, publications, and public programs, as well as other ongoing collections activities. In particular, s/he will respond to internal and outside queries, maintain object files, and contribute new research and other information to the collections database. The Curatorial Associate will prepare materials for print and digital publication, shepherd incoming and outgoing loan requests, and support project-based research as requested.

Apply to requisition 2018-8793:  Curatorial Associate 

Manager of Marketing and Public Relations (Requistion 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.