Employment Opportunities

For full descriptions of open positions at the Princeton University Art Museum, and to apply for curatorial positions, please visit Open Faculty & Academic Positions and filter by “Art Museum”.  To apply for non-curatorial positions, 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.

The Princeton University Art Museum seeks applications for Gallery Attendants to work at Art@Bainbridge, a gallery housed in the carefully restored colonial-era Bainbridge House at 158 Nassau Street in downtown Princeton NJ and Art on Hulfish, a gallery, a photo forward exhibition space also in downtown Princeton. This visitor focused position provides the opportunity to work within the context of an art museum that is intimate in scale yet expansive in scope, supporting a dynamic exhibition program and an array of educational initiatives. As part of the Education Team, Gallery Attendants are responsible for providing a welcoming and engaging experience for all visitors.

Responsibilities include: Welcome visitors and answer questions. Provide information about exhibitions, exhibition spaces, activities, programs and the Art Museum in general. Conduct visitor evaluations and track daily attendance. Assure that activity spaces are clean and fully stocked with necessary materials and facilitate activities as needed. Gallery Attendants are expected to find a sub if they are not able to work their shift. They are also expected to sub for other Gallery Attendants when needed. Assist with promotion, setup, and support of a variety of programs. Complete other tasks as needed. Flexible work schedule required which may include hours on Saturdays, Sundays, and some evenings.

To apply, please go to Gallery Attendants and post to requisition #2021-13543

Registrar (Requisition 2022-15971)

 Princeton University Art Museum seeks an experienced Registrar to support the department with exhibition and loan activity and who thrives in a collaborative and goal-oriented environment. Reporting to the Chief Registrar, the Registrar will have responsibility for outgoing international loans, as well as responsibility for three or more assigned exhibitions per calendar year—one or more of which may travel to several national and/or international venues. They will work closely with our curators, exhibition project managers, preparators, conservators, and other registrars and must be able to interact with borrowers, lenders, insurance representatives, and shipping and transport agents. 

 The Registrar will generate all related documents and will approve—in consultation with others—and arrange all packing, courier, transportation and installation details for between 10–25 objects per year. Other duties may include working with our conservators to assess works of art and the ability of that art to travel, as well as reviewing and negotiating foreign insurance policies and indemnity summaries and Borrower facility reports. The Registrar selects, debriefs and coordinates courier activity, including acting as a courier when required. The position also arranges and maintains the long-term outgoing loans program, which includes loans on campus and in the Princeton area. The Registrar will create, maintain and archive outgoing international loan and long-term outgoing loan files. 

To apply, please go to Registrar and post to requisition #2022-15971

Assistant/Associate Curator of Asian Art (Requisition D-23-UAM-00001)

The Princeton University Art Museum welcomes applications for an Assistant or Associate Curator of Asian Art, with a preference for specialization in the art of Japan. Reporting to the Nancy and Peter Lee Associate Curator of Asian Art, the Curator will help shape the care, display, interpretation, and growth of the Museum's distinguished collections of Asian art. As the Museum prepares for a dramatically reconceived new building designed by David Adjaye, scheduled to open in 2025, the Curator will contribute to collections galleries, exhibitions, research, and acquisitions. 

The Curator will shape installations, originate research-driven exhibitions, conduct collections and provenance research, publish, and work with registrars and conservators on collections care. With purchase endowments that allow the collections to be shaped intentionally, the Curator will secure new acquisitions through both gifts and purchase. The Curator will contribute to university teaching and collaborate with faculty, students, and other communities through public programs. Working within a team environment, the Curator may supervise researchers and interns; and will steward relationships with collectors, donors, dealers, and artists. Princeton's Departments of Art & Archaeology and East Asian Studies with the Tang Center for East Asian Art and other resources on campus, offer unparalleled opportunities for collaboration. 

To apply, please go to Assistant/Associate Curator of Asian Art  and post to requisition D-23-UAM-00001

Visitor Engagement Supervisor  (Requisition 2023-17459)

The Princeton University Art Museum is seeking a Visitor Engagement Supervisor (VES) to support the Visitor Logistics Coordinator (VLC) in overseeing the Visitor Engagement Team at Art@Bainbridge and Art on Hulfish. The VES will assist the VLC in recruiting, hiring and training Visitor Engagement Representatives (VERs) and Gallery Attendants (GAs), coordinate the daily staffing schedules for Art@Bainbridge and Art on Hulfish, and communicate schedules and staffing needs to the team. The VES will also be expected to work regular shifts in the galleries, facilitating group visits and providing a welcoming and engaging experience for all visitors.

The preferred candidate will be a confident team leader who can oversee the staff, delegate responsibilities, and lead by example. This self-starter must be detail oriented, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and adept in using a variety of software platforms. As part of the Education Team, the VES is responsible for ensuring that the Visitor Engagement Team provides a welcoming and engaging experience for all visitors and promotes an atmosphere of teamwork, innovation, integrity, inclusiveness, and respect.

To apply, please go to Visitor Engagement Supervisor  and post to requisition 2023-17459

Annual Support Associate (Temporary) (Requisition 2023-17639)
The Art Museum seeks a 9 – 12 month temporary replacement for the position of Annual Support Associate in the Art Museum’s development department. The position will initially be 80% effort (M – Th), moving to full-time around the beginning of November. The position will be on-site at the Art Museum’s offices at 600 Alexander Road. Reporting to the Manager of Annual and Corporate Support, the Annual Support Associate is an integral member of the Museum’s development team. This position works closely with the Museum’s Systems Analyst to ensure best practices and data integrity in the use of the Museum’s donor database as the primary tool for fundraising, events, and donor stewardship. They coordinate with the Museum's business office and the University's Office of Gift Records to process and accurately record all membership, gala, and annual support gifts.

To apply, please go to Annual Support Associate (Temporary) and post to requisition 2023-17639

The Princeton University Art Museum seeks an exceptional Curatorial Research Assistant for a part-time, temporary position in its Department of Collections and Exhibitions to assist with a range of responsibilities related to the research and planning for an exhibition and publication on Willem de Kooning. The exhibition is scheduled to debut in August 2025 at the Princeton University Art Museum, and may travel to one additional venue. The Curatorial Research Assistant will work closely with the exhibition’s curator, John Elderfield, Chief Curator Emeritus of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and formerly the Allen R. Adler, Class of 1967, Distinguished Curator and Lecturer at the Princeton University Art Museum.

To apply, please go to Curatorial Research Assistant - Temporary and post to requisition 2023-17735

Staff Operations Analyst (Requisition 2023-17753)
The Princeton University Art Museum welcomes applications for the position of Staff Operations Analyst (SOA). This position will perform a wide variety of professional duties in support of the Museum’s internal human resources functions; the ideal candidate is someone who fosters collaboration, has experience working with diverse work groups, looks to solve problems, and takes an active interest in learning about the business/departments they support. Under the general supervision of the Assistant Manager of Finance and Staff Operations, the Analyst will coordinate and administer various functional areas in all daily functions, including but not limited to reviewing timesheets, time and absence management, payroll management, student and staff recruitment, new employee onboarding/orientation, Art Museum’s personnel policies, and provide technical assistance to hiring managers and supervisors.

To apply, please go to Staff Operations Analyst  and post to requisition 2023-17753

Reporting to the Museum Director, the Senior Associate Director for Museum Development is an inspired and inspiring leader; an innovative development professional; a fearless frontline fundraiser; a strategic, creative, and collaborative colleague; and a key member of the Museum's senior management team, contributing broadly and strategically to all aspects of the Museum's mission, who ensures that the donated resources essential to the Museum’s operational success are secured. With a new building anticipated to open in 2025, we require a Senior Associate Director for Museum Development who thrives in a fast-paced environment committed to excellence and is equal to the opportunity to develop and implement ambitious capital, endowing, and annual giving fundraising plans.

To apply, please go to Senior Associate Director for Museum Development and post to requisition 2023-17788