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 an Art Museum Gifts Officer (MGO) who will be a key, frontline fundraiser whose primary purpose is to expand financial support for the Museum by growing, deepening, and diversifying both endowing and expendable gifts and annual donated revenue to help achieve the Museum's ambitious goals.
Reporting to the Associate Director for Museum Development (ADMD), the MGO is responsible for developing and executing strategies to identify, research, cultivate, and solicit qualified prospects for major and planned gifts in collaboration and cooperation with the Museum’s Director and the ADMD, soliciting their own portfolio of major gift prospects as well as supporting the ADMD and Director in managing their respective major donor portfolios.
The Museum is preparing for dramatic growth, including a new facility being designed by Sir David Adjaye, which will provide dramatically enhanced spaces for the display of the collections, temporary exhibitions, collections study, education, and public amenities. Fundraising and planning are well underway, with construction anticipated to occur over the next three years; beyond the costs of the capital project, an aggressive plan to secure new endowments, multi-year expendable funds, and annual support must now be developed and implemented.
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
Reporting to the Associate Director for Communication and Information, the Manager of Art Information is responsible for the strategic direction and execution of the Museum’s art information activities and for the efficient flow of all art-related information -- including collections data access and preservation, digital retention, and open access policies -- within the Museum as well as external to the institution.
The Manger of Art Information plays a leading role in managing the Museum’s engagement with collaborative projects across the University, including with faculty and students, that leverage the Museum’s commitment to open access art information resources in support of the University’s mission. The Manager of Art Information also represents the Museum in cross-institutional initiatives that engage the wider museum and library communities, supporting the Museum’s status as a leader in the field of cultural heritage data.
To apply, please go to Manager of Art Information and post to requisition #2022-14394
The Princeton University Art Museum welcomes applications for the position of Manager of Campus Collections. Reporting to the Associate Director for Collections and Exhibitions, and supporting the work and leadership of the Campus Art Steering Committee (co-chaired by the Art Museum Director and the University Architect), the position will manage the care of existing campus art collections, the process of commissioning and otherwise acquiring new works of campus art, conduct an annual inventory and condition review of the works, and oversee their installation and deinstallation in a variety of settings beyond the Museum.
To apply, please go to Manager of Campus Art and post to requisition #2022-14391
The Museum welcomes applications for the role of Museum Application Developer, a cornerstone position in the Museum's ongoing and evolving collections information systems initiatives. Reporting to the Associate Director for Communication & Information, the Museum Application Developer will be deeply engaged in the development and execution of a new Museum-wide digital strategy in preparation for (1) a full migration of the Museum’s website in 2023 and (2) the opening of a new building in late 2024.
The Museum Application Developer will be responsible for building and maintaining a data abstraction layer and conversion tools for art collections and exhibitions data; building and maintaining open APIs to collections and image data; and overseeing the use of cloud services provided by Amazon and Acquia. The Museum Application Developer will have an understanding of metadata standards, data models, and data encodings that relate to cultural heritage collections, such as schema.org, CIDOC-crm, and JSON-ld.
To apply, please go to Museum Application Developer and post to requisition #2022-14512
The Princeton University Art Museum seeks an experienced, engaged, and innovative Museum Preparator who thrives in a collaborative and goal-oriented environment. Reporting to the Head of Installations, the Museum Preparator will help install and preserve our collections, in alignment with the Museum’s priorities.
Priorities for the Museum Preparator will be to assist with the preparation for the eventual return of the collections to the new building and to prepare objects for the future galleries. Primary duties include installation of exhibitions, preparation of outgoing loans, general art handling and location tracking in the inventory system, and maintenance of our campus art collections. Further duties include handling, mounting, matting, and framing of works on paper for the purposes of study, imaging, collections storage, and gallery display. The Museum Preparator will work with conservators, registrars, project leads, curators, designers, and fellow preparators to fulfill these duties.
To apply, please go to Museum Preparator and post to requisition #2022-14914
The Princeton University Art Museum, one of the nation’s preeminent cultural institutions in an academic setting, seeks applications for Art Museum Store Staff. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work within the context of an art museum that is intimate in scale yet expansive in scope, supporting one of the most dynamic exhibition programs on any college campus and a program of educational activities and events that continues to grow in energy and impact each year.
A successful store associate engages readily with visitors, imparting knowledge and hospitality while displaying strong selling skills. Superior customer service is expected of every store associate with a focus on teamwork as well as possessing an individual zest for task completion.
We have immediate openings for part-time Art Museum Store staff for our satellite store located at 56 Nassau Street, Princeton. This is an ongoing position that allows for up to 30 hours per week, or approximately 4 shifts.
To apply, please go to Art Museum Store Associate and post to requisition #2022-14937
The Princeton University Art Museum welcomes applications for an Assistant, Associate, or full Curator of Prints and Drawings. Working closely with the Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970, Curator of Prints and Drawings, the Curator will help shape the care, presentation, interpretation, and growth of the Museum's distinguished collections of prints and drawings. As the Museum prepares for a dramatically reconceived new building designed by David Adjaye, scheduled to open in late 2024, the Curator will contribute significantly to collections galleries, exhibitions, collections research, and acquisitions.
The Curator will have significant opportunity to shape collections displays and originate exhibitions, independently and in collaboration with others. The candidate will demonstrate a commitment to the original work of art and its history-including knowledge of materials and techniques, and proficiency in researching and verifying attributions and provenance. With substantial purchase endowments, curating at Princeton affords opportunities rare among academic museums; the successful candidate will have experience with acquisitions, or equivalent knowledge. The Curator will contribute to university teaching in galleries and study rooms, in addition to broader collaborations 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, benefactors, dealers, artists, and studios.
To apply, please go to Curator of Prints and Drawings and post to requisition #D-22-UAM-00005