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.
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
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
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
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
To apply, please go to Annual Support Associate (Temporary) and post to requisition 2023-17639
To apply, please go to Curatorial Research Assistant - Temporary and post to requisition 2023-17735
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