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 #2023-18054
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 #2023-17895
The Princeton University Art Museum seeks a Curator of Provenance to lead provenance research and documentation efforts and ensure broad access to collecting histories. Reporting to the Chief Curator and working closely with the Director, Associate Director for Collections and Exhibitions, Manager of Art Information, and the Curatorial Department, the Curator of Provenance will lead the Museum's work in provenance documentation, establishing methodologies, undertaking and supporting research, and coordinating research with curators. This is a full-time, three-year term position with the possibility of extension.
To apply, please go to Curator of Provenance and post to requisition D-24-UAM-00001
The Princeton University Art Museum seeks a dynamic and engaging Individual and Corporate Giving Manager who will be responsible for the entirety of the Museum's annual giving program – membership, lead annual gifts, and corporate sponsorships.
A flexible, highly organized, creative, and enthusiastic collaborator who is passionate about the arts, the Individual and Corporate Giving Manager will re-conceive the annual giving program to take full advantage of the extraordinary opportunity offered by the opening of the new Museum in 2025. Strategic growth of annual giving is essential to creating a pipeline that will help to sustain and grow the Museum’s expanded physical and programmatic footprint in the new Museum.
To apply, please go to Individual and Corporate Giving Manager and post to requisition 2023-18028
The Princeton University Art Museum seeks an Assistant Editor to support the delivery of the Museum's content to a wide array of audiences, including students, faculty, and other members of the University community; scholars worldwide; and visitors to the Museum and the University campus. The Museum is preparing for dramatic growth, including the opening of its new facility in spring 2025, which will provide enhanced spaces for the display of the collections and temporary exhibitions, collections study, education, and public amenities.
The successful candidate will work closely with colleagues across the Museum to ensure that all publications accurately reflect the Museum’s vision, values, and messaging strategies. The Assistant Editor edits and proofreads a broad range of materials, including website content, special event materials, activity guides, brochures, membership newsletters and eblasts, and calendar listings. The Assistant Editor will also be assigned select interpretive materials, including object labels and other gallery didactics for editing and proofreading.
To apply, please go to Assistant Editor and post to requisition 2024-18336
Museum Preparator (Requisition #2024-18375)
Responsibilities: assist with the preparation for the eventual return of the collections to the new building and to prepare objects for future galleries; installation of exhibitions, preparation of outgoing loans, general art handling and location tracking in the inventory system, and maintenance of our campus art collections; handling, mounting, matting, and framing of works on paper for the purposes of study, imaging, collections storage, and gallery display; 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 2024-18375.
Museum Preparator (Requisition 2024-18376)
The Princeton University Art Museum welcomes applications for the position of Preparator who thrives in a collaborative and goal-oriented environment. Reporting to the Manager of Exhibition Preparation & Art Handling, the Museum Preparator will help install and preserve our collections in alignment with the Museum’s priorities. The Museum Preparator will join the Art Museum at a dynamic time as we construct a new building scheduled to open in 2025.
Responsibilities include: Assist with the preparation for the eventual return of the collections to the new building and to prepare objects for future galleries; installation of exhibitions, preparation of outgoing loans, general art handling and location tracking in the inventory system, and maintenance of our campus art collections; handling, mounting, matting, and framing of works on paper for the purposes of study, imaging, collections storage, and gallery display; work with conservators, registrars, project leads, curators, designers, and fellow preparators to fulfill these duties.
The term of this appointment is 2 years with the possibility of renewal.
To apply, please go to Museum Preparator and post to requisition 2024-18376.
The Princeton University Art Museum welcomes applications for a Collections Associate to join the collections team that supports the active teaching program within the Museum’s study rooms and galleries. The team responds to the increasing level of curricular activity as requested by many diverse University departments as well as fulfills requests by independent scholars to study the Museum collections. The successful candidate will be a member of the Registrar’s Office and will work under the supervision of the Collections Access Supervisor alongside one other Collections Associate. This is a regular, full-time position that requires availability to maintain a flexible work schedule and may require some evening hours as needed.
The primary responsibility of the Collections Associate is to fulfill assignments as appointed by the Collections Access Supervisor related to preparing and moving artwork for teaching. The Collections Associate will frequently move artwork in and out of storage to set up and break down displays of artwork in the Museum classrooms. They will monitor classes and researchers in the Museum study rooms as well as track all object movement in the Museum’s collection management database, (The Museum System™, TMS).
To apply, please go to Collections Associate and post to requisition 2023-18031.