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 #2023-18054


Registrar (Requisition 2023-17895)

 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


Curator of Provenance (Requisition D-24-UAM-00001)

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


Museum Preparator (Requisition #2024-18375)
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: 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.


Collections Associate (Requisition 2023-18031)

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.


Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art (Requisition No: D-24-UAM-00004)

The Princeton University Art Museum welcomes applications for the next Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. The Curator will shape the care, display, interpretation, and growth of the Museum's collections of global modern and contemporary art. As the Museum prepares to open a dramatically reconceived new building in 2025, the Curator will lead modern and contemporary collections galleries, exhibitions, publications, and acquisitions at a time of unprecedented growth.

With responsibility for the Museum's collections and activities in postwar art with a particular focus on global contemporary art, the Curator will also collaborate with curators from a range of collections areas to support art after 1913. Regularly teaching undergraduates and participating in guest teaching is expected, in addition to broader efforts to engage with the collections among faculty, students, and other communities. Substantial purchase endowments allow the Curator to build the collections intentionally. As a member of the University's Campus Art Steering Committee, the Curator will lead curatorial planning for art commissions for the campus. Working within a team environment, they will partner with conservators and educators, supervise research assistants, and mentor interns and students, with meaningful support for research travel. The Curator will be attuned to dynamic changes in the museum field, will embrace the possibilities of a public-facing campus-based museum, and will communicate effectively with scholarly and broad audiences. 

To apply, please go to Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and post to requisition D-24-UAM-00004.


Community Engagement Fellow (Requisition No: 2024-18725)

Reporting to the Student Engagement and Program Manager this two-year term position will work with a team of Museum staff and local communities to build and strengthen relationships with people and organizations to develop mutually beneficial programming in both Museum and community spaces. The Community Engagement Fellow will help nurture strategic and sustainable partnerships with neighborhood and community development groups, city agencies, Princeton University programs, local nonprofit organizations, public libraries, schools, and other civic institutions. The Community Engagement Fellow will collaborate with these external partners, as well as the Museum’s Community-Centered Planning Team, made up of cross-departmental Museum staff and inclusive programs designed to generate dialogue and provide meaningful and transformational engagement with the humanities and the visual arts. The Community Engagement Fellow will also work to develop strategies for integrating the museum and its collections into the life of every Princeton student, working closely with the Student Advisory Board, and serving as a mentor to students by providing guidance and support.

To apply, please go to Community Engagement Fellow  and post to requisition No: 2024-18725.


Research Associate - Temporary (Requisition No: 2024-18847)

The Princeton University Art Museum seeks an exceptional Research Associate for a position beginning as soon as possible for twelve months. They will report to the Curator of Photography and have a range of responsibilities associated with the documentation and display of the Museum’s rich holdings of photography. This position is temporary.

The range of responsibilities associated with the documentation and display of the Museum’s rich holdings of photography may include provenance research, acquisition research, responding to collections queries, and contributing other relevant information to the collections database.

To apply, please go to Research Associate - Temporary and post to requisition No: 2024-18847.


Development Associate - Temporary (Requisition 2024-19078)

The Development Associate provides critical administrative support for the Museum’s development team. Responsibilities include maintaining donor records, supporting the development and ongoing management of the department’s annual budget, generating appeals and acknowledgments for the Senior Associate Director and other development staff as needed, and facilitating communications with donors by maintaining the primary phone line and giving in boxes for Museum development.  The associate will assist with and/or coordinate a range of activities and events throughout the year and provide excellent customer service to donors at all levels.

Reporting to the Senior Associate Director, the development associate will work closely with the Museum’s development operations team to ensure best practices and data integrity in the use of the database as the primary tool for fundraising.  They will coordinate with the Museum's business office and the University's Office of Gift Records to process and accurately record gifts. With the development staff, the associate will help coordinate the Museum’s Annual Gala as well as development events, including cultivation and benefit fulfillment events.

This position is temporary.

To apply, please go to Development Associate - Temporary and post to requisition No: Requisition 2024-19078.


Manager, Individual Giving (Requisition 2024-19077)

Reporting to the Senior Associate Director for Museum Development (Sr. AD-MD), the Manager, Individual Giving is responsible for the entirety of the Museum's individual annual giving program – including membership and the annual appeal campaign. This position will also manage a portfolio of lead annual giving donors who have elected to support the Museum outside of membership and will work closely with the Museum's Major Gifts Officer to strategize increased engagement for those individuals.

The Manager, Individual Giving will reconceive the annual giving program to take full advantage of the extraordinary opportunity offered by the opening of the new Museum building 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 Manager, Individual Giving and post to requisition No: Requisition 2024-19077.


Marketing and PR Associate (Requisition 2024-19125)

The Princeton University Art Museum is searching for a Marketing and Public Relations Associate.

This is an exciting opportunity to play a role in promoting one of the leading university art museums in the country, with collections that have grown to include over 115,000 works of art ranging from ancient to contemporary art and spanning the globe.

The Marketing and Public Relations Associate will provide a broad range of organizational and communication services for the Museum, reporting to the Marketing and Public Relations Manager.

The successful candidate will assist in general marketing and PR activities, manage the Museum’s social media presence, manage the production calendar for Marketing and Communications, and assist in developing, communicating, and tracking production schedules with departments throughout the Museum.

To apply, please go to Marketing and PR Associate and post to requisition No: Requisition 2024-19125.


Technology Fellow (Requisition 2024-19118)

The Art Museum seeks a Technology Fellow to support the Manager of Technology and Information Systems. The Technology Fellow assists in the day-to-day management of the technology needs of the Art Museum, a highly collaborative and diverse organization.

The Technology Fellow must be comfortable in learning the skills necessary to provide hands-on direct technical support using available means, following assigned incidents through to completion, and maintaining a solution-based approach in the face of hard deadlines.

The successful candidate will, during the term of the position, have developed and demonstrated the ability to interact and collaborate effectively with a wide variety of constituencies, have a problem-solving mindset, appropriately balance multiple competing priorities, and perform the following duties under the direction of the Art Museum Manager of Technology and Information Systems.

This is a full-time position with some in-person after-hours on-campus responsibilities as required. This is also a 2-year term position.

To apply, please go to Technology Fellow and post to requisition No: Requisition 2024-19118.


Executive Assistant to the Director (Requisition 2024-19137)

The Princeton University Art Museum seeks an exceptional individual for the role of Executive Assistant to the Director. The Executive Assistant to the Director is a key member of the Museum’s senior administrative team who plays a critical role in Museum operations, is passionate about the arts/humanities/higher education, is motivated to work in a fast-paced creative environment and is committed to excellence. At a time of unparalleled growth for the Museum, they are responsible for providing high-level assistance to the Director, supporting the Director’s leadership role, managing the daily operations of the Director’s Office, and serving as liaison between the Director’s Office, other Museum departments, University leaders, faculty, staff, and students; collaborators and contractors; and donors, alumni, and friends.

Primary responsibilities include providing exceptional support to the Director’s core duties, including donor engagement and advocacy; playing a critical role in coordinating the Director’s donor stewardship activities; and otherwise assuring the smooth interface between the Director’s activities and those of the Museum writ large. In addition, the Executive Assistant to the Director shapes the Director’s calendar and helps guide the timely fulfillment of his priorities; schedules meetings and makes complex travel arrangements (domestic and international); prepares presentations and meeting materials; maintains the Director’s contacts or coordinates his correspondence and archival recordkeeping; and otherwise coordinates and implements events on behalf of the Director’s Office that advance the Museum's mission. This position supervises other members of the Office of the Director, the Museum Assistant, and the Writing & Communications Assistant, who carries out a wide range of development communications for the Director and staff.

To apply, please go to Executive Assistant to the Director and post to requisition No: Requisition 2024-19137.