Current Openings

Art Sales Manager, Brodsky Center

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is seeking an Arts Sales Manager to manage and oversee the sale of artwork produced by PAFA students, alumni, faculty and the Brodsky Center at PAFA. This individual will be responsible for analyzing business opportunities and enabling the sale of PAFA art.

Assistant, Dean of the School of the Fine Arts

PAFA is seeking a full-time Assistant to the Dean of the School of Fine Arts. Reporting to the Dean of the school, this position helps coordinate all school administrative affairs. The Assistant to the Dean collaborates with school departmental staff and plays a key role in communicating with staff from all departments, as well as faculty and students

Assistant, Development Events

Reporting to the Director of Development Events, the Development Events Assistant assists with fundraising and cultivation events in support of the mission of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. 

Chair and Full-Time Faculty Member, Digital and Time-Based Media

PAFA seeks a chair and full-time faculty member in digital and time-based media. The chair will provide oversight over PAFA’s digital media offerings and will bring vision and leadership to developing a new concentration in experimental animation and time-based media. The chair will write curriculum, plan for equipment and facility needs, hire faculty, and work with the Admissions department to recruit new students for the program.

Coordinator, Family and Community Programs

PAFA seeks a full-time Family and Community Programs Coordinator. Reporting to the Manager of School Partnerships this position will work with PAFA's School and Community Partnership program, a holistic, arts-based educational initiative to partner with underserved communities.

Coordinator, Student Care

Reporting to the Dean of Students, the Student Care Coordinator has the primary responsibility of connecting students with health and wellness services, including clinical mental health and counseling support services, wellness coaching, sexual health support services, and other care-related needs. As a member of the Student Services Department, the Student Care Coordinator will promote diverse options of resources available and increase awareness of mental and physical wellness to support and retain students.

Curator, 20th Century Art

PAFA currently seeks a curator of twentieth-century art. Reporting to the Edna S. Tuttleman Director of the Museum, this position will initiate, plan, develop, and implement 20th century American art exhibitions, as well as assume curatorial responsibilities for gifts and purchases of 20^th^ century American artwork, not to mention the care and display of works in the Permanent Collection made during the twentieth century with an emphasis on post-WWI to 2000.

Database Administrator

Reporting to the Director of Information Technology, this position will be responsible for the performance, integrity, and security of our databases, as well as troubleshooting any issues on behalf of the users. This position will also be an integral part of the planning and developing applications to improve efficiency at PAFA.

Prospect Research Manager

Reporting to the Vice President of Development, the Prospect Research Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing a strategy for pipeline growth and prospect data management. Using online databases and screening services, and internal and external data sources they will identify, research, and evaluate major gifts prospects, as well as compile, analyze, and synthesize research through a variety of reports.

Theater Manager, Rhoden Arts Center

Reporting to the Vice President of Visitor Experience and Events Management, the Rhoden Arts Center Theater Manager will be a member of the PAFA Events Management team. They will be the primary point of contact for all Arts Center activities with a primary focus on event planning, execution, and management of events in the Auditorium.


The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to an environment which welcomes and encourages the recruitment and retention of qualified candidates from all diverse groups. PAFA provides equal opportunity to applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or status as a veteran.