Current Openings

Chair, Master of Fine Arts Program

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is seeking an exceptional artist, educator, and administrator to chair its Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program. The MFA Chair will provide leadership and vision in heading PAFA's interdisciplinary, studio-centered graduate program.

Chief Development Officer

The Chief Development Officer, in conjunction with the president, will direct and lead PAFA’s efforts to advance philanthropy, community understanding, and goodwill for the programs and priorities of the organization.

Chief Financial Officer

PAFA seeks a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to efficiently and effectively organize, develop, and administer the financial services of the institution. Reporting to the President and CEO, the CFO is responsible for strategically leveraging PAFA’s resources to ensure financial success. PAFA’s Chief Financial Officer is responsible for the effective conduct of the financial affairs of PAFA and assists the institution in strategically leveraging resources to achieve its artistic mission and improve institutional effectiveness. This position plans, directs, and evaluates the financial operations including budget formulation and management, accounting and financial reporting, procurement and contracts management, risk management, debt services, investments, and cash management.


This position manages the day to day operations of all facets of the Business Office, analyzes and interprets financial data, and recommends changes to improve and enhance the financial performance of PAFA. The Controller will oversee cost control and budgeting, bringing concerns to the attention of the CFO. The Controller will be required to maintain, analyze, and summarize general ledger accounts, prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements, and coordinate year-end audits. This position will present financial information to the CFO and work on special projects as needed or assigned by CFO. This position will maintain vendor and customer relations, develop and maintain a chart of accounts, while also providing direction and oversight of all bank account reconciliations.

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 20th 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.

Digital Content Producer

Reporting to the Chief Marketing Officer, the Digital Content Producer is responsible for the creation of digital assets for PAFA in order to execute upon the general marketing strategy of the institution to achieve the business objectives of the organization. This position will create and develop stories using video, written content, and photos, as well as  oversee the curation of content for PAFA's organic and paid social media channels.

Events Assistant (Part-Time)

PAFA currently seeks a part-time Events Assistant for its Visitor Experience group. Reporting to the VP of Events Management & Visitor Experience, this position oversees and assists with the physical, logistical, and technological setup and support of internal and external events. This is a part-time position that includes evening and weekend availability.

Manager, Financial Aid

PAFA seeks a Financial Aid Manager to administer all aspects of the School's federal and state financial aid programs. Reporting to the Dean of Enrollment, this position will counsel new and continuing students applying for and receiving institutional and/or government financial aid of any type. This position will also coordinate federal student work programs

Manager, Pre-College & Teacher Programs

PAFA seeks a manager for its Pre-College and Teacher Programs. Reporting to the Director of Continuing Education, this position will organize and manage the Summer Academy for Teachers program, the Summer Academy for High School Students program, one-week summer intensive courses for high school students, and fall/spring Saturday classes for high school students, and other programming as needed.

Photographer and Digital Collection Coordinator

The photographer and digital collection coordinator is responsible for the ongoing photography of PAFA’s permanent collection and oversees the day-to-day administration of the collection image database and distribution of digital assets. The photographer and digital collection coordinator maintains the integration of digital images to PAFA’s collection management system (MIMSY) and external display of content on the museum website and oversees quality control when images are used in print, film, and electronic media. Reporting to the senior registrar, and working collaboratively with interdepartmental colleagues as part of PAFA’s strategic digital initiative, the photographer and digital collection coordinator will be charged with leading efforts to migrate and organize existing digital images to implement a future Digital Assets Management System (DAMS) for PAFA’s permanent collection.

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to an environment that 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.