Current Openings

Administrative Assistant (Part-Time)

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) has a position opening for a part-time Administrative Assistant to the Director of Facilities Management. This position is a part-time, administrative support position which provides a full range of moderate to complex clerical/secretarial work assignments in support of the Director of Facilities Management.

Assistant to the Director of the Museum

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) has a position opening for an Assistant to the Edna S. Tuttleman Director of the Museum. The Assistant to the Director acts as the Museum Director’s ‘right hand’ and is aware of all activities relating to the Museum and PAFA departments.

Chief Development Officer

PAFA seeks an entrepreneurial and collegial fundraising leader to serve as the Chief Development Officer (CDO). Reporting to the President & CEO, the successful candidate will be a key member of the Senior Leadership Team and will have four direct reports and will oversee a team of 12. The successful candidate will support PAFA stakeholders including the Board of Trustees, senior leadership, the Dean of the School of Fine Arts, the Edna S. Tuttleman Director of the Museum, academic leadership and faculty, curatorial leadership and staff, and colleagues to achieve strategic and campaign funding goals.

Director, Business Development

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) has a position opening for a Director of Business Development (Director). Reporting to the President and CEO, the Director is responsible for the dramatic growth of auxiliary revenues, especially facility rentals and catering commissions, retail operations, and the sale of student, alumni, and editioned artwork. The Director works closely with the President and Senior Staff to develop the vision and strategies to expand and create lines of business to support PAFA’s mission.

Director, Membership & Annual Giving

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is seeking a Director of Membership and Annual Giving. This position is responsible for overseeing PAFA's annual giving program and general membership constituency. The Director of Membership and Annual Giving will work closely with fellow PAFA staff to develop and implement programs and events for the purpose of membership and donor acquisition, cultivation, and retention.

Director, Museum Technology

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) has a position opening for a Director of Museum Technology. Reporting to the Edna S. Tuttleman Director of the Museum, this position will be responsible for utilizing existing and new technology platforms to improve the visitor experience, developing an online experience unifying PAFA’s three exhibition spaces, creating a seamless transition from PAFA’s online presence to its physical spaces, and generally transforming the museum experience for visitors to PAFA’s Museum.

Facility Maintenance Mechanic

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is seeking a full-time Maintenance Mechanic to join our facility management department. The Maintenance Mechanic will work alongside the Senior Maintenance Mechanic and the Director of Facilities Management to engage contractors and manage timelines for building maintenance projects.

Instructor, Art History

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is seeking an adjunct Art History Instructor for its BFA curriculum. The instructor will be responsible for teaching fall courses that include a survey course focusing on prehistory to the first millennium, as well as a 200-level course called Women in Art.

Instructor, Illustration

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is seeking an Illustration Instructor to join its team of talented faculty. This individual will have a passion for teaching and an interest in translating visual communication principles to fine arts students to teach an introductory-level Illustration course in the fall.

Teaching Artists - Family Arts Academy (Temporary)

This is a temporary position. The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) seeks several Teaching Artists interested in education and the transformative power of art to engage the Philadelphia community in a family art-making workshop. PAFA's Family Arts Academy (FAA) engages families in art making that relate both to our collection and the teaching artist's work.

Vice President, Human Resources

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is currently seeking a Vice President of Human Resources (VP of HR) to provide strategic leadership in optimizing PAFA’s human resources, including defining necessary positions, reporting structures, goal setting, assessment, training, onboarding, compensation, benefits, and discipline. The VP of HR leads PAFA’s Title IX policies, procedures, and manages other compliance with local, state, and federal employment law. The VP of HR reports to the President and CEO and serves as a member of the Senior Staff.

 


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.