Current Openings

Adjunct Instructor, Art History

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is seeking a part-time instructor in Art History for its BFA curriculum. This position is for the Fall 2019 semester.

Adjunct Instructor, Social Sciences

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is looking to hire an instructor in History, Sociology or a related field in the social sciences for its BFA program. This is a part-time, adjunct position for the Fall 2019 semester with the possibility to renew.

Admissions Counselor

Reporting to the Dean of Enrollment, the Admissions Counselor is an integral part of the admissions and financial aid team, assisting in the recruitment, selection, and enrollment of undergraduate students.

Assistant Archivist (Part-Time, Temporary)

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is seeking an Assistant Archivist. This position reports to the Director of Archives and Rhoden Project Archivist and is a part-time, 12-month temporary position funded by an NEH Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant.

Assistant to the Dean of the School of Fine Arts

This position supports the Dean of the School of Fine Arts and 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.

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 Financial Officer

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is seeking 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 a member of the Senior Staff and is responsible for strategically leveraging PAFA's resources to ensure financial success.

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.

Director, Public Relations

Reporting to the Chief Marketing Officer, the Public Relations Director will nurture an influencer network, increase awareness and develop an enviable PAFA image by developing and executing effective communication and media relations programs for both the School and the Museum.

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

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is seeking 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.

Project Archivist (Part-Time, Temporary)

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is seeking a Project Archivist. This position reports to the Director of Archives and is a part-time, 12-month position funded by an NEH Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant.

Sales Associate (Part-Time, Seasonal)

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is seeking a part-time, seasonal Sales Associate to join its museum store sales team. This position will alternate between our two retail locations in center city Philadelphia and Chestnut Hill, PA.

Tutor, English as a Second Language (Part-Time)

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) has a position opening for an English as a Second Language (ESL) Tutor. This position is part-time, 3 hours per week, and is scheduled to run through the end of the academic year in April 2020.


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.