Current Openings

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. The Assistant staffs and implements the logistical and physical set up of fundraising events, including the Annual Student Exhibition Preview Party and Bacchanal Wine Auction & Gala and related events, exhibition opening receptions, Peale Circle events, and ongoing donor events.

Assistant, Summer Art Camp

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is seeking individuals to serve as Camp Assistants for our Summer Art Camp. Camp Assistants are responsible for supporting Camp Instructors with the completion of their syllabi, helping with arrival, dismissal and lunch breaks for campers and providing in-classroom management support.

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. 

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 the curriculum, plan for equipment and facility needs, hire faculty, and work with the Admissions department to recruit new students for the program.

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.

Instructor, Summer Art Camp

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is seeking individuals to serve as Camp Instructors for our Summer Art Camp. Camp Instructors are responsible for creating curriculum around the pre-determined camp focuses and for ensuring that campers have the supplies and tools needed for a successful camp experience.

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.


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.