Current Openings

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 Museum Registrar

The ideal candidate will be responsible for coordinating and processing new acquisitions into the permanent collection in accordance with the PAFA’s acquisition procedures. This position will handle all outgoing loans to other institutions and oversee all long term loans. This position will also handle rights and reproductions requests for exhibitions and scholarly needs. Additionally the Assistant Registrar will provide support to the Senior Registrar and registration department as assigned. The candidate must have a good working knowledge of collections management software. Lastly, the candidate must be able to travel.

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.

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.

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, 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.

Tutor, Writing (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.