Peabody Essex Museum

East India Square
Salem, MA 01970

Date Posted:
May 11, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts



Assistant Preparators


The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) is seeking Assistant Preparators for a three year temporary appointment to help with the installation and deinstallation of art and objects for permanent galleries and temporary exhibitions. The positions support a three year museum wide reinstallation process with additional collection and facilities operations tasks.

Assistant Preparators report to PEM’s Preparator and in coordination with other Museum staff work on temporary and permanent exhibition related projects. Experience with mount making processes and object handling, knowledge of casework and mount construction with an eye for safety of objects as well as for staff, experience with crate fabrication for transportation of objects, and transporting objects. The successful candidates will be team players, detail-oriented, deadline-driven, collaborative and comfortable in a dynamic environment.

Museum experience and a bachelor's degree in an art-related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
How To Apply:
Interested candidates should send their resumes with cover letters by email to, or apply to Employee Experience, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783. PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
Apply by:
July 01, 2018
About this Organization:
The PEM is a major museum of art and culture from around the world, located in historic Salem, MA.