Employment and Volunteer Positions

Working at the PMA

Do your interests and background include a passion for the arts, education, and non-profit work?

Can you help the PMA with its mission? Do you have a love and appreciation for the arts? Do you want to work at one of the best regional museums in the country?

If so, the Portland Museum of Art could be the right home for your talents. Keep an eye on this space for employment, internship, and volunteer opportunities.

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Staff Positions

Under the general supervision of the Director of Learning and Interpretation, this position is responsible for interpretative resources, in-gallery programs and online opportunities that help general public visitors of all ages and experience levels learn about and engage with the museum's collection and special exhibitions. The Associate Educator for Gallery Learning supports the Portland Museum of Art’s (PMA’s) mission and contributes to the vitality of the community by connecting art of the past and the work of living artists with issues relevant to the museums constituencies.

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Under the general supervision of the Building Manager, performs and oversees various facilities maintenance operations, including electrical, plumbing, mechanical, HVAC, water treatment, pneumatic, fire protection and security systems, carpentry, painting, and grounds maintenance.

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Under the direction of the Director of Development, the Director of Annual Giving is responsible for the management of the Portland Museum of Art’s (PMA’s) leadership membership programs and a portfolio of annual giving prospects capable of increasing museum support. Works collaboratively with museum staff and volunteers to ensure the PMA’s success in building strong constituent relationships and that revenue and donor interaction goals are met or exceeded.

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Under the general supervision of the Chief Curator, provides administrative support for the Exhibitions and Collections Division to ensure successful execution of curatorial and exhibition programs in support of the Portland Museum of Art’s (PMA’s) mission.

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Under the direction of the Chief Curator, and in collaboration with other members of the Exhibitions and Collections division, responsible for curatorial activity related to pre-1950 American art, including overseeing this part of the PMA’s collection; organizing special exhibition projects; pursuing acquisitions; and producing scholarly and written materials for a wide range of audiences.

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Under the general supervision of the Membership Manager, provides administration and management for the Portland Museum of Art’s (PMA’s) constituent database along with the leadership to transition it from a primarily transactional database to a relational one. Working cross-departmentally, develops and oversees systems to ensure accurate and accessible data entry and reporting in order to strengthen the museum’s fundraising and constituent-relationship infrastructure, while identifying opportunities to improve operational efficiency and achieve institutional objectives.

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Volunteer Positions

Intern will assist the Director of Learning and Interpretation and L&I staff to help visitors make connections to the PMA collection and special exhibits through programming and in-gallery experiences.

The Learning and Interpretation department strives to encourage curiosity and wonder for all visitors to the PMA. By offering audiences of all ages opportunities to connect with authentic works of art through programs that offer open-ended experiences, intellectual rigor and exploration of the creative process, we intend to impact the lives of PMA audiences.

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The Portland Museum of Art is currently looking for a Public Relations Intern.

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The Portland Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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