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 Lead Preparator, the Assistant Preparator will play in integral role in a PMA Portland Museum of Art’s (PMA’s) exhibitions. This position is responsible for assisting with the safe storage, transport, and display of objects under the museum’s care, including working closely with a team of registrars, preparators, photographer and technologists to successfully capture images of the collection, manage content provided by the curatorial staff, and assist with the digitalization of the PMA’s collections. The position is for periodic, occasional work.

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Under the general supervision of the Director of Protection Services and Protection Services Supervisors and Officers, responsible for ensuring the security and safety of the Portland Museum of Art’s (PMA’s) personnel and visitors, the museum’s collection, and the physical plant. Performs a variety of security and security-related duties, provides information and assistance to museum visitors, and directs visitors and staff during emergency situations.

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The Portland Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, status as a whistleblower, marital status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

The PMA Application

Employment Application

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Volunteer Application

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