Administration / Security Positions

Executive Assistant to the Chief of Collection Services and Library Director
Peabody Essex Museum
Salem Massachusetts, USA

Peabody Essex Museum is seeking a highly motivated and organized Executive Assistant to join our Collection Services team. Reporting to the Chief of Collection Services and Library Director, this position provides a wide range of administrative functions to ensure efficient management of Collection Services, interacting with senior museum staff, trustees and donors. This position also work on special projects as assigned and maintains the confidentiality of all institutional and personnel matters that are part of the work of the offices.

The successful candidate must be resourceful, able to work independently and adjust easily to changing priorities. Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal and diplomacy, and time management and multi-tasking skills required. The capacity to define problems and look beyond the obvious to find effective solutions is expected. Work requires a continual attention to detail and organizational prowess. The incumbent must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands, and travel between the main campus of the museum and the collection center in Rowley.

A bachelor’s degree and three or more years of experience; or the equivalent combination of education and experience are required. Must have knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation software (MSWord, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint). Experience working in an art museum or non-profit environment is a plus.

Please include your cover letter, resume and salary requirements with your application. PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply. To apply please visit our website at

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This job posted by MERC from August 23 through November 23.

The last update to this page was 10-19-18.