The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Massachusetts is looking for rising graduate students, emerging and in-service cultural professionals of Native American, Native Hawaiian or Alaska Native background to help them develop the knowledge, skills and networks necessary to become 21st-century community leaders who will shape museums and the nonprofit cultural sector.
Fellows develop their leadership potential through 10-week department positions within the museum. Placements allow participants to work directly with and be mentored by committed senior and mid-level PEM professionals. These positions provide Fellows with the ability to seek insights on the range of skills and experiences needed in positions of responsibility. Weekly workshops in key areas such as strategy, fundraising, communication and organizational politics, as well as select field trips, and substantive engagement in museum projects expand Fellows’ existing skill sets while cultivating their professional development needs.
Placements will be available across many departments at PEM, including Curatorial, Integrated Media, Creative Services, Collection Management, Exhibition Research and Publishing, and Marketing. Placements will be based on applicant’s academic and/or career goals, their application, the interview process and the match between Fellows’ interests and available projects.