Commitment to Equity & Inclusion
The Portland Art Museum and Northwest Film Center (the Museum) strive to be an inclusive institution that facilitates respectful dialogue, debate, and the free exchange of ideas. With a deep commitment to artists – past and present – and freedom of expression, the Museum and Northwest Film Center’s collections, programs and staff aspire to reveal the beauty and complexities of the world, and create a deeper understanding of our shared humanity. We are a Museum for all, inviting everyone to connect with art through their own experiences, voices, and personal journeys.
The Northwest Film Center, a sister organization to the Museum, is a place where individuals find and cultivate their personal voices as storytellers and image makers, and audiences explore our region and the world through the big screen. Our theater, classrooms and facilities welcome a diverse cross-section of community members for film appreciation, skill and community-building and technical support. Learn more.
Together we are committed to advancing equity and inclusion by creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We will continue learning as we work to evolve as an Institution, recognizing that this journey has no end and our commitment must remain. We have an active equity team currently engaged in a journey to examine our internal culture and the work we do through an equity lens. We look forward to having all colleagues join and contribute to this important work. Learn more.
Museum opportunities include positions in accounting, administration, café, conservation, curatorial, development, , events, facilities, film center, gift shop, human resources, information systems, learning & community partnerships, library & collections information, membership, operations, preparators, protection services, marketing/public relations, registrars, rental sales gallery, visitor services, and volunteer management. Available positions may require a variety of levels of training, education, and experience.
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The Online Application Process
The Portland Art Museum only considers applications for positions that are currently available. Résumés received that do not specify an open position will not be considered, and unsolicited materials will be discarded. All materials submitted become the property of the Museum and will not be returned.
To be considered for employment at the Portland Art Museum, please complete an online application on our website. In order to successfully submit your application, please be sure to fill in all required fields and provide a valid email address and phone number. Additionally, we encourage you to upload your résumé and cover letter. Please do not duplicate your efforts by mailing a paper copy of your materials. If additional materials are needed, you will be contacted.
To request a printable application form or to contact us regarding issues with the online application form, please email Human Resources or call (503) 276-4358. Due to overwhelming applicant responses, questions regarding unadvertised job openings are usually not answered.
Candidates whose backgrounds most closely match the requirements of each position will be contacted by Human Resources. Please review our list of current employment opportunities and apply for those that you are qualified for.
Equal Employment Opportunity & Accommodation Requests
PAM and the NWFC are equal opportunity employers, committed to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including age, sex, color, race, creed, national origin, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political belief, disability or any other legally protected status. We are committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, PAM and the NWFC will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the application, interview, and hiring process. Alternative formats of this application are available upon request. If reasonable accommodation or an alternative form of this application are needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Human Resources (email@example.com) or call (503) 276-4358.
Benefits & Perks
After 30 days of employment, the Portland Art Museum offers a comprehensive benefits package to regular full-time employees who work a minimum of 30 hours per week. Regular, part-time employees who work a minimum of 19 hours per week are entitled to paid time off benefits and other Museum perks.
- Employer-paid life, AD&D, and long-term disability insurance
- Voluntary life and short-term disability
- 401k plan
Paid Time Off
- Paid holidays
- Vacation time
- Sick time
- Jury duty
- Bereavement leave
Optional Benefits & Discounts
- Flexible spending accounts
- Employee assistance program: free, confidential counseling for employees and family
- Discounted TriMet or C-Tran passes
- Bike to work benefit
- Paycheck direct deposit
Portland Art Museum Perks
- Complimentary admission to the Museum for employee and guest(s) accompanied by you
- Access to Museum lectures and programs
- Discounts at Museum Shop
- R.E.A.P (Reciprocal Employee Attraction Pass) card for full-time employees, providing free general admission to local destinations