A group of volunteers in the Park Blocks

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Museum.

Commitment to equity & inclusion

The Portland Art Museum and PAM CUT // Center for an Untold Tomorrow strive to be an inclusive institution that facilitates respectful dialogue, debate, and the free exchange of ideas. We’re a Museum for all, inviting everyone to connect with art through their own experiences, voice, and personal journeys.

PAM CUT, formerly the Northwest Film Center, a sister organization to the Museum, is a place where individuals find and cultivate their personal voice as storytellers and image makers. A place where 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. 

We’re committed to advancing equity and inclusion by creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We’re committed to evolve as we learn, knowing this journey is ongoing. Learn more about equity and inclusion at PAM.

The online application process

The Portland Art Museum only considers applications for open positions. Applications that don’t mention an open position won’t be considered, and unsolicited materials will be discarded. All submitted materials become the property of the Museum and won’t be returned.

To be considered for employment at the Portland Art Museum, please apply from our list of open roles. We’ll reach out if we need additional information or materials.

To request a printable application form or to flag issues with our online application, please email or call (503) 276-4358. Due to overwhelming applicant responses, questions about unadvertised job openings are usually disregarded.

Candidates with backgrounds that closely match position requirements will be contacted by Human Resources. We look forward to hearing from you!

Equal employment opportunity & accommodation requests

PAM and PAM CUT 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’re committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, PAM and the PAM CUT will provide reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities to participate in the application, interview, and hiring process. Alternative application formats are available upon request.

If applicants need reasonable accommodations or a alternative formats in order to participate in the application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, or receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please email 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 a week. Regular, part-time employees who work a minimum of 19 hours a week are entitled to paid time off benefits and other Museum perks.


Any paid internships available would be listed on our career page. In solidarity with the American Association of Museum Directors (AAMD) the Portland Art Museum does not offer unpaid internship opportunities. As AAMD shared, “Internships provide critical opportunities for students considering careers in art museums, as well as experience necessary for entering the workforce, and paid internships are essential to increasing access and equity for the Museum profession, therefore art museums should pay interns.” For questions or concerns about internships, please email or call the HR Hotline at 503-276-4358.