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Workshop Assistant (Seasonal)

Philadelphia Museum of Art

We Are Committed to an Inclusive Workplace

At the Philadelphia Museum of Art, we actively seek to employ a diverse group of people who embody our organizational values. We welcome and encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups in the museum field, who are inspired by our shared purpose and enjoy working collaboratively with others.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected status. 


How You Will Contribute

The Philadelphia Museum of Art seeks part time workshop assistants to support a range of family programming. Responsibilities include assisting with all aspects of our public programs including greeting families, facilitating studio projects, and prepping supplies. The position runs from June 1, 2021 to September 6, 2021, working 20-25 hours per week.


Specifically, you will:

  • Welcome children and their grown-ups to the family program and encourage participation.
  • Introduce and facilitate art making activities, designed by Family Programs staff.
  • Maintain programming space—keeping it organized and following the established systems and procedures.
  • Prepare supplies and materials.
  • Under the guidance of the Coordinator of Family Programs, participate in limited opportunities for supervised gallery learning.


Your background and experience include:

  • Demonstrated ability to be lively, vibrant, charismatic working with visitors
  • Excellent judgment and visitor service skills
  • Ability to receive feedback and make necessary adjustments
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Demonstrated positivity and engagement while at work


Note: as per the Pennsylvania Department of Education, any individual working with children in an educational setting will need to complete the requisite background checks prior to starting work.



Compensation for this position will be discussed during the interview stage of the hiring process. If you have specific questions regarding compensation prior to submitting your application, please email

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume with your online application at: