Peabody Essex Museum

East India Square
Salem, MA 01970

Date Posted:
June 25, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Director of Merchandising


The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) is seeking an exceptionally self- driven, creative, and talented leader to fill the position of Director of Merchandising for PEM’s award winning Museum Shop. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer and working in collaboration with the Museum Shop Manager, Digital Marketing Specialist, Creative Services Department and Director of Information Technology, this full-time position is responsible for leading, directing, developing and executing strategies to discover ways to improve the retail experience in-store and online at As the chief buyer for the Shop, the Director of Merchandising seeks unique, exhibition related merchandise to meet a wide variety of clientele.

We are looking for a candidate who can build a highly satisfied and high performing Shop team through effective team engagement, leadership, mentoring and leading by example. The candidate will be customer driven and results-oriented with a focus on operations, processes and revenue.

Five years of retail management with supervisory experience is required. Online sales experience is helpful and recommended. Strong knowledge of brand marketing and advertising. Strong written and oral communication skills, skilled negotiator, and an interest in the arts. Comfortable and organized receiving input from many sources and the ability to analyze and formulate information is expected. Must have skills in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Platforms, and point of sale computer software.
How To Apply:
PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply
Apply by:
August 01, 2019
About this Organization:
The PEM is a major museum of art and culture from around the world, located in historic Salem, MA.