User Experience Designer

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Created: March 30, 2013


The Peabody Essex Museum is seeking an extremely creative and strategic thinker to be part of our award-winning Integrated Media Department. Come create the transformative museum experiences that PEM is known for and help define PEM’s future as we move forward with our $650 million Campaign to advance the museum’s mission.

The Campaign includes $200 million for a 175,000-square-foot expansion including $100 million to support creative new installations of the collection and several infrastructure improvements to existing facilities. Our User Experience Designer will develop engaging and innovative interactives that help shape the visitor experience and establish PEM as a world-class 21st century museum.

Reporting to the Director of Integrated Media, the User Experience Designer is responsible for the design and production of all digital interactive experiences. Digital platforms include websites, in gallery mobile experiences, digital signage and wayfinding, interactive kiosks, immersive media environments, and some digital branding initiatives. The User Experience Designer collaborates with staff across the museum to conceptualize and design interactive media for museum exhibitions and the reimagining of the installation of the museum's permanent collection. This is a dream opportunity to work in a mission-driven and highly creative environment implementing new and innovative technologies (web, mobile, in gallery UX) that enhance the experience of museum visitors.

We are looking for a person with a forward-thinking approach to responsive Web design, as well as interest in emerging Web technologies, user-experience and social networking trends.
The position requires:
• At least four years of experience in a fast-paced production environment
• B.A. or B.F.A. degree in Human Computer Interaction, Digital Media, Design or a related artistic field, or a relevant combination of education and experience
• Strong portfolio that includes both user experience and user centered design
• A basic understanding of HTML5, PHP, MySQL and a proven track record of working with developers to effectively realize their designs

Interested candidates should send their resumes with cover letters and salary requirements to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783, or apply by email to For more information about PEM check out our employment page

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