The Museum will be closed for renovations

January 24th - February 6th.


Collections Manager

About the Opportunity

The Cape Ann Museum (CAM) is a leading regional museum, a treasure and force unto itself on Cape Ann, at the epicenter of artistic and marine history in the Northeast. The Museum’s nationally significant collection includes fine and decorative arts and artifacts relating to Cape Ann’s earliest days as a major fishing and shipping port, its mid-19th century role in the granite industry, and the numerous artists who were attracted to its singular charms of light and sea, including such well-known painters and sculptors as Fitz Henry Lane, Winslow Homer, Cecilia Beaux, John Sloan, Edward Hopper, Milton Avery, Anna Hyatt Huntington, and Walker Hancock.

In April 2019, CAM welcomed a new Director, Oliver Barker, who with the full support of the Board, is galvanizing the Museum in new and exciting ways leading up to  the City of Gloucester’s 400th Anniversary and the Museum’s 150th Anniversary in 2025.

 In addition to the main Museum, CAM in 2020 celebrated the opening of the Cape Ann Museum Green campus including the completion of the new Janet & William Ellery James Center which addresses the Museum’s critical needs for expanded collections storage, exhibition, and community programming space, creating entirely new opportunities to engage, excite and connect with audiences.

 Job Summary

Reporting to the Chief Curator, the Collections Manager will oversee the inventory, conservation, and preservation of the Museum’s permanent collection and loaned objects. 

 Key Responsibilities


Hours:  Tue - Sat, 9-5

Some flexibility may be required. 

 The Cape Ann Museum is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.  For consideration, please submit your cover letter and résumé to:  You may also submit your materials via postal mail to: Human Resources, Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA 01930.

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