Peabody Essex Museum Announces TikTok Creator-in-Residence Program

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Calling all New England art school students and grads Peabody Essex Museum just launched a TikTok Creator-in-Residence program for summer 2023! Apply TODAY: + 📖 on:

Call for Summer Applicants Now Open

SALEM, MA – Today, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) announces the launch of a TikTok Creator-in-Residence program – the first of its kind for any U.S. art museum. Now accepting applications for the summer of 2023, the program seeks to collaborate with current or recent New England area art school graduates to increase engagement with PEM’s TikTok channel by producing creative videos exploring the museum’s art and collections, events, and stories. Additional information about this paid part-time position and instructions on how to apply may be found at

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“As an institution that readily embraces innovation and creativity in all forms, we are thrilled to launch our TikTok Creator-in-Residence program,” said Dr. Kurt Steinberg, PEM’s Chief Operating Officer and former President of Montserrat College of Art. “This program offers a singular opportunity for art school students to combine their love of art and culture with a valuable experience in content creation and brand building. We look forward to working with a talented content creator to find surprising and entertaining new ways to highlight the programs, collections, and people that make the Peabody Essex Museum a world-renowned organization.”

The TikTok Creator-in-Residence program will enable the chosen creator to hone their skills, gain workplace experience, and build their portfolio. The application process requires a portfolio of TikTok videos showcasing creativity, storytelling, and production skills.

“We are excited to see the energy that PEM’s TikTok Creator-in-Residence will bring to the museum, and we look forward to collaborating with them to bring the museum’s art and collections to new audiences,” said Derek O’Brien, PEM’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Through this new initiative, we hope to inspire and engage with art enthusiasts across the region and around the globe.”


The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) is seeking a creative and energetic TikTok Creator-in-Residence for the summer of 2023.  As the TikTok Creator-in-Residence, you will collaborate with the museum’s education and marketing teams to develop and produce TikTok videos that heighten engagement and increase awareness of the museum, its programs, exhibitions and people.

Responsibilities include the following:

-Develop, produce, and edit TikTok videos that explore the museum’s art and collections, events, and stories.
-Identify and engage key social media influencers for takeovers, special features, and other collaborations. 
-Collaborate with multiple teams, including education, marketing, curatorial and visitor engagement , to brainstorm, plan and implement TikTok videos that align with the museum’s mission and strategic goals.
-Research and stay up-to-date with TikTok trends and best practices to create impactful and engaging content. 
-Attend museum events and programs to capture behind-the-scenes moments and artist interviews.

Requirements include the following:

-Preference is given to applicants who are currently enrolled in or recent graduates of a New England-based art school.
-A strong portfolio of TikTok videos showcasing creativity, storytelling, and production skills.
-A passion for art and culture, and a desire to share it with a broad audience on social media.
-Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with museum staff and visitors.
-Excellent time management skills and ability to work independently as well as creatively collaborate with team members. 

This is a paid summer position that will be based at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.  With access to one of the most dynamic collections in the country, the TikTok Creator-in-Residence will have an exciting opportunity to develop their skills and gain valuable experience in the museum marketing and social media fields. 

If you are passionate about art, culture, and social media, and have a talent for creating engaging and creative TikTok videos, we encourage you to apply.  Please submit your resume, a cover letter, and a link to your TikTok portfolio to the Peabody Essex Museum’s Career Portal.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.