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Careers at the Center

Each employee at the Center plays an important role in realizing our collective vision for Greater Philadelphia as a hub for dynamic, diverse, inclusive, and equitable cultural experiences and a place where a broad spectrum of creative expression and interpretation, as well as the exchange of ideas, are vital forces in public life. 

Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, we employ a small—but mighty—staff of 20 talented and motivated people who share a deep love of arts, culture, and community. The Center is administered by The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, and funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts. 


Through the University of the Arts, full-time employees at The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage are offered a robust benefit plan. The university belongs to the PAISBOA Health Benefit Trust, which is dedicated to providing high-quality healthcare and dental benefit plans to independent schools and universities in the state of Pennsylvania. Benefits include: 

The description of the university’s benefit programs is only a summary and is not meant to be a controlling legal document or contract of employment between the employee and the university.  University of the Arts/Pew Center for Arts & Heritage reserves the right to terminate, suspend, withdraw, amend or modify any benefit plan at any time, for any reason with or without notice.

The University of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

Equity Statement

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage is committed to supporting our grantees’ extraordinary contributions to the many communities of Greater Philadelphia. We believe that a healthy cultural ecosystem requires a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI; defined below). We recognize that, as a staff, we play a role in advancing those commitments in all facets of our work.

The Center prioritizes EDI values as intrinsic to our mission to support excellence in creative production. To this end, we intend to

Embodying these values requires an ongoing, deliberate process of learning, dialogue, and adaptation in service of our mission. 

How the Center Defines EDI