Jobs & Fellowships

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The American Academy is committed to the diversity of its staff and membership. As a scholarly organization and research center, the Academy recognizes that diversity of thought, class, experience, sex, gender, race, physical or mental ability, age, religion, national origin, and sexual orientation is a value to uphold and is central to the mission and work of the organization. A more pluralistic staff embracing diversity of thought, approach and life experience fosters a more nuanced understanding of contemporary issues facing the nation and the world. Working together in a climate of respect and openness models the civil discourse that is fundamental to the work of the Academy.

Membership Information and Elections Associate

Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences is one of the nation’s most prominent honorary societies.  Each year, the Academy elects approximately 200 new members who are leaders in all fields and professions.

The nomination and election process is run by the Membership Information and Elections (MIE) department, which processes over 1,000 nominations each year and conducts 30-50 membership election conference calls culminating in the election of the new honorees. Please see our member pages here.

The MIE department also serves as the primary information source regarding Academy members. We are seeking a Membership Information and Elections Associate to work with the Director to coordinate all aspects of the annual nomination and election process as well as oversee data inflow and output.

Cambridge, MA

Director of Major Gifts

The Academy seeks a Director of Major Gifts who will work closely with the Chief Advancement Officer to oversee day-to-day operations of the Development Office and assume primary responsibility for managing the cultivation and stewardship of major gift donors and implement an efficient and effective major gifts and planned giving plan for the Academy.

Cambridge, MA