Jobs & Fellowships

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

The Academy is committed to the diversity of its staff and membership.

We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. 

All open job and fellowship positions are listed below. For a complete description and the link to apply, please click on the position title.

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. 

More information about our guiding values can be found here

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Director of the Annual Fund

We are seeking a dynamic and strategic Annual Fund Director to lead our organization's annual fundraising efforts. The Annual Fund Director will be responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive fundraising strategies aimed at engaging donors, increasing annual giving revenue, and fostering a culture of philanthropy within our community of esteemed Academy members and friends. A key role in the Academy’s six-person development team, the Director is both a strategic leader and hands-on manager of day-to-day activities. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of success in fundraising, strong leadership skills, and a passion for the Academy’s mission.

This is a full-time, in-office position based at the Academy’s headquarters in Cambridge, MA with some remote work allowable.  Some evening and weekend work may be required for events and donor engagements.

on-site, Cambridge, MA