Tour Guide

We are excited to announce that the Museum has resumed school tours as of January 2022 and are in search of tour guides that have experience with school-aged children. These are paid contractor positions based on experience. Candidates must be available during school hours and possibly weekends.

Student tours at the Erie Art Museum build on youth’s natural curiosity and Pennsylvania state education standards. The Museum staff uses a mixture of storytelling, games, interpretation, and art-making to offer students opportunities to view and interact with art, increasing observational and critical thinking skills.

Interested in being a tour guide at the Museum? Please introduce yourself and attach resumes and/or CV’s via email to by April 27th, 2022.

The Erie Art Museum

The Erie Art Museum, located in the heart of historic downtown Erie, Pennsylvania, is a major regional museum with a collection of over eight thousand paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, ceramics, metal works and textiles, and an annual schedule of eighteen to twenty exhibitions.

The institution dates back to 1898 and is regarded as one of the cornerstones of the arts in the Erie region. The Museum Complex encompasses a modern 10,500 square foot facility, connected to some of the oldest and most beautiful structures in the city.

The Museum is a designated Regional Folk Art Support Center, and in 2011 was awarded the National Medal for Museum and Library Services. The Erie Art Museum is an important part of an exciting and well-funded downtown development initiative occurring in the old Erie city center.

The Erie Art Museum’s mission is to maintain an institution of excellence dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the visual arts: by developing and maintaining a quality art collection, by encouraging art in all its forms, by fostering lifelong art learning, and by building community among artists, art students and the public. The Erie Art Museum is a green institution occupying a LEED Gold certified facility and expresses its commitment to future generations through policies that assure and promote environmental sustainability. The Erie Art Museum is a proud partner to Erie Arts & Culture, a grantee of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and an Erie County Lead Asset as designated by the Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority.

Diversity & Inclusion
The EAM is an equal opportunity employer. The museum actively encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply. It does not discriminate against any candidate or employee on the basis of race, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion or veteran status.