Job Opportunities


The American Academy in Rome is seeking an Assistant for Residential Services for its Rome office.

Under the guidance of the Senior Officer for Residential Services, the Assistant for Residential Services provides logistical support to the Academy residential community.

S/he must have proven ability for teamwork, strong public relations capabilities, cordiality and discretion in handling sensitive data, able to meet deadlines. Fluency in both written and spoken English and Italian is a must. 

The position is fulltime and open to all in possession of a regular work permit for Italy. Although not essential, college or higher degrees are preferred.

Candidates are invited to send by email their CVs and letters of recommendation by Friday, February 17, 2017, to:   Subject heading: Residential Services.

Assistant for Residential Services
Supervisor: Senior Officer for Residential Services

Position Description:

  • Provides logistical support to the residential community of the American Academy in Rome, including: housing reservations, transfers to/from the Academy, and preparation of housing contracts; immigration requests and relations with Italian Public Administration; internal communications and management of personal Information, etc.;
  • Assists the community as needed, including but not limited to, the preparation of letters of introduction; translations, etc.;
  • Manages the Academy keys system; inventory, mail, etc.;
  • Provides assistance and support to all Academy departments (especially but not limited to Gate, Housekeeping, Kitchen & Maintenance departments; administrative and financial offices, etc.). Maintains contact with with external suppliers;
  • Provides assistance to the Gatekeepers as necessary and briefly substitutes the gatekeeper on duty daily;
  • >Required computer skills: MS Office Package, email, familiarity with data management  and ability to quickly learn other programs;
  • Any other activities as directed by the Senior Officer for Residential Services.


The American Academy in Rome invites applications for the position of Director of its six-week Classical Summer School, beginning in summer 2018, for a term of three years (2018-2020). It is customary for the director-designate to shadow the incumbent in the summer preceding (2017).

The Director is responsible for the overall operation of the Classical Summer School, including selection of participants (in consultation with others on the selection committee appointed by the Board of Trustees), overseeing the budget, preparation of syllabi, lectures and site visits, and evaluation of the students. 

Part-time Communications & Programs Associate (NYC)

Based in New York City and reporting to the Director of Communications, the Associate supports the development and execution of communications and programming that advance AAR’s mission and work. S/he is a key member of the program planning team, helping to develop an annual schedule of U.S. programs, including CONVERSAZIONI | CONVERSATIONS: From the American Academy in Rome, among other events. S/he will conduct research on people, issues, trends, and events shaping the Academy’s mission, and participate in brainstorming and planning meetings. The Associate will also take a lead role in the implementation of these national programs.

The Communications & Programs Associate must have proven ability to manage multiple projects and work well within a complex and fast-paced environment, which is both interdisciplinary and intellectually rigorous.  S/he must think strategically across a wide variety of program and communications issues and have the ability to write and present ideas orally in a clear and compelling way. 


  • Draft media releases, fact sheets, alerts, and advisories; manage media requests
  • Brief and prepare members of senior staff for media interviews and events
  • Manage volunteers, interns, and external consultants
  • Oversee and maintain accurate and up-to-date information on
  • Manage the creation and distribution of quarterly press clippings
  • Manage development of AAR collateral materials; maintain production calendar
  • Manage press/social media editorial calendar; assist with media/outreach planning for AAR milestones and other opportunities
  • Draft social media messages; execute posts in a timely fashion
  • Manage media database via Raiser's Edge


  • B.A.; 5+ years of professional experience in publications, editing, communications and/or public programming, including planning and strategy in a related institutional setting
  • Ability to write and present complex ideas in a clear, direct and persuasive manner
  • Understand the broad landscape of digital media, within a cultural and academic context and its potential for cultivating new audiences
  • Exceptional communication (written, verbal) and interpersonal skills, professional demeanor and presentation and maturity
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks with meticulous attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and entrepreneurial sensibility that thrives working independently and in a close-knit team
  • Software competence: MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Database management (e.g. Raiser's Edge)


  • Masters degree
  • Italian language proficiency
  • Professional experience at a museum or similar cultural institution, and an academic concentration in one or more of the disciplines represented by AAR


  • 20 - 25-hours per week; occasional evenings and weekends for events and programs.

Please use the following link to apply. We will contact those who meet our listed qualifications: