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The American Academy in Rome is the oldest overseas center for research and study in the arts and humanities. Each year, the Academy awards the Rome Prize to a select group of artists and scholars who are invited to live and work in a dynamic international community in the heart of Rome. To support the work of these Fellows, the Academy also hosts programming in Rome, New York, and around the United States.

AAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Managing Editor

The American Academy in Rome seeks to hire a Managing Editor to oversee academic publications such as the Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome, among others. We are looking for a dynamic and engaged scholar who can interact with authors whose work spans the range of disciplines studied at the Academy. Editorial experience is required and reading knowledge of Italian is desirable. The position is for three years (renewable) and comes with a yearly honorarium of $7,000 plus a travel fund. The Managing Editor reports to and works in collaboration with the Andrew W. Mellon Humanities Professor and the AAR Director.

The Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome began in 1915 and have been published almost annually, with some exceptions in difficult times, such as during the two world wars. The Memoirs is a double-blind peer reviewed journal that represents the interests of the American Academy in Rome, its fellows and residents, and the larger international community that congregates around its excellent library and facilities. It welcomes submissions in English or Italian by anyone working in the fields supported by the Academy, including ancient studies, medieval studies, Renaissance and early modern studies, and modern Italian studies.

Responsibilities include:

  • Producing one volume of the Memoirs annually
  • Soliciting submissions of manuscripts
  • Assigning peer reviewers
  • Working with authors to respond to reviewer comments
  • Making final determination to accept or reject submissions
  • Collaborating with JSTOR to post new issues
  • Preparing an annual written report to be sent via the Mellon Humanities Professor to the Board of Trustees

Responsibilities in collaboration with the AAR Mellon Humanities Professor include:

  • Establishing submission requirements
  • Hiring copy editor(s)
  • Determining the size of each volume
  • Determining the content and display of material on the Publications page of the AAR website
  • Advising and negotiating with the Memoirs publisher

This is a remote position (not required to be based in New York or Rome).

A PhD in ancient studies, medieval studies, Renaissance and early modern studies, or modern Italian studies is required. Please send a CV and cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position via

The American Academy in Rome is an equal opportunity employer.

Associate Director of Development


The Associate Director of Development is responsible for the strategic oversight of the Academy’s comprehensive individual giving efforts in New York and Rome. In this role, the Associate Director works with the Development team to strategize and implement cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual donors; builds and strengthens relationships with Academy Trustees, Patrons and Friends, McKim Society Members (planned giving circle), alumni, and other donors; and helps to ensure that the Development Department is supporting and furthering these and other department goals. The Associate Director will manage a portfolio of members, patrons, and prospects with a capacity to give annual contributions at all levels and Patron level gifts of $10,000+. In addition, the Associate Director will be responsible for overseeing that proper processes are implemented and followed for prospect research, database management, and reporting.


The Associate Director of Development reports to the Vice President for Development. He/she will directly supervise the Individual Giving Manager and the External Affairs Officer in Rome (PT Development), and provide strategic direction to the Development Coordinator and Senior Development Officer in Rome as dotted-line reports.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function at a high level. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in the arts or humanities; master’s degree preferred
  • Seven+ years of Development experience, preferably working directly with high level donors, prospects, and board members
  • Demonstrated writing ability for the creation of all donor correspondence including acknowledgements, appeals, high level proposals, presentations, and other collateral materials
  • Planned giving, corporate partnerships, and campaign experience highly desirable
  • Excellent judgment and discretion in handling confidential and sensitive information
  • Strong interpersonal skills, professionalism, and poise in working with a wide range of constituents including management and support staff, board members, donors, and vendors
  • Demonstrated ability to balance working independently with working positively and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Proven strength in effectively prioritizing and managing time, taking initiative, juggling multiple duties and tasks, and meeting deadlines
  • Experience preparing and managing budgets, including proactively tracking revenues and expenses
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, accuracy, and meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong proficiency in donor database software, preferably Raiser’s Edge
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as Google applications including Gmail and Google Drive
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends and travel

Applications should be submitted at

The American Academy in Rome is an equal opportunity employer.