Curatorial Assistant | Painting and Sculpture

The Museum of Modern Art - New York, NY4.5

Full-timeEstimated: $53,000 - $71,000 a year
EducationSkills
The Museum of Modern Art is currently accepting applications for a Curatorial Assistant to support senior curators in all areas of responsibilities including administrative work in the context of curatorial functions such as research for exhibitions and publications loans acquisitions collections records bibliographic and biographical records and files and general curatorial inquiries. The Curatorial Assistant supports the senior curators with all aspects of research planning organization and realization of upcoming exhibitions.

Reports to: Senior Curatorial Titles

Assists senior curators in all areas of responsibilities including administrative work in the context of curatorial functions such as research for exhibitions and publications loans acquisitions collections records bibliographic and biographical records and files and general curatorial inquiries.
Assists senior curators with all aspects of research planning organization and realization of upcoming exhibitions. Writes edits and assists in the production of Museum publications and exhibition-related materials including wall texts and extended object labels.
Researches and catalogs the Museum collection and archives as they relate to the exhibition project.
Answers related inquiries.
Performs exhibition support functions including bibliographic and checklist research loan correspondence publication research and production website development and public program planning.
Assists in the maintenance of the collection and loans and expedites arrangements for custodial registration conservation and preparation work as required in the gallery study and storage areas.
Functions as a liaison with outside persons and organizations and with other departments within the Museum.
May assist in research and preparation for potential acquisitions for the collection including biographical and bibliographical research maintaining files and communicating with dealers galleries collectors and artists as necessary. Keeps informed of current activity in the area of departmental interest through gallery and museum visits publications etc. and makes recommendations to senior staff.
Conducts daily collection gallery inspections and daily inspection of works on view in temporary exhibitions and assists with follow-up arrangements in the event of damage deterioration etc.
Answers inquiries and conducts gallery tours as necessary for visitors etc. Any other duties reasonably related to the functions described above.

Requirements:
Master’s degree in art history.
Expertise in history of modern and contemporary art 20th century to the present.
Additional expertise in new media and media theory is helpful but not essential.
Superior research and writing skills essential. Strong knowledge of at least one foreign language.
Additional requirements include strong organizational skills and attention to detail and working knowledge of MS Word Excel and PowerPoint and other standard office procedures and skills.
  • Note: Please include a cover letter. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.*
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