MoMA / Seeking: Curatorial Assistant | Drawings and Prints

Assists senior curatorial staff with administrative work in the context of curatorial functions such as research for exhibitions, publications, internal and external Museum exhibition coordination, acquisition research, bibliographic and biographical records and files, departmental committee loans, collections records, and general curatorial functions. Assists in arranging exhibitions from correspondence, loans, catalogue preparation, and preparation of checklists; and coordination and scheduling of work to be done within the Museum and externally in such areas as budget, registrar, conservation, photography, matting and framing, construction, lighting, public information, education, etc. Assists with the preparation and installation of wall labels. Conducts daily inspection of works on view in temporary exhibitions and assists with necessary follow-up arrangements. Answers inquiries and conducts some gallery tours as necessary for visitors, etc. Researches and catalogs the Museum collection and archives under senior staff supervision and answers related inquiries from the public and scholars. Performs work in relation to care of the collection and expedites arrangements for custodial, registration, and preparation work as required by the curators in the maintenance of the collection in gallery, study, and storage areas. Reports to senior curatorial titles.

Requirements: Master’s degree in art history strongly preferred, with a particular expertise/exposure to art from 1960 to the present, with a working knowledge of Fluxus and Conceptual art in particular. Prior curatorial experience a plus. Previous direct experience with works on paper (drawings, prints, and/or photography) desirable. Superior research and writing skills and fluency in a foreign language, preferably German or French. Ability to work in collaboration with many individuals as well as independently. Strong organizational skills and demonstrated superior attention to detail. Prior experience working in an office environment. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and other standard office procedures and equipment. Working experience with The Museum System collection management software (TMS, CMS, CEMS).

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