Assistant Curator [The National Sporting Library and Museum]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on September 22, 1972 in job announcements |
Job ID: 10960758
Position Title: Assistant Curator
Company Name: National Sporting Library & Museum
Location(s): Middleburg, Virginia, 20117, United States
Posted: September 14, 2012
Job Function: Registrar/Collections Management
Entry Level: No
Job Type: Full-Time


  • Supervise the cataloguing, condition, safe-keeping, and insurance policy of the permanent collection and collections database.
  • Produce all paperwork for incoming and outgoing loans and permanent collection donations.
  • Assist Curator in all aspects of exhibit development, design, installation and promotion; including research, writing, and editing exhibit material, hanging and placement of objects, and de-installation.
  • Make shipping arrangements, inventory, and complete condition reports of deliveries, and supervise the packing and return of objects.
  • Install creative lighting for each exhibit and complete routine lighting checks.
  • Develop and organize programs and events, such as lectures and workshops.
  • Supervise and schedule interns and volunteers.
  • Monitor and summarize environmental data, and produce weekly reports.
  • Security system reports
  • Greet and engage visitors at the front desk, introduce the organization, and direct visitors through the building.
  • Process images and create exhibit layouts using Adobe Photoshop.
  • Manage social media pages.
  • Assist with exhibit opening receptions and other museum and library events.
  • Act as Secretary of the Museum Management, Exhibitions and Collections Committee.
  • Complete administrative duties including: data entry, telephone coverage, supply ordering, mailings, and filing.
  • Lift 30 pounds and climb a 12-foot step ladder.

Job Requirements


Bachelor’s degree or three-year’s experience in a museum or gallery environment

Art handling experience

Microsoft Office

Weekend hours


Knowledge of museum lighting

Adobe Photoshop or Elements


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