Working under the supervision
of the senior curators at the Addison Gallery of American
Art, the Curatorial Assistant assists the curatorial department in all
aspects of their responsibilities, including department administration,
research and catalogue collections, development and maintenance
of artist and object records, curatorial loans, development
and implementation of exhibition and publication projects, and
general curatorial inquiries.
Additional duties and responsibilities: Assist the curatorial department’s
development and implementation of exhibition and publication
projects with particular focus on management of loans,
checklists, manuscripts, associated correspondence, and record
keeping; assist with all aspects of departmental administration,
including answering inquiries from the public and scholars; carry
out, under supervision, research, care, and interpretation of permanent
collection; write interpretive text, wall texts, and catalogue
entries as requested; assist with planning and development of
artists’ projects, public programming, and artist-in-residence program;
manage artists’ submissions; serve as curatorial liaison for
team-taught Museum Studies course.
Qualifications: MA degree in art or art history, with emphasis on
modern or contemporary art, or BA with significant museum experience.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and
proven interpretive writing ability required. High level of enthusiasm,
strict attention to detail, and rigorous approach to tasks. Ability
to work cooperatively with a curatorial team, manage more
than one project at a time, and meet deadlines. Superior research,
computer, and database skills required. Interest in and capacity to
interact with students necessary.
Please submit a resume and cover
letter by Friday, January 4, 2012, to Human Resources, Phillips
Academy, 180 Main Street, Andover MA 01810 or e-mail same to