Early May 2013 preferred start date
The American Philosophical Society (APS) Museum seeks a full-time curatorial assistant. Duties
include the following: monitor department expenses and budgets; assist the Collection Manager
with handling permanent collection objects (mostly late 18
– and early 19
-century art and
artifacts); assist with all aspects of exhibition installation (label production, exhibition object
rotation and other limited registrarial tasks); and conduct departmental administrative duties
(correspondence, preparation of budgets, grant reporting, management of files, tracking of press,
and other museum functions).
This position, which reports directly to the Director/Curator, provides an excellent opportunity to
learn all aspects of museum work and to be part of a small and versatile staff. Skills and
knowledge needed: outstanding organizational skills and resourcefulness; strong writing and
editing skills; ability to multi-task and to work both independently and with others; computer
literacy (experience with databases and word processing necessary; experience with Microsoft
Excel, Photoshop, and Illustrator highly desirable). Some museum experience and knowledge of
curatorial/registrarial procedures highly preferred. B.A. or M.A. essential, in history of art,
museum studies, or material culture studies. Competitive salary with excellent benefits.
Please send cover letter, resume, and names of three references to jstruck@amphilsoc.org.
Deadline for submissions: March 1, 2013.