The Terra Foundation for American Art actively supports and initiates historical
American art exhibitions, scholarship, and programs in Chicago, the United States, and
throughout the world. We accomplish our mission through a worldwide grant program of
approximately $7 million annually, international partnerships and initiatives, the dynamic
use of our collection of American art, and the activities of our staff in Chicago and
The Foundation is seeking a Collection Assistant with excellent, organizational,
clerical and computer skills to provide essential administrative support to the Vice
President for Collections & Curatorial Affairs and the Collections Department. This
position handles daily operations pertaining to exhibition, publication and transport of
the collection maintaining office functions, including department files, schedules, time
sheets and meetings. Additional departmental duties include telephone inquiries,
correspondence, and various data entry projects pertaining to the Collection.
This role requires strong organizational skills and proficiency with MS Office suite; BA
degree educational level desired; preferably in art history. Must have 1-2 years prior
office experience; preferably in a museum or art gallery. Ideal candidate will be
proactive with excellent attention to detail, good follow-through, ability to exercise
discretion with confidential information, as well as excellent verbal and written
The position reports to the Vice President for Collections & Curatorial Affairs.
Salary commensurate with experience. Send resume, cover letter and salary
history to HRdirector@terraamericanart.org. EOE. Applications should be
submitted by June 10, 2013.