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Curatorial Assistant [The Museum of Modern Art]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on September 20, 1973 in job announcements |

The Museum of Modern Art is currently accepting applications for two Curatorial Assistants in its Department of Painting and Sculpture to assist senior curators with all aspects of research, planning, organization, and realization of two major retrospectives of mid-century American artists, and to assist with other future exhibitions.

Specific responsibilities are as follows:

Writes, edits, and assists in the production of Museum publications and exhibition related materials, including wall texts and extended object labels.

Researches and catalogues the Museum collection and archives as they relate to the exhibition project. Answers related inquiries with regard to such information.

Performs exhibition support functions, including bibliographic and checklist research, loan correspondence, publication research and production, website development, and public program planning.

Assists in the maintenance of the collection and loans, and expedites arrangements for custodial, registration, conservation, and preparation work as required in the gallery, study and storage areas.

Functions as a liaison with outside persons and organizations, and with other departments within the Museum.

May assist in research and preparation for potential acquisitions for the collection, including biographical and bibliographical research, maintaining files, and communicating with dealers, galleries, collectors, and artists, as necessary.

Conducts daily collection gallery inspections and daily inspection of works on view in temporary exhibitions and assists with follow-up arrangements in the event of damage, deterioration, etc.

Answers inquiries and conducts some gallery tours as necessary for visitors, etc.

Qualified candidates will possess a Master’s degree in Art History with expertise in mid-century modern art history.  Superior research and writing skills are essential.  Strong knowledge of one European language (French, German, Italian or Spanish) desired. Knowledge of modern music and/or dance is also desirable. Additional requirements include: strong organizational skills and attention to detail; working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other standard office procedures and skills.

Please submit resume and cover letter, which must include salary requirements, directly to jobs@moma.org.  Please reference the position title in the subject line.

The Museum of Modern Art is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

Website: http://www.moma.org

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