The Curatorial Staff Assistant provides organizational, administrative, and research support for the Alan J. Dworsky Associate Curator of Chinese Art, to assist in preparation for the move and reinstallation of galleries to the newly renovated Harvard Art Museums facility.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Curatorial Staff Assistant will assist the Alan J. Dworsky Associate Curator of Chinese Art with administrative and curatorial-support duties. Responsibilities include reviewing, organizing, and archiving Asian department paper and digital files; reviewing, organizing, and allocating/disposition of Asian publications in the departmental library; reviewing and updating Asian Art records and images on the Museum’s database; assisting with special Asian Art projects and performing other related curatorial duties as needed.
The Curatorial Staff Assistant for East Asian Art works in close collaboration with the Curatorial Assistant for the Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art, and coordinates with Archives, Collections Management, Conservation, Digital Imaging & Visual Resources, and Information Technology staff, as needed, to accomplish goals, and assist in preparation for the move.
The Curatorial Assistant may draft correspondence and field general inquiries on the East Asian collections, assist in the preparation of checklists and reports, and conduct basic library and archival research as needed.
BA required, as well as reading knowledge of at least one East Asian language. Demonstrated computer skills, especially word processing and database proficiency.
Background in East Asian studies preferred. Ability to learn new applications and procedures as required; previous experience in research, library science or archiving helpful. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; accuracy with detail and ability to follow through on projects despite interruptions; must be able to function well both independently and as part of a team.