The Museum of Modern Art is currently accepting applications for a Cataloguer to join its Department of Drawings and Prints. This position reports to the Associate Curator and Chief Curator, Drawings and Prints. Specific responsibilities and requirements are listed below as well as application instructions.
Works with curatorial staff in examining, researching, and cataloguing the Museum’s collection of drawings and prints, including ephemera as well as major archives of Fluxus and Conceptual art. Assists with processing new acquisitions. Enters information into computer for Museum archival records, updating when changes occur. Assists with storage solutions for new acquisitions and other collection works. Prepares collection-related documents: receipts, catalogue sheets, framing orders, and acquisition lists. Maintains routine collection data, records, and files: including artist questionnaires, non-exclusive licenses, caption approvals, conservation records, correspondence, and other Museum-wide collection initiatives. Researches artists and collection objects. Helps to coordinate collection photography and imaging requests; photographs incoming acquisitions and other collection works as needed. May occasionally assist with visitors to Study Center, including vetting files for outside researchers. Helps to maintain departmental reference library. Performs routine administrative duties; serves as backup to Department Assistant.
Bachelor’s degree (art history preferred), general knowledge of twentieth century art and works on paper, and familiarity with drawings and prints techniques. Prior experience with works of art and collections organization preferred. Prior cataloguing and general office experience preferred. Detail-oriented and well-organized with accurate typing. Knowledge of databases and data processing. Strong research and communication skills (written and oral) preferred. Ability to collaborate and balance concurrent short- and long-term projects.
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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.