This is an ideal entry-level position for an energetic and ambitious person with curatorial interests.
Reporting to Managing Curator of Exhibitions, individual will be responsible for the administration of the Exhibitions Division, which includes curators, interpretive materials managers, an exhibitions coordinator, and an exhibitions assistant. The position provides curatorial and administrative support to the entire division, and also supports exhibition-related work from other divisions throughout the Museum.
The Curatorial Assistant coordinates research and the organization of information on exhibitions, and communicates this information to other departments of the Museum. Assignments may include but are not limited to: assisting the division with all aspects of research and organizing documents for exhibitions; updating and distributing checklists; maintaining databases of images; assisting with materials for potential tour venues; providing support for interpretive projects; and working with curators to assemble exhibition presentations. Individual will also coordinate image files and permissions, and distribute images within museum. As required, the Curatorial Assistant engages in exhibition research assignments, works with artists, and attends project meetings. Additionally, the Curatorial Assistant maintains the exhibition calendar and organizes exhibition proposal reviews.
The Curatorial Assistant’s responsibilities also includes answering telephones, writing general correspondence, tracking the department budget, scheduling meetings, handling inquiries about exhibitions, and general office management. Individual will also assist with various special projects as assigned.
Excellent organizational and research skills and computer literacy are essential. Individual should be able to work effectively under pressure while maintaining good interpersonal skills and dealing courteously with the public.
A degree in the history of art or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience in a museum, gallery, or other visual arts administration setting is required. Word and Excel skills are required. Experience in the use of database software (such as MS Access and TMS collections management software) and in the scanning and manipulation of digital images is strongly preferred. Individual should have experience maintaining financial, catalogue, photo archive, and/or other such arts management records.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
To Apply: Candidate should submit cover letter and resume by mail to: Exhibitions Curatorial Assistant Search, Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238, or by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org