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Curatorial Assistant [Springfield Museums]

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on August 3, 1974 in job announcements |

Applications due August 15, 2014

Assist the Director and the Curator of Art with: research, planning, organization, and realization of major art exhibitions; collection and loans maintenance; research and preparation for potential acquisitions; biographical and bibliographical research; and grant preparation and research of potential funding sources. Write, edit, and assist in the production of exhibition-related materials; research and catalog collections; communicate with dealers, galleries, collectors, and artists as necessary; photograph permanent collection objects; lecture to museum audiences and other appropriate venues educating docents and volunteers to the collections and temporary exhibitions; and hosting visiting scholars. Assist the Preparator in the display of permanent collection objects. Facilitate custodial, registration, conservation, and preparation work in the galleries and other public spaces. Conduct daily gallery inspections and works on view in temporary exhibitions and assist with follow-up arrangements in the event of damage, deterioration, etc. Attend curatorial and exhibition planning meetings; attend special events as assigned. B.A. in art history or related field required, M.A. in art history or related field and 1-3 years experience preferred; familiarity with curatorial and preparatory methods helpful. The following are necessary: the ability to interact with colleagues, the public, docents, artists and lenders in a respectful and positive fashion; outstanding organizational and planning skills with attention to detail/follow-up; problem-solving skills with the ability to anticipate and facilitate solutions; ability to prioritize and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment; excellent written/oral communication skills; the ability to maintain confidentiality; and computer skills. A valid driver’s license and the ability to handle/move objects weighing up to 50 pounds is required. Please submit salary requirement, resume, three professional references and a writing sample by Friday, August 15, 2014 to: hhaskell@springfieldmuseums.org.

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