Posted August 6, 2014

The Mellon Assistant will serve as a liaison to faculty from all disciplines, managing communications internal and external. S/he will help faculty research the collections in support of courses and research. Working closely with Curators, Registrars, the Tour Coordinator, and Preparators, the Assistant will organize faculty precept visits to the Museum. The Assistant will also teach classes as needed, particularly for non-Art History courses. S/he writes a faculty newsletter each semester and distributes it via e-mail, maintaining up-to-date e-mail lists for relevant departments. The Assistant oversees and teaches the PUAM Student Guides as part of their one-week, intensive training “bootcamp.” S/he also works with the Student Outreach Coordinator to send out the call for applications for the Student Guides and serves on the selection committee. The Assistant also manages the PUAM Summer and Academic Year internships programs, updating and sending out calls for applications and serving as the chair of the intern selection committee. S/he organizes the summer program, including weekly brown-bag lunches with staff and two trips. The Assistant also researches the collections and creates faculty resources for PUAM’s various digital platforms.

This is a part-time one year 60% duty time term appointment with the possibility of renewal and is subject to the University’s background check policy.

Applicants must apply to requisition # 1400525 online at and include a CV and cover letter. Also include the names and contact information for at least 2 references.

Job Requirements
Essential qualifications:

M.A. or Ph.D. in art history or related field. Teaching experience at the University level.
Preferred Qualifications:
Familiarity of the Princeton University Art Museum collections. Well-versed in photography and/or works on paper.
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

About the Museum
With collecting origins dating to the 1750s, the Princeton University Art Museum is one of the finest art museums in the country. Formally established in 1882, its collections feature over 80,000 works of art ranging from ancient to contemporary art and spanning the globe. Its collections of Chinese painting, the art of the ancient Americas, and photography are widely regarded as being among the world’s richest. A private institution serving the public good, the Museum is committed to serving the University, local and regional communities, and beyond through a dynamic program of temporary exhibitions, new scholarship, and innovative programming. By collaborating with experts across many disciplines, fostering sustained study of original works of art, and uniting scholarship with broad accessibility, the Museum contributes to the development of critical thinking and visual literacy at Princeton University and enhances the civic fabric of our nation.

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