Applications due August 31, 2014.

Title: Assistant Curator
Department: Curatorial
Reports To: Curator of the Collection
Type of Position: Full-time, exempt/salaried

Position Summary
The Assistant Curator is responsible for research and presentation of the permanent collection and special exhibitions. The Assistant Curator will contribute to and shape public programming. He/She will work closely with the Curator, Public Programming, and the Education department, drawing on research and knowledge of the collection. The position requires strong art historical and writing skills.

• Research on the collection and for special exhibitions
• Participate in curatorial decisions in oversight of the collection and programs
• Contribute to the conceptualization and planning of exhibitions, public programs, and lectures
• Write texts for presentation of the collection and exhibitions (labels and guides, public relations texts, grant applications, online/website texts, digital interpretive tools, and other publications)
• Present lectures and public talks
• Coordinate collection database together with Curator of the Collection and in consultation with Registrar and Archivist; input information and approve entries entered by Junior Cataloguers
• Advise on Gardner Digital Repository and Photography project as needed
• Cataloguing of the library
• Act as a liaison with the Public Programming, Education and Public Relations departments, and Marketing as needed
• Participate in conservation research and treatment
• Provide art historical and historical guidance for professional researchers and Artists and Scholars in Residence concerning the collection and the history of the museum
• Provide research advice and editing for the Director’s Office and other departments as needed
• Other duties as required

• PhD in art history, preferably with research specialties in Italian and/or Spanish paintings and drawing
• Proficiency in two foreign languages; fluency in one of them (preferably Italian and/or Spanish)
• 2-3 years of curatorial work experience in an art museum
• A record of publication in art history or a related field
• Strong independent research skills
• Excellent writing and editing skills
• Ability to work collaboratively
How To Apply:
To Apply
Join our dedicated, talented team of employees, interns and volunteers, who are passionate about the work they do to support the Museum’s mission. To apply for this position, please use the Museum’s online application system, this is our preferred application method: Both a cover letter and resume are required.

The Gardner Museum is committed to affording equal opportunities to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disabilities, marital status or sexual orientation. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply. The Museum is proud to embrace the goals of Commonwealth Compact ( and pledges to measure its progress toward those goals over time, using the Commonwealth Compact benckmarks.

We receive many resumes and kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.

Apply by:
August 31, 2014
About this Organization:
The Museum was the creation of Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840-1924) ‘for the education and enjoyment of the public forever.’ Since opening to the public in 1903, the Gardner has served as a center for ideas and life-long learning in its community – a tradition that is kept alive today through an array of interpretive, creative, educational, horticultural, artistic and scholarly programs.