Posted July 15, 2014

The Cincinnati Art Museum seeks applicants for the position of Curatorial Assistant. This is a permanent, full-time, and exempt staff position with an excellent benefit package.

Position Overview:

The Curatorial Assistant works directly with the curator of fashion arts and textiles. This position is responsible for the research, documentation, care, exhibition, and preservation of works of art in the permanent collection; various responsibilities related to the implementation of temporary exhibitions, and organizational tasks as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Researches and documents objects in the curatorial collections.

Assists in the development and installation of temporary exhibitions and the permanent collections.

Attends curatorial and exhibition planning meetings as assigned.

Assists with photography of permanent collection objects.

Assists with the mounting of permanent collection objects; basic sewing skills required.

Assists in the acquisition of objects for the permanent collections, including research and cataloging duties as assigned.

Assists in writings grants to support research activities.

Potentially writes for publications.

Lectures to museum audiences and other appropriate venues.

Educates docents and volunteers with regards to the division’s collections and temporary exhibitions.

Meets with visiting scholars to review permanent collections when appropriate.

Attends special events related to curatorial division activities as assigned.

Supervises departmental interns and volunteers as assigned.

Visits public and private collections as necessary.

Attends meetings, lectures, and exhibitions as assigned.

Maintains organization of departmental files.

Other special projects or departmental duties as assigned.
Other Responsibilities

Cooperates in a teamwork fashion with all co-workers to accomplish goals.

Demonstrates respect and dignity to co-workers and visitors.

Provides excellence in service and always portrays a positive and professional image of Cincinnati Art Museum.

Maintains confidentiality.

Follows CAM protocols, procedures, rules and policies.
To Apply:

The position will remain open until filled. Please send cover letter, resume, professional references, and salary requirements to: Human Resources Dept., Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45202. Fax: 513-639-2932 or email to

The Cincinnati Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.

Job Requirements

B.A. in fashion history or related field; Museum experience is preferred.

Skills necessary: Basic sewing skills required. A proven ability to work collaboratively and successfully with others to achieve institutional objectives. Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills and a good working knowledge of database, word processing, and other relevant computer programs. Ability to read and interpret documents; ability to write documents, business correspondence, lectures, and articles; ability to effectively present information; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, collectors, dealers, personnel, visitors, and the general public. Must have strong capabilities in giving lectures and general public speaking.


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