The Worcester Art Museum seeks an exceptional Curatorial Assistant to provide critical administrative support to Director of Curatorial Affairs and other members of the Curatorial Division.  The candidate will serve as the initial contact for the division, assist with research for collection projects and a dynamic exhibition program, and manage the curatorial office.

Guided by the Museum’s vision statement and strategic plan, the Curatorial Assistant responds to public and internal queries, organizes meetings, maintains object files and contributes to the collection management database, arranges visits of outside scholars, assembles materials for the budget, maintains receipts and reconciles expenses, and organizes travel.  The candidate will have also the opportunity to supervise volunteers and interns and will be expected to prepare materials for print and digital publication as well as conduct research on valuations.


The candidate must have strong interpersonal skills, be an excellent communicator, and be willing to work flexibly in larger teams as well as an ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information, flexibility and a willingness to adapt to evolving needs of the department.  The post requires familiarity with Microsoft Office and database software, excellent organizational skills, and a familiarity with foreign languages.  Two years of museum experience and a BA in art history or a related field is required (MA preferred).

How To Apply:

Qualified applicants please send CV and cover letter to the Director of Human Resources, Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA, 01609, or email documents .  Early applications are encouraged.  We pledge to conduct a confidential search.  The Worcester Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

Apply by:
April 30, 2015

About this Organization:

Collection Information

The Worcester Art Museum is world-renowned for its 35,000-piece collection of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photography, prints, drawings and new media. The works span 5,000 years of art and culture. View paintings by Cassatt, Gauguin, Goya, Monet, Sargent and Whistler; admire floor mosaics from the ancient city of Antioch; see cutting-edge contemporary art; and discover the Museum’s many other treasures. Special exhibitions showcase the masterworks, seldom-seen gems, and important works on loan.
Centrally located in New England, Worcester is an hour from Boston, Providence and Hartford, an hour and a half from the Berkshires, three hours from New York City, and is convenient to Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

The Museum is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.