The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute seeks an energetic and organized individual to serve as a curatorial assistant during a transformative period. The Clark, an art museum and center for research and graduate study, located in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts near Williams College, is home to an outstanding collection of French Impressionist, Old Master, and nineteenth-century American paintings, as well as significant holdings of prints, drawings, photographs, sculpture, and decorative art. In 2014 the Clark opened a new visitor center and renovated original Museum Building. It currently is completing renovation of the Manton Research Center, which will include a new works on paper study center and galleries for American decorative arts. The Curatorial Assistant reports to the Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs and works closely with the curatorial team on developing, organizing, and implementing the Clark’s ambitious program of special exhibitions; researches the permanent collection and potential acquisitions; participates in the development of publications and public programs; and assists in the day-to-day operations of the department. There is ample opportunity to travel in the U.S. and Europe. The position is intended to serve as preparation for advanced careers in museum curatorial departments or for graduate study.

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate will have an M.A. in art history and a reading knowledge of French, Italian, and/or German. This is a one-year position, renewable for a second year.  Individuals interested in applying should submit a cover letter, salary requirements, resume, and the names of three references via email to, fax to 413-458-2318, or

mail to:

Human Resources

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

225 South Street

Williamstown, MA 01267