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Applications will be accepted until 15 March 2016.

Title: Curatorial Assistant of Craft, Design & Fashion

Department: Curatorial

Reports to: Senior Curator of Craft, Design & Fashion

Employment Status: Full-time

FLSA Status: Exempt

General Summary:

Reporting to the Senior Curator of Craft, Design & Fashion, the Curatorial Assistant of Craft, Design & Fashion conducts logistical, administrative, research and implementation duties related to the museum’s permanent  collections of contemporary decorative arts and design, including fashion.

Duties and Responsibilities – Essential Functions

  • Conducts research as assigned on the permanent collection of  international craft, design & fashion and for temporary exhibitions and publications
  • Assists with exhibition planning and implementation
  • Creates and maintains CDF  artist and project  files
  • Manages the collections database
  • Coordinates  board and committee meetings,  including preparation of reports,  recording minutes and dispersing to relevant  parties
  • Assists with affiliate events
  • Prepares and tracks general correspondence for CDF and replies to inquiries from the general public
  • Handles didactics for installations and exhibitions
  • Performs other duties as assigned within the scope of responsibility and requirements of the



Minimum Qualifications For Consideration


Master’s degree in Decorative Arts and Design strongly preferred, or MA in Art History.

Professional Experience:

A minimum of 2 years curatorial experience beyond internships.


An imaginative and creative thinker and problem solver. Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills. Ability to work within a strong team environment is essential. Demonstrated ability with work with diverse cultures. Excellent relationship management and people skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and museum database systems.  Fluency in Spanish a plus.

Supervisory Responsibilities:


Working Conditions:

Normal office conditions, ability to lift 25 pounds. Some travel locally, and nationally. Must have flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Compensation & Benefits: 

Compensation is competitive and a benefits package will be included for this position.


The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job.  The Mint Museum of Art reserves the discretion to change this job description at any time.

About the Museum

As the oldest art museum in North Carolina, with one of the largest collections in the southeast, The Mint Museum offers its visitors inspiring and transformative experiences through art from around the world via innovative collections, groundbreaking exhibitions, and riveting educational programs. The Mint Museum is a non-profit visual arts institution comprised of two dynamic facilities: Mint Museum Uptown and Mint Museum Randolph.

Located in what was the original branch of the United States Mint, Mint Museum Randolph opened in 1936 in Charlotte’s Eastover neighborhood as the state’s first art museum. Today, in a beautiful park setting, intimate galleries invite visitors to engage with the art of the ancient Americas, ceramics and decorative arts, fashion, European art, and African art, among other collections. Resources include a reference library with over 18,000 volumes, a theater featuring lectures and performances, and a museum shop offering merchandise that complements both the permanent collection and special exhibitions.

Mint Museum Uptown houses the internationally renowned Craft + Design collection, as well as outstanding collections of American, contemporary, and European art. Designed by Machado and Silvetti Associates of Boston, the five-story, 145,000-square-foot facility combines inspiring architecture with cutting-edge exhibitions to provide visitors with unparalleled educational and cultural experiences. Located in the heart of Charlotte’s burgeoning center city, Mint Museum Uptown is an integral part of the Levine Center for the Arts, a cultural campus that included the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Cultures, the Knight Theater, and the Duke Energy Center. Mint Museum Uptown also features a wide range of visitor amenities, including the 240-seat James B. Duke Auditorium, the Lewis Family Gallery, art studios, a restaurant, and a museum shop. For more information, visit

Job Information
  • Charlotte, North Carolina, 28201, United States
  • 26758324
  • February 3, 2016
  • Curatorial Assistant of Craft, Design & Fashion
  • Curator
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • Master’s Degree
  • 2-3 Years