ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Copyedits and proofreads texts; maintains project style sheets and checklists. Fact-checks and researches information.
- Writes or prepares components of texts such as object labels, captions, bibliographies, timelines, etc. Obtains ISBN and CIP data as needed.
- Prepares ancillary materials related to books and exhibitions (publisher’s sales catalogue copy, project descriptions, large-print texts, and the like).
- Formats manuscripts and other text and image files.
- Works closely with curatorial staff, book publisher’s editorial/production staff, freelance designers, copy editors, typesetters, and proofreaders as needed.
- Maintains paper and digital files for correspondence, manuscripts, proofs, and contracts.
- Processes author and designer contracts, invoices and bills; maintains project budget records.
- Maintains book-production schedules, work plan, and deadlines for each project.
- May assist rights manager to request and obtain reproduction rights for images.
- Provides liaison with other museum departments.
- May supervise volunteers and interns.
- Organizes and checks photographs and image scans for publication; scans photographs.
- May provide assistance to curators in assembling and preparing manuscripts for catalogues and exhibition texts as requested.
- May provide administrative support to the Curatorial Affairs Department as requested, including museum business related to exhibitions, acquisitions, correspondence with artists, lenders, donors, dealers, galleries, and general public.
- B.A. in English or art history or related field, M.A. preferred.
- 3 to 5 years editorial experience, preferably in art publishing; excellent command of English prose and grammar; strong editing and writing skills, including developmental editing, copy editing, project management, book production.
- Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition; with proofreading marks and process; with Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Familiarity with illustrated book publishing; ability to work with both scholarly and general art texts, and to collaborate with authors, curators, educators, publishers, staff.
- Ability to manage, coordinate, and complete multiple projects; work with tight deadlines.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills; diplomatic demeanor.
- Meticulous attention to detail.
- Prior museum or gallery experience a plus.
Send Resume with Cover Letter To:
Director of Human Resources
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128
The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
- New York, New York, 10001, United States
- March 28, 2016
- Curatorial Assistant
- The Jewish Museum
- Assistant/Deputy/Associate Director
- 3-5 Years