Curatorial Assistant | Media and Performance Art

  • Assists senior curatorial staff with acquisitions, collections records, bibliographic and biographical records and files, research for exhibitions and publications, departmental committees, loans, and general curatorial inquiries. Performs work in relation to care of the collections and expedites arrangements for custodial, registration, and preparation work as required. Performs the duties of exhibitions assistant including research on subjects such as artists, periods, topics, styles, specific works, locations of works, photograph sources, etc. Assists with arranging loans; catalogue preparation; preparation of checklists; and coordinating and scheduling work to be done within the Museum and without in such areas as conservation, photography, public information, matting and framing, construction, lighting, etc. Assists with the preparation and installation of wall labels. Conducts daily inspection of works on view in the collection gallery and in temporary exhibitions and assists in necessary follow-up arrangements; answers inquiries and conducts some gallery tours as necessary for visitors, etc. Researches and catalogues the Museum collection and archives under senior staff supervision and answers related inquiries from the public and scholars with regard to such information. Assists in the administration of artists' viewing program. Assists in the operation of departmental study centers. Reports to Chief Curator of Media and Performance Art.

    Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in art history or a comparable academic field and relevant work experience including competence within area of departmental interest. Strong research and organizational skills as well as attention to detail. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and other standard office procedures and equipment. Reading knowledge of one European language, ideally German, two preferred.

    If you would like to submit your resume and cover letter for consideration, please choose one of the following options:

    By e-mail: jobs@moma.org (most preferred option)
    By fax: (212) 333-1107
    By mail: The Museum of Modern Art

    The Department of Human Resources
    11 West 53 Street
    New York, NY 10019

    Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open positions. Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at The Museum of Modern Art.

    The Museum of Modern Art is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.
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