Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Curatorial Assistant - Queens Museum of Art

The Queens Museum of Art is dedicated to presenting the highest quality visual arts and educational programming for people in the New York metropolitan area, and particularly for the residents of Queens, a uniquely diverse ethnic, cultural and international community.

The Curatorial Assistant will provide support to the Director of Exhibitions, Curator, Registrar/Archives Manager, and Exhibition Production Manager in the preparation of exhibitions, schedules, publications and oversee daily clerical duties of the Curatorial office. 

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:

• Assist in telephone and written communication with artists, curators and lenders concerning production, installation and documentation of exhibitions.
• Assist curators with exhibition research.
• Prepare exhibition labels and checklist; edit copy and obtain reproductions for publications
• Assist Exhibition Production Manager with exhibition production, including coordinating installers and equipment and supply purchase.
• Assist registrar with shipping arrangements and other exhibition- and collection-related duties.
• Maintain exhibitions calendar and update web listings in coordination with New Media/Design Specialist.
• Maintain department calendars and schedules.
• Prepare materials and assemble information packages for meetings for the Exhibitions & Acquisitions Committee.
• Attend meetings and take notes for department use.


• Keep and maintain files of purchase orders, invoices and budgets.
• Organize and maintain exhibition files.
• Update curatorial mailing database.
• Maintain inventory of curatorial office supplies.
• Oversee assignments and supervise curatorial interns and fellows.

• Minimum B.A. M.A. in Art History, Curatorial or Museum Studies or related discipline preferred.
• Previous experience in museum or art organizations desired.
• Accurate word-processing skill 40 wpm and strong knowledge of spreadsheet, database, graphic design, and presentation software desired.
• Foreign language (s) proficiency desirable.

Salary:  $31,000 plus a comprehensive benefits package.

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