Curatorial Assistant

Job details:
Expiring Date: 24 May 2019
Date: 25 March 2019
Sector: Visual Arts
Function: Curator/Assistant Curator
Contract: Full Time
Salary: Salary according to the experience
Place of work: United States (New York)

Job Description

Job Details


Reports to: Senior Curator


  • Performs work in relation to care of the collection and expedites arrangements for custodial, registration, and preparation work as required by the curators in the maintenance of the collection in gallery, study, and storage areas.
  • Conducts daily collection gallery inspections and assists with follow-up arrangements in the event of damage, deterioration, etc.
  • Performs the duties of exhibitions assistant, including research on subjects such as artists, periods, styles, etc., on specific works, on locations of works, on photograph sources, etc. 
  • Assists with arranging loans; catalogue preparation; preparation of checklists, including compiling and typing; 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 the works on view in temporary exhibitions and assists with necessary follow-up arrangements, answers inquiries, and conducts some gallery tours as necessary for visitors, etc.
  • Researches and catalogs the Museum collection under senior staff supervision and answers related inquiries from the public and scholars.


  • Minimum of a master’s degree in art history required, with a particular expertise/exposure to European art from 1880 to 1930. 
  • Prior curatorial experience required. 
  • Superior research and writing skills required.
  • Fluency in French required (read, write, speak). 
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Superior communication and diplomacy.
  • Proficiency with TMS, MS Word, Excel, and other standard office procedures and equipment.

*Note: Please include a cover letter. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.*

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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