Assistant to the Chief Curator

Job details:
Whitney Museum of American Art
Expiring Date: 04 May 2018
Date: 05 March 2018
Sector: Visual Arts
Function: Curator/Assistant Curator
Contract: Full Time
Salary: Salary according to the experience
Place of work: United States (New York)
Whitney Museum of American Art

Job Description

Assistant to the Chief Curator

A position is available for a full-time assistant reporting directly to the Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator. The incumbent will support the administration of a creative, fast-paced office, working as part of a team to ensure the smooth functioning of day-to-day operations.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Assistance with all administrative matters related to the chief curator’s office and the curatorial department, including management of the chief curator’s calendar, drafting correspondence, travel and expense reports
  • Organization of meetings (internal, external and patron groups)
  • PowerPoints and other presentations; supervision of interns
  • Maintaining curatorial departmental files and record-keeping, including tracking of budgets
  • Supporting processes related to acquisitions and gifts
  • Sorting mail and ordering supplies
  • Communication with external contacts, including artists, trustees, donors, galleries, etc., as well as other museum departments such as Exhibitions and Collections Management, Advancement, Registration, and Research Resources
  • The incumbent will work closely with the director of curatorial affairs and the curatorial assistant to the chief curator to carry out these duties.

Job requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years administrative experience, museum or gallery a plus
  • Background in art history preferred
  • Outstanding organizational ability and rigorous attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral skills; good working knowledge of office practices and procedures
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple deadlines simultaneously
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint; training in TMS preferred, but not required
  • Diplomacy, confidentiality, and teamwork skills are crucial

How to Apply

Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to [email protected] and state “Assistant to Chief Curator” in the subject line.

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