Curatorial Assistant

Job details:
Dallas Contemporary
Expiring Date: 07 April 2018
Date: 06 February 2018
Sector: Visual Arts
Function: Curator/Assistant Curator
Contract: Full Time
Salary: Salary according to the experience
Place of work: United States (Dallas)
Dallas Contemporary

Job Description

Position: Curatorial Assistant
Reports to: Director of Exhibitions/ Senior Curator
Full time 40 hours per week

Job summary: Overseen by the Director of Exhibitions/ Senior Curator, the Curatorial Assistant works in concert with all departments to aid in the realization of exhibitions.

Position responsibilities:


  • Project manage exhibitions
  • Conduct curatorial research on exhibition and programs
  • Support Director of Exhibitions/ Senior Curator in managing department and related administrative duties
  • Write and edit exhibition texts as needed
  • Work with Digital Content Manager on documentation of events
  • Coordinate loan requests and condition reports
  • Aid in management of exhibition installation
  • Coordinate artist travel
  • Other tasks as needed


  • Manage approved copy for marketing materials
  • Respond to press requests
  • Aid in writing press releases
  • Organize and manage press files


  • Assist with set up and logistics for events, including check in and greeting guests
  • Interface with patrons at museum events


  • Assist with educational event logistics and program promotion
  • Lead public gallery talks
  • Provide exhibition research and details to education staff
  • Create original content for the museum’s mobile App


  • Organize and submit financial documents to accounting company
  • Help manage exhibition budgets including tracking expenses
  • Assistance as assigned including correspondence, administrative support, or managing mailings
  • Answer phones


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Art History, with a focus on contemporary art (or equivalent)
  • Museum experience in a curatorial setting or related area
  • Exceptional communication and writing skills
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and collaborative skills
  • Bilingual abilities are a plus

Salary for this position is commensurate with experience, knowledge, and education.

Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

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