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Job - Curatorial Assistant, Media and Performance Art, MoMA

Posted by April Steele • Monday, April 18. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
Curatorial Assistant | Media and Performance Art, MoMA

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 (at) (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
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