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Job - Curatorial Assistant (2 positions), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Posted by April Steele • Tuesday, May 17. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

The Museum of Contemporary Art seeks two Curatorial Assistants to provide research support and assist with all aspects of exhibition programming and collection development. Responsibilities include conducting research on the collection and on forthcoming exhibitions; compiling informational packets for traveling exhibitions; preparing, coordinating and monitoring checklists and loan forms; and providing general assistance with management of artists' files. The Curatorial Assistants will help organize meetings of the Exhibition and/or Collection committees and will take and transcribe meeting minutes. They will also assist with management and occasional curation of smaller MCA exhibitions and will take on other duties in support of the curatorial department, including drafting of wall texts and compiling bibliographic and photographic materials for catalogue preparation.

MA or MFA in Art History, Art, Curatorial Studies or Museum Studies required. Two years museum experience and/or research position at college level required. Excellent research, writing and organizational skills are required. Report to James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator, but will primarily support two curators.

Send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources, Application for Curatorial Assistants position by email to jobs (at) Applications are also accepted by fax at 312.397.4095 or by mail at Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. Please use only one format when sending your application. The Museum of Contemporary Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks diversity in its workplace. No calls please.
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