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Job: Curatorial Assistant, Architecture and Design at MoMA

Posted by Sophia Zhou • Sunday, December 16. 2012 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

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Primary immediate responsibility will be to assist in preparations for the major exhibitions Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light (March 10–June 24, 2013) and Le Corbusier: Landscapes for the Machine Age (June 9–September 23, 2013). Assists senior curatorial staff in all areas of their responsibilities including administrative work in the context of curatorial functions such as 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 collection and arranges for custodial, registration, and preparation work as required by the curatorial staff in the maintenance of the collection in gallery, study, and storage areas. Performs the duties of exhibitions assistant, including research on artists, periods, styles, etc. on specific works, on locations of works, on photograph sources, etc. Assists in arranging loans, in catalogue preparation, in the preparation of checklists from compilation to data entry, and in 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, and answers inquiries and conducts some gallery tours as necessary for visitors, donors, affiliate groups, and Museum committees. Researches and catalogs the Museum collection and archives under senior staff supervision and answers related inquiries from the public and scholars with regard to such information. Works with curatorial interns as assigned. Keeps informed of current activity in the area of departmental interests through gallery and museum visits, publications, etc., and conveys observations to the senior staff. Reports to The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design.


Master’s degree in art history or design preferred. Relevant work experience and competence within area of departmental interest or equivalent. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and other standard office procedures and equipment. Reading knowledge of one or more European languages.

How to apply
If you would like to submit your resume and cover letter for consideration, please choose one of the following options:

By e-mail: (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

Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open positions. Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at The Museum of Modern Art.

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