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Introduction shares its singular collections with our city and the world. We collect, care for, and interpret works of art across time, cultures, geographies, and identities, centering the vision of artists and makers. We recognize that all art is made in a particular context, demanding continual, dynamic reconsideration in the present. We are a place of gathering; we foster the exchange of ideas and inspire an expansive, inclusive understanding of human creativity.
Position Summary Under the direction of the chair, the curatorial associate supports the organization of departmental exhibitions, collection rotations, gallery reinstallations, and projects; provides administrative, curatorial, collection, and research support to the chair and curators; and conducts art historical and art market research about and related to works in the permanent collection, loans, and acquisitions. The curatorial associate composes interpretive content, website content, updates museum database records for publication to the website, and provides occasional administrative assistance to the chair.
Curatorial support: Under the direction of the chair, assists and participates in all aspects of the development, organization, and implementation of exhibitions, rotations, reinstallations, and projects as assigned. Serves as curatorial point-person on assigned projects and occasionally serves as an exhibition or project co-organizer with a curator. Supports the preparation of materials for advisory committee meetings.
Research: Assists with research for exhibitions, loans, acquisitions, and gifts. May be asked to investigate ownership, publication, and exhibition histories for objects in the permanent collection and to write acquisition justifications, interpretive content, and exhibition-related materials. Conducts art historical and art market research about and related to objects in the permanent collection, loans, and potential acquisitions.
Collection database and website support: Participates in departmental efforts to maintain object records and files, update records and files with comprehensive information, and publish records online.
Stewardship: Supports departmental relationships with galleries, dealers, collectors, lenders, donors, peers, and committee members. Assists with related fundraising activities as directed.
Qualifications Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required; master’s degree or equivalent experience preferred
Degree in art history or related subject preferred
For associates, minimum of two years of relevant experience preferred; for assistants, some relevant experience preferred
Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google suites required; ability to learn museum-specific collection database systems
Familiarity with or specialization in departmental field preferred
Knowledge of foreign languages as appropriate to areas of specialty preferred
The successful candidate should:
be highly detail-oriented and organized; demonstrate initiative; embrace the museum’s commitment to creating an inclusive and equitable institution; have an open-minded and collaborative approach to working and communicating with all colleagues across the museum; and have strong research, writing, communication, multitasking, project management, and organizational skills.
All staff members are expected to embrace the museum’s commitment to creating an inclusive and equitable institution and to adhere to the museum’s shared values.
Our museum reflects and deepens our collective humanity; the arts are integral to an inspired and just society.
We respect and acknowledge each of our colleagues’ contributions and expertise across all roles within our organization.
We share in the responsibility to create an antiracist culture built on equity, inclusion, and justice for all, acknowledging that these efforts are intersectional and ongoing.
We encourage and advance a culture of hospitality, empathy, and gratitude for each visitor, supporter, and member of our staff.
We embrace innovation and foster change with a progressive understanding of—and obligation to reconsider—our past.
Benefits We offer a competitive, comprehensive benefits package:
5+ weeks of paid time off
Paid holidays (up to 14 days)
Medical, dental, and vision insurance
Generous parental, caregiver, and medical leave benefits
Competitive retirement plan (up to 9% matching contribution)
Tuition remission and Tuition Exchange Program
Great employee discounts
Complimentary general admission to participating cultural institutions
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Closing Statement is an equal opportunity, equal access employer fully committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace. We believe in a staff culture that benefits from a wide range of experience, backgrounds, and career paths, and we encourage nontraditional candidates to apply.
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