Curatorial Assistant - Carnegie Museum of Art
Curatorial Assistant
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Carnegie Museum of Art creates experiences that connect people to art, ideas, and one another. CMOA collects, preserves, and presents artworks from around the world to inspire, sustain, and provoke discussion, and to engage and reflect multiple audiences.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is interested in candidates who, through their experience and collaborations, will contribute to diversity and excellence of the Carnegie Museums community.

The CURATORIAL ASSISTANT works closely with the curator of Decorative Arts & Design to ensure that the department functions effectively and efficiently. In collaboration with the curator, s/he assists in compiling research and writing for the department’s collections, exhibitions, and acquisitions. The Curatorial Assistant is responsible for general administrative work for the department. S/he works with the curator to develop an appropriate distribution of responsibilities for exhibitions, gallery rotations, and special projects.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Requires a bachelor's degree (master’s degree preferred) in art history or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates with education and/or experience in the history of decorative arts, design, or material culture. At least one year prior work experience in a museum or comparable organization is preferred. Experience with art handling in a museum setting is a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Candidate must have initiative to undertake and complete tasks and projects as they arise, to contribute intellectually to the content of exhibitions and permanent collection installations, and to coordinate and make recommendations for improving the overall functioning of the department. Requires strong research and analytical skills, ability to work collaboratively and collegially with staff and to interface diplomatically with donors and professionals in the field. S/he must be highly organized, and able to work both independently and as a productive member of an interdisciplinary team. Outstanding written and oral communication skills are essential. S/he must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and PowerPoint, as well as with Internet-based research. Expected to gain familiarity with KE Emu, CMOA’s collection management system.

More information and application here: Carnegie Museum of Art
16.04.2019 um 14:52 Uhr

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