The Worcester Art Museum seeks an exceptional Curatorial Assistant to provide critical administrative support to the Senior Director of Collections and Programs and other members of the Curatorial Division. The candidate will serve as the initial contact for the division, assist with research for collection projects and a dynamic exhibition program, and manage the curatorial office.
Guided by the Museum's global perspective, mission and vision statements, and long-range plan, the Curatorial Assistant responds to public and internal queries, organizes meetings, maintains object files and contributes to the collection management database, arranges visits of outside scholars, assembles materials for the budget, maintains receipts and reconciles expenses, and organizes travel. The candidate will have also the opportunity to supervise volunteers and interns and will be expected to prepare materials for print and digital publication as well as conduct research on valuations and provenance. The Curatorial Assistant plays a central role with two Board Committees: Collections and Audience Engagement.
The candidate must have strong interpersonal skills, be an excellent communicator, and be willing to work flexibly in larger teams as well as an ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information, flexibility and a willingness to adapt to evolving needs of the department. The post requires familiarity with Microsoft Office and database software, excellent organizational skills, and a familiarity with foreign languages. Two years of museum experience and a BA in art history or a related field is required (MA preferred).
Qualified applicants please send CV and cover letter to the Director of Human Resources, Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA, 01609, or email documents to email@example.com by October 20, 2017. Early applications are encouraged. We pledge to conduct a confidential search.
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