19 Nov 2017

Full-Time Job Assistant to the Chief Curator

Whitney Museum of American Art (Job Poster)New York, New York, United States

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Job Description

Full/Time job position available:
Assistant to the Chief Curator – reporting directly to the Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator.
The incumbent will support the administration of a creative, fast-paced office, working as part of a team to ensure the smooth functioning of day-to-day operations.

Responsibilities include:

• Assistance with all administrative matters related to the chief curator’s office and the curatorial department, including management of the chief curator’s calendar, drafting correspondence, travel and expense reports
• Organization of meetings (internal, external and patron groups)
• PowerPoints and other presentations; supervision of interns
• Maintaining curatorial departmental files and record-keeping, including tracking of budgets
• Supporting processes related to acquisitions and gifts
• Sorting mail and ordering supplies
• Communication with external contacts, including artists, trustees, donors, galleries, etc., as well as other museum departments such as Exhibitions and Collections Management, Advancement, Registration, and Research Resources
• The incumbent will work closely with the director of curatorial affairs and the curatorial assistant to the chief curator to carry out these duties.

Job requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years administrative experience, museum or gallery a plus
Background in art history preferred
• Outstanding organizational ability and rigorous attention to detail
• Excellent written and oral skills; good working knowledge of office practices and procedures
• Ability to work independently and manage multiple deadlines simultaneously
• Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint; training in TMS preferred, but not required
• Diplomacy, confidentiality, and teamwork skills are crucial

How to apply:

Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: hr@whitney.org and state “Assistant to the Chief Curator” in the subject line of the email.

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• Job Title: Assistant to the Chief Curator
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: Whitney Museum of American Art
• website: http://whitney.org
• Location: New York, New York, United States

Job Categories: Museum and Gallery. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts administration, assistant, curator, curatorial, museum, and office. Location: New York. Job listing expires in 2 days.

 

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